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Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect and COVID-19 in Columbia, South Carolina

07/01/20

The New York Times reports that approximately one-third of all coronavirus deaths involved nursing home residents or nursing home staff. These figures are incredibly alarming because nursing home residents are often particularly vulnerable to the most devastating and deadly symptoms of the coronavirus. Families and loved ones are understandably concerned for their loved ones in... Read More

Driving While Sick with Coronavirus: Is There an Accident Risk in Columbia, South Carolina?

07/01/20

With coronavirus cases surging across the U.S., there are increased concerns about people getting sick and spreading the virus. Another issue that is seldom discussed is the reality that as more people get sick, more people might be facing the dilemma of whether to drive themselves to the hospital or to call an ambulance. Others... Read More

A Driver and Her Passenger Both Die in a Single-Vehicle Wreck in South Carolina

04/29/20

A tragic accident occurred on a South Carolina roadway last week that claimed the lives of two young women. The State reported that 20-year-old Shakeria Harris and 21-year-old Brittany McQueen were driving on Weaver Road, just outside the Midlands when the incident occurred. Master Trooper Gary Miller of the South Carolina Highway Patrol says the... Read More

Families in South Carolina Grow Concerned After Nursing Homes Close Their Doors to Visitors

04/20/20

Nursing homes in South Carolina decided to close their doors to the public recently to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This has not only resulted in many residents feeling alone and helpless, but it has left many families without a way to physically check in on their aging relatives. While the updated... Read More

7-Year-Old SC Boy’s Estate Awarded $1.1 Million Settlement After He Died Following a Car Crash

04/20/20

A settlement agreement has finally been reached in the case involving 7-year-old Kavontea Devon Shuler who died following a car crash that occurred on December 8, 2018, in Orangeburg County, SC. Shuler had just attended a wedding where he served as a ring bearer. While Shuler’s mother left the wedding to attend the reception, she... Read More

Lawsuits Filed Against SC Truck Driver for Fatal Accident Allege He was Not Medically Qualified to Drive

04/11/20

Back in January 2020, two lawsuits were filed against a truck driver and his employer after he caused a collision that claimed the lives of two individuals. The lawsuits were filed in Horry County Court of Common Pleas and named the driver, James Tyrone Williams and his employer, Ferguson Enterprises, as defendants. The lawsuits stem... Read More

Hit-and-Run Driver Causes Major Accident and Delays on I-77 in Columbia, SC

03/30/20

The State of South Carolina requires that all drivers remain at the scene of an accident, especially when property damage and injuries are evident. Unfortunately, not all drivers abide by the law. Just last week, The State reported on a car collision that occurred on I-77 in Columbia. The source said that the incident occurred... Read More

Teen Driver in SC Placed in Medically Induced Coma After Drunk Driver Crashes into Him

03/30/20

Did you know that each day in the U.S., approximately 30 people are killed in drunk driving accidents? That number is significantly higher when we look at those who suffered injuries in alcohol-related crashes. While drivers are well aware of the dangers associated with driving while intoxicated, many still get behind the wheel of their... Read More

52 People Accused of Staging Uber-Hit-and-Run Accidents in Columbia, SC

03/11/20

An insurance company has filed a lawsuit in an effort to avoid having to pay more than $75,000 in claims after it says multiple people filed frivolous claims that stem from staged Uber accidents [Source: The State]. The suit was filed in federal court by James River Insurance and identifies 52 people who the company... Read More