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Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle On Highway 321 In Orangeburg County

By The Stanley Law Group |

The hazards associated with young, inexperienced drivers get a lot of publicity.  Although a disproportionate share of incidents of speeding, DUI, and collisions involve drivers younger than 25, in other words, the people who have been driving for less than a decade, there are also plenty of reasons to worry about drivers who are… Read More »

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Horry County Teacher Charged With Felony DUI Resulting In Death

By The Stanley Law Group |

Even though, at any moment, only a few drivers on the road are under the influence of alcohol, drunk driving plays a role in approximately one third of car accidents.  South Carolina consistently ranks highly, above many states with bigger populations, for the rate of drunk driving.  Repeat DUI convictions can result in prison… Read More »

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A Personal Injury Lawsuit Can Help You Get Justice After A Car Accident In Ways That The Court Of Public Opinion Cannot

By The Stanley Law Group |

The 24-7 media circus makes no one happier and everyone more stressed out.  Every minute of every day, people are showing the most mean-spirited sides of their nature on social media, trolls are ranting malicious rumors on pseudonymous blogs, and journalists are repeating the awful things that celebrities have said about other celebrities whom… Read More »

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Wrong Way Crash In Spartanburg Claims The Lives Of Three Indiana Teens

By The Stanley Law Group |

In August 2021, three girls who were about to begin their senior year of high school in Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis, died tragically when a car going in the wrong direction collided head on with their vehicle.  The community rallied in support of the victim’s families.  A local donut shop in Fishers… Read More »

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Do Premises Liability Laws Apply When Someone Gets Injured In An Assisted Living Facility?

By The Stanley Law Group |

South Carolina’s premises liability laws apply when a business invitee gets injured in a preventable accident at a place of business.  This means that the laws apply not only at retail establishments like supermarkets, malls, shops, and restaurants, where business invitees visit only for a few hours, or even a few minutes, but also… Read More »

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Is Skydive Carolina Liable For Death Of Experienced Skydiver?

By The Stanley Law Group |

Recreational facilities often ask customers to sign a waiver before engaging in the recreational activity, certifying that they will hold the company that owns and operates the facility harmless and will not file a premises liability lawsuit if the customer gets injured.  You may have signed such waivers or seen “play at your own… Read More »

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How Preventable Is Sepsis?

By The Stanley Law Group |

When you file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must show the error by the doctor or hospital employee was a breach of the standard of care, which means that someone qualified to do the job would have made a different decision under the circumstances.  In other words, you are not just trying to prove… Read More »

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Motorcyclist Dies In Richland County Hit And Run Accident

By The Stanley Law Group |

Comparative negligence is a legal doctrine that acknowledges that multiple people contributed to an accident, and each of them could have prevented it if they had done things differently.  Rarely are car accidents entirely one person’s fault; cases where one person bears 100 percent of the fault are the exception rather than the rule. … Read More »

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Who Is Liable When The Medicine Was Prescribed Correctly But Administered Incorrectly?

By The Stanley Law Group |

Medical malpractice lawsuits are about where the doctor or hospital where the patient suffered a bad outcome deviated from the standard of care, and therefore whether the adverse outcome was preventable.  Since practicing medicine successfully requires making appropriate judgments amid constantly changing circumstances, and since the only people who can make the correct judgments… Read More »

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Diminished Value Claims And South Carolina Accident Law

By The Stanley Law Group |

The news stories that you see about the legal aftermath of car accidents usually involve lawsuits resulting in multimillion dollar settlements, fatality accidents or collisions that left one or more people with permanent injuries.  In fact, car accidents can cause serious financial hardship even when your injuries are minor enough to result in a… Read More »

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