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Summer driving has its own hazards. In 2014, August was the second month with the highest number of fatal car accidents, second to October. Although many of us think of winter as being a hazardous time to drive in certain parts of the country, there are in fact several ways that summertime is as dangerous – or perhaps more dangerous – for driving:
A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows pedestrian deaths in the US increased each year from 2014 through 2016.
According to the GHSA preliminary data:
- Pedestrian fatalities increased 25 percent from 2010 to 2015
- Pedestrian fatalities increased 11 percent in 2016 compared to 2015
- The 2016...
According to Myrtle Beach Online, a 46-year-old-man died when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a barrier on S.C. Highway 31. He was a retired Myrtle Beach police officer. He was reportedly not wearing a helmet at the time. He is said to have died of his injuries at the scene of the accident.
This was not the only motorcycle fatality in the...Read More
March is nationally recognized as Brain Injury Awareness Month. Millions of people suffer this injury each year, but few other people understand the day-to-day implications of living with a brain injury. In car accident claims, we most often see brain injuries categorized as "traumatic brain injury," or TBI. This type is defined by trauma caused by an external force...Read More
Although many colleges and universities across South Carolina have already completed their spring breaks, there are still others in the state and elsewhere in the country enjoying their breaks this week and the next. How can students stay safe and avoid accidents on the road while traveling to leisure destinations?
There are many ways to be a safer driver, but to generalize, there are three main ways you can prevent accidents at any time, including during the increased traffic of spring break:
- Drive sober
- Obey the laws ...
After getting injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, who do you turn to for compensation? Trucking operations have powerful insurance companies backing them, but an experienced lawyer can help you fight for maximum compensation for all of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, our experienced lawyers...Read More
South Carolina has its share of daily car accidents, just like anywhere else in the country. The devastation these accidents cause can be catastrophic. No one wants to end up in the list of morning accidents rattled off on the morning news. Unfortunately, a crash often occurs when you least expect it.Read More
Whetstone Perkins & Fulda are very proud and honored to announce the official recognition of an important medical malpractice verdict we achieved last year. Our law firm achieved the largest verdict in South Carolina last year, according to South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. They recently published the top 10 SC verdicts from 2016.
We are...Read More
We all know drunk driving remains a problem across the United States. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a person is killed in a drunk driving accident every 53 minutes. A person is injured because of drunk driving every two minutes. MADD also says drunk driving causes hundreds of deaths in South Carolina every year.
So what can you do if you are injured in an...Read More