Close Menu

Category Archives: Personal Injury

shutterstock_431764126

Do Dram Shop Laws Apply When a Sober Driver Hits a Drunk Pedestrian?

By The Stanley Law Group |

South Carolina’s dram shop liability laws make it possible to sue an establishment that serves alcohol for damages when a person who drank alcohol at that establishment gets injured in an accident or causes an accident that injures someone else. For example, suppose that Alex gets drunk at Bill’s Bar and Grill and then… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_189002633

South Carolina’s DUI Laws Are Full of Loopholes, but You Can Still Collect Damages in a Civil Lawsuit After a DUI Accident

By The Stanley Law Group |

In criminal court, the jury must decide that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt before the judge can hand down a sentence. In civil court, no one can go to jail or prison for losing a case, there is usually no jury, the standard of evidence is lower, and winning or losing… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Not Every Drunk Driving Accident Is a Case of Dram Shop Liability

By The Stanley Law Group |

The passage of drunk driving laws in the 1980s greatly reduced the number of traffic fatalities, but the risk of getting hit in a DUI collision still remains. Even today, alcohol is a factor in a disproportionate number of car accidents that involve serious injuries or fatalities. If you get injured by a drunk… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_296002703

Spinal Cord Injury and South Carolina Car Accidents

By The Stanley Law Group |

Most people take the normal functioning of their spinal cords for granted, but without it, life would be vastly different. If you can walk, click on your phone screen, or use the toilet, you have your spinal cord to thank. Your spinal cord is responsible for the functioning of every internal and external part… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_174549371

Clarendon County Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Car

By The Stanley Law Group |

In the first two thirds of 2020, 578 people have died in traffic accidents in South Carolina. Ninety of the victims were pedestrians, which means that approximately one out of every six people killed in car accidents was not driving or riding in a car at the time of the crash. The human body… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1187255977

New Technology Could Prevent Drunk Driving Accidents by Enabling Cars to Refuse to Let Drunk People Drive Them

By The Stanley Law Group |

Today, all 50 states have laws against drunk driving, which almost every state, including South Carolina, defines as a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent. Drunk driving laws are one of the main reasons that traffic fatalities declined sharply in the 1980s and have never gone back to where they were before these… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1049504825

Expert Witness Testimony in South Carolina Personal Injury Cases

By The Stanley Law Group |

Somewhere on the Internet today, a website is claiming that your least favorite vegetable cures cancer. Why don’t doctors just tell patients to eat eggplant, cauliflower, or kale instead of referring them for surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, then? It is because the recommended treatments are constantly being reviewed; researchers and practitioners publish case reports… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_236845816

Insurance Companies Are Not Your Friend: Beware of Giving Them Too Much Information After a Car Accident

By The Stanley Law Group |

Insurance can be a lifeline. If you are fortunate enough to have employer-provided health insurance, it has probably saved you more money than you realize. Likewise, if your house was damaged in a natural disaster, your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance probably softened the financial blow significantly. If you get injured in a car accident,… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1663246651

Freeway Pileup: How To Determine Fault

By The Stanley Law Group |

In 2018, there were over 17,000 multiple-vehicle accidents that led to fatalities. While all car accidents can be severe, those involving multiple car pile-ups tend to cause more catastrophic injuries and death. There is a challenge in determining fault in these large multiple car accidents as the fault can be easily placed on more… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Motorcycle7

Accidents Between Motorcyclists and Pedestrians

By The Stanley Law Group |

While the old phrase “the pedestrian has the right of way” is familiar, it is not always the case for legal purposes. All pedestrians and motorcycle riders have a duty and responsibility to behave responsibly on and near the roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that collisions between pedestrians and motorcycle… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Contact

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Phone 803-799-4700 Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact Us Anytime by Email

Address

1418 Park Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Service Area

We are Licensed in Florida and South Carolina to represent clients in Personal Injury Litigation, Estate Planning and Mediation Legal Services.

Visit Us View my profile on Avvo
First Name*
Last Name*