Featured Blog Article: Care For Your Car

April is National Car Care Month. Why does a personal injury attorney care about car care? Because poor maintenance is one of the causes of vehicle accidents. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says about one out every five accidents is caused by faulty vehicle maintenance or vehicle defects. It’s the responsibility of manufacturers to produce quality vehicles and parts without defect, but it’s your responsibility to maintain the car or truck once you own it. People often procrastinate when it comes to vehicle maintenance, waiting for a time when...

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Can You Dig It?

I mean that literally . . . can you dig it? Like a big hole in the back yard for a swimming pool. Or a little hole in the front yard for a new mailbox post. Or a medium-sized hole in the side yard for a nice shade tree. Even if the ground is soft enough, and...

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NHTSA Still Has Work To Do On Bus Safety

Motorcoaches are a popular way to travel. The Greyhound slogan was “Leave the driving to us,” and many thousands of people do leave the driving to Greyhound and other motorcoach operators every year. In 2010, U.S. motorcoach companies provided nearly 700 million passenger trips, second only to the airlines. Bus transportation is generally safe, but when an...

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Advocating Awareness

For four years now, April has been designated Parkinson’s Awareness Month by resolution of the U.S. Senate. We’d like to make you aware of some of the issues surrounding Parkinson’s and how Louthian Law might assist you or a loved one afflicted with the disease. What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder which affects...

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Bad Morals –> Bad Economics

FDR said, in his second inaugural address, “We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.” He was referring to the abuses that led to the 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression. Even now, nearly eight decades later, we find that corporate greed has led...

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Helping Hands For TBI Patients

Since 1959 the Louthian Law Firm has been offering hands-on help to the families of South Carolina when an injury has brought challenges and grief. When a person has sustained a traumatic brain injury, in a car wreck or a slip and fall or a workplace accident, they need the expertise of a whole team of professionals....

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As Age Increases, So Does Risk Of Falls

If you have an aging parent or loved one, you’ve probably already scoped out their living quarters to make sure there are no throw rugs they can trip on and ensured that there are grab bars in the bath. You knew, in general, that these were good common sense measures to help prevent falls. But studies and...

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

Sometimes it takes a mental picture to get across an important message. Try this one: Visualize the end zone of USC’s or Clemson’s football stadium; now imagine that 3 out of every 4 seats are occupied by individuals who have a permanent disability due to a traumatic brain injury. That’s how many South Carolina residents are living...

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Wins For Whistleblowers

Two recent court rulings are of interest to us as a law firm which represents the rights of whistleblowers who bring to light fraudulent activity. The first is a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Lawson v. FMR, a case in which the whistleblowers worked for a contractor hired by Fidelity Investments to provide advisory and...

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2V Or Not 2V, That Is The Question

And the answer, announced last month by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is 2V . . . or, more precisely, V2V. V2V technology allows vehicles to communicate with each other and to share important data with the driver. For instance, basic safety data like speed, location and direction of travel are collected from a 360-degree...

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Asleep On The Job

British poet Ralph Hodgson wrote, “Time, you old gypsy man, will you not stay? Put up your caravan just for one day.” Time does have a way of getting away from us. And in the spring, most of us dread the day when we will “lose an hour.” I’m talking about Daylight Saving Time and changing our...

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