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Five Occupants Of SUV Injured After Drunk Driver Collides Head-On With Their Vehicle

By The Stanley Law Group |

According to South Carolina law, charges of driving under the influence (DUI) apply when a person operates a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs.  The same charges apply whether the substance that is causing the impairment is alcohol, an illegal drug, a prescription medication which contains warnings that patients should not drive… Read More »

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Teen Pedestrian Struck By Tractor-Trailer While Crossing Road After School

By The Stanley Law Group |

For the incoming freshman class at Buford High School in Lancaster County, the school year began in tragedy.  After school one afternoon in September, a ninth grade student was struck by a tractor trailer as she attempted to cross the road near the intersection of Highway 9 and Potter Road.  The student died of… Read More »

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Bus Accidents In South Carolina

By The Stanley Law Group |

When an accident involves two cars, the first step to recovering compensation for your accident-related medical bills is when the insurance companies determine who is at fault for the accident, or more specifically, who contributed what percentage of the negligence that led to the accident.  According to South Carolina’s comparative negligence laws, the amount… Read More »

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Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle, But Driver Refuses To Provide Evidence For Investigation

By The Stanley Law Group |

One evening in March 2023, Robert Barrett was attempting to cross Highway 93 in Clemson on foot, and he eventually saw what appeared to be an opportunity to cross.  A car struck Barrett while he was crossing the road, and he was pronounced dead shortly after the accident.  He was 68 years old. The… Read More »

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Can You Sue For Premises Liability If You Get Injured While Hunting?

By The Stanley Law Group |

It is turkey hunting season in South Carolina, and hunting enthusiasts from around the country are flocking to South Carolina, where the scent of the crisp, morning air has temporarily displaced the thoughts of smoked turkey, turkey gumbo, and turkey jerky that have been filling their minds and their YouTube video suggestions for the… Read More »

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Three Men From Columbia Die On I-77 After Pickup Truck Crosses Center Lane

By The Stanley Law Group |

In September 2022, a fatal collision occurred on I-77 near the county line between Chester and York Counties.  Treshawn Simmons, Daniel Ewing III, and Thomas Grant III were riding in a Honda in the southbound lanes of I-77, when a Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the center lane and struck the Honda head-on.  All three… Read More »

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Springtime Is Peak Season For Alligator Attacks In South Carolina

By The Stanley Law Group |

It isn’t just your imagination that, as a lifelong resident of South Carolina, you are hearing more in the news about alligator attacks and close calls than you used to when you were younger.  There were several reasons for this.  One is that the American alligator population has rebounded since the United States Fish… Read More »

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Not All Pedestrian Accidents Happen When A Pedestrian Is Trying To Cross The Road

By The Stanley Law Group |

Children learn, from the time they first learn how to walk, that it is dangerous to walk across a road where vehicular traffic is permitted.  You probably knew to look both ways before you cross the street before you even knew how to write your name.  Most pedestrian accidents happen when a person is… Read More »

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Driving A Rental Car After A Car Accident

By The Stanley Law Group |

Car accidents that result in serious injuries are financially devastating, but collisions that do not involve severe injuries are not exactly cheap. If you come away from a car accident without injuries serious enough to require hospitalization, you are wise to count your blessings.  Once the bills start to arrive, however, you will realize… Read More »

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How To Tow A Boat Safely

By The Stanley Law Group |

South Carolina’s water recreation season is in full swing.  Only a small fraction of the boat owners who take their boats out on South Carolina’s lakes and rivers or the parts of the Atlantic Ocean that border South Carolina own waterfront property.  Many of them keep their boats in the garage or yard in… Read More »

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