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Understanding Modified Comparative Negligence in South Carolina

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Since 1991, with the case Nelson vs. Concrete Supply Co. 303 S.C. 243, 399 S.E.2d 783 (1991), South Carolina has recognized a modified comparative negligence rule in civil claims. The application of modified comparative negligence would be used in cases where both the plaintiff and defendant are at fault for an accident. The dedicated team of attorneys at HawkLaw, P.A. can help you understand the nuances of complex accidents and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 888.HAWK.LAW or reach out through our contact page today. What Is Comparative Negligence in South Carolina? South Carolina is an at-fault state when it comes to c…

How Do I File for Work Comp in South Carolina

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When you’re already suffering a workplace injury, the last thing you want to do is mess with the paperwork necessary to file a workman’s comp claim. Yet, in South Carolina, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim to get compensation, and the amount of compensation will depend on how well you file the claim. Workers’ compensation is a complex process, but it is your right to obtain financial support if you’ve been hurt on the job. Let HawkLaw walk you through the process. Call 888.HAWK.LAW or use our contact page for help with your South Carolina Workman’s Comp claim. What Is a Workers’ Comp Claim? The Workers’ Compensation Act in…

Noneconomic Damages in a South Carolina Personal Injury Case

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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 physical, mental or emotional damage or distress an individual incurs from an injury. In the instances that injury resulted from negligence, the injured party may be able to recoup special damages for those losses. Pain & Suffering Damages: Defined Damages for pain and suffering are typically broken down into two categ…

What To Do If You Have Pain After a Car Accident

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After a car accident, there are many things you must take care of to move forward. Filing insurance claims, getting your car repaired, and dealing with the other drivers are all important and take a lot of your time. Yet, ignoring any pain after a car accident you are experiencing is dangerous. Pain indicates a problem, and without the right care, that problem will get worse, not better. HawkLaw, P.A. is here to help you get the compensation you need to deal with your pain and get back on your feet. Contact us today to discuss your car accident claim and get the proper help you deserve. What Causes Pain After a Car Accident? The pain you f…

Workers’ Comp Claim in South Carolina

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Getting hurt on the job is a frightening situation to face. Not only do you have lost wages, but you’ll also have mounting medical bills. It is worrisome to wonder how it is all going to get paid. How long can a worker’s comp claim stay open in South Carolina? Could this help you get back on track if you get workers’ compensation? If you act fast, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation claims. Contact our South Carolina workers’ comp lawyers at 888.HAWK.LAW to start your claim. How Long Do I Have to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim? Under the Workers’ Compensation Act in South Carolina law, a person has the right to seek out financ…

How Long Does Workers Comp Last After Injury?

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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 they can return to work. Find out how long your workers’ comp benefits might last after a recent work injury. What are the Different Types of Workers’ Compensation Payments? If you qualify to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you will receive a check from the South Carolina …

Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws in South Carolina

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No matter how safe you are as a driver, you can’t guarantee other drivers will always make the right decision. When you are in a car accident, and your child gets hurt by another driver’s reckless or careless behavior, you’re terrified and angry. You feel betrayed. Worse, you’re facing mounting medical bills, and you wonder if there was something you could have done to avoid what happened. Child safety seat laws can seem onerous to parents just looking to run to the store, but they exist for a good reason. Proper child restraint is essential to keeping your child safe should you be in an accident, and accidents happen all the time, every d…

Common Back Injuries Caused by a Car Accident

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In an instant, a life can be forever changed in a car accident. One serious injury accident victims suffer is back injuries, and unfortunately, it’s very common for them to find they’ve sustained one after a motor vehicle accident occurs. Statistics show auto accidents are the top cause of spinal injuries (31.5%), followed by falls (25.3%), gunshot wounds (10.4%), and motorcycle accidents (6.8%). Automobile accidents can result in lower back pain — sometimes even chronic pain. The human back is a fragile system of muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, joints, and nerves. Suffering an injury to any of these components can result in serious pa…

Dog Owners’ Obligations in South Carolina

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Dog ownership across the United States rises every year, bringing a level of responsibility all dog owners need to be aware of and adhere to as long as they own their dogs. Within South Carolina alone, a dog owner has specific obligations, particularly regarding their dog’s interaction with other people. The state firmly backs this up by enforcing its own set of South Carolina dog laws. Dogs are undeniably often referred to as “man’s best friend,” but that doesn’t negate the reality of dog attacks occurring. Unfortunately, some of these dogs are a true threat to overall public safety, According to the annual data compiled by the American V…

What Fireworks Are Legal in South Carolina?

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Fireworks are often used to celebrate an event or celebration. Whether it is a New Year’s or Independence Day festivity, fireworks are popular among South Carolina residents. As fun as fireworks displays may be, there are safety concerns and laws everyone should consider, and South Carolina personal injury lawyers can advise. Both federal and local laws prohibit certain fireworks, and when safety procedures are disregarded or illegal fireworks are used, the result is often severe injuries for people using or watching the displays. HawkLaw is known for its compassionate and personalized approach to handling personal injury cases. If you get…
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