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What to Do If You’re Injured in an Out-of-State Car Accident

Published on Apr 2, 2020 at 3:33 pm in Auto Safety.

Crashed front of car

Car accidents can be complicated. Not only do you have to focus on healing from your physical and emotional injuries, but you also might have car damage, missed work, and other stress-inducing issues to handle. But when your accident was out-of-state, you could have yet another headache to deal with.

That’s where a car accident lawyer from Solomon Law Group in Columbia comes in. Our experienced attorneys can guide you through the process of filing an out-of-state car accident claim since it can be complicated and confusing. Let’s take a look at what you should do after a car accident so that you are prepared to take action.

A Message from Solomon Law Group Regarding COVID-19

Published on Mar 26, 2020 at 6:01 pm in News & Community.

Dear Friends and Clients,

Here at Solomon Law Group, LLC, we are meeting this extraordinary time with confidence and measured caution. As a good corporate citizen, the firm must act to reduce the exposure to and the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore, we have taken steps to set up employees with virtual, remote workspaces. As we have always utilized cutting-edge technology, the move to virtual remote workspaces for our staff has been seamless, and we expect no interruptions to your case or legal matter.

There will, however, be a change in the way we are able to safely provide you face-to-face meetings. We will remain available to you by email, telephone, text messaging (803-391-3120), and video conferencing (FaceTime or Zoom). In accordance with the guidelines set by the CDC, our office has shifted to working remotely. Most notably, we are making an effort to substitute in-person meetings with video calls, where possible, so that our cases and conversations may continue to progress.

How Business Insurance Benefits Differ During a Pandemic than in a Natural Disaster

Published on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:25 pm in Insurance.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses in South Carolina and all across the United States have closed down to reduce the spread of the virus. While this will contribute to keeping hospitals stable and saving lives, it’s a precarious time for business owners.

As a business owner, you know your legal obligations when it comes to insurance coverage. However, there are so many additional coverage options you should be aware of. When you recognize the different policies available, you’ll be able to understand how business insurance benefits differ during a pandemic than in a natural disaster.

How to Report Abuse and Neglect in a Nursing Home

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 4:35 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Elderly person holding ball and caregiver sitting next to them

Admitting your loved one into a nursing home is a tough decision that you make out of love for them, so you expect them to be completely taken care of. When your loved one is abused or neglected instead of nurtured in a nursing home, it can be hard to take in. You want what’s best for them, so you’ll need to know how to report the abuse so that your loved one can receive justice for the actions against them.

You might have thought that elder abuse wasn’t likely to happen in their long term care facility, but the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1 in 6 people aged 60 and older experience abuse in their community setting. And 2 in 3 nursing home staff members have admitted to committing elder abuse in the past year.

Since it’s a very real possibility for your loved one to experience elder abuse or neglect in a nursing home, knowing how to report the abuse is important for you. You’ll need an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer. In Columbia, SC, Solomon Law Group can help your loved one stand up to their abusers.

Can Whiplash Cause Injury to the Brain?

Published on Feb 13, 2020 at 1:15 pm in Auto Safety.

Man with headache using laptop

After a car accident, you might experience neck pain as a result of whiplash, which is when the head is whipped quickly from one side to the other after an impact. Since there’s damage to the soft tissue of the neck in this back and forth motion, is it possible that the brain is also injured in this motion since it is soft tissue as well?

To put it simply, the answer is yes. Some people who get whiplash from collisions report pain, whether immediate or delayed, in their heads as well as their necks, which could mean they have experienced a brain injury caused by the whipping motion. This makes sense, since the head rests atop the neck, which is the body part that gets moved violently when whiplash occurs.

Let’s take a look at some of the brain injuries that can happen from whiplash.

Dealing with Mental Trauma After a Car Wreck

Published on Feb 3, 2020 at 2:55 pm in Auto Safety.

Written by: Reginald C. Hair

Physical injuries are the most apparent after a car wreck. However, did you know that it is possible to sustain psychological and mental injuries after a car wreck, as well? Therapy is a treatment option that is available to victims that find it difficult to process the trauma that comes along with a car wreck, sustaining injuries, attending medical appointments, missing time from work, and being unable to do things that were once routine tasks.

A therapist can be a great resource if you are unable to overcome what you are going through. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, it is normal that during the healing process, you may begin to notice signs of increased stress such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, anguish, fearfulness, issues with sleep, reoccurring nightmares about the crash, and more. These emotions, if not addressed properly, can have long-term effects that may never go away.

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