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How Your Pre-Accident Health History Can Affect Your Car Accident Case

By The Stanley Law Group |

When you hear the term “pre-existing condition,” it is almost always in the context of something scary. Pre-existing conditions make health insurance companies charge you more money, if they even agree to take you on as a client at all. They also increase your risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19. You might think… Read More »

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4 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Car Accident Case

By The Stanley Law Group |

If your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence (careless or irresponsible actions) in a car accident, then you have the right to sue that person and request damages to cover the financial losses you suffered because of their actions. It is important to work with a lawyer, though, so that you don’t… Read More »

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Family Wins Lawsuit After Car Accident Shortens Life of Child with Leukemia

By The Stanley Law Group |

It is emotionally traumatic to be in a car accident, but it is even more traumatic if your child is in the car with you. Now imagine how it would feel to get in a car accident if you were driving your child home from a doctor’s appointment for cancer treatment. This year, a… Read More »

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Driver Found Not Guilty in Charleston County Street Racing Crash That Devastated Two Families

By The Stanley Law Group |

Street racing looks exhilarating in the movies, but in real life, its results can be devastating. The faster a car is moving, the easier it is to lose control of the car, and the more serious the damage will be if the car collides with another vehicle or any other object. If you are… Read More »

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Can a Car Accident Be the Rental Car Company’s Fault?

By The Stanley Law Group |

Determining who is at fault for a car accident isn’t just about picking sides and deciding who wins and who loses. It involves examining the many factors that led to the accident. Was there ambiguity about how the flow of traffic should go? Was the road slippery, and if so, could the city or… Read More »

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The Car Accident Claim Settlement Process

By The Stanley Law Group |

Many people are clueless as to how the settlement process works when they hire a Columbia car accident lawyer after being injured in a crash. Here is a general breakdown of the process: File a police report at the accident scene. Notify your insurance company of the accident. This is also called filing a… Read More »

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Hundreds of Thousands of Cars Currently on the Road in South Carolina Might Have Defective Airbags

By The Stanley Law Group |

Car airbags make cars a lot safer; over the years, new developments in airbag design and placement have contributed to the progressive decline in the rate of fatalities and serious injuries in car accidents. Perhaps only seatbelts and laws against drunk driving have done more to prevent catastrophic car accidents. Of course, if airbags… Read More »

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South Carolina Court Awards $350,000 to Widow of Pedestrian Struck by Car that Skidded on Icy Road

By The Stanley Law Group |

South Carolina is more famous for its sunny summers than for its snowy winters, but when the temperatures get down to the 30s, it is possible for the roads to become icy even when there is no snow falling. Local governments have strategies for protecting people from the dangers of driving on ice. Depending… Read More »

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Horry County Man Sues Restaurant Where Driver Got Drunk Before Fatal Crash

By The Stanley Law Group |

According to South Carolina law, if you are injured in a car accident, you can sue the driver that caused the accident. If the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, your case against him or her is especially persuasive. The debate over how much legal responsibility bystanders have to prevent people… Read More »

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Preteen Riding in Back Seat Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash in Lexington County

By The Stanley Law Group |

On the evening of June 2, 2020, a 1999 Honda Passport ran off the left side of Bub Shumpert Road in Lexington County, near the intersection of Hartley Quarter Road. The SUV collided with a tree and flipped over. The driver and the front seat passenger, who were wearing seatbelts, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and… Read More »

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