Fault Isn’t Obvious in a Car Accident | Harris & Graves

What to Do When Fault Isn’t Obvious in a Car Accident

Determining fault in an automobile accident isn’t always cut-and-dried. It can in many cases be very difficult to prove that the other person was negligent or the cause of the accident for which you need to be compensated. Getting the financial recompense to which you’re entitled can become very complex in these cases, and having…

Accident Case Goes to Trial

What Happens If Your Car Accident Case Goes to Trial

The truth is that most personal injury cases get settled out of court, through negotiation and back-and-forth between you, your attorney, and the insurance companies and other parties involved. Sometimes, however, an agreement can’t be reached and it’s necessary to go to court to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Learn what happens…

Pain and Suffering in Personal Injury Cases

How Pain and Suffering Is Determined in a Personal Injury Case

The terms “pain and suffering” are thrown around a lot in discussing personal injury cases. People love to talk about suing for pain and suffering, often without knowing exactly what it means. The truth is, it’s an important part of many injury cases, but you need to understand the process of how it works and…

Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer | Harris & Graves

Don’t Sign Anything: Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer

For many people, the worst part about being injured through the fault of another isn’t the injury itself. It’s not even the road to recovery. It’s the strong-arm, bullying tactics of insurance companies trying to goad you into signing off on a lowball offer. The pressure is so great that many people just sign on…

Personal Injury Settlement | Harris & Graves

Do I Need to Pay Taxes on My Personal Injury Settlement?

Death and taxes—two things that, as the saying goes, are inevitable in life. The government takes its cut from just about everything we make. Many people wonder whether or not this also applies to personal injury settlements. If you’ve been hurt in an accident and you get a sizable settlement from the other party, do…

File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in South Carolina

When Is It Too Late to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in South Carolina?

Our country’s legal system is set up so that the possibility of filing a lawsuit doesn’t last forever. A lawsuit filed long after the event in question would face a number of obstacles, including unclear memories, conflicting stories, misplaced evidence and difficulty tracking down witnesses who may have left the area or passed away. The…

What If My Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away? | Harris & Graves

What If My Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

We’ve all heard cases of humans performing miraculous feats. Mothers lifting cars off of children, football players making a game-winning touchdown with a broken leg or torn ACL, or people walking away from car crashes seemingly unaffected, only to find out they had serious internal injuries. These acts are all due to a chemical in…

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Columbia | Harris & Graves PA

What You Should Know About Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Columbia

Wrongful death is a legal concept that refers to a person whose death is the direct result of another person’s carelessness, irresponsibility, deliberate or accidental actions or inactions. When someone dies in this manner, those left behind are entitled to compensation for their loss. While money can never replace a person, it can help with…

Big Truck Accident | Harris & Graves PA

What a Lawyer Can Do for You after a Big Truck Accident

When you are injured in any vehicular accident, it’s not only traumatic, it’s frustrating and heartbreaking. You might have months or even years of medical bills, therapy and recovery ahead of you. You have lost out on your ability to hold down meaningful employment but you don’t know where to turn to get compensated for…

Right Nursing Home Abuse in Columbia | Harris & Graves PA

How to Find the Right Nursing Home in Columbia

Putting a family member into nursing home care is a stressful process. Nobody wants to admit that their elderly loved ones can no longer live independently, nor do they want to admit that they are incapable of providing the needed care. When you do make this decision, you want to be sure that the facility…