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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for South Carolina on
Q: I was awarded a settlement by SC workers comp case on a bone infection case. However, the infection returned can I reopn

After settlement I was cleared to return to work, however the infection returned and I as forced to fight the infection w more surgeries/toe amputations that carried me well passed the 2 year limitations and finally lost my leg. Can I re open even though my medical battle went well passed the... Read more »

Spencer  Aldrich
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Spencer Aldrich
answered on Sep 20, 2022

First, if you had an attorney help you with the settlement you should go back to that attorney with this question. Second, be sure you have a copy of the settlement you signed and read it over. It should address what rights you released, and what rights you kept.

In a more general sense,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: Literal poop water started coming down from our ceiling fan in our apartment from our upstairs neighbors, can we sue?

We tried to contain it while we waited for the maintenance guys, it took over two hours before they had some people come in and clean it/disinfect it all. They had to throw everything out, since it had all been contaminated.

I am nervous about us getting sick, especially since it was in the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 14, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. I hope everyone in your family is okay. A landlord-tenant attorney could have more insight than a personal injury attorney here in terms of habitability and related issues... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation, Small Claims and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: I and my dog were detained by law enforcement in a hot car. Despite my pleas to please let us out or to give my dog

Water or to let me turn on my car to provide AC for my dog, the policemen would not let me do anything to help my dog despite me pleading with them. My dog died of heat stroke. Can I hold those policemen responsible for Bear's death? I may be reached at:

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Jun 7, 2022

I am so sorry that happened to you. As to a case, potentially, yes but generally in South Carolina pets are only reimbursed at “market value” as property. However, you may also have a case against them depending on the nature of your detention. Be advised state agencies are subject to a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for South Carolina on
Q: what can i do when my lawsuit was stolen
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 18, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It isn't fully clear what you mean by lawsuit being stolen, but one possibility that comes to mind is that someone stole your identity and pursued a lawsuit (or a pending lawsuit you had already commenced)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: Had a motorcycle accident last August because the s.c. state's grass cutters left grass in the road.

My left leg, half under my kneecap. Had two surgeries. The state trooper was at the accident did not order for a drug test. But the hospital did one anyway. I even have officer video from his desk cam, pointed down to the grass in the road and his report it says cause of accident waa the grass.... Read more »

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Apr 25, 2022

In general there are several issues with hospital tests that may make them inadmissible in a civil suit. However, they may also be admissible. I would be glad to take a look at your information, just email me Roy@akimlawfirm.com.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for South Carolina on
Q: How can I be added to this case. I use this shampoo. I had to see a dermatologist for scale irritation and hair loss.

Still experiencing hair loss

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 26, 2022

Law firms handling cases for the shampoo you used could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. With product liability cases, law firms often hold themselves out for the specific products they handle. You could search online for product liability law firms (the Find-a-Lawyer tab... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: I've been trying to get through the accusations of taking a firearm or stealing from a member of the family....

At the time of question I was at my father's residence for a period of maybe 4-6 days continuously due to personal relationship issues and differences. My dad's cousin came over daily and intoxicated heavily. He left residence and later on accused me of stealing his gun after he had left... Read more »

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Jan 1, 2022

It is unclear what type of help you are looking for here based on the topics selected. However, one option that you might consider is filing a police report if you are being followed, harassed, or repeatedly contacted after asking for it to stop. No one should have their mental health damaged... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: How can I find out if a lawsuit was filed against someone?

Trying to confirm if civil suit was filed against an individual.

