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How Do South Carolina’s Motorcycle Safety Laws Stack Up?

By The Stanley Law Group |

Last summer, everyone was stuck at home as the Southern states experienced their first surge of COVID-19 cases.  This summer, with travel restrictions relaxed and businesses allowed to operate at or near full capacity, travelers are making up for lost time and trying to pack two years of summer fun into one summer.  South… Read More »

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Double Refusals, Temporary Alcohol Restricted Licenses, And More Complexities Of South Carolina’s DUI Laws

By The Stanley Law Group |

It is obvious that drunk driving is a big problem in South Carolina.  Despite its relatively small size, South Carolina consistently ranks among the top ten states in number of DUI accidents, and last year, 285 people throughout the state died in alcohol-related collisions.  Proponents of stricter DUI laws say that one of the… Read More »

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Car Accident Statistics: The Good, The Bad, And The Nerdy

By The Stanley Law Group |

When you see the bills from your hospital stay after a car accident, it can make you feel like you are alone in the world, especially if your injuries are severe enough that you still have not been able to go back to work.  Car accidents are a leading cause of injuries, and most… Read More »

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Motorcyclist Dies And Driver Faces Felony Charges After Laurens County Crash

By The Stanley Law Group |

Advocates for vehicle safety often say that South Carolina’s laws do not do enough to deter drunk driving.  The South Carolina legislature is currently considering Senate Bill 28, which would expand the use of ignition interlock devices as a penalty for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).  The current law, named Emma’s law… Read More »

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Excessive Heat And Premises Liability At Outdoor Events

By The Stanley Law Group |

Even though other parts of the country have gotten it even worse, 2021 has been one of the hottest summers on record in South Carolina.  Under other circumstances, the unusually hot weather might make people stay indoors, but not this year.  Last summer, legal restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation… Read More »

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Two Injured When Bud Light Truck Crashes Through Guide Rail On Highway 31

By The Stanley Law Group |

If you know someone who drives a truck, you know how long it took them to get a good enough sense of how soon they needed to apply the brakes to stop in time and learn to maintain the truck’s brakes for a safe trip.  They probably spent months practicing these skills while training… Read More »

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What Happens If The Driver Who Caused Your Accident Does Not Have Insurance?

By The Stanley Law Group |

Car accident lawsuits are relatively rare, especially those that do not reach a settlement, thereby requiring a judge to decide how much money the injured driver or passenger should get, but car accidents that cause major financial losses are much more frequent.  Car accident lawyers can use their expertise to help you get reimbursed… Read More »

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Van Part Manufacturer Pays Settlement To Family Of Woman Who Drowned In Sheriff’s Transport Van During Hurricane Florence

By The Stanley Law Group |

The deaths of two women in a sheriff’s transport van during Hurricane Florence in 2018 was horrifying in that anyone who read about it could have thought of multiple ways that it could have been prevented.  Why not wait until the storm passes?  Why not use some other kind of vehicle?  Why not take… Read More »

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How Much Is Your Motorcycle Helmet Protecting You?

By The Stanley Law Group |

Yes, you are still vulnerable to serious injury if a car hits you while you are riding your motorcycle, but your chances of survival and prognosis for recovery from head injuries are much better if you wear a motorcycle helmet than if you do not.  South Carolina law only requires you to wear a… Read More »

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Woman Charged With DUI After Single-Vehicle Crash That Injured Four Children

By The Stanley Law Group |

Parents, in their capacity as children’s legal guardians, have the right to file personal injury lawsuits on behalf of their minor children if the children suffer serious injuries in a preventable accident.  That means that, if someone else is transporting your child in a car and gets into a car accident that results in… Read More »

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