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 Hawkins Law for help. To stay… 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

What are the Best Things to Do with Your Dog in Charleston County?

Posted in Dog Bite Injury on January 25, 2018

Charleston and Mount Pleasant love Fido – as proven by the abundance of dog-friendly parks, cafes, establishments, and events in these cities. If you’re a dog lover and want to bring your pet along on local adventures, you generally have the freedom to do so. Some places are extra-friendly to dogs, or offer especially fun… read more

What Are the Worst Intersections in Charleston? Some Top Reasons Why

Posted in Car Accidents on January 25, 2018

Intersections are inherently dangerous, even at their best. At their worst, they can be the setting of dozens of serious and fatal collisions each year. As many local drivers may have discovered, Charleston has a few such intersections. According to the National Coalition for Safer Roads, 13 of the most dangerous intersections in the country… read more

How is Comparative Negligence Used in Charleston Personal Injury Cases?

Posted in Personal Injury on January 3, 2018

During any personal injury case in South Carolina, the legal concept of “modified comparative negligence” may arise. This concept deals with the idea that two or more parties share fault for an accident, instead of one party being 100% responsible. Not all states abide by comparative negligence or contributory negligence laws. South Carolina follows a… read more

How Long Will My SC Workers Compensation Last After A Work Injury?

Posted in Workers Compensation on January 3, 2018

Workers’ compensation is an excellent resource for injured employees in South Carolina. Injured workers can receive monetary benefits for their lost wages, medical bills, and disability without having to prove fault after a work-related accident. The design of workers’ compensation makes it so that injured employees receive benefits as long as they need to, until… read more

Holiday Fatalities in South Carolina

Posted in Car Accidents on August 9, 2017

Holidays are frequently the most popular times to travel in the United States. In 2016, the Automobile Association of America (AAA) estimated that 232.7 million people traveled 50 miles or more during major holidays. Of those, nearly 89% (207.1 million) traveled by car. Busy roads increase the chances of catastrophe, and holidays can make that… read more

FREE UBER Ride this July 4th

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2017

John Hawkins here with an important Message: July 4th is almost here!  A time for reflection, friends, family and for many of us, a time to celebrate. Unfortunately, July 4th celebrations can also turn tragic.  South Carolina has one of the highest alcohol impaired driving fatality rates in the nation.  And Charleston’s per capita alcohol consumption… read more