Yes, in SC our law requires an individual to have insurance to operate a motor vehicle, and our law requires that if that person injures someone in a motor vehicle accident they must be sued in their individual name to collect their insurance money if not settled out of court. Our law does not...View More
Hired a personal injury, lawyer not satisfied with them. Been almost 3 months. She is doing the bare minimum and I I want a lawyer, who knows the ins and out and tricks and laws, and knows what to ask for so I don’t get screwed over in my case. I need someone who knows stuff like the fact that I... View More
In South Carolina, like most states, the client owns the file. Therefore, to fire an attorney all you have to do is reach out to their office (preferably in writing via email / letter) notify them that you no longer need their services and ask for a full and complete copy of your file. Your next...View More
I have contacted an attorney, sent a summary and outline to them medical records and the autopsy and haven’t heard back about if they’ll take the case or not. My mother died December 18th. Failed to diagnose or biopsy tissue. They cancelled her appt in October saying they saw no reason that the... View More
Yes, if you know what you are looking for. When hiring a civil litigation attorney you should ALWAYS ask about their success in the courtroom with jury verdicts. This is not because your case will absolutely go to trial, it may not, but insurance companies know the lawyers that will go the...View More
You should contact any attorney in this instance. In SC if your car was insured, the insurance company is also required to provide uninsured coverage in the event you get hit by an uninsured driver. Sometimes other parties are also not honest about whether or not they have insurance coverage and...View More
As to our question: It’s unclear to me whether you went to probate court and the estate was set up (you were appointed as personal representative or not?). Assuming you were and there is insurance available it often does not take very long...View More
I live in SC but was hit by a drunk driver in NC, they were found at fault of course. My car was totaled but thankfully(maybe) I wasn’t hurt. That leads us to them trying to pay for my car and my car only. They offered me 10k for my car when I owe a total of 17k. I don’t have gap insurance (a... View More
It sounds as if the car valuation is off as insurance companies sometimes do. You may also be entitled to punitive damages and should reach out to an attorney to assist you with this matter. Keep in mind that if they send you a release they may also ask you to release your bodily injury claims...View More
I rented a Uhaul truck from a facility and paid for it in full, and then on my drive home I was followed by police, pulled over, and then had 6 cop cars swarm me and demand i get out at gunpoint. I was detained, placed into handcuffs, read Miranda rights, and then told the truck was stolen. I did... View More
You may have a defamation or false arrest claim. Either UHaul should not have reported that particular truck as stolen, or the police stopped the wrong truck (if there was another truck that was stolen and reported as such). Hard to tell who the actual legal claim is against, but you likely do...View More
In South Carolina there is strict liability for dog attacks. If someone is injured as a result of a dog attack (even in attempting to get away from a charging dog where there is no bite) the owner of the dog is responsible. Absent that, you might consider contacting your local animal control to...View More
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:
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...View More
The 63-year-old lady was chatting in the street while the 8-year-old boy was riding in the neighborhood. Suddenly, the bike hit the lady's hip, ankle, and fingers. The boy was playing with his sister and wasn't looking forward while riding his bike. He's not purposeful. The lady was... View More
Yes, the lady can sue for negligence. Depending on the particular facts the boys parents and/or their insurance may be liable. She should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who will gather all of the facts, conduct an investigation and determine her best path forward.
Driver and passanger were arguing, passanger asked multiple times to be let out if the vehicle but driver denied. Passanger gerked the wheel causing car to go off road into a grass field; driver then corrected the vehicle but wasn't paying attention and didn't stop the car from crossing... View More
It been 11 days and i still dont have nothing to drive hes from Virginia sc. Im from gaffeny sc what r my rights n should i just hire a lawyer to handle it. I got injurys to. Whip lash. N knot on my left leg thats not going away.
Yes, you should reach out to a lawyer to help you. The main thing is that your claim may be a Federal Court Claim if the Defendant is from VA and you are from SC (unclear from post), so you will want a lawyer licensed in federal court, which I am.
Liberty life was ins company the ins man was out at my house 4 days later with a check. For. 50,000For me .n had me sign a paper. it was suppose to double cause of a accident. He aurged with me. That it wasnt a family policy. It was thou . i wrote letters to main office to the chief supervisor n... View More
If your coverage applied for the underlying policy, it is likely that it applied for all provisions not just some. However, you need to have an attorney review the full policy, and any correspondence from the insurance company.
In South Carolina. A rental company of construction equipment with 3 locations rents out a unit that causes bodily injury. Due to injury is tooth loss and damage to teeth. Prosthodontist all have payment due at time of service. To obtain proper treatment how can you obtain the rental companies... View More
Tells me they can’t make out the drivers name or truck. I sustained ptsd from the accident and I want to know if I have a case in any way my company wants me back at work since the hospitals cleared me but I’ve been given no compensation or offered none.
You may be entitled to workers compensation coverage and a uninsured motorist claim. You should contact a civil litigation attorney immediately as there is a limited time to file either claim. Happy to discuss further.
My father was a veteran that had live in nurse aid. None of our family knew this person other than me searching her criminal records. She let him get dehydrated for 5 days which shut his organs down. She was reported to DSS.Not one person has gotten back with family on that. He then went in Oconee... View More
I was charged with this violation ( 56-05-2350) , while entering a median we’re the immediate cars yielded to me but getting hit by a car evading traffic and riding the median where no left turn could be immediately made. Would the other car not have been violating code ( 56-5-1920)
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.... View More
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.
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