Jul 8, 2019

Car Wrecks and Auto Insurance – What You Should Know

By |July 8th, 2019|Car Accidents|

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 are afraid to report car wrecks to their insurance company out of concern that the company will raise [...]

Feb 14, 2019

Uber and Lyft Want to Take You to Your Medical Appointments

By |February 14th, 2019|Car Accidents|

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 for those not well enough to drive themselves to medical appointments, Uber and Lyft – in conjunction with [...]

Mar 6, 2018

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

By |March 6th, 2018|Car Accidents|

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 crash fatalities over this one weekend. The Midlands. On Friday, Feb. 2, a 29-year-old man died from crash [...]

Jun 29, 2017

Is Your Teen Driving Distracted? Help for Parents with Teen Drivers

By |June 29th, 2017|Car Accidents|

There is no longer any doubt that distracted driving is dangerous, not only for the driver, but for passengers, cyclists, pedestrians and other drivers out on the road. If you have a teenaged driver in the house, you might even feel more anxious about the issue; after all, teen drivers lack experience, and may not be able to avoid an accident even when they’re paying attention, let alone when they – or someone [...]

Jan 24, 2017

Proving That You Didn’t Cause An Accident Might Be Harder Than You Think

By |January 24th, 2017|Car Accidents|

Recently, we wrote about how data from your vehicle’s safety systems can provide critical information regarding your accident. While that data is important, it’s only one piece of the puzzle considered by accident reconstruction teams. These teams use a variety of tools to evaluate a crash scene and compare that data with the logs recovered from safety systems. When multiple vehicles are involved, the reports don’t always agree; when the answer isn’t clear, [...]

Jan 16, 2017

Uber Is Back to Ducking the Law and Endangering Riders

By |January 16th, 2017|Car Accidents|

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 down. In short order, everyone learned to live with Uber. Old dog, same tricks Now, the company is [...]

Dec 8, 2016

Get Your Vehicle Inspected ASAP After a Serious Crash

By |December 8th, 2016|Car Accidents|

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 designed to save your life in a serious crash are designed to do so only once. The chips [...]

Nov 17, 2016

Teen Drivers Need Help to Keep Them Safe on the Roads

By |November 17th, 2016|Car Accidents|

You make your child wear a helmet when they ride a bike or skateboard, you buy organic food and try to feed them a healthy diet, and then when they become a teenager you might whisper a little prayer for their safety every time you hand them the keys to the car. According to a recent report by the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA), while much progress has been made in reducing teen [...]

Nov 3, 2016

Catastrophic Injuries from Distracted Driving Accidents

By |November 3rd, 2016|Car Accidents|

Among certain age groups, distracted driving has eclipsed drunk driving as one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the United States. So often when people hear the phrase “distracted driving” they think it just means fiddling with your cell phone while driving – but there are many different distractions that go on behind the wheel, and anything that can cause a driver to divide their attention from the road can cause [...]

Sep 27, 2016

What You Need To Know About South Carolina’s Dram Shop Law

By |September 27th, 2016|Car Accidents|

Drunk drivers are a danger to everyone on the road, including themselves. For that reason, many states pass what are known as “dram shop” laws, or “social host” liability laws. In essence, dram shop and social host liability statutes say that if an establishment (like a bar or restaurant) or a person (like a party host) serves alcohol to a driver, and then knowingly allows that driver to get behind the wheel while [...]

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