In March of this year, the Sylvester Police Department showed up at Worth County High School with a K-9, searched for drugs, and did not find any.
Expert witnesses are often necessary to prove each element of a plaintiff's or defendant's case following an automobile accident including liability, causation, and damages.
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.
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.
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.
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:
It is impossible to tell you how your case will take, but we can let you know what to expect. Some cases may be settled within a few months, while others could take years to resolve. It depends on many factors including the nature and severity of the injuries, whether liability is disputed, whether damages are disputed, and whether the at-fault driver's insurance company agrees to pay full compensation for your injuries, denies your claim, or delays payment. Below is an explanation of some of the stages of an auto accident case.
The auto accident lawyers at Axelrod & Associates, P.A. have seen a broad range of injuries that people have suffered because of car crashes.
Modern technology has made our cars safer and, at the same time, has become a leading cause of auto accidents by encouraging distracted driving. Advances in technology have also made it easier to identify the cause of a car crash and who was at fault.