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If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, you probably have many questions. Below are the answers to many questions faced by accident victims in South Carolina. If you do not see the answer to your question, just call our office or email Shelly directly - [email protected].

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  • What should I do after my child was injured in someone else's pool?

    Pool accidents involving children can be very serious. One of the first things you should do is seek medical assistance. Then, take pictures of the surrounding area to preserve any evidence of negligence, such as a defective diving board or a broken ladder. Also, write down the names of any of anyone who may have witnessed the accident. Make sure that you keep any and all medical records related to the accident as well as the police report. These documents will be helpful when you speak with an experienced South Carolina pool accident lawyer, which should be the next step that you take. Throughout this process, you should not speak with an insurance company. Your personal injury attorney should handle speaking with the insurance company so that your rights are fully protected.

  • My child was in a school bus accident, do I need a lawyer?

    If your child is injured in a school bus accident, it is wise to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney for help in resolving your child's school bus accident claim. If the bus accident is serious or if there are school bus safety accident south carolinamultiple children injured in the accident, it is very important to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer to make sure your child's rights are protected.

    For more information about accidents involving children & minors, visit our article library!

  • Who is responsible if my child is involved in a school bus accident?

    If the school bus caused the accident, the liability insurance covering the school bus will be responsible for the medical bills, pain and suffering, and any other damages incurred by the school bus children or others injured by the school bus driver's negligence.

    If another vehicle caused the accident with the school bus, the other driver or the other driver's liability insurance will be responsible for paying damages caused by the driver's negligence in causing the school bus wreck.

  • What types of injuries can a child have from being in a school bus accident?

    A child who is involved in a school bus accident can suffer minor or fatal injuries, including:

    1)    Bruising;
    2)    Fractured or broken bones;
    3)    Head trauma or traumatic brain injury;
    4)    Internal organ injuries;
    5)    Paralysis;
    6)    Mental trauma;
    7)    And possibly death.

    The severity of the injuries is a direct result of the severity of the accident. While buses are generally safe for children, accidents and injuries do still happen.

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