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5 Uncommon Road Signs You May See in South Carolina

Published on Apr 25, 2019 at 12:01 pm in Auto Safety.

Everyone is used to certain road signs like stop signs and speed limit signs, but there are many different kinds of signs on the road– some more uncommon than others. Some drivers may not know what every sign means and may not be able to interpret what a sign is indicating quickly enough to avoid an accident. If drivers are on the road but they don’t have all the information they need to quickly make a judgement call, they cannot operate a vehicle at their safest.

7 Most Common Causes of Truck Collisions

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 2:01 pm in Truck Accidents.

While any car accident has the potential to result in serious consequences, crashes involving tractor-trailers are often catastrophic. When a commercial vehicle collides with a smaller passengers vehicle, life-changing injuries and fatalities are a real possibility. There are a number of steps truck drivers, trucking companies, and other drivers can take to reduce the number of devastating accidents. The first step involves understanding why the wrecks happen in the first place.

Accident Causes Related to the Truck Driver 

The majority of big rig accidents are the result of human error. Once the victims realize the accident was preventable, this can make it even more difficult to recover. The most common negligent trucker behaviors are discussed below.

The Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs in 2019

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm in Product Safety.

For nearly half of Americans, prescription medications maintain their health, and in some cases, keep them alive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50 percent of American use at least one prescription drug a month, 23 percent use three or more medications a month, and 12 percent use more than five. Nationally, 3.7 billion drugs are ordered or provided every year. Analgesics, antihyperlipidemic agents, and antidepressants are the most frequently prescribed.

While many medications help people, they can also lead to very serious health consequences and injuries. Patients are more at risk for issues if they take certain medications for an extended period of time, or if the drug they’re on happens to be defective. When prescription drugs are abused, however, the side effects can be equivalent to those that come with illegal drug use.

Things to Consider When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Published on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:31 am in Personal Injury.

Written by: Reginald C. Hair

Have you considered the idea of filing a personal injury lawsuit? Given how time-consuming the litigation process can be and the associated litigation costs, the decision to file a lawsuit should not be a decision that is taken lightly.

At the Solomon Law Group, our focus is always on resolving your personal injury case without having to file a lawsuit. However, we understand that some insurance companies will not offer our clients fair compensation for their injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When this occurs, we speak to our clients about filing suit and what this will entail. Below are some of the points that you should consider before agreeing to file a lawsuit.

Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riders

Published on Mar 25, 2019 at 1:26 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Written by: Reginald C. Hair

When riding a motorcycle, there are tips that you can follow to ensure that you have a safe traveling experience. Motorcycles are fun but inherently less stable than cars. They do not provide as much protection as cars because they are not enclosed. Therefore, all safety precautions should be taken when operating a motorcycle.

In addition to properly inspecting your motorcycle before riding, below are some motorcycle safety tips that all riders should follow.

  1. Attend a motorcycle rider training class.
    • Many technical colleges in South Carolina offer rider education courses. If you live in Columbia, you can take the course at Midlands Technical College. Charleston residents may attend a course at Trident Technical College, and Greenville residents can visit Greenville Technical College for training. The Basic Motorcycle Course consists of ten (10) hours of classroom time and ten (10) hours of practical application (i.e. riding). Tuition ranges from $239-$309.
  1. Wear protective gear, especially a helmet.
    • There are currently nineteen (19) states that have implemented laws requiring motorcycle operators and passengers to wear helmets. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, helmets reduce the risk of death by 37% and reduce the risk of head injuries by 69%. In South Carolina, if you are under the age of twenty-one (21) and operating a motorcycle or a passenger on a motorcycle, you must wear a helmet approved by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. The helmet must have either a neck or chin strap and be reflectorized on both sides. Unless a wind screen is on the motorcycle, goggles or face shields are also required by operators under the age of twenty-one (21).
  1. Be mindful of your surroundings.
    • Never assume that other drivers can see you. Try to stay out of blind spots, and signal well in advance of changing lanes. It is best to ride defensively.

Do you need a motorcycle wreck lawyer?

You should not have to deal with the insurance companies alone. Our attorneys handle claims every day, and we file lawsuits when warranted. At the Solomon Law Group, we will represent you and fight for you. We want you to be able to focus all of your attention on your recovery and well-being.

Reginald Hair is an associate attorney at the Solomon Law Group and has worked for one of the largest personal injury law firms in South Carolina. He has solely practiced personal injury law since 2016.

Carl Solomon is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and has received the coveted AV Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubble®. He has also been recognized by Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America®. He is the founder of the Solomon Law Group, LLC, which represents clients throughout South Carolina.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle wreck, call the Solomon Law Group today at (803) 391-3120 or get in touch online. You can speak with a lawyer about your options for free.

Taking Action After a Work-Related Fall

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 3:12 pm in Workers' Compensation.

Most, if not all, people experience a slip, trip, or fall at some point in their lives. When the fall occurs in the workplace, taking legal action might be a possibility. It’s crucial to understand how to handle a work-related fall, so you do not hinder your chances for the workers’ compensation you are rightfully owed.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 260,000 employees missed one or more days from work in 2014 due to injuries associated with falls in the workplace. That includes those in the private industry and state and local government employees. Nearly 800 workers died from workplace falls.

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