News & Updates from Hodge & Langley

“I’m Gonna Make a Lot of Money On This, Right?”: 3 Myths About the Value of Car Accident Settlements

Written by Charles J. Hodge on September 20th 2017.

Our law firm has seen many people who come in with certain expectations of how a car accident claim may turn out. The people may be truly injured and have a strong case against another driver, or they may have just been a part of an accident and think that this gives them an opportunity to make some… read more

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents


Help! My friend crashed my car!

Written by Charles J. Hodge on August 14th 2017.

Your friend Julie calls in a panic and asks to borrow your car. She sounds like she really needs it, so you’re happy to help. But as she drives away in your car, you realize… does Julie have insurance? Is my car protected? What happens if she has an accident and gets hurt in my car?

As a car owne… read more

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents



Understanding Car Insurance

Written by Charles J. Hodge on June 5th 2017.

If you’re ever in a car accident, the first thing the police, lawyers and other drivers will ask you is, “Do you have insurance?” You shouldn’t be driving a car without some basic insurance (driving uninsured is illegal), but just because you have some insurance doesn’t mean you are covered against … read more

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents





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


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

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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