Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Scaffolding Collapse

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Scaffolding Collapse

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Scaffolding Collapse Charlotte, NC Attorney Last January, the families of three workers killed in a North Carolina scaffolding accident that occurred in March 2015 filed a wrongful death suit against four companies that were either involved in the project or supplied the scaffolding that failed in the accident. The three … Read more

2015 a Deadly Year on South Carolina’s Highways

2015 a Deadly Year on South Carolina’s Highways Fort Mill, SC Attorney According to the Times and Democrat, preliminary data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety shows that 2015 was far deadlier in terms of deaths in vehicle accidents as compared with 2014. According to the article, there were more than 950 deaths … Read more

Commercial Truck Companies and Driver Fatigue

Commercial Truck Companies and Driver Fatigue Charlotte, NC Attorney The U.S. Department of Transportation has found that truck driver fatigue has been a primary factor in the nearly 4,000 fatal large truck crashes each year. Consecutive hours of work without the requisite rest can cause commercial truck drivers to be fatigued, and when this occurs, … Read more

Four-Vehicle Crash with Multiple Fatalities in South Carolina

Four-Vehicle Crash with Multiple Fatalities in South Carolina Fort Mill, SC Lawyer According to a news report, four individuals were killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Lexington, South Carolina. Preliminary investigations revealed that the accidents began when a pickup truck crossed the center line and side-swiped the first vehicle, which was a Ford van. The … Read more

National Association of State Lawmakers Investigating Workers’ Comp Opt-Out Bill

National Association of State Lawmakers Investigating Workers’ Comp Opt-Out Bill Rock Hill, SC Lawyer According to a ProPublica report, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators, whose members serve on insurance committees of state legislatures and act as gatekeepers for related bills in their states, will investigate a growing effort to enact legislation that will allow … Read more

South Carolina Wrongful Death Settlements for Police Shootings Top $17 Million

South Carolina Wrongful Death Settlements for Police Shootings Top $17 Million Fort Mill, SC Lawyer According to a piece from the Post and Courier, the amount of settlements in cases involving police shootings has exceeded $17 million in 2015 alone. The bulk of these settlements were paid by municipal insurers, including the state’s Insurance Reserve … Read more

NHTSA Proposes Stronger Truck Guards to Reduce Rear-impact Deaths

NHTSA Proposes Stronger Truck Guards to Reduce Rear-impact Deaths After receiving petitions from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Truck Safety Coalition, the National Transportation Safety Board, and from a North Carolina mother who lost two daughters in a 2013 truck crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed that trucking companies be … Read more

FMCSA’s Collision Fatalities Study Finds Trucks and Buses “Overrepresented”

FMCSA’s Collision Fatalities Study Finds Trucks and Buses “Overrepresented” Fort Mill, SC Lawyer In early November, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducted a webinar discussing its findings from its latest collision fatalities study. The webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets, which calls … Read more

Man Injured in Team-Building Kickball Game Entitled to Workers’ Compensation

Man Injured in Team-Building Kickball Game Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Fort Mill, SC Personal Injury Lawyer The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in favor of providing an injured worker with workers’ compensation coverage for injuries he suffered in a company kickball game. The worker was employed by a marketing and public relations firm. During one of … Read more

Appealing a Denial of Social Security Disability Benefits in North Carolina

Appealing a Denial of Social Security Disability Benefits in North Carolina Charlotte, NC Lawyer Individuals with disabilities in North Carolina who are unable to gain employment may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if they meet the federal government’s definition of disabled. Initial applications may be made to a local social security office, and … Read more