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Has safety taken a vacation from Myrtle Beach?

South Carolina residents are not the only ones who love Myrtle Beach. Travelers and vacationers from up and down the east coast and across the country look forward to their visits to the beautiful resort town. For the next few weekends, Myrtle Beach is certain to have its share of visitors who want to take advantage of the last days of summer and the exciting activities the state offers.

Spinal Cord Injuries and Auto Accidents

According to the Mayo Clinic, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States. The spinal cord is an extremely delicate part of the body that is made up of soft tissue surrounded by vertebrae and carries nerves from the base of the brain down through the rest of the body. Spinal cord injuries can cause lifelong disability and may require ongoing, long-term treatment that must be considered before settling an auto accident case with the at-fault driver's insurance company.

Why do I Need an Auto Accident Lawyer?

Your Myrtle Beach accident attorney at Axelrod and Associates will protect your interests, make sure that you do not make costly mistakes during the claim process, negotiate with the insurance company to ensure that you are fully compensated, and take your case to trial when the at-fault driver's insurance company refuses to pay full compensation.

How to Avoid an Auto Accident

If you have been involved in an auto accident, your Myrtle Beach personal injury attorney at Axelrod & Associates, P.A. is here to help you recover full compensation from the at-fault driver. We also would like to help as many people as possible avoid the trauma of car crashes, and we have compiled some of the best practices to avoid an auto accident based on our own experience with auto accident cases.

Walk a straight line toward the strongest defense possible

Were you one of approximately 16 million to visit Myrtle Beach or another South Carolina vacation location this year? The state boasts many popular spots that provide myriad opportunities for summer adventure. Perhaps you rented an expansive beach house and gathered with your entire extended family for an ocean front-week of fun, or maybe you chose a quaint little bungalow for two and visited the shore with a special someone. Such times can be the makings of wonderful lifelong memories unless, of course, something goes wrong.

The Drug Whisperer... More DRE Testimony Coming to South Carolina

The latest craze among law enforcement is Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training, where law enforcement officers are trained to identify what drugs a person has taken for purposes of arresting them and charging them with DUI.

Comparative Negligence and SC Auto Accidents

South Carolina follows a modified comparative negligence rule. This means that your recovery in an auto accident case can be reduced by the percentage that you were at fault in the accident up to 50%. Your comparative negligence must not exceed 50%, and, if it does, you are barred from recovering any damages from the other driver. If your comparative negligence as found by a jury is less than 50%, then you can still recover damages, but your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of negligence that a jury assigns to you.

Damages in SC Auto Accident Claims

South Carolina auto accident law requires the at-fault party to fully compensate anyone who is injured as a result of their negligence. To the extent possible, the negligent driver must restore the injured person to the same position they were in before the injuries happened. Compensable damages in an auto accident case tend to fall into three general categories:

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