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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Hit By a Drunk Driver?

If you are hit by a drunk driver who only has $25,000 in insurance coverage (the minimum required in South Carolina) there may be ways you can recover more than just that $25,000 in damages. Dram Shops “The term dram shop is used to describe a tavern, bar, restaurant, or other commercial establishment that serves […]

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Uninsured Motorist Accidents
in South Carolina

Uninsured Motorist Accidents Did you know that in South Carolina one out of every thirteen people on our roads is driving without insurance? Those who do have insurance are only required to carry $25,000 of liability coverage. This means if you are in a car accident by no fault of your own, the at-fault driver’s […]

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Video: What Do I Do After a Truck Accident in South Carolina?

Video Transcript Hello, I’m attorney David Hood and I’ve been practicing law across South Carolina for over 30 years. One of our focus areas is trucking accidents. Our  clients often ask us, “What do I do once I’ve been in a truck accident?”  We’re going to answer that for you today. Don’t leave the scene […]

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Aging SC Roads Cause
Highest Fatality Rate in US

Those of us who live in South Carolina have experienced the nightmare of slow-moving traffic due to aging roads: forcing drivers to leave extra early to make it somewhere on time, and then the chance of ending up in a traffic jam due to an accident. Moving South Carolina Forward Moving South Carolina Forward, a […]

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What Do I Do If I Have Whiplash After a Car Accident?

What Is Whiplash? Whiplash injuries come from abrupt back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. Whiplash may also be characterized as a neck strain, a neck sprain, or a neck injury, but these terms can refer to other conditions as well. The same back-and-forth motion associated with whiplash can cause other problems too, such as bone fractures, injuries to the discs of the spine, nerve damage, and injuries to the muscles […]

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These 6 Tips Can Help You
After a Car Accident

Even if you’re a careful driver, you can still be a victim of a crash when someone else is at fault. Being in a collision often leads to pain, anxiety, and anger, and the intensity of the experience can cause people to make decisions that may not serve their best interests.  However, if you can […]

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‘Zoom Zombies’ Behind the Wheel

So much has changed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have all been forced to use our phones and computers more, whether for purchasing goods online, virtually visiting friends and relatives, or virtually meeting with business associates and/or clients. Social distancing guidelines and travel restrictions have given rise to Zoom becoming one of the most […]

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

South Carolina – The Most Dangerous Place to Drive

1.35 million people are killed every year in traffic accidents around the world. In the United States, there were 36,560 deaths resulting from car accidents in 2018. (Reviews.com) Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 through 54. (CDC.gov) Today’s automobiles are smarter and safer than ever, due to advanced safety […]

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Growing Pedestrian Safety Crisis is Worsening a Health Epidemic

In the United States, 2018 was the deadliest year for pedestrians and cyclists. 6,238 pedestrians were killed. That’s a 28-year high, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). “On average, 17 pedestrians and two cyclists were killed each day in traffic crashes in 2018.” (TheNewYorkTimes.com) The pedestrian safety crisis is “an epidemic of […]

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Self-Driving Cars May Not Prevent the Most Common Car Accidents

Last year, Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk had all intentions of starting to operate a fleet of self-driving robotaxis sometime this year. Now he says he’s hoping “to deploy the system with humans monitoring it in early 2021, depending on regulatory approval.”(WUSA9.com) In the last several years, other companies have pledged to start a fully-robotic […]