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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: Car accident i was hit from behind and his ins company not doing anything for me i need a rental car. But they not tryn

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.

Titus Thomas Nichols
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answered on Jan 5, 2023

Under South Carolina Law, you are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, ALL OF YOUR MEDICAL BILLS, and any lost wages. Many times Insurance companies engage in delaying tactics in hope that you will just give up and accept a lower offer.

You should speak with a licensed attorney...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: Whats my rights. If u were n a accident hit from behind. And 0other driver was uninsured and hes not remembering nothing

I was hurt n treated at hosptial totled my car and i was want to see what can i do about. My dr bills n my car he was at fault sc hwy patrol said n report.

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Dec 26, 2022

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Insurance Defense for South Carolina on
Q: in S Carolina. A large construction equipment rental co rents out 34ft lift. Improper maintenance caused bodily injury.

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... Read more »

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Dec 15, 2022

They are not required to provide you the insurance limits before a lawsuit is filed. After a lawsuit is filed on your behalf you could get them through the written discovery process.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: I am renting a home.. landlord doesn't fix anything and my son got hurt due to not keeping maintenance up on our home

My child has got hurt due to the landlord doesn't keep up with maintenance on the property.. when ems came got my son they were talking about how bad the porch wood was eat up with termits

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 15, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. At this point, you could reach out to injury law firms in your state to try to arrange a free initial consult - that's the norm in the industry. An attorney could examine the accident in detail and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: neighbor's dog came inside of my house and attacked my dog badly. Who's responsibility is that.

They blame our nephews who is 4&5 years old left their back yard gate opened but there is no proof and no one saw that. Nephews are already inside of our house when the dog came in and attacked our dog Infront of them and our mom . We are asking them to pay the vet bill but they refused because... Read more »

Cheryl Ann Truesdale
Cheryl Ann Truesdale
answered on Dec 14, 2022

This isn't a family law question, it's a personal injury question. The owner of a dog is strictly liable for any injury or damage done by their dog. If the dog owner has renter's or homeowner's insurance, it will cover any damages caused by the dogs. You would need to file a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for South Carolina on
Q: Our tree drops branches on a neighbor's yard. Can he sue us to pay to trim branches over his yard, or for damages?

The branches of a tree in our yard extend into a neighbor's yard space. The neighbor states that he would prefer not to pay a tree service himself to trim the branches.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 2, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you consult with a local attorney for specific property law, the short answer nationwide is that one could be liable for damage their overhanging tree causes to a neighbor's property. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Probate for South Carolina on
Q: My Mom Killed My Daughter In Car Accident I Had probate court In oct.its been a year what's taking so long too proceed?!

How much do you think Insurance companies will settle out ??There were two other vehicles involved!

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Nov 22, 2022

I am very sorry to hear about your daughter.

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for South Carolina on
Q: What are the stipulations to mutual combat in the state of south Carolina?

If two consenting adults agree to engage in mutual combat under supervision of a referee in an enclosed area and all guidelines were met eg.. both parties agree, understand the engagement rules, and agree to end the fight upon a retreat or the inability to continue could legal proceedings occur?

Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
answered on Nov 12, 2022

Yes, both parties may be charged pursuant to S.C. Code Statutes regarding assault and battery.

Only fights authorized by the SC State Athletic Commission, a division of SC Labor Licensing Regulation, are immune from application of the SC Codes punishing assault and battery.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: I and my husband 61 & 65 was evicted Friday (wrongfully). We were trying to get our thing but being seniors and disabled

we lost a lot. I forgot to get my medication I take daily for my health that my Dr prescribed, they will not let me in to get it. I have not had my medication since Friday, and I can feel myself slowly going downhill. My husband called, and they told him no, I could not get it. I just got a 90... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 3, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could continue to await a response, but you describe a difficult situation with the deprivation of your medication, so another option could be to reach out to a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: I was involved In a semi truck accident I was hit by another semi and they left the scene of the incident my company

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.

Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes
answered on Oct 17, 2022

I would like some additional information. Did you sustain any physical injuries from this accident?

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: a dog keeps charges people and other animals. They have been told multiple times not to bring it out what can be done
Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Oct 2, 2022

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... Read more »

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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