Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 6:07 pm
Twenty-two-year-old Terrance Lamont Gadson was arrested by the Charleston Police Department last Wednesday, April 10 after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident resulting in personal injury.
The accident happened last March 28 at Meeting and Line streets. A pedestrian became the victim of a hit-and-run and suffered injuries to his left leg.
Responders to the accident encountered Gadson, who voluntarily went to them with complaints that he was being poisoned by his family, and the admission that he thought he hit someone with his vehicle in his haste.
The emergency team then took Gadson to a nearby hospital, where he was questioned by police investigators. Gadson told the authorities that in his haste to get to a hospital, he might have hit a pedestrian whom was standing in the street.
Unfortunately, many drivers act recklessly, causing them to harm other people. If you have been involved in such a situation, discuss your legal options with an attorney from the Steinberg Law Firm by calling 843-720-2800.
Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 7:51 pm
A man who admitted to causing injuries to four children by hitting them with the vehicle he was driving and then abandoning the scene of the accident in Summerville, South Carolina, was sentenced to a five-year term of imprisonment, slightly lower than the 10-year maximum he was eligible for, on Thursday, March 14.
According to the police, the defendant, Philip Andrew Wucherer, was driving his mother’s car when his vehicle collided with the children, who snuck out of their house to get WiFi access for their phones, on Paddock Way in a Sangaree subdivision late on the night of Aug. 25.
Wucherer, who was charged with three counts of leaving the scene of a collision involving significant bodily injury and one count of leaving the scene of a collision involving personal injury, had already served 199 days of jail time. His lawyer said the five-year sentence was a “fair resolution”.
When a person injures others as a result of dangerous driving, they may be held accountable for the costs of their recklessness. The attorneys of Steinberg Law Firm are prepared to provide the representation injury victims deserve.
Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 3:57 pm
An unidentified moped driver, who was heading west on Gervais Street in Columbia, South Carolina a little after 12:30 a.m., February 24, sustained potentially life-threatening injuries and had to be taken to a nearby hospital’s intensive care unit after running into another vehicle.
According to the Columbia Police Department, the moped was in the right-turn only lane when a vehicle trying to turn left onto Huger Street from Gervais suddenly collided with it, forcing the moped to crash into the door of the vehicle.
The police, who were still investigating the details of the events leading to the crash, did not release the moped driver’s name to the public immediately after the accident.
Sadly, far too many innocent motorists are injured in car and motorcycle accidents similar to this one by other reckless drivers. If this has happened to you or a loved one, call 843-720-2800 to learn about your legal options in such a situation. The lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm may be able to help you pursue legal action against the driver responsible for your losses and injuries, potentially allowing you to obtain much-needed financial compensation.
Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 7:01 pm
The legal team at The Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to announce the release of a mobile application, or “app,” for its clients and anyone else interested in workers’ compensation claims in South Carolina. The Charleston Workers’ Comp app, which is currently available in the iTunes store for use on Apple products such as iPhones and iPads, contains a range of useful features, including advice about how to deal with a workplace accident, important phone numbers for reference, and information about South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act.
This app will be available, free of charge, to any users of Apple products interested in learning more about their rights and options under workers’ compensation law in South Carolina, and can be of considerable value to those who have been injured in a workplace accident. Additionally, an app for Android phones and products is currently in development to serve a wider range of clients and potential clients.
Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 9:33 pm
Steven Goldberg, an attorney with the Steinberg Law Firm, was recently interviewed on Lowcountry Live, a local Charleston magazine news show, regarding what a person involved in a car accident should or can do after a car wreck and what to expect from a lawyer if a person can retain legal representation.
During the interview, Attorney Goldberg primarily discussed the dangers of driving while texting or driving while under the influence of alcohol and how the number of accidents caused by drivers engaging in these behaviors has steadily risen over the last few years. Goldberg advised drivers involved in car accidents to first seek medical care and then record everyone’s contact information before speaking with a lawyer about your legal options. In this situation, an attorney like those at the Steinberg Law Firm can offer you a free consultation and guidance regarding your situation.
