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Archives for October 2011

Beware of Sexual Offenders, Especially on Halloween Night

One of America’s most fun-filled holidays is just around the corner.  With proper planning and safety prevention, you and your family can enjoy a safe and Happy Halloween. One of the most important safety measures a parent or guardian can take is to understand the laws regulating sexual offenders … [Read more...]

Car Crashes into Columbia Building

South Carolina Accident Lawyers (source: wltx.com) WLTX-TV reports that an elderly woman was fortunate enough to walk away uninjured Thursday morning after her car came to rest inside a building located near Two Notch Road and Interstate 20. Authorities say the 77-year-old woman hit the … [Read more...]

Police: We Need Your Help for Car Break-Ins

South Carolina Accident Attorneys WLTX-TV is reporting that Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is asking the local community for assistance in resolving a string of car break-ins in the Midlands. The Richland County Sheriff's Department says a string of the break-ins have occurred in the … [Read more...]

AAA: Teens Most Likely to Crash in First Month of Solo Driving

South Carolina Accident Lawyers A new study conducted by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, on behalf of the AAA Foundation, found that teens are at the greatest risk of getting into a crash during their first month of solo driving.  For the frantic parents out there, … [Read more...]

HS Athlete Dies from TBI

South Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers New York authorities in Homer, NY say a 16-year-old high school football player, who passed away after collapsing during a game, suffered bleeding in his brain, apparently from a helmet-to-helmet collision. Cortland County Coroner Kevin Sharp says … [Read more...]

SC Traffic Fatalities Continue to Rise

South Carolina Accident Attorneys After a 30-year decline, the number of traffic fatalities in South Carolina is back on the rise. The Department of Public Safety reports that 593 people passed away between January and September 2011 – twenty more people than this time last year. For the most … [Read more...]

Browns DL Breaks Arm in Motorcycle Accident

South Carolina Accident and Injury Attorneys USA Today reported that Cleveland Brown defensive end Marcus Benard broke his arm in a motorcycle accident Monday night, shortly after the team's practice ended coming off their bye week. Coach Pat Shurmur told USA today that Benard is … [Read more...]

Marijuana Use May Increase Your Risk of Having an Accident

South Carolina Accident Attorneys A new study at Columbia University found that driving while under the influence of marijuana may double the risk of an individual getting into a car accident, when compared to other drivers. Researchers reviewed nine epidemiological studies and found that … [Read more...]

When to File a South Carolina Accident Report

South Carolina Accident Attorneys If any automobile accident results in death or injury to any person, or damage to personal property, an accident report should be filed immediately. A South Carolina accident report must be filed within ten days after an accident occurs to avoid the risk of … [Read more...]

Car Accidents: Never Leave the Scene

South Carolina Accident Attorneys If you are involved in an automobile accident with another vehicle or pedestrian, it is important to remember to never leave the scene of the accident. If you leave the scene of the accident, you may subject yourself to criminal prosecution, even if the collision … [Read more...]