Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Charleston, South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers

July 22, 2016

For the third year in a row, the Steinberg Law Firm is participating in the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division's Annual Backpack Drive, benefitting local schools and students across the tricounty area. All 3 offices are serving as collection centers, and will be collecting school supplies from July 25th through August 11th. All supplies will be distributed to local students at the... Read More

July 21, 2016

According to the most recent statistics released by the State Department of Public Safety, traffic fatalities in South Carolina have seen a slight decrease in the last year. Deaths caused by car accidents are down from 475 fatalities at this time last year to 466 so far this year.

Greenville County is still leading the state in the highest number of fatalities with 37 people killed so... Read More

June 30, 2016

At the end of National Safety Month, we're taking a look at the 4th leading cause of death in United States: preventable injuries. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on what you are most at risk for.

June 27, 2016
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According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, one in five nursing home residents may suffer abuse at the hands of their roommates or fellow residents. Typically, nursing home abuse is thought to come from overtaxed staff and lax administration, but this study suggests one of the greatest dangers to the elderly could be their fellow nursing home occupants.

The... Read More

June 22, 2016

If you are injured on the job, under South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation system, you are entitled to all necessary medical treatment that is likely to lessen your disability. This treatment generally includes:

Surgery Hospital stays Medical supplies Prosthetics Prescription medication

You will need to see the doctor chosen by your employer in order to receive these benefits. The... Read More

June 14, 2016

Almost every driver on the road these days is a member of some form of social media, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or one of the many other sites available lately. This means that almost every driver on the road is aware of emojis and their meanings. Emojis are pictures that can be used to communicate, instead of simply using words. While the emojis themselves are simple and... Read More

June 09, 2016
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A new law sent to Gov. Nikki Haley to sign after passing Senate approval on June 2 would require moped drivers to license and register their mopeds in 2017. The new guidelines for moped drivers are intended to boost safety on our roadways. The last few years have seen an increase in moped fatalities and collisions.

Lawmakers hope that the new guidelines, which include a requirement for... Read More

May 25, 2016
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More than 38 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, and that’s just the beginning of summer road trip season. If you are heading out on the roads this summer for a family vacation, keep these tips in mind for a safer trip.

Buckle up. Seat belts save lives. Make sure that you and all of your passengers are buckled up safely before you go. Put the phone down.... Read More
May 23, 2016

Summer is a time for vacations and trips to the beach, which means more time spent traveling in our vehicles. To make those trips safer, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety is kicking off its Buckle Up, South Carolina safety belt campaign. The goals of this campaign are:

To increase safety belt usage To see a decrease in traffic fatalities and serious injuries To promote a... Read More
May 18, 2016

Highway work zones can be a life-threatening place to work, which is why “Peanut’s Law” has been passed in both the South Carolina Senate and House. While this bill would improve safety in highway work zones, one South Carolina senator is blocking its final passage because he says the severity of the consequences would be unfair.

The name behind the bill comes from a 22-year-old highway... Read More

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