What should I do if a doctor misdiagnoses my condition causing me to suffer from additional medical issues?


While we cannot expect our doctors to perform miracles or understand every single health condition that exists, we do expect them to properly diagnose a patient when obvious symptoms of a condition are present. Doctors, like all other health care professionals, undergo an extensive amount of training to ensure they are able to provide the... Read More

How soon after a car accident should I file a personal injury lawsuit in Columbia, SC?


If you suffered injuries in an automobile accident in SC and are looking to recover compensation for your losses, you may be wondering when the right time would be to initiate the lawsuit process. Should you file your lawsuit against the other driver shortly after the collision occurred or is it better to wait a... Read More

How to Report a Crime Against the Elderly


Sadly, older Americans are not only subject to the same crimes as their younger compatriots, they are often specifically targeted. It’s important for people of all ages to know how to report a crime against the elderly. This information may prove to be critical in getting a parent, a neighbor, a colleague, or a friend... Read More

June is National Safety Month – How Safe Are You and Your Family?


June is National Safety Month, sponsored by the National Safety Council. This annual event seeks to bring attention to leading causes of injuries and fatalities at home, at work and on our roadways and what can be done to prevent them. To recognize the month, it’s a good time to consider the question: How safe... Read More

Teen Safety During the 100 Deadliest Days


The 100 deadliest days of summer are almost here. These deadly days are the summer days after many schools have let out, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when more teen traffic fatalities historically have occurred. In 2016, the most recent year for which data is available, during the 100 deadliest days of summer more... Read More

Kick Off Boating Season with Safety Checklist


Spring is here, the weather is warming up, and South Carolinians in Columbia and throughout the state are ready to get out on the water. In recognition of National Safe Boating Week, which is May 18-24, and to help reduce accidents, it’s a good idea to kick off boating season with a safety checklist to... Read More

USC Student Rideshare Tragedy Prompts Calls for Safety


The tragic death of University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson in late March has prompted calls from her family, state lawmakers and students to improve rideshare app safety. Josephson, who was 21 years old, got into a vehicle that she mistakenly believed was the Uber she had called for a ride home. She was... Read More

Railroad Safety is Becoming a Hot Topic – Here’s Why


A recent report on CBS’s 60 Minutes shined a big spotlight on railroad safety. The report highlights several crashes over the past few years that some experts say could have been prevented if positive train control had been in place. What Is Positive Train Control? Positive train control, or PTC, is an advanced system that... Read More

Highway 61 Hosts Far Too Many Deadly Car Accidents


Highway 61 may be scenic, but its beauty is sadly compromised by its danger. According to data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, over the past 10 years, 52 people have lost their lives in car accidents on the approximately 65-mile-long road, which travels from Bamberg County to Charleston’s West Ashley district. Last... Read More