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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 …

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…

Did Camp Lejeune’s Water Cause Dental Issues? *

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The contaminated water supply at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina left millions exposed to toxic water over a period of decades. The toxic chemicals found in the base’s drinking water can have devastating effects on your health. If you or a family member has been exposed to the toxins and have one of the medical conditions or symptoms listed below, you might be able to file a lawsuit under a new law recently passed by Congress. The personal injury attorneys at HawkLaw want to help you recover compensation for your health conditions caused by Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water. “use strict”;var simplyconvert_hash = ‘d21b46fa…

The Difference Between Being Uninsured and Underinsured

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If you have ever been in a car accident, you understand the pain of dealing with auto insurance companies. Not only are you trying to recover from potential injuries, but you must also now deal with the back and forth required to file a car accident claim and receive deserved compensation. The whole process can be challenging, frustrating, and stressful. Help is available, however. The experienced attorneys at HawkLaw, P.A. can help you understand what happens with your insurance after you have been in an accident and will fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, including under any uninsured or underinsured coverage. …

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…

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 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…

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…
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