Personal Injury Blog

What You Should and Should Not Do After a Car Accident in South Carolina

The moments after a motor vehicle collision are disorienting, stressful, and overwhelming. This is true even in minor accidents.  Because of this, it’s critical to understand what you should and should not do in the aftermath of a crash. In South Carolina, taking certain steps after a car accident will help you secure the best… 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

What to Do if You Were Hurt on the Job in Georgia

Workers’ compensation is no-fault, employer-provided insurance covering worker-related injuries and illness. Most Georgia employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. You can verify your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage on the SBWC’s website. Steps to Take After Being Injured on the Job in Georgia A work-related injury can be frightening. However, knowing what steps… read more

How Do Parents Evict Their Adult Children in South Carolina?

Adult children are living in their parents’ homes for more extended periods nowadays. Some adult children do not leave home, while others return home after a brief period on their own. Whatever the reason might be for an adult child to live with their parents, there could come a time when the parents must take… 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

Is a Motorcycle Really Worth the Cost?

You may have heard the long-running online debate about whether motorcycles cost less than cars once you account for everything associated with them. Motorcycles will cost you less than a car to buy, insure, and maintain for most models and riders. Knowing that motorcycles provide a less expensive alternative to cars, the next question is… read more

Is it Illegal to Eat and Drive in Georgia?

No state, including Georgia, has outlawed eating and driving. So Georgia has not made it illegal to eat and drive. But you can still get a traffic citation for distracted or reckless driving if eating prevents you from driving safely. Here is an overview of laws that might apply to eating while driving in Georgia…. read more

Child Booster Seat/Restraint Laws in Georgia

Georgia has some of the strongest child safety seat laws in the country. Under Georgia law, all child safety seats must comply with federal safety standards. All drivers transporting children under eight years old must use a safety seat. Every year, Georgia has tens of thousands of car accidents involving at least one passenger under… read more

What Age Can a Child Ride on the Back of a Motorcycle in Waynesboro, GA?

Like most states, Georgia does not set a minimum age for children to ride on the back of a motorcycle. Only five states impose age restrictions on motorcycle passengers — Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington. To determine whether your child can legally and safely ride on the back of your motorcycle, you need to… read more

What Happens if YOU Are Sued After Causing a Collision in Augusta, GA?

The Georgia statute of limitations (deadline) for filing lawsuits for most car accident claims is two years from the accident date. The other person involved in the car crash may sue you for damages if your insurance company denies liability or refuses to agree to a fair settlement. Alternatively, their damages may exceed the limits… read more