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How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help in a Case of Motorcycle Wrongful Death by Truck?

  June 23, 2017     By Thomas Creech Law Offices, LLC
Accidents involving a motorcycle and truck are serious, often fatal, and necessitate immediate legal representation and attention. Many tasks...

Drunk Driving Car Accidents

  June 19, 2017     By Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law
Despite decades of outreach designed to spotlight the dangers of drunk driving, approximately 28 Americans are fatally injured every day in...

Distracted Driving Car Accidents

  June 14, 2017     By Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law
Distracted driving causes more fatalities on America’s roadways every year than speeding or even drunk driving. According to the National...

What Is Healthcare Fraud and How Can You Spot It?

  May 31, 2017     By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.
Healthcare has been a dominant subject in American life for many years. We talk at length about quality of care, medical errors, insurance...

Kickbacks and Fraud in Our Health Care System

  May 30, 2017     By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.
The health care industry in the United States is plagued by fraud, abuse and waste. In fact, it costs us up to $60 billion every year. People...

Side Guards Are Effective on Large Trucks - So Why Aren’t They Mandatory?

  May 25, 2017     By Louthian Law Firm, PA
There are times when the interests of the public and the interests of big business are at odds with each other. When they clash, it is too often...

Getting the Government on Your Side as a Whistleblower

  May 23, 2017     By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.
A whistleblower is a person who brings to light information that uncovers fraud, criminal activity or other wrongdoing. Whistleblower claims are...

A Patient's Guide to Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases, for a normal patient, can be frightening and difficult to comprehend. Often, the patient, or the patient’s family, is...

How Can a Person Win Back Legal Custody of Their Children?

Losing custody of your child is a heart-wrenching experience for any parent. It’s a difficult thing to accept that the court believes your...

5 First Steps to Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Suffering a personal injury can be scary, but it is always important to try and keep calm. The steps you take following a personal injury can...

DWI Over State Lines: Out-of-State Residents and DWI

One complication that can make handling a DWI much harder is when the defendant is from another state. This raises numerous issues that may not...

Fourth Circuit Broadens Definition of Disability Under the ADAAA to Include Temporary Impairments

Fourth Circuit Broadens Definition of Disability Under the ADAAA to Include Temporary Impairments - Article on a recent decision by the Fourth...

Navigating the FMLA Minefield: Seven Common Mistakes Employers Make

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to an eligible employee for his or her own serious...

The Struggle of Getting a South Carolina Divorce

In South Carolina, the divorce process is often lengthy and expensive due to a series of laws that control divorce and separation.

Distracted Driving Auto Accident Statistics

Important information and helpful, recently released statistics for automotive accidents that have been caused by a distracted driver.

Pending Litigation Determines Whether Alcohol “Sniffing” Device Violates the Fourth Amendment

A recent program has been initiated by the National Traffic Safety Board, and it is referred to as the “Sniffer.” The “Sniffer,” has been...

What Are the Penalties for a Hit-and-Run for a Minor in South Carolina?

A hit and run accident in South Carolina can be a serious offense for both minor and adult drivers. There are several instances in which leaving...

Nursing Home Negligence

When nursing homes neglect elders and they suffer injury, the injured person or their family will most likely have a claim against the nursing...

Spoliation: Destruction and Failure to Safeguard Evidence

At any trial, parties must show evidence to prove their claims. Sometimes, the most effective way, or even the only way, to prove a point is...

South Carolina Implied Consent DUI Law

While most would agree that the most significant piece of evidence in a DUI case is the results of a blood alcohol test, cases do arise in which...

Legal Assistance to Claim Compensation for Wrongful Death

Legal assistance is required in case you want to file a lawsuit for compensation for wrongful death.

Competence Legal Assistance for Homicide

Homicide charge can be serious. You are required to hire a lawyer with specialization in criminal law to prepare the murder defense.

Collect Evidence for Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury lawsuits are complicated. Try to hire a competent lawyer specialized in this section law. Seek his suggestion and collect...

Are You Planning To File an Auto Accident Lawsuit

If you are looking to file an auto accident lawsuit, you would need to know about the steps involved in the process.

