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South Carolina Bicycle Laws

Published on May 21, 2019 at 11:26 am in Personal Injury.

Written by: Reginald C. Hair

The month of May has been designated as National Bike Month. In fact, on May 17, 2019, National Bike to Work Day was celebrated. This blog will inform you on how you can share our roadways with our fellow cyclists this summer.

Rules for Riding on Roads and in Bike Lanes

Generally, bicyclists on roadways are provided with the same rights as drivers of motor vehicles. A motor vehicle driver must at all times maintain a safe operating distance between the motor vehicle and cyclist. A cyclist that is riding in the roadway should ride as close to the right side of the roadway as possible but is not required to ride on the shoulder of the roadway.

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.

Symptoms of a Serious Dog Bite

Published on Dec 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm in Personal Injury.

Our dogs are generally considered to be family members that provide us with a sense of happiness and companionship. They have been proven to reduce stress, increase exercise levels, and act as playmates for children; however, sometimes dogs can become aggressive and bite. Of the individuals who get bit, one in five require medical attention.

If you get bit by a dog, it’s important to take action so you don’t face any severe injuries or illnesses. For a minor wound, you should wash the area with soap and water, apply an antibiotic cream, and keep the wound covered with a clean bandage.

How Social Media Can Ruin a Personal Injury Claim

Published on May 11, 2018 at 5:28 pm in Personal Injury.

When you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim for compensation. This could help you handle the financial issues that usually accompany someone after they’ve been injured. You can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning, punitive damages, and property damage. But posting about your injury on social media could potentially ruin your claim.

A Columbia negligence lawyer from The Solomon Law Group can help you with your personal injury claim. We’ll work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

Why Can Social Media Ruin Your Claim?

Everyone is accustomed to posting about their lives on social media. But if you’re dealing with a personal injury claim, it’s best to not post about it at all. Your posts can be used against you and could lessen your compensation. An unfavorable settlement could still leave you with financial issues.

One of the main posts that can be used against you regard activities. If you’re seen going out, doing any kind of labor, or are seemingly physically fine, then your claim to seek damages for your injuries may be lessened or negated.

Constant posting can also portray your emotional health. Your claim could state that your injuries have caused emotional distress. If you’re posting pictures of you smiling and laughing, the negligent party could claim that you’re clearly not in emotional distress.

What Should You Avoid Posting?

There are a few kinds of social media posts that you shouldn’t make when you’re involved in a personal injury claim. To protect your claim, avoid the following:

  • Photos. Don’t post photos about your injuries, property damage, or any photos that could be used to show that your injuries aren’t that serious or show that you’re not emotionally hurt.
  • Tagged Posts. There are some posts that can affect you that are out of your control. Your friends may tag you in photos or posts about your accident as a way of showing their support. But these will show on your social media pages and can still be used to reduce your compensation. If you notice anyone tagging you in things, you can untag yourself or ask your friend to take it down. You could even block people if they’re not responding to your wishes to be left out of their posts.
  • Anything About the Claim. It’s also important to not post about the claim itself. This includes meeting with your negligence lawyer, speaking with anyone involved in the accident, or speaking with your friends about it on a thread on one of your social media pages.

You shouldn’t post anything about the other party. It may be tempting to post insults or negative comments about the negligent party, but these can be used against you. Venting may be better for a personal journal or a private conversation at home.

Your best line of defense is keeping a low profile and checking the settings on all your social media accounts. Switch them to the highest security and privacy options so you control who has access to your accounts and can keep them from strangers viewing them.

What is a Serious Injury as Defined by South Carolina Law?

Published on Mar 29, 2018 at 2:51 pm in Personal Injury.

People can get hurt or possibly lose their lives when others act negligently. When this happens, you need a dependable lawyer to help you recover. A Columbia catastrophic injury lawyer from the Solomon Law Group will work with you and get you the compensation you need so you can start to move on from this traumatic experience. We understand the uncertainty of this time and are always ready to discuss your case and your best course of action.

Are My Injuries Severe Enough to Hire a Lawyer?

Published on Feb 15, 2018 at 3:31 pm in Personal Injury.

When you’re injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, worrying about insurance and paying for your injuries becomes a constant thought. Juggling your life with the aftermath of a car wreck is emotionally taxing and difficult. Whether you have a stack of medical bills piling up, feel like you’re missing too much work, or are dealing with chronic pain, you don’t deserve to have to handle this all on your own. Luckily, you have legal options to alleviate some of this stress.

A Columbia car accident lawyer from the Solomon Law Group can help you recover from this accident. We bring our expertise and tenacity to each case and fight on your behalf. We’ll do all we can to get you a favorable settlement that covers your damages, injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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