Preventing Accidents for Older Drivers

Preventing Accidents for Older Drivers

Preventing Accidents for Older Drivers  Fort Mill, SC Personal Injury Attorney South Carolina has been experiencing a slight decline in the percentage of older-driver-involved highway accident fatalities. These drivers are 65 years old and above. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety in its 2016 Highway Safety Plan, there were 132 older-driver-involved deaths … Read more

Slight Decrease Reported in South Carolina Speed-Related Fatalities

Slight Decrease Reported in South Carolina Speed-Related Fatalities Fort Mill, SC Personal Injury Attorney According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety in its 2016 Highway Safety Plan, South Carolina’s speeding-related population-based fatality rate was 6.5 fatalities per 100,000 during 2009-2013. In 2013, 39.9% of the state’s traffic fatalities were speed-related. A speeding-related fatality … Read more

Uninsured Employers Fined Extensively in 2015 in North Carolina

Uninsured Employers Fined Extensively in 2015 in North Carolina Charlotte, NC Attorney According to an article by the Raleigh News and Observer, the North Carolina Industrial Commission, which has the responsibility to enforce the state’s workers’ compensation laws, targeted employers who failed to carry proper workers’ compensation insurance. According to the article, the agency collected … Read more

Proposed Revamped Mandatory Training for Truck and Bus Drivers

Proposed Revamped Mandatory Training for Truck and Bus Drivers Charlotte, NC Attorney The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a new set of comprehensive training requirements for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators who are seeking a commercial driver’s license. These proposed standards were contained in a Notice … Read more

Driving Drowsy: Liability for Falling Asleep at the Wheel

Driving Drowsy: Liability for Falling Asleep at the Wheel Charlotte, NC Attorney One very common cause of serious car accidents is when a driver falls asleep while driving. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year, more than 100,000 police-reported car accidents result from drivers who fall asleep. Of those … Read more

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Port Authority Fatal Accident

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Port Authority Fatal Accident Fort Mill, SC Attorney The widow of a deceased truck driver filed a wrongful death suit against the South Carolina State Ports Authority, according to an article by the Post and Courier. The driver, Derek Boyd, died following an accident at the North Charleston Terminal of … Read more

Hit and Run Car Accidents in South Carolina

Hit and Run Car Accidents in South Carolina  Fort Mill, SC Attorney When a person is involved in a vehicle accident and leaves the scene without providing assistance or the required identifying information, he or she may face both civil and criminal liability for a hit and run accident. Recently, in Aiken County, South Carolina, … Read more

When an Injury Incurred While Traveling to Work is Compensable

When an Injury Incurred While Traveling to Work is Compensable Fort Mill, SC Attorney Generally, if an employee suffers an injury or accident while traveling to or from work, that injury is considered outside the course and scope of his or her employment and, therefore, not compensable under South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation scheme.  However, there … Read more

Auto Recalls and Product Liability for Car Manufacturers

  Auto Recalls and Product Liability for Car Manufacturers Charlotte, NC Attorney Most people ignore notices that they receive announcing a recall by an automobile maker due to a defect it discovered. These recalls have increased in frequency in the last few years. ABC News indicates that more vehicles were recalled in 2014 than in … Read more

Aggressive Driving in North Carolina

Aggressive Driving in North Carolina Charlotte, NC Attorney Aggressive driving is often cited as the cause of many accidents on the road, and it includes a wide range of high-risk, reckless, and potentially dangerous driving behaviors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as something that occurs when a person commits a combination … Read more