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October 2016 Archives

Brain injuries caused by medical negligence may be compensable

A couple in another state was recently awarded a multi-million dollar judgment in a medical malpractice case. This couple claimed that their child suffered severe brain damage due to medical negligence during labor and delivery. When children suffer brain injuries due to suspected medical malpractice, parents in South Carolina may also seek justice and compensation by filing civil claims against those believed responsible.

Drunk driving believed responsible for fatal crash

The driver believed responsible for a recent fatal crash in South Carolina has been arrested. Authorities believe that drunk driving may have played a role in the collision that claimed the life of a young child and left several other people injured. The individual accused of causing this wreck is facing several charges, all of which could -- if he is convicted -- drastically change the course of his life.

Family of teen killed in wreck may seek damages

The life of a South Carolina teenager was cut short thanks to a rollover crash in Horry County. This incident reportedly occurred the evening of Friday, October 14, in the Conway area. Police believe that only the one vehicle was involved in this wreck. As per the laws of the state, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek monetary damages for any losses sustained that are deemed recoverable.

Couple faces felony charges of child neglect after drug tests

The safety and well-being of children is something the criminal justice system takes seriously. People who are alleged to have risked the lives or health of children may be dealt with severely in the courts. One South Carolina couple is now facing felony charges of child neglect after a child was removed from their custody.

Texting and driving is down, but app use behind the wheel rises

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that in one year over 3,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents involving a driver who was distracted. While many drivers, including teenagers, may finally understand the dangers of texting and driving, it seems that some in South Carolina and elsewhere may also think using apps and other functions on a phone is perfectly acceptable. Psychologists say that behaviors will not change until people believe in the dangers of distracted driving.

Woman facing drunk driving charges after car accident

A South Carolina woman is facing criminal charges after a recent car accident in Aiken County. According to law enforcement, she admitted to drinking earlier in the evening, but claimed that the accident happened because she was looking at her phone. A police officer who reported to the scene of the drunk driving accident claimed that he could smell alcohol on the driver's breath.

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