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Newberry Man Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash After Pickup Truck Hits Tree

By The Stanley Law Group |

If you are wondering whether seatbelts save lives, you need only look at the statistics from right here in South Carolina. Seven people died in car accidents in Newberry, South Carolina in the first half of 2021, and five of them were not wearing seatbelts. Of the 501 traffic fatalities throughout the state of… Read More »

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Greenville Man Gets 20-Year Reckless Homicide Sentence After Accident That Killed Four Children

By The Stanley Law Group |

The traffic collisions that someone caused intentionally are so rare that, when someone crashes a car on purpose, it is all over the news. Meanwhile, there are hundreds of people involved in accidents that lead to serious injuries and fatalities in South Carolina every year, and these are accidents that the drivers considered at… Read More »

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One Driver Dies After Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-26

By The Stanley Law Group |

Car accidents can happen anywhere, but truck accidents are more likely to happen on interstate highways and other major roads without traffic lights. This is because, during any given trip, trucks spend most of the time on these kinds of roads. When they do pull off of the road, it is usually at rest… Read More »

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April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in South Carolina

By The Stanley Law Group |

Most of us have done less driving this year than we have in any year since we first got our driver’s licenses. Even if your job required you to work onsite, you probably didn’t go many places this year besides work, the supermarket, and home. The most social among us may have attended a… Read More »

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Pedestrian Struck by Two Vehicles in Colleton County Hit and Run

By The Stanley Law Group |

When you get into a car accident, you have a legal obligation to remain at the scene until you are sure that no one was hurt or that any injured people receive medical attention. Leaving the scene of an accident with injuries or fatalities, also known as hit and run, is a felony and… Read More »

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Passenger Dies in Rear-End Collision in Gaston, Driver Charged With Hit and Run

By The Stanley Law Group |

After most car accidents, the first step is for the drivers to exchange insurance information; if anyone is injured, they then go immediately to the emergency room to be examined and treated. The bills you receive after an emergency room visit, including the unpleasant surprise that the doctor who treated you in the ER… Read More »

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South Carolina Leads the Nation in Traffic Fatalities, Largely Because of Rural Crashes

By The Stanley Law Group |

Everything changed in 2020, including people’s driving behavior. At the beginning of the pandemic, many people took the attitude that, if they could just completely avoid leaving the house until they had decluttered every room, exhausted their considerable stash of bath tissue, and perfected their banana bread recipe, then everything would go back to… Read More »

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Do Smoking Bans Cause an Increase in Drunk Driving?

By The Stanley Law Group |

South Carolina is one of the last remaining havens for smokers, of cigarettes, that is. More than two thirds of states have statewide bans on tobacco smoking in bars, restaurants, and other public places, but South Carolina does not. South Carolina’s Clean Air Act of 1990 prohibits smoking in restaurants except in designated smoking… Read More »

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Beware of Dangerous Car Mods

By The Stanley Law Group |

Remember when the comedian Kevin Hart got injured in a car accident last fall, but then a passenger who was in the car announced plans to sue Hart? The reason for Hart’s possible liability in the accident was that his car did not conform to current safety standards. Hart had modified (or perhaps failed… Read More »

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Greenville Man Faces Charges for DUI Vehicular Homicide and Hit and Run After Crashing into Pedestrians at Traffic Stop

By The Stanley Law Group |

The risk of getting hit by a drunk or drugged driver exists any time you get into a car, or indeed any time you set foot outside your house. South Carolina has an alarmingly high rate of car accidents involving driving under the influence, consistently ranking in the top ten, above much more populous… Read More »

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