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Can You Sue a City Over an Injury Claim?

Filing a lawsuit against a municipal entity, be it city, state or federal government can be tricky. However, if you are injured due to the city’s negligence, it may be possible to collect damages from the local government. However, there may be complications and limits on what you can collect. Learn about the complications and…

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I Was Injured on Private Property, What Can I Do?

If you’ve been injured on private property, there are specific instances in which you are able to file a lawsuit. A premises liability lawyer will be able to help you determine whether your case constitutes filing a suit. Read on for more information about what happens when you’ve been injured on private property. What is…

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I Was Injured on Private Property, What Can I Do?

If you’ve been injured on private property, there are specific instances in which you are able to file a lawsuit. A premises liability lawyer will be able to help you determine whether your case constitutes filing a suit. Read on for more information about what happens when you’ve been injured on private property. What is…

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Driving Tips That Will Keep You Safe This Summer

Summer has almost arrived, and that means it’s nearly time for millions of Americans to hit the road on their summer trips. Having so many drivers on the road, however, increases the likelihood of accidents, both large and small. Before you plan your big summer road trip, it is important that you take the proper…

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How to Avoid Pool Accidents This Summer

Many people dream of having a pool in their backyard, and every year more people realize that dream. Pools can provide tons of fun and fitness, and make your home a destination for guests and barbecues. They also can open up a world of liability. You want to be sure that you take all precautions…

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How to Avoid Dog Bites This Summer

Summertime is upon us and that means a higher likelihood of encountering dogs out for a walk with their owners, or even strays that have unfortunately gotten loose. It’s astounding how many people get bit by dogs every year, but with a bit of caution, many dog bites are avoidable. Learn how you can avoid…

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Tips For Drivers Involved In Multi-Car Crashes

If you’re traveling down one of Columbia’s Interstates and you’re hit from behind in a multi-car crash, it’s important to know what steps to take. By following these tips, you and your passengers will know what to do in the minutes following an accident involving several vehicles. Check the passengers in your car to find out if they have any…

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Ownership, Maintenance, and Use of Automobile

South Carolina law mandates that all automobiles be covered by automobile liability insurance policies. The law is found at S.C. Code Ann. § 38-77-140. This statute provides, in part, as follows: No automobile insurance policy may be issued or delivered in this Stateto the owner of a motor vehicle or may be issued or delivered…

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Insurance Company Claims Adjusting Duties

South Carolina has statutes which require automobile insurance companies to treat people with claims in a fair and reasonable manner. The statute that relates to how adjusters must handle claims is S.C. Code Ann. § 38-59-20. Under Section 38-59-20, the following acts are some of those defined by statute as improper claims practices: Knowingly misrepresenting…

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