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When Hospitals Place Liens Instead of Billing Insurance

Imagine you were injured in an accident. Perhaps it was a car accident caused by someone else’s negligent behavior. Whatever the reason, your injuries were severe enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room for medical care. You received treatment and, finally, you were well enough to go home. You believed the worst was…

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Why Are Car Crashes So Dangerous for Children?

Car accidents are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 636 children aged 12 and younger were killed in car crashes in 2018. More than 97,000 children suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents that same year. According to the CDC,…

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Has Uber Really Had an Effect on Traffic Safety?

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have exploded in growth over the past few years, giving mass transit and taxis a run for their money as a preferred method of local travel. Proponents of rideshares often point to their safety – keeping drunk or impaired drivers off the road. However, are there any hard numbers…

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Car Wrecks and Auto Insurance – What You Should Know

In a perfect world, none of us would ever be involved in a car crash or become the victim of a hit-and-run. Because we cannot control the actions of others, however, drives must carry auto insurance – so in the event of injury and property damage, we are not overwhelmed with huge bills. Many people…

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Uber and Lyft Want to Take You to Your Medical Appointments

Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft provide transportation services to airports, from restaurants, and to places throughout the state. Now, they’re trying to help people make it to their doctors’ appointments. Both companies have ventured into the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) space with Uber Health and Lyft Concierge. For patients who are house-bound without transportation, or…

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Recent S.C. Crashes Stress the Importance of Staying Safe 

A number of people traveling in South Carolina during the first week of February faced tragic consequences. Along with the Amtrak train crash into a parked CSX freight train in Cayce which killed two people, an additional 14 people lost their lives in car crashes throughout the state. The following locations and counties suffered deadly…

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Uber Is Back to Ducking the Law and Endangering Riders

When the now-ubiquitous ride-sharing service Uber debuted, taxi drivers and lawmakers around the world were in uproar. The new service destroyed the established order, undercut legitimate business enterprises, and neatly sidestepped legal troubles with a new and undefined model. Despite these growing pains, the business worked; access to efficient rides went up and prices went…

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Get Your Vehicle Inspected ASAP After a Serious Crash

You may not be aware that your vehicle’s safety systems can include information about what happened during an accident. Just like the “black box” flight recorder on an airplane, the electronic systems that control your airbags and engine performance can provide valuable information to investigators after you’ve been in an accident. The systems that are…

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