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December 20, 2019

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...

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December 19, 2019

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...

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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 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

Mr...

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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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