South Carolina Legal Blog - Whetstone Perkins & Fulda
Accident Lawyers in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree and Marion, South Carolina
With summer in full swing, now is a great time to own a motorcycle in South Carolina. You may prefer to commute on your bike or take long road trips. No matter where you ride, it’s a good idea to brush up on a few safety basics in order to reduce your risk of a motorcycle accident.
Other motorists often have a hard time seeing...Read More
Brain injuries can have serious implications for your life and livelihood. That’s because they can cause lifelong physical, mental and emotional changes. The experienced South Carolina attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda can determine if you have a case to pursue compensation for your injuries. A compensation award will help you pay for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. For a free case review, please call us at 803-799-9400. We have law firm locations in Columbia, Myrtle...Read More
In some instances, bars and restaurants can be held liable for injuries suffered in a drunk driving accident caused by one of their customers. These cases are governed by dram shop liability laws, which require establishments to adhere to responsible serving practices and not over-serve visibly intoxicated customers.
If you’ve...Read More
National Caregiver Day takes place on the third Friday of February, which is the 21st this year. Caregivers who provide valuable services to our elderly loved ones deserve this show of recognition for the work they perform. Good caregivers exhibit a level of compassion, empathy, organization and patience...Read More
Depending on the roadway and what occurred, you may be able to file a claim against the city, county or state. These cases usually hinge on proving the agency knew about the road damage but did nothing to address it. Filing a lawsuit against the city, state or Federal government is a significant undertaking. You need a competent attorney with experience in these claims...Read More
This time of year, celebrations that involve drinking alcoholic beverages abound. Add to that increased traffic and travel volume on the highways and you have the basis for a spike in car accidents. Please use caution when traveling this holiday season. Don't drink and drive. Don't text and drive, and keep your eyes and mind on the task of driving. If you are injured in a crash in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree, Marion or elsewhere in South Carolina, please...Read More
Christmas and Winter Holiday DUI Accidents
From 2012 to 2016, an average of 300 people were killed in auto accidents involving drunk driving between Christmas and New Year's Day, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. In 2016, USDOT says, 781 people were killed in drunk driving crashes over the month of December.
December is a busy time for highway travel, with people across South Carolina driving to see family and friends for...Read More
1 in 10 elder Americans are abused or neglected, according to the National Center for Elder Abuse. Most often, the abuse is inflicted by a relative of the victim. But this is not always the case. Long-term care facilities, nursing homes and professional in-home caretaker services are not immune to bad actors. Caretakers and staff who...Read More
The aftermath of a car accident is confusing at best, and completely overwhelming in worse situations. You may feel like you have no one to turn to. With your injury treatment expenses mounting, how do you hold the at-fault driver accountable? That's exactly what our attorneys in South Carolina do every day. If we decide to move forward...Read More