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What You Should Do After a Jet Ski Accident

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Jet skis and other watercraft provide enjoyment to thousands of people on the beaches, rivers, and lakes of South Carolina. In Myrtle Beach, for example, the Intracoastal Waterway offers many opportunities for boating activities. Unfortunately, recreational vehicles like jet skis can be dangerous, especially if the operator is drinking or otherwise acting recklessly. In 2021, 658 people lost their lives in boating accidents in the United States. Eighteen of those fatalities were in South Carolina. From 2017 to 2021, an average of about 17 people died in boating accidents each year in this state. Even when an accident is not fatal, it can c…

Do You Have to Pay Taxes on a Personal Injury Settlement?

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After suffering an injury in a serious South Carolina accident, you are probably worried about getting the maximum settlement for your claim. You should not have to pay out of pocket for something the at-fault party did. However, getting fair compensation is only part of your concerns. You also need to know whether you must pay taxes on your personal injury settlement or what you will need to claim on your tax return. In most cases, you will not have to pay taxes for most of your compensation, but there are exceptions where some tax may be due. Your South Carolina personal injury lawyer can help you determine the compensation you are owed …

Examples of Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case

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Suffering a personal injury can, in an instant, change the entire course of your life. It can be hard to put a monetary value on your personal injury claim that has affected your family so drastically. In many cases, the intangible losses can far outweigh what you pay in medical bills or lost wages. South Carolina lets those who have suffered severe harm after sustaining an injury collect non-economic damages, also known as pain and suffering. Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit on your own can be challenging, but an experienced accident attorney can gather evidence and strengthen your case to help to prove your pain and suffering losses. T…

If I Have Lost Enjoyment of Life Can I Sue?

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Car accident and other personal injury victims often sustain injuries far beyond the cost of their medical bills and lost wages. When this happens, you deserve the opportunity to get back to where you were before the accident. At HawkLaw, P.A., we dedicate ourselves to your recovery by helping you collect non-economic damages, also known as pain and suffering. According to a study done by the Insurance Research Council, the average person receives 3.5 times the amount of compensation when they hire a lawyer. To learn how you may receive following your injury, contact our office at 888-HAWKLAW and schedule a free consultation* with an exper…

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. How Can the Camp Lejeune Justice Act Benefit Yo…

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…
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