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Planning to take a trip for Labor Day weekend? Perhaps by car? If so, expect many neighbors on the road. Millions of people travel away from their homes over the weekend. Tragically, hundreds of people are killed in car accidents over the busy weekend. With more vehicles on the road and a heightened risk of encountering drunk drivers, the...Read More
The experienced attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda are available and ready to help you after your car crash. Our combined experience and resources enable us to represent our clients aggressively and thoroughly, obtaining the best possible results. Below, find a few tips about what to expect in the days and weeks following the accident, and what you can do to make sure your medical care and lost wages are paid for. For a free case evaluation with our South Carolina law firm, please call 803-828-6100...Read More
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