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Those convicted of sex crimes may require electric monitoring

In South Carolina, the laws regarding those accused of sex crimes can be quite severe. If a conviction is secured by prosecuting attorneys, the consequences that follow can affect these individuals for years after the fact, if not for the remainder of their lives. One such consequence is electric monitoring.

Victim's family may seek damages following a fatal truck accident

A trucker was recently killed at a gas station in South Carolina. Though the demands often placed on truck drivers can put them in dangerous situations, this particular incident seems particularly tragic. While workers' compensation benefits may be available to the victim's family for this loss of life, damages may also be sought in civil court.

Distracted drivers, a state and national concern

Distracted Driving Awareness Month is currently underway, and more information is being provided to the public in an effort to enlighten drivers to the dangers of behind the wheel distractions. Distracted drivers are a major concern in South Carolina and across the country. While drivers of all ages are affected by things that draw their attention from the road, the age group most troubled by in-vehicle distractions are those drivers in their teenage years.

Fatal crash leads to felony DUI charge for driver believed liable

A woman in South Carolina is facing criminal charges for an accident that occurred near the end of March. According to reports, this single-vehicle wreck resulted in the death of one individual. Police believe the driver was impaired at the time of the crash. She is facing a felony DUI charge as a result.

What can cause a head injury and can compensation be sought?

Suffering a head injury is not necessarily an uncommon thing. In fact, quite a few South Carolina residents have suffered or will suffer some sort of head injury during their lifetimes. Not all of these injuries are serious, though, and those with minor injuries will likely be able to move on and return to their normal lives. However, there are some who have suffered massive brain damage as a result of a head injury, and these individuals generally require specialized care and treatment for the remainder of their lives. So, what causes such an injury and is it possible to seek compensation for the resulting damages?

Family may seek compensation for damages incurred in fatal crash

The life of a South Carolina woman was taken in a terrible accident earlier this month. According to police, the driver of an SUV turned into the path of the victim's vehicle causing a collision and serious injuries. The woman died a few hours later at a local hospital. An accident like this will affect surviving family members in a number of ways, including financially. It is possible for a victim's family to seek compensation for any damages incurred as a result of a crash like this one.

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