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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. …

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…

What Are the Most Common Types of Car Accidents?

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Motor vehicle accidents happen every day, and they can change your life forever. Dealing with an auto accident is never easy, and the recovery process from personal injuries can take quite a while. Dealing with insurance companies makes it even more difficult, as their entire business model depends on them denying you as much coverage as possible. That is why the best approach to car accidents is to try and avoid them altogether. Accidents are often caused by driver error and are easy to avoid if the driver simply pays better attention to the road. If you get involved in an accident, a car accident lawyer at HawkLaw, P.A. can offer support…

Passenger Injured in a Car Accident in SC?

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Can the Passenger of an Accident Be Compensated in South Carolina? Car accidents can occur in the blink of an eye. One second, you are fine and healthy. Next, your life might be changed forever. Not having control of the car as a passenger can be terrifying, even more so when you end up in a car accident that leaves you with injuries.  If you or a loved one suffered a South Carolina accident, it is important to know your legal rights as a passenger. The experienced attorneys at HawkLaw P.A. are here to help you and provide sound legal advice. To request a free consultation* from an accident attorney at our law firm, call 888-HAWKLAW. What …

After a Car Accident Do I Need to Replace My Child’s Car Seat?

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Car accidents can be terrifying and stressful, and when you receive injuries and property damage, it makes the whole ordeal worse. Add a child into this equation, and everything becomes more terrifying for you, even if the car received little to no damage. At this point, you might be concerned and wondering how durable a car seat will be and if you will need to replace it following an accident. Keep reading to see how long a car seat can be used, and do not hesitate to contact the personal injury attorneys at HawkLaw, P.A. if your child was involved in a car accident. Is a Car Seat Still Good After an Accident? Following an accident, a com…

Most Car Accidents are Caused by Which Age Group?

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Car accidents can happen to anybody at any time. However, it is more likely that you will have an accident if you are a younger driver. No matter what age group you fall into, a car accident can be a terrifying situation. The lawyers at HawkLaw, P.A. are here to fight for fair compensation and hold those who caused the accident accountable. To request a free consultation*, call 888-HAWKLAW to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer. What Age Group Is Involved in the Most Fatal Car Accidents? Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in the United States. No matter your age, you can have a car accident and need the servic…

Will My Car Accident Injuries be Covered by my Health Insurance?

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A car accident is one of the most difficult events to deal with, especially if you sustain injuries in the accident. Recovering physically and emotionally from car accident injuries is enough of a gauntlet already, which is why dealing with insurance companies in the aftermath can be so draining. It is tricky to make sure you get the medical payments coverage you need, as health insurance companies’ entire business model is to profit by denying as much reimbursement as they feel they can. One of the trickiest parts of insurance is knowing what kind of insurance covers what aspects of your accident. Knowing that alone can save a lot of time…

Does A Car Accident Settlement Take Long In SC?

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A car accident can happen to anyone at any time, and when one does happen, accident victims can have an awful time getting their insurance claim paid. It is not uncommon to wonder about the amount of time it takes to get an auto accident settlement amount. You have suffered serious injuries and you are facing increasing medical bills every day. The insurance company seems to be going to any length to avoid a settlement. The insurance adjuster is growing increasingly intimidating, and it seems like no one wants to help you. That is where an experienced car accident attorney comes into the picture. An experienced car accident lawyer at HawkL…

Are Wet Roadways Causing More Accidents?

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If you have ever been caught in a rainstorm, you know that road conditions can change in an instant. One moment, it is just a drizzle and a bit of rainy weather, and before you know it, poor visibility means you cannot see 5 feet in front of you, let alone another motor vehicle around you. In 2019 alone, heavy rain was responsible for more than 21,000 auto accident cases in South Carolina. Rain and bad weather cause serious personal injury, property damage, and even death. Always be vigilant when driving in inclement weather, and if you get into a car crash, get in touch with a car accident lawyer at HawkLaw, P.A. to help.  Why Is Rain a P…
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