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March 31, 2016
Drunk Driving Fatality Rate at its Highest in South Carolina | Charleston

The Department of Transportation recently released a complete report of traffic statistics across all 50 states. Because the data takes time to compile or verify, the numbers are from 2013, but they show some disturbing trends for South Carolina drivers. According to the data, 44% of fatal car accidents in South Carolina were caused by drunk drivers, the highest rate in the country.

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March 28, 2016
Why to Avoid Brake-Checking Cars in South Carolina | Charleston

“If you rear-end a car, you are always at fault.” This rule of the road gets drilled into our heads from the moment we start driving, often with good reason: it reminds us not to follow cars too closely, giving us plenty of time to hit the brakes after a sudden slowdown and avoid an auto accident. But is it actually consistent with the law?

Recently, viral videos have popped up on the... Read More

February 24, 2016
Hazards Presented by Automotive Electrical Defects | Charleston

Many people in Charleston who notice electrical issues in their cars see them as a minor inconvenience, but electrical defects are extremely dangerous safety issues. Electrical defects may happen without warning, leaving you suddenly unable to control your car. When you consider the advanced computer technology common to modern vehicles, it becomes all too clear how electrical defects can lead... Read More

February 17, 2016

Recently, Attorney Michael Jordan settled a very complicated claim for $1,000,000.00 for a client that was injured when he was struck by a tractor trailer.

His client worked as a laborer for a large company and enjoyed his work. Like most people, the client’s job was part of his livelihood and he took pride in what he did to support his family. However, an unfortunate turn of events... Read More

February 10, 2016
Injuries from Poorly-Maintained Property in Charleston, South Carolina

When a property owner fails to properly maintain their premises, visitors may suffer serious accidents or personal injuries. Most of the time, accidents happen when there is some dangerous or defective condition on the property that causes a visitor to slip or trip. The Charleston slip and fall lawyers at Steinberg Law Firm have handled many of these cases and have the knowledge and... Read More

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 after an accident. 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 will... Read More