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Motor vehicle accidents and crush injuries

A motor vehicle accident doesn't have to serious to lead to serious injuries. It all depends on the force of the impact, the location of the impact and how your body is affected by the crash. One of the more serious injuries victims of car accidents can suffer is that of the crush injury. Crush injuries can change your life in an instant, especially if they lead to amputation.

Is drunk driving still a big problem in South Carolina?

If you are one of the residents in South Carolina who is concerned about the ongoing risk of being involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you unfortunately have good reason for your worries. Even as laws have changed and the penalties for a driving under the influence offense have gotten stronger, people continue to get behind the wheels of cars when they should not. Too many innocent people end up experiencing serious injuries or the loss of loved ones due to these decisions.

How to identify the signs of traumatic brain injury

Whether you have been involved in a minor fender bender or a more serious accident, you may have received a traumatic brain injury. Car accidents are the second leading cause of TBI hospitalizations in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also reports that a surprising 2.8 million people were hospitalized, killed or visited the emergency room after suffering from a traumatic brain injury

Defining negligent entrustment

If you have been involved in a car accident in Monck's Corner were the negligence and recklessness of the driver responsible for the collision was on full display, then your frustrations may inevitably prompt the question of who would allow such a driver access to a vehicle in the first place. Many have come to members of our team here at George B. Bishop, Jr., P.A. questioning whether liability can be extended in their car accident cases to those who entrusted their vehicles to reckless drivers. You may be happy to learn that thanks to the legal principle of negligent entrustment, you can. 

College students and auto accidents

Many people realize the different challenges that car crashes can create for workers, whether they have to take a few weeks off after the collision or are never able to return to their position because of immobility. It is important to understand that these wrecks can shatter the lives of those who may not work as well. For example, someone who takes care of the kids while their spouse works may no longer be able to run errands and handle other responsibilities due to injuries sustained in a wreck, while a college student may see their academic performance adversely affected by the accident.

What happens with the lien holder in an accident?

If you have a new vehicle you make payments on in South Carolina, whoever holds your loan has a lien on your title. This means you cannot sell or otherwise get rid of the vehicle without paying off the loan. If you have an accident and your insurance declares your vehicle a total loss, what happens with the lien holder?

Cycling in the city: tips to stay safe

When people go out for a leisurely bicycle ride in South Carolina, they are usually closer to home and in a place that they are familiar with. However, if they choose to take their bike into the city or in an area where there are more people and motorists, it is extra critical that they remain vigilant to protect their safety and wellbeing. 

An introduction to choosing protective motorcycle gear

With the purchase of your new motorcycle, you are also in need of investing in some high-quality safety gear that will serve to protect you in the event you are involved in an accident. Selecting the right safety gear is imperative to your safety and your confidence when you ride. At George B. Bishop, Jr. P.A., we have helped many victims of motorcycle accidents in South Carolina. 

Woman awarded just enough to pay medical bills in lawsuit

The perception of those who initiate personal injury claims in South Carolina may be that such people are simply looking for a quick payday. What may be lost in this assumption is the fact that accidents (even seemingly mundane slips and falls) can produce devastating injuries that not only exact a heavy financial toll from victims, but an emotional one, as well. The net effect of such can be monetary deficits that one may simply not be able to afford on his or her own. In such a scenario, one might be left with no choice but to seek compensation. 

How should you answer questions about your conviction?

After serving your sentence behind bars in South Carolina, you have been released and are looking forward to a hopeful future. While in jail, you took advantage of programs and resources that were provided to you to give you opportunities to establish core competencies and gain valuable job skills. Now, you have a job interview, but you are worried about what will happen if you are asked questions about your criminal past. 

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