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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Construction Law and Insurance Defense for South Carolina on

Q: independent contractor or subcontractor for workman’s comp

I’m a homeowner trying to have a shed built. Anyone I’ve interviewed does not carry workman’s comp insurance. I believe if an employer has more than 4 employees they must carry workman’s comp but in reality that is not often. Can a company I hire to build a shed be classified as an... Read more »

Ilene Stacey King answered on Aug 9, 2018

Are you a homeowner or property owner building a shed on your property, or are you in the business of building sheds? If building sheds something you do as part of your business, then you might be considered a general contractor. If you are a property owner hiring a company to build a shed for you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for South Carolina on

Q: I was hit by a person who deliberately went off the road to go around me. What can I do?

While inching slowly out of a business on a very narrow street, a person in an old car, not wanting to wait for me to exit on to the street, attempted to off the road to go around me, and struck my vehicle.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 12, 2017

You can make a claim for damage to your car and any injuries. Do not give recorded statements until you speak with a member of the SC Assn for Justice.They give free consults.

If you were hurt you need to see a doctor.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for South Carolina on

Q: What to do after insurance canceled policy after accident?

After my brother was killed in a motorcycle accident, his insurance notified me that his policy had been canceled. They told me there was insufficient funds in his bank account to make the initial payment and I would not be able to reinstate the policy. When I called the bank, there was no evidence... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 16, 2016

It's not clear--if it's cancelled after that doesn't matter--it sticks as of the time of the crash. They can cancel the minute later and there is still coverage.If someone else was involved or it was a bike issue, then you need to speak with a member of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers like Chuck... Read more »

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