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Wrongful Death and Survival Claims in South Carolina

Wrongful Death and Survival Claims in South Carolina | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
As injury attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina, we’ve helped families who’ve lost a loved on in an accident. In South Carolina, there are two separate legal claims that can be brought when someone dies in an accident. The first type of claim, a wrongful death action, compensates the survivors and beneficiaries of a deceased for their loss. The second type of claim, a survival action, is a legal claim that “survives” the person’s death to allow for recovery for injuries to the deceased. In this article, our injury lawyers in Charleston explain both wrongful death claims and survival actions including how such claims are filed and the types of damages that can be recovered.
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FREE eBook on Motorcycle Laws in South Carolina

FREE eBook on Motorcycle Laws in South Carolina | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
"Motorcycle Laws in South Carolina" is the #1 eBook for motorcyclists in South Carolina. This eBook is FREE on the iTunes® Bookstore or as a PDF.
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How to Deal With a Difficult Judge

How to Deal With a Difficult Judge | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
This article examines the types of difficulties both lawyers and their clients face before certain judges and suggestions on how to best deal with them.
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Futeral & Nelson, LLC - Charleston Lawyers for Family Law, Criminal Defense & Personal Injury on Vimeo

At Futeral & Nelson, LLC, we're Charleston lawyers with over 30 years of combined experience with family law, criminal defense, and personal injury claims. Remember…
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Should Lawyers Advertise Settlements and Verdicts?

Should Lawyers Advertise Settlements and Verdicts? | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
Should lawyers in SC and elsewhere advertise their settlements and verdicts and is there a risk to clients of breaching confidential settlement agreements?
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This article takes a close look at whether lawyers should be allowed to advertise verdicts and settlements. Should lawyers be allowed to market this way, or is there a potential for the public to be mislead and their expectations set too high? Also, do these ads run the risk of undermining confidential settlement agreements? 

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Police Brutality ▪ Charleston Personal Injury Attorneys

Police Brutality ▪ Charleston Personal Injury Attorneys | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
As personal injury lawyers in Charleston, SC, we deal with instances were police officers unlawfully using excessive or deadly force. Call 843-284-5500.
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As personal injury lawyers and criminal defense attorneys in Charleston, SC, we respect law enforcement. Law enforcement is a dangerous and low-paying job and it is oftentimes a thankless one. Officers in the field must make quick judgment calls, based on their training, to respond to endless life-threatening scenarios to protect themselves, the public, and the civil and criminal rights of any suspect. Plus, many suspects fight back and some even kill officers in the line of duty. However, there are instances were law enforcement officers may take matters too far by unlawfully using excessive or deadly force. In this broadcast of Legally Speaking, we cover issues of police brutality both from the view of criminal defense and from personal injury claims against law enforcement.

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The McDonald's Hot Coffee Case ▪ Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers

The McDonald's Hot Coffee Case ▪ Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
Charleston injury lawyer Stephan Futeral and guests discuss the 20-year-old McDonald's Hot Coffee Case and it's current impact on personal injury cases.
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Twenty years later, and the general public still considers the McDonald's hot coffee case as a frivolous lawsuit. Ask anyone (who isn't a lawyer), and they'll tell you that the case involved a woman who dumped hot coffee in her lap, sued, and received millions of dollars. The common misconception about this lawsuit is that it was frivolous because the only issue in the case was that the plaintiff spilled coffee in her own lap. However, the more you know the facts of this case then the more you realize the true issue in the case. 

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Legally Speaking - Charleston Personal Injury Attorneys

Legally Speaking - Charleston Personal Injury Attorneys | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
Join Charleston personal injury attorney Stephan Futeral for a weekly live broadcast of "Legally Speaking," a live Google Plus Hangout on Air.
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The 5 Most Important Lessons I've Learned as a Charleston Lawyer

The 5 Most Important Lessons I've Learned as a Charleston Lawyer | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
Age is a high price to pay for wisdom, but it’s worth the cost. As a lawyer in Charleston, these are the 5 lessons I’ve learned about being successful.
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I've been a lawyer for over 20 years. That means I've spent nearly half of my life helping some truly remarkable people and dealing with legal circumstances that range from life's greatest tragedies to situations that transcend absurdity. Surely I've learned a few lessons along the way, right? For what it is worth, I've distilled all of those years into 5 simple, yet important, lessons that life has taught me. I hope these help you too.

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If Don't Want the Court to Punish You, Don’t Play Games in Discovery!

If Don't Want the Court to Punish You, Don’t Play Games in Discovery! | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
Discovery in civil or family court is the exchange of information between the parties before trial. If you don't cooperate, here's what can happen to you.
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Liability for Hosting a Party - Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers

Liability for Hosting a Party - Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
Hosting a party this holiday season? Consider these things to avoid legal liability - by the Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers of Futeral & Nelson.
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Personal Injury “Mills” - Grinding Down the Meaning of Justice

Personal Injury “Mills” - Grinding Down the Meaning of Justice | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
The Charleston lawyers of Futeral & Nelson discuss how personal injury settlement mills may be putting case quantities and profits ahead of quality legal representation.
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If You're Going to Court in South Carolina - Charleston, SC Trial Lawyers

If You're Going to Court in South Carolina - Charleston, SC Trial Lawyers | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
The Charleston, SC trial attorneys of Futeral & Nelson explain what you need to do to be prepared to go to family, civil, or criminal court .
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FREE eBook on Animal Laws in South Carolina

FREE eBook on Animal Laws in South Carolina | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
"Animal Law in South Carolina" is the ONLY book for pet and animal owners in South Carolina. This eBook is FREE on the iTunes® Bookstore or as a PDF.
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For animal lovers out there, we've published a new, FREE eBook on Animal Laws in South Carolina. Download it today from the iTunes bookstore or as a PDF. This book covers everything from claims for damages to pets, veterinary malpractice, vicious and dangerous animal laws, laws against animal cruelty, service animals, estate planning for pets, dog bite claims, and much more. Special thanks to Kim Kelly, South Carolina's Director for the Humane Society of the United States, for her assistance with and input on the book.