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Jan 1, 2022

It depends on whether or not you know the case would have been filed in state court in South Carolina or Federal Court. Typically, if it is a simple negligence case and all parties live in South Carolina the case would be filed in state court and could be found here by county... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Q: When a person "gets in my face" because of road rage, could that be prosecuted as assault or attempted murder,
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 27, 2021

The likely charges would depend on what they did, and those are up to the police & the DA. Possible charges would be disorderly conduct, threatening, others.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: early into Tuesday morning around 12-1 am I went into a shell circle k store and I slipped on the floor broke my toe

I slipped on a beer in the store on the floor and slipped and actually I think I broke my toe. I got up and told the lady at work about it and went on my way. Now my toe is hurting I believe I broken it. Can I get a lawsuit for this

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 2, 2021

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. An attorney would be in a better position to answer your question after investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident, medical records for your injuries, and evidence that was available to support... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: How can I get out of a fine if I really didn't mean to do it
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 31, 2021

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter, some fines do not require the element of intent. They could be classified as strict liability offenses, which means that the person could be fined regardless of whether they acted... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: I had bought some Little Caesars and once I got home to eat. There's this hard object in it..what can I do?

I panicked and I cut my tongue and gums tryin to remove it..I'm also legally blind and can't tell what it is.. I still don't know..someone with terrible vision shouldn't have to be afraid to eat..and now I haven't eaten since yesterday..this happened in pickens south Carolina.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 15, 2021

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a weeks. I'm sorry you went through such an ordeal. With these types of cases, it would depend on the extent of damages. If the damages are brief and quickly passing, many law firms could be reluctant about taking such... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: Bf was in an accident, he was at fault we heard that the other party hired an attorney, no papers served yet.

my bf has a large amount of savings that he doesn't want touched, can he transfer those funds to me (girlfriend of 20 years) under just my name and not have it be an issue

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 28, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. As a general matter, if his vehicle was insured, that should be the primary source of covering the other side's claims for damages. A South Carolina attorney familiar with the operation of state laws for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for South Carolina on
Q: Can a person with a restricted licence drive a car while a license driver in passager seat?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 22, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for a week. As a GENERAL matter in ANY jurisdiction, it could depend on the restriction. Nationwide, Departments of Motor Vehicles enforce different classes of restrictions, covering things such as hearing aids, shoulder... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: If you fall at someone’s house what should you do and Injure yourself
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 6, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If you were injured, you could consult with an attorney as to assessing and investigating the accident. Not every premises fall gives rise to a claim. It generally hinges on whether there was some form of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: If I fail at someone’s home and injured myself what should I do
Jeremy Rosenthal
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Jeremy Rosenthal
answered on Sep 29, 2020

If they were negligent you may have a claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: What happen when a innocent person is harm by a dangerous human who set you up to be harm. be cause of the color of me;
Jeremy Rosenthal
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Jeremy Rosenthal
answered on Sep 29, 2020

If someone set you up and you have no criminal intent then you should be morally and legally blameless. You should consult with a criminal lawyer in your state to discuss further specifics.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: In an accident, tboned a lady who pulled out. Her company accepted 100%> liable. Broken ribs, neck back tissue damage an

A sprained right arm. 25/50/25 in south Carolina car was totaled out . Any settlement suggestions haven't even had PT yet and they accept liability

Taylor Silver
Taylor Silver
answered on Jun 14, 2020

Before you settle your claim, I highly suggest you at least have a brief consultation with a local attorney. Most should be willing to give you advice on an hourly basis if you want to try and handle settlement negotiations on your own (although, I don't recommend that generally).... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Q: Car accident

My dad was in a car accident that was not his fault about a year ago where the air bag did not deploy. There were no recalls and he suffered serious injuries due to this . There were lawyers working on the case, but my dad recently passed away due to the lung issues he was having and for some... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 11, 2020

You will want to consult with his attorney, or another attorney in the state where the accident occurred. Many states have "survivor" actions that would allow the claim to go forward.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: My son was in a motorcycle wreck on Saturday, that was caused by a boat seat. They wasn’t able to catch the driver.

His insurance company doesn’t want to file under his UIM cause the police officer didn’t put that information about the boat seat in the report. However the officer did state it in the newspaper and he took pictures at the scene. My son also has witnesses. What does he need to do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 29, 2020

I hope your son is okay. This is really a question that a South Carolina attorney could handle best, but your post remains open for four weeks. The long answer to your question involves examining the results of the crash site investigation. contacting those witnesses and gathering other evidence.... Read more »

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