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Archives for August 2011

Train Accident Kills 82-year-old Grandmother

An 82-year-old woman was killed in a train accident in Orangeburg, SC when a car driven by her grandson was struck by a train. The accident occurred when Jeremy Weatherford, who was driving with his grandmother, Susan Weatherford, decided to drive around a car that was stopped in front of the … [Read more...]

Bus Accidents and Fatalities Underreported

In 2003, a widely-publicized bus accident in Tallulah, LA resulted in the death of eight people. Curiously, the accident was not included in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) statistics of fatalities. The NHTSA is the government agency responsible for tracking … [Read more...]

What to Do Immediately After You Are in A Car Accident

South Carolina Accident and Injury Lawyer Few drivers start their ignitions with the thought that they are about to get into a car accident.  Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen everyday.   When an accident happens, the following tips may help guide you through the process. 1. If  your … [Read more...]

Jury Awards 30 Million for Boating Accident

A Butte County jury in Tennessee awarded $30 million Tuesday to a woman whose head was cut by a boat propeller in a horrific boating accident five years ago on Lake Oroville. The Superior Court panel said 80 percent of the blame for the injuries suffered by 27-year-old Niki Bell is the fault of … [Read more...]

Questions About Indiana Stage Collapse Remain

As the Indiana State Fair reopened after the tragic and deadly collapse of a concert stage that killed five, questions lingered about the structure's safety, why fans weren't evacuated as a storm moved in and whether anything could have been done to prevent the tragedy. State fair officials have … [Read more...]

Teenager Awarded $4.4 million in Electrocution Lawsuit

A South Carolina teenager who was severely injured after a downed power line electrocuted him was awarded $4.4 million. A South Carolina jury awarded $4.4 million to a teenager who was severely injured after he was electrocuted by a downed power line that did not shut off properly like it had been … [Read more...]

What To Do If You’re Hit By A Car Without Insurance

Car accidents are a very common occurrence on the roadways across the nation.  In 2008 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that there were over 5.8 million police-reported traffic accidents. Given these numbers, it's likely you have been or will be involved in an auto … [Read more...]

Sixth Grader Dies on ATV

Officials said an 11-year-old Kershaw county boy became the latest South Carolina child killed while riding an ATV. County Coroner Johnny Fellers said the young six grader suffered major head injuries and died at the scene after his ATV tipped over (which is more than350 pounds) and pinned him on … [Read more...]

Logging Truck Hits Car Head-on, Kills Driver

A  Lugoff man was killed Tuesday night when a logging truck crossed over the center lane and struck the man’s car head-on. The man has been identified as Casey Brown, 55, of Lugoff. The accident happened Tuesday around 6:45pm on McCords Ferry Road near the intersection of Reynolds Road in … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Patient left outside, succumbs to heat-related death.

Nursing Home Patient Found Unresponsive - Left Unattended For Hours, Suspected Heat-Related Death. The Milwaukee Medical Examiner's Office in Milwaukee is investigating a possible heat-related death at a nursing home on June 7. Emergency personnel were called to Sunrise Care Center in the … [Read more...]