Personal Injury

Is It Possible to Get Out of Jury Duty?

Many people dread receiving a jury duty summons in the mail. However, as a U.S. citizen, it’s your duty to serve on a jury if selected. That said, it’s possible to get out of jury duty for certain reasons. But you could face stiff consequences if you don’t have a valid and acceptable excuse and… read more

Allstate: One of the Worst Insurance Companies for Consumers?

Allstate is one of the largest personal lines insurers in the United States and the fourth-largest auto insurance company. It insures individuals against death, injury, and property loss, including personal liability for certain losses. Its annual revenue is about 40 billion dollars, and it has written more than 113 million currently valid policies.  According to… read more

What Is CTE?

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a rare condition characterized by progressive brain degeneration caused in part or whole by repeated blows to the head sustained over many years.  As such, it tends to manifest in individuals who regularly engage in activities and jobs that present a high risk of head strikes and trauma, such as… read more

The Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall. Trip and fall. People commonly use these terms interchangeably to describe some personal injury accidents where someone gets hurt. These accidents account for nearly one-fifth of all work-related deaths. While it might seem like there’s a distinction without a difference, these two terms have different legal meanings. Speak with a skilled personal… read more

What is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?

It is common for people to say “use your head” and “be reasonable.”  What exactly do they mean by that? Generally, they mean to be cautious when moving through life and all that it throws at us. There is no doubt it’s a good policy to live by. In personal injury cases, a person must… read more

What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?

Many terminologies used in statutes and regulations are confusing to people not trained in the law. But every once in a while, you get terminology that means exactly what you think it means. The term “catastrophic injury” is one of those terms. A catastrophic injury is pretty much what it sounds like. In simple terms,… read more

Suing For Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress in South Carolina

Every state allows accident victims to recover damages for emotional distress arising from a physical injury. Many states don’t allow people to recover damages from a defendant who caused them emotional distress without physical injury. Still, other states allow emotional distress damages without physical injury only when the defendant acted intentionally.  South Carolina allows emotional… read more

How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

When you win a settlement or damage award for your injuries, you may generally receive compensation for two types of losses.  Economic losses include all of the ways your injuries affect your finances. Non-economic losses encompass how your injuries affect your quality of life. Pain and suffering damages fall under non-economic damages. Here is some… read more

How to Write a Settlement Demand Letter

A settlement demand letter is a letter from someone with a personal injury claim (or their lawyer) to the party responsible for paying that claim, typically an insurance company. Your claim might arise from a car accident, a slip and fall accident, medical malpractice, or some other cause of injury. The purpose of a settlement… read more

What Is the Difference Between Negligence and Negligence Per Se?

Negligence and negligence per se are two different legal standards used in personal injury cases. Each standard has different elements that you must prove in order to convince a jury that you deserve compensation for your injuries. The negligence per se standard may be used when a person broke a law, resulting in injury to… read more