Sometimes, the issues that are least-often discussed are the most important for safe driving, making sure you’re in compliance with the law, and ensuring that you’re covered if you do get into a motor vehicle crash. Here are three issues we don’t see covered often enough: what happens when you get in an collision without insurance, why you need to rotate your tires, and what special considerations you should be aware of if you’re considering driving for Uber or Lyft.Continue reading “3 Things You Didn’t Know about Cars”
The Dangers of Vaping
It’s a well-known fact that most smokers are fully aware of the dangers they’re facing. They usually consider quitting, sooner or later.
When e-cigarettes were introduced, about 10 years ago, they became a popular alternative for those who wanted to quit. Vaping was considered a lot safer than smoking other tobacco products.Continue reading “The Dangers of Vaping”
Reckless Driving and Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way make South Carolina Ripe for Bicycle Accidents
For instance, did you know that cyclists are 10 times likelier to be killed in South Carolina than in Oregon? If you look more closely at the statistics, a troubling trend appears. If you live in the Deep South – outside Charleston, South Carolina, for example – you’re more likely to fall victim to this kind of accident.Continue reading “Reckless Driving and Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way make South Carolina Ripe for Bicycle Accidents”
Responsibilities During Halloween
During Halloween, neighborhoods are filled with children running about gathering up as much candy as they can. It’s an exciting time for children and parents as well.
Unfortunately, with all of the excitement, it’s easy to forget that this holiday is also one of the most dangerous for pedestrians. The National Center for Health Statistics estimated that 7,450 pedestrians were killed in traffic or non-traffic incidents in 2017.Continue reading “Responsibilities During Halloween”
If a Loved One Dies in a Mass Shooting, Can the Property Owner be Held Responsible?
Since January of 2019, a terrifying 248 shootings have taken place throughout the United States. A total of 979 people were shot, and 246 of them died from their wounds.
These statistics are only recent as of August 7, 2019. According to data posted on the Gun Violence Archive website, from August 1st through the 7th, there were 8 mass shootings. In those incidents, 37 people were killed.Continue reading “If a Loved One Dies in a Mass Shooting, Can the Property Owner be Held Responsible?”
Why You Should Wear Sunglasses
Don’t switch the blade on the guy in shades oh no
Don’t masquerade with the guy in shades oh no
I can’t believe it!
‘Cause you got it made with the guy in shades oh no
And I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can so I can
Forget my name while you collect your claim
And I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can so I can
See the light that’s right before my eyes
– Corey HartContinue reading “Why You Should Wear Sunglasses”
Giving Props to one of My Favorite Professors from Law School, Paula Marie Young
What I Learned from Paula Marie Young
Before law school, I was verbose. Now, I am not. I always delete unnecessary words. Professor Young taught me to be succinct in Legal Process. It made me a better writer. I thank her for that gift.
What’s more, she taught me Alternative Dispute Resolution in my second year. I use the lessons I learned under her tutelage every day in my practice.Continue reading “Giving Props to one of My Favorite Professors from Law School, Paula Marie Young”
You Were In a Car Accident: What I See My Client’s Go Through
When you’re in a car crash, many things can change in an instant. In the moment, it can be hard to sort out what’s most important and how you can best protect yourself and your family. Working with motor vehicle accident victims for more than a decade, I know some of the same challenges crop up again and again. Here’s what I’ve learned that may help you determine your next steps after a car accident.Continue reading “You Were In a Car Accident: What I See My Client’s Go Through”
An Exploration of a Property Line Dispute Between Neighbors by Your friendly, Neighborhood, Charleston, SC Car Accident Lawyer
Hello All, I was thinking of something my readers might find interesting. And then I remembered some legal research I completed on a property line dispute between two South Carolina residents.
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Here is the back story. Robert Frost once said, and I am paraphrasing, good fences make good neighbors.Continue reading “An Exploration of a Property Line Dispute Between Neighbors by Your friendly, Neighborhood, Charleston, SC Car Accident Lawyer”
Fender Benders: Do You Need to Call an Attorney?
Oftentimes, these incidents occur when somebody is stuck in rush-hour traffic and, while inching forward, either accidentally hits the car in front, or is hit by the car behind. In many cases, those involved in the minor accident will step out of their cars, look at the damage and see none. They may take note of how they themselves feel, not noticing anything out of the ordinary. In many cases, they may simply shake hands and head off without taking down any information.Continue reading “Fender Benders: Do You Need to Call an Attorney?”