Who Does ERISA Apply To?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was passed in the 1970s to help shore up the nation’s pension system after a series of high-profile implosions. ERISA sets standards that plan administrators must follow that safeguard the pensions and make it less likely that they will go bankrupt. ERISA has also expanded to cover a […]

pain and suffering compensation

Bodily injuries can leave victims in serious pain. Fortunately, South Carolina law lets you receive compensation for this pain and suffering, which can be in addition to your economic losses like medical bills and lost wages. If you’ve been in a car or other accident, you need a lawyer who knows how to obtain the […]

Understanding Punitive Damages in South Carolina

As a general rule, a personal injury settlement or personal injury verdict is meant to be compensatory in nature. In other words, if you suffered $10,000 in damages in an accident, you are usually entitled to recover $10,000 in compensation through a personal injury claim. That being said, there is a very important exception to […]

Is South Carolina a No-fault State

Unfortunately, auto accidents are a serious public safety problem in South Carolina. According to reporting from WIS News, South Carolina is the third deadliest state in the country for traffic collisions — with only Mississippi and Alabama having more dangerous roads. Following a car accident, injured victims need to know how to protect their rights […]

Examples of Wrongful Death Cases

The unexpected loss of a loved is a deeply traumatic event for any family. If you find out that the fatal accident could have been prevented with proper safety precautions, it can make the tragic experience even more painful. Under South Carolina law (SC Code § 15-51-10), negligent parties that contribute to deadly accidents should […]

What Is The Average Wrongful Death Settlement?

There is nothing more emotionally devastating than losing a family member or a loved one in a preventable accident. Under South Carolina law (SC Code § 15-51-10), eligible family members and loved ones of the deceased have the legal right to pursue a civil action against the party whose wrongful actions contributed to the death. […]

Attorney for a Car Accident

Being involved in even a relatively minor car accident can be a frightening and painful experience that leaves many people unsure of what to do next. Although whether you need an attorney after this type of accident depends on the specific circumstances of your case, including how severe your injuries were and who was at […]

Average Settlement for Suffering from a Concussion

Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occur when a person suffers a significant blow to the head. For this reason, concussions are one of the most common injuries suffered by car accident victims, especially those who strike their heads against the steering wheel or a side window. These injuries, however, are […]

Types of Car Accident Injuries

In its annual report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently reported that an estimated 29.9 percent of car accidents that occur in the U.S. result in injury. In these accidents, nearly three million people suffered injury, while 34,439 tragically lost their lives. While the severity of the injuries sustained in car accidents depends […]