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Important South Carolina Laws for Car Accident Claims

Posted in Car Accidents on June 28, 2018

While we all do our best to avoid accidents, all it takes is one reckless driver for you to end up with high bills and severe injuries. That’s an unfortunate situation to be stuck in, but you’ll have the option to fight back. When you’re injured in an auto wreck, you can file a claim… read more


Noneconomic Damages in a South Carolina Personal Injury Case

Posted in Personal Injury on April 30, 2018

You may be entitled to compensation if you or someone you love has sustained a life-altering injury because of someone else’s negligence. The injury attorneys at HawkLaw are here to protect your rights. What Is Considered Pain and Suffering in an Injury Case? In a legal sense, pain and suffering is broadly defined as the… read more


How Do I Stay Safe When Boating in Charleston?

Posted in Boat Accidents on April 30, 2018

Charleston has a rich maritime history, dating back more than 400 hundred years and is home to more boats than any other coastal city in South Carolina. Unfortunately, more boat traffic means more boating accidents, and fatal boating accidents have been on the rise across the state: In 2016 the US Coast Guard reported 4,463… read more


What if I’m Injured by an Elderly Person in a Car Accident?

Posted in Car Accidents on March 29, 2018

Baby boomers are an aging generation and live active lifestyles that include driving. According to the reported South Carolina population as of 2016, 16.7% of the population is aged 65+ and many of these citizens currently have active SC drivers’ licenses. While age is not an indicator of an individual’s driving ability, the effects that… read more


Injury at a Gamecocks Football Game: Can I File a Suit Against the School?

Posted in Premises Liability on March 29, 2018

Gamecock games and other sporting events can be dangerous for athletes and spectators. The mix of alcohol, excitable crowds, and stadium seating leads to many injuries and a few fatalities. Injuries are often due to falls or thrown objects in a stadium. Determining who is at fault for these injuries requires an in-depth look at… read more


What Damages Can I Recover in a South Carolina Wrongful Death Case?

Posted in Wrongful Death on March 29, 2018

In South Carolina, wrongful death is the death of any person caused by negligence, recklessness, or the intentional or criminal acts of another person or entity. Wrongful death laws differ from nonfatal personal injury laws, so if a wrongful death of a loved one has affected you, finding a lawyer experienced in the field is… read more


Top Bicycle Safety Tips: Biking to Work in Charleston, SC

Posted in Bicycle Accidents on February 15, 2018

Biking to work is both good for your health and good for the environment, but bicycling accidents can happen even when you are being careful and following all the rules of the road. If you’ve sustained an injury after a bicycling accident on Charleston, SC’s busy roads, talk to HawkLaw for help. To stay safe… read more


What to Do if I Am Injured by Falling Store Merchandise?

Posted in Premises Liability on February 15, 2018

Most businesses understand the necessity of careful storage of products and merchandise, but we’ve all seen when they don’t. Big box store employees often stack products in such unsafe or careless ways that merchandise topples and, in some cases, injures customers or other employees. If you’ve sustained an injury from falling merchandise, you might have… read more


What Are the Warning Signs of Elderly Self-Neglect vs. Abuse?

Posted in Elder Abuse on February 15, 2018

The elderly are some of our most vulnerable citizens, and they can’t always tell us when someone is mistreating them. Loved ones look for signs of abuse, but it’s difficult to distinguish the difference between abuse and self-neglect in the elderly. If you are concerned that your loved one is a victim of nursing home… read more


Who Can Actually File a Premises Liability Claim?

Posted in Premises Liability,Uncategorized on January 26, 2018

If you suffer an injury on someone else’s premises in Charleston or throughout South Carolina, you may have the right to sue the property owner. Your ability to bring a lawsuit depends upon your status as a visitor. Property owners owe different duties of care to visitors depending on their classification. The law in South… read more