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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 »

4 Answers | Asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Q: My father was in an expensive nursing home in Massachusetts -- a nurse gave him Covid 19 and he died, can we sue them?
Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes answered on Apr 21, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I agree with the other answer but I also wanted to share that you need to find an attorney as soon as you can, after doing your due diligence. You are going to need to subpoena a lot of documents and talk to the witnesses and get their deposition before their... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Municipal Law for South Carolina on
Q: we are allowing ebikes in our community which is about 6 sq miles and has about 2500 residents.

sc rules state that ebikes can go on paths, but our paths are for residents getting exercise who are generally 60+, children on bikes, residents with pets, casual bicylers, etc . we want to restrict bikes to the street and not the paths. can you help?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 22, 2020

You might not even need a lawyer. You could contact your local officials in the city council or town board and discuss your concerns with them. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: What should I do about receiving a settlement in my account but didnt sign the release form
Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes answered on Mar 12, 2020

It sounds like the insurance company along with its representatives may have failed to have you sign the release. If they ask you to sign it, I would suggest you do so. Any court will make you sign it. Otherwise, there really is no issue although you cannot again make another claim. That would be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: I was served a amened complaint with summary judgment based upon the amended complaint could defendants get default .

Was served amended complaint with summary judgment based on amended complaint and did not file a response could i be held in default because of this

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 4, 2020

If you have not appeared, either on your own or through your attorney, in this matter since the time you posted this question, you should consult with a South Carolina attorney to find out what the current disposition of the matter is. Unfortunately, not responding or appearing in an action could... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: I was in a car accident and was given a ticket of which the officer later dropped at traffic court. Can I now sue.

I was taken to hospital in an ambulance and car was totaled.

Matt Schmoldt
Matt Schmoldt answered on Jan 31, 2020

You should call a local injury lawyer and discuss your case with them. Even if the ticket was dropped, you may still be at fault for the accident in a civil case. The criminal court and the civil court are two different worlds. Your case involves a very fact specific inquiry. It is possible... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: My lawyer is rude and completely checked out of my personal injury claim..... What can I do?

I was hit by two trucks on my motorcycle waiting at a stoplight in January. I sustained spine injuries and my motorcycle was totaled. I retained an attorney three days after the accident and have yet to have settled the claim. In addition to the lack of sense of urgency my attorney is very... Read more »

Titus Thomas Nichols
Titus Thomas Nichols answered on Dec 18, 2019

This is a very sensitive subject. It is unfortunate that you feel this way, especially concerning such a severe case. It is best for you to speak with another attorney who is licensed to handle similar cases in South Carolina.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: If a landlord owns a mobile home park and is neglectful of whole property, how would you report them?

Numerous mobile home units are neglected from repairs. There are units with water damage, units that are rotting, units that are literally falling apart, and huge pest infection throughout whole MHP which in some units living point blank is impossible. Yet homes still get rented out.

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Oct 4, 2019

The most appropriate agency to report these issues to would be the local housing authority or code enforcement depending on where the mobile home park is located.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: I was a pedestrian in a private parking lot (my employer and working) while I was struck by a vehicle

that was backing up. An officer came and cited me as the contributer to the accident. The driver that hit me did not get cited. I have injuries, can I file a claim against his insurance for pain and suffering and loss of some wages? Workers comp is involved as well

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 3, 2019

Yes. If you need a good lawyer contact attorney Carl Jacobson in Charleston. Tell him I suggested you call.

In some states any wage loss on the policy will cover the 1/3 comp doesn't cover. However first see if there is video of the scene and ask for a copy--explain you got cited....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: Involved in motorcycle vs pedestrian accident. Pedestrian died on the scene but was found to be at fault.

No insurance was carried by him so who is responsible for paying for my medical bills and pain and suffering?? My own insurance company?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

Your insurance. If you had uninsured motorist insurance on your vehicle that may cover you though I doubt it. Why not run that by Attorney Carl Jacobson in Charleston. He'll give you a free consult. Tell him I suggested you call.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: I've found myself in a confusing situation between an Auto repair shop, insurance company, and car rental company.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 14, 2019

It looks like there wasn't a question here - it's possible it inadvertently got left off. However, if you are having issues with these aspects of your case, an experienced South Carolina attorney who handles personal injury could give guidance on the property damage claim and your rental... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Construction Law for South Carolina on
Q: Extreme damage under our home caused by our Air & Heating Company not doing their job, causing me worse health issues.

We hired a contractor to fix a floor inside our home. Once floor was opened up, he found that our air conditioner Duct work was not hooked up to the main unit. When he went under our home he found went insulation, White and Black Mold, floors that need to be replaced. I have tried to reach out to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2019

I'm sorry about the health problems you are experiencing, and the state of the HVAC system in your home. You ask for help in finding an attorney. You could search for South Carolina attorneys in the Find a Lawyer section of this website, you could look into the resources of the South Carolina... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: I'm Owner, adult son at fault for accident. Plaintiffs asking for more than limits on insurance.

Can they sue me for extra money?

Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes answered on Apr 22, 2019

Plaintiff attorneys often ask for more than policy limits even when we know the case may not be worth that much. So that does not automatically mean the case is worth that much. If the injured party has under-insurance coverage that would be next in line. For them to get money from you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: I was injured 3x on dangerous property conditions on a lot I rent for a rv. Since I live here and not visiting, liabi
Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes answered on Apr 2, 2019

I do not think you finished your post! However, if you are aware of a negligent condition you will have a problem trying to sue if that is where you are going with this.....can't tell. I wish you well.

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Q: Was injured at Walmart while working for them just recently. 4 days ago let H R know about losing feeling in both hands

Yesterday 3 hours before my shift ended I was called into office and was told that due to a b s excuse they like to use I have to be terminated Now I don't know if I can get help with my situation and they are liable. I had been with them full time for over 2 years I have No insurance Please help

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 15, 2019

Try additionally reposting your question in the Workers' Compensation section. Hopefully one of the experienced attorneys in that category could pick up the question.

Tim Akpinar

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: County EMTs broke Moms hip. She will never walk again weve been told. Can I sue both county and the EMTs too?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 28, 2018

Why not call attorney Chuck Jacobson in Charleston. He'll give you a free consult. Tell him I suggested you call.

These can be tough cases because assuming the EMT's come off as reasonably competent, things sometimes are set up so that there's no perfect way of getting...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: A guy runs a red light and T-Bone you. Can you sue his insurance company and do a personal suit against him?
Titus Thomas Nichols
Titus Thomas Nichols answered on Jun 14, 2018

You will want to consult with a Personal Injury attorney who is familiar with these types of cases. Although the driver is clearly at fault, his insurance company will not want to pay you a fair compensation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: My daughter got burned by Grill in our complex they're asking to do an injury report in front of a cop.is that ok
Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes answered on May 3, 2018

You really need to get an attorney. I would recommend that you do not give a statement until you speak to an attorney. It will not cost you a dime to talk with one of us so that we can protect and represent your daughter.

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