What Does Wrongful Death Refer To

If your loved one has suffered because of the fault of someone else, you would need to file a wrongful death claim.

Postmortem Planning Eases Strain on Loved Ones

When you leave behind a last will or a living trust, your wishes have been stated, but you also have to consider the matter of estate...

Filing an Appeal against a Criminal Conviction

If you are facing a criminal conviction, you need to consult an appellate lawyer to understand whether filing an appeal will be appropriate

What Are the Different Child Custody Options

If you are getting divorced and thinking of child custody related matters, you would need to hire a lawyer and learn more about the different...

Estate Planning: Where To Keep Your Documents When They Are Completed

As important as it is to make your estate planning documents such as a will or living trust and pour over will, durable powers of attorney, and...

Estate Planning: Should You Name Two Or More As Your Executor Or Personal Representative In Your Will

When you make your will an important part of the will and an important decision you will have to make is who you want to be your personal...

Updating Your Estate Plan: Is It Better To Change Your Will Or Make A Brand New Will?

There may come a time when circumstances in your life have changed and you need to update your will. These circumstances can include a new...

Estate Planning: Your Children Will Fight over Your Assets

Just because you love your children and get along with them does not mean you can assume that they will love each other or get along with each...

SSA Enacts $1 Billion Cost-Cutting Measure

The Social Security Administration expects to save somewhere in the vicinity of $1 billion by discontinuing the practice of sending out paper...

Estate Planning with the Unlimited Marital Exclusion and Federal Estate Taxes

If you have sizable assets it is an advantage to be married. If a couple is married they can pass an unlimited amount of money to each other...

What is the Greatest Estate Plan in the World?

The greatest estate plan you can make is to spend all of your assets or everything that you own. This is simple and easy to do as you can just...

How is Evidence Collected After an Auto Accident

If you are thinking of filing a lawsuit, you would need to gather all the evidence necessary for proving liability of the other party. In most...

Things to Learn about Wrongful Death Claims

If you are looking to file wrongful death lawsuit, there are things that you need to know about such legal matters. Are you looking to file a...

Learn More about White Collar Crimes

If you have been charged with a white collar crime, there are several defenses that can be used to save you. Get in touch with a defense lawyer...

An Explanation of Unified Gift/Estate Tax

levy that is imposed on gifts that you give to others if they exceed a certain amount. Every year you can give as much as $13,000 to any number...

What You Need to Have Together Before You See Your Estate Planning Attorney

An important question to ask before you see an estate planning attorney to make a will or living trust and all of your other planning documents...

What A Common Law Marriage Does To Your Estate Plan

Common law marriage is still in practice in Alabama ,Colorado, The District of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode...

South Carolina Wrongful Death and Survival Actions

After the loss of a loved one in an accident, the last one anyone wants to think about is the law. However, the law has attempted to at least...

What to Do With Personal Items in Your Estate Plan

Many times it is not the big assets such as the house or bank accounts that cause fights among family members when an estate is divided....

Estate Planning for a Child That Provides Caretaking Responsibilities

When parents of get older and have multiple children, one child may provide caretaking responsibilities for the parent. These added duties...

Deciding What Age a Minor Heir Will Receive Their Inheritance in an Estate Plan

Although it is difficult to think about your own mortality, if you have minor children under the age of eighteen then it is something that you...

Estate Planning When One Child is More Successful

Some families are blessed with a child that is extremely successful in terms of wealth. This condition can make planning an estate more...

Do Not Underestimate the Size of Your Estate When Making an Estate Plan

Making an estate plan is an important step in taking control of your financial life, but you must have an accurate and complete picture of your...

The Dangers of Estate Plan of Jointly Titling Bank Accounts with a Child

When one is coming up with an estate plan there is a common practice that some people engage in. That practice is putting their name on a bank...

Sharing Information With Your Estate Planning Attorney

When you finally decide that it is time to make your estate plan you will have to schedule a meeting with an estate planning attorney. There...

Choosing the Estate Plan You Want or the Estate Plan You Need

There comes a time when you must decide what your estate plan will ultimately look like. Plans for your estate come in many different forms, but...



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