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Am I Entitled to Compensation After a Car Accident?

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When you sustain serious injuries in a car accident in South Carolina that is not your fault, state law allows you to file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver. At HawkLaw, we understand that you want to know how much compensation you might receive after a car accident. This blog explores the factors that play into the typical settlement offer from an at-fault driver’s insurance company. How Much Compensation Do You Get for a Car Accident, and What Factors Impact That Amount? The insurance company for the at-fault driver considers multiple factors before reaching an agreement with your car accident lawyer. Most of these factors f…

Questions to Ask a Lawyer After a Car Accident

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When you’re hurt in a serious car accident, you may have plenty of questions about your claim. You may have no idea where to even start on your claim, and you’re suffering in the meantime. That situation can make it tough to recover from your injuries.  Luckily, your car accident lawyer in South Carolina can help. Check out the questions below and talk to your car accident lawyer about the details of your claim. They can help you determine what to do about your losses.  Do I Have to Report the Car Accident?  When you’re involved in a car accident, you want the aftermath done and behind you. The problem is that your car may be seriously dam…

Will I Have to Pay Taxes on My Personal Injury Settlement?

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When you’re hurt in a serious South Carolina accident, you’re probably worried about getting the maximum settlement for your claim. You shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for something the careless at-fault party did, right?  But getting fairly compensated is only part of your concerns. You also need to know whether you’ll have to pay taxes on your personal injury settlement. Your personal injury lawyer can help you determine the compensation you’re owed and give you an idea of what kind of tax burden you should expect once you’ve been compensated. Your South Carolina Settlement May Be Tax-Exempt When you’re hurt in an accident, the compe…

When to Sue for Medical Malpractice

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It may not hit you right away that the losses you suffered because of a medical injury were due to medical malpractice. Your doctor may be a great doctor—except that this time, they’ve left you severely injured and suffering.  The problem is, many malpractice victims don’t know when to sue for medical malpractice. You may be lost yourself, and now you’re worried about whether you’ll receive compensation at all for your losses.  If you’re not sure when to sue, you may need a lawyer’s guidance on your medical malpractice claim. Making the right call for your claim can be tough. But if you wait too long or make a mistake, it could be the end …

Can I Get Workers Comp Benefits for Hearing Loss?

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Losing your hearing means missing out on a lot of life events. Your child’s recitals, your favorite bands, and even the simple pleasure of hearing your spouse’s voice may be lost without your hearing. Worse, you did what you could to protect your hearing, but your job caused the damage.  The question is, are South Carolina workers comp insurers required to cover hearing loss? You need those benefits to cover your bills to maintain or repair your hearing, when possible, as well as making up for the losses you’ve suffered. If you’re having trouble getting workers comp benefits for hearing loss, you may need to seek your benefits with the hel…

Can I Sue for Mishandled Coronavirus Tests?

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact everyday life, testing becomes an important part of treatment, quarantine, and preventing new cases. You may have already been tested because you may have been exposed to a sick person, or you may be concerned about some symptoms you’ve had. Unfortunately, you may have received a mishandled or failed coronavirus test. Can you sue for mishandled coronavirus tests in South Carolina? As the situation unfolds, you deserve to know the details of your situation and what you can do if government agencies and health professionals aren’t giving you the best care possible.  Who’s at Fault for Mishandli…

South Carolina’s Most Dangerous Roads

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When you’re on the road, you like to think everyone is paying as much attention to the roadways as you are. Unfortunately, some drivers are reckless, and road conditions can make that worse. Whether it’s sharp turns, animal crossings, or high speed limits, there’s a high possibility of being injured on one of South Carolina’s most dangerous roads.  If you’re a frequent driver, make sure you pay special attention to the following roads. And if you find yourself suffering because of a dangerous driver, talk to a South Carolina car accident lawyer about your claim. Your attorney can help you go after compensation for the losses you’ve suffere…

Can an Employee on South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Be Terminated?

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After a serious work accident, it can feel like your job is on the line. You’re unable to work, so why should they keep you on the payroll? Many workers are concerned that they could lose their jobs for reporting a work accident. That’s especially true if the workplace is unsafe and not up to standard.  Can you, as an employee, on South Carolina workers comp be terminated? If you’re concerned about keeping your job and your benefits, the following is what you need to know about your workers comp situation.  You Can’t Be Fired for Filing a Claim First, your rights as an employee protect you from being fired for filing a claim. South Carolin…

How to Get an Accident Report in South Carolina

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One moment, you’re on the road, commuting, running some errands, or just enjoying the ride. The next, you’ve been hit by a careless driver, and now you’re suffering the consequences for their actions.  When that happens, you need help recovering from your car accident in South Carolina. Getting a car accident report can help, but you may not be familiar with the details. What can an accident report really do for you, and how do you get one? If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a car accident and you need help with your recovery, reach out for more information about your accident report.  Requirements for Accident Reporting When you’re i…

Car Accident in South Carolina: Three Reasons to Call a Lawyer

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If you’re injured in a car crash, you might feel lost and confused. You’re hurt, and that makes it tough to act fast and make the right decisions for your personal injury claim. Fortunately, you have options besides handling your claim on your own.  Dealing with a car accident in South Carolina is tough, which gives you plenty of reasons to call a lawyer. Our attorneys are here to help, so check out the following reasons to call a lawyer about your car accident claim.  1. You’re Hurt After a car crash, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the injuries and the suffering you’ve experienced. Car accidents can be devastating and traumatic, so you …
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