South Carolina Legal Blog - Whetstone Perkins & Fulda
Accident Lawyers in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree and Marion, South Carolina
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
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...Read More
The 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
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.
Earlier 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...Read More