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Taylors Woman Faces Charges For DUI Resulting In Death

By The Stanley Law Group |

Drunk driving is always a crime under South Carolina law, even when the driver does not cause an accident, but the penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) vary according to the damage that the driver caused by driving drunk.  The worst-case scenario is DUI resulting in death, when the… Read More »

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Two Killed And Three Injured In Orangeburg Collision

By The Stanley Law Group |

Most people who drive in traffic at dangerously high speeds do not do it for fun and excitement.  For people who enjoy the thrill of hurtling through space in a speeding vehicle, there are race tracks, amusement parks, and off-road vehicle areas.  Distracted driving can lead to unsafe speeds, but distracted drivers usually realize… Read More »

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Family Sues Bar Where Driver Got Drunk Before Fatal DUI Crash

By The Stanley Law Group |

In most car accidents involving drunk driving, the fault belongs to the person who drove after consuming alcohol.  Occasionally, though, the bar or restaurant that served alcohol to the driver after they became too drunk to drive could also bear legal responsibility for the accident.  The laws that provide for this kind of liability… Read More »

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What’s The Deal With Blinding Headlights?

By The Stanley Law Group |

In a tweet that belongs in the grumpy car journalism hall of fame, journalist Jack Crosbie lamented the presence of “military grade halogen retina destroyers” on recent models of SUVs.  He went on to compare SUV headlights to lighthouses and the “9/11 memorial spotlights.”  Crosbie is not alone in his unease about the brightness… Read More »

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Lexington County Man Receives Prison Sentence For Causing Fatal Collision At Site Of Road Construction

By The Stanley Law Group |

Some road repairs are simple enough that the construction crews can work at night, closing off the relevant sections of the road and then pausing their work at sunrise and reopening the roads for morning rush hour.  For the most extensive repairs, though, certain lanes of traffic must remain continuously closed for a period… Read More »

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Does It Matter If The Judge Lets The Drunk Driver Who Caused Your Accident Bail Out Of Jail?

By The Stanley Law Group |

If you get injured in a DUI accident, you have the right to sue the driver who caused the accident, and in some cases, also the bar that served alcohol to the drunk driver before they got behind the wheel.  These proceedings happen in civil court, where the judge is deciding how much money,… Read More »

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Manslaughter

Teen Charged With DUI Manslaughter After Striking Pedestrian With His Pickup Truck

By The Stanley Law Group |

The criminal courts in South Carolina have the option to try minors as adults if the crimes of which the teens are accused are of the most serious kind, such as if they involve loss of human life.  This means that teens who have only recently gotten their driver’s licenses can be sentenced to… Read More »

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Driver Faces Criminal Charges After Wrong Way Collision That Killed Four People

By The Stanley Law Group |

It is possible for car accidents to cause serious injury no matter the direction and angle at which the vehicles collide.  Whether one vehicle sideswipes or rear ends another or if it is a T-bone collision, the injuries are usually more severe for the occupants of the struck vehicle than in the striking vehicle. … Read More »

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Driver Remains In Jail After Johns Island DUI Crash That Caused One Death And Seven Injuries

By The Stanley Law Group |

It may sound like a platitude that, when someone drives drunk, everyone loses, but from a financial standpoint, it is true.  If you get injured when a drunk driver hits you, your medical bills and lost productivity as a result of your injuries can have a major impact on the financial stability of your… Read More »

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Limousine Driver Faces Felony Charges After Causing Fatal Crash While Relying On Tesla Autopilot

By The Stanley Law Group |

Driver assist technologies, where cars rely on sensors to alert drivers to nearby hazards, and autonomous vehicle technologies, where cars can even brake on their own, are becoming increasingly prevalent in passenger cars.  Cars that can use sensors or artificial intelligence to help drivers avoid collisions were once the stuff of science fiction, but… Read More »

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