Hardeeville South Carolina Personal Injury Blog

What to consider about title insurance

Title insurance is often a slightly neglected procedure that isn't the first thing that home buyers consider.

It is, however, an important factor to conduct before any property transaction, whether you are purchasing or refinancing a property.

3 teens are critically injured after a hayride accident

A pickup truck crashed into a trailer carrying several Jasper County residents enjoying a hayride the evening of Saturday, Oct. 28. The accident happened just before 8:00 p.m. along Tarboro Road.

Apparently the pickup's teenage driver had been driving a little too close to the truck carrying the hayriders when it crashed into it. At least seven of the revelers, some of which had previously gone to school with the boy who caused the crash, were ejected from the trailer with the impact.

What constitutes distracted driving?

In order to drive safely, drivers must give their full attention to the road and the route that they are driving. Therefore, if a driver is engaging in any other activity when driving, they are not giving their full attention to the road that they are on.

Distracted driving is a very broad label that is given to many different actions. This could be texting on a cellphone, changing the music, giving attention to children in the back of the car or putting on make-up. Distracted driving should be avoided when it is possible, because it leads to thousands of accidents every year and can be tragic.

Getting compensation for radiation exposure

As a worker in the industries of mining, milling, transporting metals or nuclear weapons, you are under a much higher risk than the general population of being exposed to radiation. Although there are many protections in place to prevent exposure to radiation, it unfortunately does occur, and workers become subject to dangerous levels of radiation.

If a person is exposed to high levels of radiation, several illnesses can occur as a result. These can happen several years or even decades down the line. If you have worked with nuclear weapons under the Department of Energy (DOE), whether it was as a full time employee or as a contractor, you have special benefits assigned to you in regard to medical care and compensation for illnesses relating to radiation exposure.

Dog bites: Can landlords be responsible?

Injuries due to dog bites can be a serious problem because they occasionally lead to serious injuries, lost time at work and emotional trauma. In rare cases, they can lead to death. It's important that the government issues penalties toward those that enable dog bites to happen in order to prevent further cases and to provide a form of compensation and damages to those who were affected.

This blog will provide a brief overview into to what extent landlords can be held responsible for dog bite cases.

Settling neighboring property disputes

When you buy a new property or piece of land, it is likely to share a border with one or more neighboring properties. This should not usually be an issue, but it means that the fencing area is a subject that concerns both parties. If you are interested in doing further renovations and potentially removing an unsightly fence, it might cause an issue between you and your neighbor. It can create confusion as to whose land the fence lies upon, and whose responsibility it is to choose and pay for any upgrades to the border fence.

This blog will provide a brief introduction into what the law says about property border disputes, so that you can understand how to move forward with your issue.

The basics of property easement

Simply put, property easement is the right to use a property that you do not own, and that is owned by someone else.

The are several different categories when it comes to property easement, and in this blog we will go through the basics of different types of property easement, how they are created and how they are terminated.

Trespassing and injury: Do I have a claim?

Trespassing is a very broad term used in the legal world for the act of being on a property or land without express consent of the land owner. This could range from breaking and entering into a home, to being on private land while walking without knowing that it was not a public pathway.

There are times when people are trespassing by the legal definition, but are hurt in the process. In this case, will that person still have a claim? This blog will give a brief overview on the legalities surrounding this issue.

Neck injuries and worker’s compensation

Many neck injuries that people suffer from may be directly or indirectly related to work. This begs the question of whether those with neck injuries that are believed to have transpired from the working environment should be entitled to workers' compensation.

This blog will give a brief overview on how the law stands on worker neck injuries, and when an employee might be entitled to compensation.

Getting illness compensation from the Department of Energy

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA) provides benefits for those who have been affected by exposure to radiation or toxic substances while working at the Department of Energy. This blog will summarize the terms of eligibility for compensation from the progress, and how you should move forward if you decide to make a claim.

There are two different categories of compensation under the EEOICPA: Part B and Part E.

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