News & Updates from Hodge & Langley

Summer Water Safety

Written by Charles J. Hodge on July 15th 2016.

As South Carolina gets hotter, many of us are spending more time in pools, lakes and at the beach. While the water offers some cool relief, it can also present a real danger to our children and families.

Drowning is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing approximately 10 p… read more

Posted in News Articles

Summer Road Safety

Written by T. Ryan Langley on July 6th 2016.

When you think of dangerous driving conditions, you may think of snow, ice or fog. But it turns out that the most dangerous time of year to drive—the time when the most drivers have accidents—is the month of August, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

There ar… read more

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Will I Get Fired?

Written by T. Ryan Langley on April 25th 2016.

If you’ve been injured on the job and have to miss work, you’re probably worrying about your future with the company. Many of us have heard harsh rumors about people being fired for taking too many days off, regardless of the reason.

But if you’ve been injured at work, you may be eligible for wor… read more

Posted in Workers’ Compensation

Earning Your Social Security

Written by Charles J. Hodge on February 24th 2016.

As spring approaches, it’s time to start thinking about our taxes. When you review your W-2 sent by your company, notice in Box 4 how much of your salary goes to Social Security. This is the amount of money you’ve paid out of every paycheck to fund the Social Security system.

The Social Security … read more

Posted in Social Security

What Are Commercial Trucks?

Written by T. Ryan Langley on February 12th 2016.

Every day on the road, we’re surrounded by a variety of vehicles. If you’re in a motor vehicle accident, knowing the type of vehicles involved can greatly affect your rights, your compensation, and how any related lawsuit may be handled.

Commercial trucks are large vehicles used for business, oft… read more

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Driving Safely in Spartanburg

Written by Charles J. Hodge on January 26th 2016.

In 2015, Spartanburg County had the third-most motor vehicle deaths in South Carolina. The county reported 353 deaths caused by motor vehicles, which results in a mortality rate of 18 – meaning 18 of every 100,000 people in our county died in a car accident last year. The counties with more deaths c… read more

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents