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Wrongful Death Claim vs. Survival Action in South Carolina

January 10, 2020
Wrongful Death Claim vs. Survival Action in South Carolina

The death of a loved one is a traumatic experience that can make every day seem like a struggle. Beyond the depression, stress, and guilt, you might also be facing significant funeral expenses and loss of income. Fortunately, it may be possible to recover compensation for these losses by bringing a wrongful death claim.

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Are Punitive Damages Available After DUI Accidents in South Carolina?

December 19, 2019
Are Punitive Damages Available After DUI Accidents in South Carolina?

There are two categories of damages that might be recoverable after a DUI accident in South Carolina: compensatory damages and punitive damages. While all successful claims will yield compensatory damages of some amount, not all cases involve punitive awards. Learn more about the punitive damages that might be available.

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Hodge & Langley Principal Earns Diversity Award

December 13, 2019

Ryan Langley, principal in Hodge & Langley Law firm, earned the prestigious Diversity Award given by Lawyers Weekly Magazine. Accepting on behalf of Ryan was Charlie Hodge.

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How to Prove an Hours of Service Violation After a Truck Accident

December 5, 2019
How to Prove an Hours of Service Violation After a Truck Accident

Drowsy driving is a huge problem in the trucking industry due to a number of factors including profit margins and pressure to transport goods quickly. Many truckers make a habit out of driving while fatigued, which reduces their alertness and slows down their reaction time. The Hours of Service (HoS) Regulations were implemented to prevent drowsy driving in the trucking industry by placing limits on the number of consecutive hours a commercial driver can stay on the road. Unfortunately, some truck drivers routinely violate the Hours of Service Regulations. If you or someone you love was hurt in a truck wreck, your attorney should investigate whether an HoS violation occurred.

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7 Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Dispute Personal Injury Claims

November 20, 2019
7 Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Dispute Personal Injury Claims

Insurance companies are businesses like any other in that their goal is to maximize profits. The less money an insurer has to pay out, the greater their bottom line. Although there are laws in place to prevent insurance providers from acting in bad faith, there are still some tactics within the law an insurance adjuster may try to employ to deny a claim or reduce its value.

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What Evidence Might Contribute to My Truck Accident Lawsuit?

November 6, 2019
What Evidence Might Contribute to My Truck Accident Lawsuit?

If you intend to bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim after a truck accident, the outcome of your case will ultimately hinge on the strength of your evidence. Unfortunately, much of the evidence needed to support your case might be time-sensitive, and it’s not unheard-of for...

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Will My Motorcycle Accident Claim Be Denied If I Wasn't Wearing a Helmet?

October 24, 2019
Will My Motorcycle Accident Claim Be Denied If I Wasn't Wearing a Helmet?

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident but you were riding without a helmet, you may be concerned that the insurance company will deny your claim or, at the very least, assert that your damages should be reduced. Fortunately, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that the defenses of...

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Who Might Be Liable for a Commercial Truck Accident?

October 15, 2019
Who Might Be Liable for a Commercial Truck Accident?

The vast majority of truck accident claims are filed on the basis of negligence, meaning that one party failed to exercise reasonable care, and this resulted in death, injury, or property damage to another person. From speeding to making illegal turns to violating the Hours of Service regulations,...

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