To get the comprehensive help you need after a car accident, call a legal professional from the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 and discuss your particular situation.
Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 9:22 pm
A lawsuit accusing the Anderson County sheriff’s office and Deputy Jahwaun Blair of negligence was filed this week by the grandmother of a young boy who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Joshiah Tate, 2, accidentally shot himself on July 3 with the deputy’s gun.
A .38-caliber handgun owned by the former deputy, who Tate and his mother were sharing a trailer with, happened to be lying around the bedroom when the toddler began to play with it. Tate accidentally pulled the trigger before his grandmother could remove the gun and died a short time later at AnMed Health Medical Center.
After the incident, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was brought in to investigate and has yet to release a decision regarding the shooting. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Blair must answer the charges of “gross negligence and recklessness” and of wrongful death.
Our attorneys from the Steinberg Law Firm understand how difficult this time must be for Tate’s family and loved ones, and send our thoughts to them.
Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 11:37 pm
Seven people, five of whom are Myers Park High School students, were seriously injured in a 3-vehicle collision along Woodland Road and Halstead Drive at around 7 a.m. on January 8.
The collision, which occurred near a bus stop where many children get on and off before and after school, was a wakeup call for pedestrians, including many parents.
A parent, Joyce Froelich, who was walking her daughter to the bus stop, said she heard a loud crashing noise and saw a black SUV roll over just a few yards from where they were. Her daughter was visibly shaken from the incident afterwards, and Froelich and her husband have stated that they’d rather drive their daughter to school than go to the bus stop in the future.
Police immediately rerouted traffic along the area and mentioned that the accident could’ve happened after one of the vehicles changed lanes and crossed the center line of Woodland Road.
When drivers act recklessly, they may injure many others, including innocent pedestrians. If this has happened to you or a loved one, contact an experienced Charleston pedestrian accident lawyer of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 to discuss pursuing legal action against the driver responsible.
Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
A recent review on the best states to practice medicine was done and South Carolina ranked high on the list for one of the best climates for physicians. The study was compiled by and published in Physician’s Practice.
The low cost of living in the state, low tax burdens and low business costs are all among reasons that the state ranked so highly. Also, the disciplinary actions made by the state’s medical board are also very low with only 1.33 incidents per 1,000 physicians.
The state’s malpractice insurance has relatively low premiums as do the malpractice lawsuit payouts. Other states that ranked similarly to South Carolina included, Texas, Alabama, Nevada and Idaho.
Because of the nature of their job, physicians must pay extra attention to each detail of their work. If they do not, serious injury can occur because of this negligence. Contact the Charleston medical malpractice lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm today if you have been the victim of a negligent doctor.
Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 9:27 pm
A man from North Charleston has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after a drunk driving crash occurred last year that left another driver dead.
According to Charleston County court documents, the 34-year-old man pleaded guilty to a felony charge of DUI involving a death, earlier this week.
The fatal accident occurred on Interstate 526 when the 34-year-old driver struck another vehicle from behind. The driver of this car was transported to the hospital in order to be treated for injuries sustained and was later pronounced dead. Nearly three hours after the crash, the man’s blood alcohol content was measured to be at .232.
Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 9:39 pm
A salmonella outbreak in mangoes imported to the United States from Mexico has caused 105 people in 16 states to become ill between July 12 and August 29. Splendid Products’ Daniella-brand mangoes are believed to be responsible for the outbreak.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled Daniella mangoes should throw them away. According to USA Today, the tainted fruit was sold at Whole Foods, Kroger, Costco, Ralph’s, Aldi, El Super, Food 4 Less, Stop & Shop, Topco stores, Giant-Eagle, and Save Mart Supermarkets.
Salmonellosis is a bacterial illness caused by salmonella poisoning. Symptoms can include nausea, diarrhea, chills, abdominal cramps, fever, and vomiting. In some cases, the illness can be life-threatening.
If you or someone you love has become sick after eating a tainted food product, contact the defective food product lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 today.