South Carolina Legal Blog - Whetstone Perkins & Fulda

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November 06, 2019

Grandfather and grandmother opening the door in greeting with smiles on their faces

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...

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October 07, 2019

Whetstone Perkins & Fulda asked injury attorneys across the country to describe when and how a business may be held responsible for death or injury caused by an intoxicated patron they over-served. Please see below for the attorneys' responses.

Police car with flashing lights on pulling over an suv on a city street at duskA commercial establishment may be held legally responsible for over-serving a visibly...

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October 02, 2019

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...

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September 10, 2019

Truck accidents are not uncommon in the United States. Trucking remains one of the best ways to transport goods all across the country. Most truckers are attentive, hard-working professionals who are always looking out for other motorists. Unfortunately, as is the case in any profession, a few bad actors can cause serious damage. Negligent truck drivers, as well as negligent parties elsewhere in the chain of operation, do cause deadly crashes daily. You may have a case if you were injured. For a free case review, please call...

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August 23, 2019

Statue of the Lady Justice holding the scales of justiceThe attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda are passionate about pursuing justice for victims of negligence in South Carolina. A recent fatal incident involving a 35-year-old man and the state Department of Mental Health illustrates just how deadly and dangerous healthcare negligence can be.

William Avant's Death Ruled a Homicide

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June 28, 2019

Motorcycle accidents easily lead to catastrophic damage because they don't offer the rider any protection. Experienced motorcyclists know how to contend with the common hazards to mitigate their risk. If you were involved in an accident with a careless motorist, you may be eligible to pursue compensation with the help of our experienced accident attorneys in South Carolina. For a free case review, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at 803-799-9400.

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June 06, 2019

Members of the Armed Forces marching in camo and bootsEarlier this month, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected a petition to hear a wrongful death case that would have challenged the Feres doctrine. This nearly 70-year-old precedent bars American service members and their families from suing the U.S. government for injury or death caused by their military service. Opponents of the Feres...

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May 30, 2019

The effects of a brain injury can be lifelong. The attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda have seen the effects and the consequences for the lives of their clients. Although treatments can help brain injury victims adapt to life after their injury, it's still a tough road. We are passionate about advocating for them. In a claim handled by our lawyers, we pursue maximum compensation for victims who have suffered brain injury because of someone else's negligence. We pursue every dollar you need and deserve for things...

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April 03, 2019

Young woman who is being distracted from driving by looking through her glove boxApril marks National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in the United States. This source of car accidents remains a pressing problem across the country, and South Carolina is no different. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, thousands of people are killed and hundreds of thousands are injured in...

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February 13, 2019

When you and your family entrust your loved one’s well-being to a nursing home or senior living community, you expect that their needs will be met with dignity and respect. Sadly, some communities and caregivers don’t uphold your trust. When nursing home abuse and neglect occur, your loved one may be unable to — or too afraid to — speak up. Be on the lookout for these five signs of potential abuse and neglect so you can help give your loved one a voice.

1. Your Loved One Has Poor Personal Hygiene

One of the primary...

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