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Who is legally responsible when a drunk driver causes a wreck?

Examining the law on drunk drivers in South Carolina Here are some sobering statistics: All of these deaths were preventable. The drunk driver is obviously responsible, but others may also be liable You don’t need law degree to know that if a person causes a wreck and injures people, they are legally responsible for their actions. Unfortunately, drunk driving collisions can be catastrophic and fatal. Far too often, the drunk driver does not have enough insurance coverage to fully and fairly compensate their victims. Dram Shop Liability If you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck […]

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What is a Commercial Motor Vehicle?

If you drive around town or down the interstate, you will come across a wide variety of vehicles that range from small to large, light to heavy, short to long. Businesses use vans, box trucks, buses, and trucks that pull one, two, and even three trailers. Regardless of the design, the general concept of a work vehicle is the same: get people or property from one location to another. However, not all vehicles and drivers are treated the same under the law. When a vehicle that fits the definition of a Commercial Motor Vehicle under Federal law, the driver and […]

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How is a tractor-trailer accident different than a car accident?

What should you know if you or a loved one were involved in a wreck with a commercial vehicle? Any wreck can cause horrible injuries and be emotionally and financially damaging. However, accidents involving heavy commercial vehicles are complex, and more likely to cause catastrophic and life-long damages or fatalities. Tractor-trailer cases are more complex and require an experienced attorney because not only are the damages frequently more severe but the laws for commercial vehicles are much different. Experience handling trucking litigation is important. At Hatfield Temple, our truck accident attorneys have extensive experience handling these complex cases. Our attorneys […]

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Here’s What You Should Do After You Have Been Hurt on the Job

What are the best steps to navigate a workers’ compensation claim in South Carolina? Find out how to get the settlement or compensation you deserve. Finding a qualified legal team to handle your workers’ compensation claim in South Carolina is the first crucial step to securing your rightful settlement. There are laws that require specific steps when handling your claim and if you do not follow those steps you could be prevented from ever receiving compensation. Our experienced attorneys and staff will help you navigate the often-complicated legal process and provide you with peace of mind and confidence. As soon […]

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What to Do If You Are Involved in a Drunk Driving Accident

Have you or a loved one been involved in a drunk driving accident in South Carolina? Here’s what to do to protect your rights and pursue justice. If you have experienced a drunk driving accident in South Carolina, it’s crucial to seek qualified representation to navigate the legal process and protect your rights. Moving forward after a drunk driver caused a wreck can be overwhelming and challenging, especially if you are recovering from injuries or the loss of a loved one. An experienced personal injury attorney will provide the representation you need to gain clarity and know the best steps […]