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January 31, 2016
Is a Car Accident On the Job Covered By Workers Compensation? | Charleston SC

We tend to think of car accidents and workers' compensation claims as two separate categories of personal injury law, but there can be a great deal of overlap between the two. Many jobs involve driving, and if you get injured in a job-related activity while driving your car, you may be able to file a workers' compensation claim for the accident.

Your car accident may be covered under... Read More

January 28, 2016
Do You Need a Charleston Work Injury Attorney? - South Carolina

Many South Carolina residents suffer an injury on the job without realizing they might need a work injury attorney to represent their interests. There are several different reasons you might be tempted to do something like this. You might only have a vague understanding of the workman’s comp law that allows you to be compensated by an insurance company for your injury. You may think you have “... Read More

January 27, 2016
What to Look for in Cases of Nursing Home Abuse - Charleston SC

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, up to 10% of all residents of nursing homes or assisted care facilities have been abused in some form in the last year. This means around 150,000 senior citizens have fallen victim to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, and are in need of a nursing home abuse lawyer. Others have been neglected, abandoned, exploited financially, or have had... Read More

January 25, 2016
2016 Workers Compensation Weekly Rates in South Carolina | Charleston

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce has released its annual statistics concerning the average weekly wage for workers' compensation for 2016. From July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, the average compensation wage per week was $784.03. From January 1, 2016, any accident cases paying out workers' compensation will have a maximum payout of the same amount. The compensation... Read More

January 22, 2016
Is Your Auto Insurance Company Acting in Bad Faith After an Accident?

Your auto insurance company is supposed to be there to protect you from  hazards. The contract you sign with them is an act of “good faith” and a promise they will do what is right in the event of an auto accident. Insurance companies, as a general rule, deal fairly with their clients and strive to deal with all claims fairly and quickly.

However, sometimes the company wrongfully deny... Read More

January 20, 2016
Traffic Fatalities in South Carolina Are at Their Highest Since 2007

The South Carolina Department of Transportation recently released its Traffic Fatality Report for 2015, detailing the deaths caused by auto accidents in the last year. The results were sobering: according to the data, 2015 was the worst year for automobile fatalities in South Carolina since 2007, with 950 deaths in the past year.

The report contained some detailed information about... Read More

January 19, 2016

Once again, South Carolina has made it on the list of highest highway death tolls in the U.S.  for 2015.

It might be quick to assume these fatal auto accidents are higher during bad weather and icy roads around this time of the year, however, South Carolina’s weather took an opposite turn this holiday season.

While many people opt not to travel during Christmas and New Year... Read More

January 06, 2016

We are very excited to announce that Attorney Benjamin Akery became a partner here at the Steinberg Law Firm on January 1, 2016.

After joining the firm in 2002 while in college, Mr. Akery earned his law degree and became an associate in 2008, concentrating on the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security disability claims. Since joining the firm, Ben has... Read More

December 11, 2015
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Please join us in congratulating our new Employee of the Month, Elizabeth Capps! 

In an effort to express our appreciation for our wonderful... Read More

December 02, 2015

We recently broke ground on our new Summerville office! On schedule to be completed in late Spring 2016, the new office will be located at 103 Grandview Drive at the intersection of Berlin G. Myers Parkway and Highway 78 in Summerville. 
 
The firm, with established offices in downtown Charleston and Goose Creek, first opened the Summerville office in 2006, and we have seen immense... Read More

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