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Tips for Driving Through South Carolina for the First Time

Published on Apr 16, 2020 at 3:31 pm in Auto Safety.

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Before you take a trip through the Palmetto State, you should know South Carolina was ranked the second-worst state to drive in 2019 based on accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, citations, and fatalities. Because of that, you might want some advice for driving through South Carolina for the first time so you can avoid sections of highway or other areas that are more challenging to drive through than others.

Even though the scenery in our state is beautiful and distracting and you’re allowed to drive barefoot, you still need to drive carefully and as safely as possible. Even if you do drive carefully, sometimes accidents still happen. If another driver’s negligence or reckless actions caused your auto wreck, a car accident lawyer from Solomon Law Group can help you.

Keep reading to learn some tips about how to drive through South Carolina for the first time.

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.

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.

What Happens If a Preexisting Condition Becomes Worse After a Car Crash?

Published on Jan 30, 2020 at 3:27 pm in Auto Safety.

Black and white stethoscope

After a car crash, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. But what if you had other health issues before the crash? In some cases, an insurance company may try to use this information against you and say that your injuries weren’t caused by the car accident—they were the result of your pre-existing condition, and therefore you’re eligible for much less compensation. The best way to protect your rights and to get the compensation you deserve is having legal representation from Solomon Law Group. Our car accident lawyer will fight for you and show that you deserve compensation for your injuries.

Can You Receive Damages for an Injured Pet?

Published on Sep 26, 2019 at 10:59 am in Auto Safety.

Vet holding stethoscope to puppy

When you’re in the car, your pet could get injured from as little as an abrupt stop when they are not restrained. This could cause serious injuries to your pet and other passengers depending where your pet lands. When another car is involved, the situation becomes even more dangerous. If a car accident causes a window to break or a door to open, a pet could be thrown from the vehicle. Or worse, they could escape and run into oncoming traffic.

An unrestrained pet increases the risk of an accident because it enables distracted driving. That risk is boosted even higher if the pet is in your lap, which puts the pet in further danger from the air bag. Restraining your pet in the back seat is the best way to keep them safe as well as restrain yourself from distraction. If you get into an accident because your pet distracted you, it would be your fault and you wouldn’t be able to receive damages. But what about when the accident wasn’t your fault?

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