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South Carolina Golf Cart Laws

South Carolina Golf Cart Laws | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
This article describes South Carolina's golf cart laws such as who can drive, where and when you can drive, and registration and insurance requirements.
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There are specific laws pertaining to golf carts in South Carolina. If you own a golf cart or thinking about getting one, this article will help you to be familiar with South Carolina’s laws concerning golf carts, how to avoid criminal or civil liability for operating one improperly, and some facts regarding golf cart injuries.

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Legal Claims for Injuries to Your Pets in South Carolina

Legal Claims for Injuries to Your Pets in South Carolina | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
This article explains South Carolina laws covering claims for veterinary malpractice or about other claims for injuries caused by others to pets.
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As lawyers in Charleston, SC who handle personal injury, clients have asked us about claims of veterinary malpractice or about other claims for injuries caused by others to pets. This article covers how South Carolina law treats these types of claims and whether you can seek recovery for the emotional damages for the loss of your pets. 

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False Arrest & False Imprisonment in South Carolina

False Arrest & False Imprisonment in South Carolina | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
In South Carolina, if you're falsely accused of shoplifting, you may have for false arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and defamation.
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Imagine you're shopping in Wal-Mart, you buy a bag of Doritos and a Coke, and security guards stop you in front of other customers, accuse you of shoplifting, search you, and make you wait in a locked room until the police arrive. Now imagine you've deposited money in a bank but when you leave the bank, you're tackled to the ground by a swarm of police officers pointing shotguns and assault rifles at your head because the bank called 911 and reported a robbery. These are (real life) examples of false arrest and false imprisonment cases we've handled in South Carolina.

 

We've written this article to educated consumers and shoppers in South Carolina about their rights concerning false arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution.

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South Carolina's Motorcycle Laws

South Carolina's Motorcycle Laws | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
Our Charleston motorcycle accident attorneys explain South Carolina's motorcycle laws by answering frequently asked questions.
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Tort Reform Explained by Our Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers

Tort Reform Explained by Our Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Charleston explain how tort reform is stripping away rights to civil justice for accidents and injuries in South Carolina.
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Tort law serves two important and legitimate purposes. First, tort law compensates victims for the harm caused by another person. In other words, it places the cost of the harm where it should be, on the harm-doer. Second, the threat of liability serves to deter future accidents.

 

Tort reform are changes to our civil just system that reduce everyone's rights in any lawsuit for personal injury such as auto accidents, medical malpractice, and products liability cases. These limitations on damages and other restrictions on plaintiff's rights reduce corporate accountability.

 

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Why Should You Hire a Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer?

Why Should You Hire a Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer? | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
If you've been injured in an auto accident in Charleston, South Carolina, then why should you hire a personal injury lawyer? Here are several reasons why.
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Over the years, we have helped some folks understand how to handle a small fender-bender themselves without hiring a lawyer. But in many cases, especially when the injuries are severe or there are issues concerning insurance coverage, it makes sense to hire a professional to help you through the process from negotiation to trial if need be. 

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Legally Speaking - Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers

Legally Speaking - Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
Join Charleston personal injury lawyer Stephan Futeral for a weekly live broadcast of "Legally Speaking," a live Google Plus Hangout on Air.
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Legally Speaking - Air Date January 20, 2014

Legally Speaking - Air Date January 20, 2014 | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
“Legally Speaking” with Stephan Futeral & Tina Willis Join Charleston personal injury lawyer Stephan Futeral and his co-host, Orlando personal injury attorney Tina Willis, for a regular live broadcast of “Legally Speaking,” a live Google Plus...
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In this broadcast of Legally Speaking, Tina’s and Stephan’s featured guest is Kimberly Bishop of the Bishop Law Firm, a social security and disability lawyer in North Carolina. In this broadcast, Kim talks about the types of benefits available for the disabled, dealing with and appealing from a denial of disability benefits, how a disability lawyer earns their fees, the process for applying for disabilities benefits, the struggles the disabled face when awaiting approval from the government for disability benefits, how disabilities lawyers are paid for their services, and other aspects of disabilities law. 

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Drunk Drivers and Car Accidents in Charleston, South Carolina

Drunk Drivers and Car Accidents in Charleston, South Carolina | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it

As both personal injury and DUI defense lawyers in Charleston, we have a lot of experience regarding both auto accidents and drunk drivers. A car accident involving a drunk driver is very different from a standard auto accident case. This article explains some of the legal issues involved in an accident with a drunk driving including "dram shop" liability for bars that served alcohol to the driver. 

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“Being Right” vs. “Doing What’s Right” in Settlement Negotiations

“Being Right” vs. “Doing What’s Right” in Settlement Negotiations | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
As a lawyer and a mediator in Charleston, SC for 20 years, it's my experience that most cases settle before without a trial. Here's why some don't.
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Pedestrian Safety - Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers

Pedestrian Safety - Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers | Scoop.it
The Charleston personal injury lawyers of Futeral & Nelson, LLC discuss the "rules of the road" for pedestrians and tips for avoiding accidents.
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