Welcome to the personal injury law blog of Harris & Graves, P.A. Want to keep current with our personal injury lawyers? We update our blog every week with additional information regarding accidents and injuries, our views on South Carolina headlines, and the thoughts from the personal injury attorneys at Harris & Graves, P.A.

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Nationwide Statistics For Personal Injury Cases

Across the nation, accidents take place every day. Whether it’s a car accident or on the job, injuries occur more often than we want to admit. When you have been a victim of an accident, it’s possible to file a lawsuit. In fact, the highest civil litigation filed nationwide are personal injury lawsuits. People who…

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South Carolina Facing Shortage Of Truck Drivers

Despite Driver Shortage, Accidents Still Happen. A Truck Accident Lawyer in Columbia Can Help Corporate fleet vehicles are a major asset to our economy. Without their ability to carry heavy loads, we would be unable to function as a society. The American Trucking Association (ATA) mentioned, “The trucking industry is the lifeblood of the U.S.…

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Can Seeing A Chiropractor Help My Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury cases vary depending upon the severity of the injury an individual has suffered. In 2017, South Carolina ranked 17th for injury deaths nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since injuries can differ greatly in personal injury cases, there are many different treatment approaches to aid in your recovery…

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Is Social Security Disability Taxable Income?

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a benefit provided by the Social Security Administration to qualifying recipients. To qualify for SSD, you must meet the government’s definition of disabled and you must have worked long enough to qualify for the program. Most people who file for SSD are denied. A Social Security Disability lawyer can help…

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Dog Attacks And Personal Injury Cases

Author: Mitch Grissim, Esq. Dog attacks are on the rise across the nation, as we become more welcoming of people bringing pets into public places. Recently, a South Carolina woman was charged with second-degree assault after she allowed her three aggressive dogs to attack a deputy. The officer in question suffered bites on his arms…

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How To Get A Second Opinion For Your Workplace Injury In South Carolina

  Getting hurt on the job is a scary experience. Yet, it’s a risk that South Carolina workers face every day. When hurt on the job, workers have a right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance provided at no cost to workers. It can help injured workers with…

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Criminal vs. Civil Injury Cases

Recently, a South Carolina woman was placed under arrest for crashing into a family, injuring three children, and then fleeing the scene of the accident. It’s sad, but these kinds of accidents occur all too often across the nation. The suspect struck a mother and her children and fled in a gray Ford Explorer. Then…

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Proving Fault In An Accident In South Carolina

Car accidents can be a nightmare to deal with. Covering the repair costs for your vehicle and potentially medical costs for your injuries can be difficult, so it’s important to make sure you get the compensation you’re owed whether it’s from an insurance company or the responsible party. In order to get proper compensation, you…

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What To Do If You Have A Car Accident in Leased Vehicle

  By: Christopher Bandas, Esq., The Bandas Law Firm Leasing a vehicle is rapidly becoming one of the best ways to get your hands on a quality vehicle that might normally be out of your price range. The costs are significantly lower since you’re only responsible for the depreciation or value lost that you create…