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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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

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 rather than the value of the entire car when…

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Car Accident Caused by Cell Phone in South Carolina

For the last several years, the media has been heavily reporting on incidents in which people are involved in a car accident caused by cell phone use. Despite new laws being passed in almost every state across the country, people continue to have cell phone related accidents. If you’re involved in a car accident caused…

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Common Truck Accident Causes in South Carolina

If you get hurt in a trucking accident, it can be catastrophic to your life. Because these vehicles are so huge, they cause a great deal more damage than accidents with cars, and it gets even worse when you try to get compensated for your injuries. There are so many parties potentially involved in a…

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What You Should Know About Insurance Adjusters?

When you get hurt in an accident, you’re entitled to file a claim to collect compensation from the insurance provider of the negligent party. As part of this process, you will doubtless have to deal with an adjuster for the insurance company. As your negotiations inevitably grow more frustrating, you might find yourself asking who…