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Walking toward compensation when hurt in a pedestrian accident

In Myrtle Beach, there are a high number of pedestrians walking at any given time. It is the responsibility of all motorists to drive safely while in the vicinity of a person walking, yet pedestrian accidents happen all the time. These types of motor vehicle accidents often lead to serious injuries, as pedestrians are often unprotected against the impact of a large, heavy vehicle.

Types of SC Automobile Accidents

Every automobile accident is different, and learning the details of each incident is key to understanding who is at fault and how to hold them accountable. The personal injury lawyers at Axelrod and Associates have seen most types of auto accidents, and traffic congestion in the Myrtle Beach and Conway area has contributed to head-on collisions, side-swipes, rollovers, single-car accidents and multi-vehicle pile-ups. Each case has its own story to tell and each case brings its own set of challenges.

What Should you do After an Auto Accident in SC?

There are a number of steps that you should take after a car crash to protect yourself and to preserve evidence for future use. While you are still on scene at the incident location, the first and primary concern is to ensure your safety and to get any emergency medical care that you or other injured persons may need. Once everyone is stable and if possible, you should immediately begin to collect and preserve any evidence that you may need later to prove any claims and to receive compensation for your injuries.

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.

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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