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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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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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Common Injuries Resulting From Motorcycle Accidents

By The Stanley Law Group |

Motorcycle accident injuries can be bad, but just how bad?  Well, when a car collides with a motorcycle, the driver is usually wearing a seatbelt, which prevents the driver from being ejected from the vehicle.  Likewise, if the vehicle is moving at a high enough speed or the impact is strong enough, the airbags… Read More »

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Can More Than One Public Entity Be Responsible for Failing to Prevent an Accident?

By The Stanley Law Group |

If you are far enough along in your research on personal injury lawsuits, you may have encountered the term “premises liability,” which means that the owner of a property has a legal duty to keep the property in a safe condition in order to prevent accidents.  If a visitor to the property gets injured… Read More »

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Richland County Veteran Loses Leg in Motorcycle Crash with Drunk Driver

By The Stanley Law Group |

Most of us do not have Everette Scott’s optimism.  Many people regard the anniversaries of traumatic events with dread, but Scott has taken it as a reason to celebrate the fact that he is still alive.  He is thankful to have survived the accident on September 22, 2019, which led to the amputation of… Read More »

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Driver Faces Felony Charges for DUI Crash That Killed Motorcyclist and Passenger

By The Stanley Law Group |

The rate of serious injuries and fatalities resulting from car accidents has been steadily decreasing over the past few decades.  Traffic safety laws and safety standards for vehicles have helped to make the roads safer.  Even motorcycle riding, which is much more dangerous than traveling by car, due to the lack of protection a… Read More »

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Husband and Wife Die After Car Crashes into Their Motorcycle in Lugoff

By The Stanley Law Group |

Motorcycle helmets save lives; they have prevented countless deaths and permanent injuries since it became mandatory for motorcycle riders to wear them.  When a car traveling at a high speed collides with a motorcycle, though, the motorcycle rider has little chance of emerging from the incident without serious injury, even if he or she… Read More »

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Widow Sues Driver Who Killed Motorcyclist in Sun City Boulevard Collision

By The Stanley Law Group |

Motorcyclists do not cause more accidents than the drivers of cars do.  The difference is that motorcycles offer much less protection to their riders than cars do, so a motorcyclist is at a much higher risk of serious injury or death than a car driver in an accident where a car and a motorcycle… Read More »

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Filing a Personal Injury Claim in a No Contact Motorcycle Accident

By The Stanley Law Group |

Thousands of motorcycle deaths occur each year in the United States. These accidents typically involve catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. These severe injuries can lead to paralysis or death. There is also a lesser-known classification of motorcycle accidents that can also cause serious injuries: no-contact accidents. To be sure,… Read More »

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How To Avoid the 10 Common Motorcycle Accidents

By The Stanley Law Group |

Thousands of motorcycle deaths happen every year in the United States. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics indicate that over 5,000 motorcyclists are killed yearly.  When motorcycle accidents do not cause deaths, they result in catastrophic personal injuries that can lead to broken bones, paralysis, and traumatic brain injuries. The following… Read More »

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