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Court Awards $4.6 Million To Family After Child Suffers Accidental Needle Stick Injury In Target Parking Lot

By The Stanley Law Group |

An accidental needle stick injury occurs in a split second, but it can have long-term effects on your physical health and emotional wellbeing.  The danger of a needle stick injury is that it can expose you to bloodborne pathogens, possibly infecting you with diseases that are less contagious, but in some cases more severe,… Read More »

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How To Avoid Alligator Attacks During Gator Breeding Season

By The Stanley Law Group |

What could be cuter than a river full of baby alligators, each about the length of a sheet of loose-leaf paper, flashing their toothy grins in the South Carolina sunshine?  They show up around the same time each year, in the early fall.  Everyone with a modicum of wilderness survival skills knows not to… Read More »

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Teen Dies After Fall From Amusement Park Ride

By The Stanley Law Group |

There are a few daredevils out there in the world who drive in excess of 100 miles per hour, jump from tall structures, and intentionally get close to alligators and other predatory animals, but most of us refrain from such activities under ordinary circumstances because they are just too dangerous.  Amusement park thrill rides… Read More »

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Florida Couple Sues Myrtle Beach Hotel For Bed Bug Infestation

By The Stanley Law Group |

Read any discussion thread by people who have worked cleaning hotel rooms, and you will find an array of stories about the sights in the rooms that they have learned to ignore.  Priceless jewelry is just another item to move out of the way when cleaning and then put back where you found it. … Read More »

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Family Sues South Carolina Petting Zoo After Sloth Bites Child

By The Stanley Law Group |

Nearly two decades have passed since the first Ice Age film debuted in theaters, but the image of the friendly sloth remains in the popular imagination; sloth plush toys still appear under Christmas trees, and cartoon sloths adorn children’s clothing.  Sloths are adorable, but they do not share your enthusiasm for cuddles.  They digest… Read More »

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Court Orders Cracker Barrel To Pay Damages To Injured Customer After Wait Staff Served Him Cleaning Chemicals In A Water Glass

By The Stanley Law Group |

Customers who get injured at restaurants and other places of business have the right to seek damages in premises liability lawsuits if they have evidence that the accident was preventable and that stricter policies at the place of business or better enforcement of its existing policies would have prevented the accident.  Some premises liability… Read More »

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Spartanburg Woman Sues Myrtle Beach Hotel Where She Suffered Bed Bug Bites

By The Stanley Law Group |

Guests reserve hotel rooms with the expectation that the hotel will be free from preventable hazards such as falling ceiling tiles, contaminated bath water, slippery floors, and unsupervised swimming pools that children can easily access.  In fact, if a guest at a hotel gets injured because of dangerous conditions that the hotel management failed… Read More »

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Lexington County Court Awards $10 Million To Woman Who Lost Leg After Stepping On Nail At Walmart

By The Stanley Law Group |

When you read news reports about the amounts that courts award in personal injury cases, you might wonder why someone would need millions of dollars after suffering a serious injury caused by someone else’s negligence.  Medical bills are expensive, but do they cost millions?  The medical expenses related to a permanent injury can certainly… Read More »

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Do Premises Liability Laws Apply When Someone Gets Injured In An Assisted Living Facility?

By The Stanley Law Group |

South Carolina’s premises liability laws apply when a business invitee gets injured in a preventable accident at a place of business.  This means that the laws apply not only at retail establishments like supermarkets, malls, shops, and restaurants, where business invitees visit only for a few hours, or even a few minutes, but also… Read More »

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Is Skydive Carolina Liable For Death Of Experienced Skydiver?

By The Stanley Law Group |

Recreational facilities often ask customers to sign a waiver before engaging in the recreational activity, certifying that they will hold the company that owns and operates the facility harmless and will not file a premises liability lawsuit if the customer gets injured.  You may have signed such waivers or seen “play at your own… Read More »

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