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What Happens if You Hit a Jaywalker?

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Being a pedestrian in some cities can be a dangerous job. In fact, the entire state of South Carolina ranks third place in the country ahead of places like California for being one of the deadliest places to be a pedestrian. Remember that pedestrian accidents do not mean the state is filled with poor drivers. The roadway infrastructure throughout South Carolina can actively encourage unsafe driving practices. Pedestrians only need to cross the street using designated crosswalks in intersections, but simply walking along dangerous roadways may be unavoidable. If you are behind the wheel and you hit a pedestrian who was jaywalking, you may b…

What Should I Do If My Car Is Hit By A City Vehicle?

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Getting involved in a car accident is stressful enough with so much to consider, including physical recovery and medical bills. It can be one of the most stressful events in a driver’s life, with significant pain and suffering that lasts long after the initial police report. Still, things get even more complicated when the accident involves a city vehicle. When another driver hits you on the road, the rules of liability are typically fairly straightforward, but the involvement of a city vehicle can change things a bit. Just because you are involved in an accident with a city vehicle does not mean there is no recourse for seeking damages. …

In A Multi-Vehicle Accident Who Is Held Liable?

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The damage resulting from a multi-vehicle accident is usually serious, whether it be personal injury or property. Finding out who is at fault for your car accident is imperative as the negligent driver needs to be held accountable.  Multi-vehicle accidents tend to be quite complex due to the number of drivers and insurance companies involved. Many scenarios could cause this type of accident, and the at-fault party may not always be who you would think. Have you or a family member recently been involved in a multi-vehicle accident? If so, the experienced attorneys at HawkLaw, P.A. are ready to help litigate your accident claim and negotiate…

If You Are Injured In A Skydiving Accident Who Is Liable?

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Many people who go skydiving look forward to the rush of adrenaline that comes from jumping off a plane. Yet, skydiving is a risky activity, with even experienced jumpers sometimes suffering serious injuries or fatalities. A South Carolina man tragically died this past September, despite having previously completed over 1,000 successful jumps. Even those heavily experienced in skydiving can suffer from serious personal injuries at any moment. Before you go skydiving, it is important to understand the risks and what you can do to prevent liability for your injuries. If you find yourself injured in a skydiving accident in South Carolina and …

What To Do When Brake Checking Caused An Accident

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No one likes being tailgated. Drivers following too closely behind you can make you feel unsafe, especially if you need to stop short. However, if you drive recklessly to stop tailgaters, you can be held liable for a car accident, too. When your car is rear-ended, the other driver is almost always at fault, so resorting to unsafe driving practices such as brake checking only puts you at risk for liability. HawkLaw can hold the reckless driver liable for your injuries, whether you are being tailgated or brake checked. Call our office at 888-HAWKLAW to set up a free consultation* with our dogged South Carolina personal injury lawyers. We can…

After A Minor Accident Should I Call The Police?

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Car accidents, even the most minor ones, can shake you up enough that you forget what needs to be done. Even if you are feeling okay and the damage looks minor, you often will not truly know the full impact of an accident until later. At that point, it might be too late for you to receive any compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, or other financial and medical care issues that emerged as a direct result of the accident. If you suffer a car crash in South Carolina, it is always best to call the police to the scene so you have their report as official documentation of what transpired. A police report proves helpful if later you hi…

How To Determine Permanent Disability In Workers Compensation

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A work-related injury that leaves someone permanently disabled is more common than you think. In 2021, almost 8 million people across the United States received permanent disability benefits and payments from workers’ compensation, Social Security, or the like. More than a half million recipients of disability benefits that year were new applicants. If you are left with a permanent personal injury that affects your ability to work, whether it is total disability or permanent partial disability, workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to cover you. Unfortunately, the insurance company will look for reasons to avoid paying your long-term…

How To Know If You Qualify For A Camp Lejeune Lawsuit *

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Military personnel stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina at any point between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may have consumed drinking water contaminated with toxic chemicals. Not only service members, but their spouses, children, and other dependents living on the military base have been affected. Furthermore, other people working onsite were also subjected to toxic drinking water. Until the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which is a component of the Honoring Our Pact Act, victims were facing harsh limits and restrictions on their ability to seek compensation. In fact, numerous victims did not know why …

Cancers and Illnesses Caused By Camp Lejeune Water Contamination *

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As many as one million people were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune from approximately August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. The report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry indicates that both military and civilian staff, along with their families, may have been affected. Ultimately, the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune water contamination is considered one of the worst public health issues in the history of the United States. It lasted for over thirty years and affected a huge number of people — and the toxic chemical contamination levels were extremely high. Some of those exposed to contaminated wate…

Is Camp Lejeune Safe For Marines Today? *

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For nearly 25 years, between 1953 and 1987, members of the Marine Corps stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and nearby residents were exposed to toxic contaminants in the water supply. That was a long time ago, but the damage to the health of the service members and affected families continues to this day. If you were exposed to the toxic effects of the drinking water on base, you might be entitled to some compensation, based on the new Honoring Our PACT Act, signed by President Biden on August 10, 2022. The damage you suffered cannot be undone and health issues cannot be reversed, but now you may be eligible to rece…
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