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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. 

Deadly fall from scaffolding claims 2 lives

People who work in the construction industry in South Carolina face a unique set of risks each day when to go to work. Some of these risks include falls, electrocution and the danger of being struck by debris or crushed by heavy machinery among other things. Their ability to perform their tasks safely and reduce their risk of being injured is highly dependent on their decision to follow safety protocols that have been outlined by their employer.

Reducing the risk of falls from happening in the home

Sometimes, tripping and falling is inevitable when obstructions seemingly appear out of nowhere and leave a person little time to react or move out of the way. In fact, slip and fall accidents can happen at home, at work and even at the grocery store. When people in South Carolina are aware of the hazards that can increase the risk of falling, they can be better educated to make informed decisions that will protect them and the people around them. 

How to make motorcycles more noticeable on the road

The major dilemma for motorcycles as they share a South Carolina road with other vehicles is how to remain noticed in the eyes of nearby motorists. Due to the small size of motorcycles, many drivers may not be aware of them as they approach. While all drivers should be vigilant for vehicles around them to avoid potential auto accidents, motorcyclists can improve their visibility in several ways.

Methods that can be used to prevent drunk driving accidents

You have recently taken your teenager to get his license and are sharing his excitement for the newfound freedom of being able to get himself too and from school and other commitments. However, there is always the lingering concern that irresponsibility or a moment of weakness may result in dangerous errors such as the decision to drive while under the influence. At George B. Bishop, JR. P.A., we have helped many victims of drunk driving accidents in South Carolina to recover from legal consequences. 

Symptoms that require medical attention after a car accident

When people are involved in a minor car accident in South Carolina, they may be medically discharged right at the scene of the crash. In the days and weeks following their accident, symptoms that they begin experiencing could be easy to discredit as something they would occasionally experience anyway. However, non-visible injuries in a car accident could be difficult to detect, and if people do not pay attention to the way they are feeling in the months after their accident, they could put themselves at risk of suffering an even worse injury. 

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