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Personal Injury

Jun 6, 2018

Lawsuits settled after South Carolina boating crash deaths

COLUMBIA (AP) Two lawsuits have been settled after a crash on a South Carolina lake that killed two men last year. David Bruce Dyer was driving a powerboat on Lake Murray northwest of Columbia when it ran crashed into a bass boat April 21, 2017. The crash killed 37-year-old Danny Phillips and 28-year-old Shawn Lanier […]

May 2, 2018

Fall from golf cart leads to $435K settlement

  A man who visited a Ford dealership looking for a truck but left with two broken kneecaps has settled his personal injury lawsuit for $435,000, his attorney has reported. According to an attorney for Randall Williamson, Thomas “Field” Dunaway of the Dunaway Law Firm in Anderson, Williamson, his wife, and his son went to […]

Mar 21, 2018

City of Rock Hill agrees to pay $750K

  According to her attorney, Randi Sisk was severely injured when she collided with a city sanitation truck that attempted to pass her moped in a no-passing zone. The Aug. 8, 2013, crash led to the amputation of one of Sisk’s legs, said James F. Thompson of Spartanburg. Sisk reached a $750,000 mediated settlement with […]

Mar 14, 2018

$1.25M jury verdict for man hurt when tree fell on his truck

  A jury in Dorchester County has awarded $1.25 million to a man who was hurt when a dead tree fell onto the bed of his pickup truck while he was stopped at a traffic light. The impact blew out the truck’s shocks and springs and lifted the front wheels off the ground, according to […]

Mar 6, 2018

Downed drink display leads to $587K settlement

  A woman who says her back was severely injured when a drink display fell on top of her inside a North Charleston store has agreed to settle her case for $587,500, her attorneys report. According to Dolly Droze, she was shopping at Family Dollar when she bent over to pick up an item and […]

Nov 15, 2017

$6M verdict for road worker crushed under truck

A jury in Charleston has awarded $6 million to a former South Carolina Department of Transportation employee whose lower body was crushed beneath the weight of a pickup loaded with concrete. Carl McNeill, a safety and quality control inspector for the DOT, was examining pothole repair work when a contractor’s Ford F450 pickup slowly rolled […]

Nov 7, 2017

Injured worker gets $4.25M settlement

A worker injured when he was struck by a falling heat pump reached a $4.25 million settlement the Friday before his trial was set to begin, his attorneys have reported. In July 2013, according to William Applegate IV of Yarborough Applegate in Charleston, Rene Cardoso reported to a downtown Charleston construction site, where he had […]

Oct 19, 2017

Admiralty – Tort/Negligence – Personal Injury – Anchor Line – Transverse Myelitis — Foreseeability

Harrison v. Newman (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-168-17, 9 pp.) (Richard Mark Gergel, J.) 2:16-cv-02919; D.S.C. Holding: Even if the windlass on defendant’s boat was an open and obvious danger, plaintiff does not allege a failure to warn; instead, plaintiff argues that defendant was negligent in activating the windlass while plaintiff was holding the anchor line […]

Oct 18, 2017

Trucker’s questionable log book at center of $800K settlement

Three people who were injured in a collision with a semitrailer in Horry County have agreed to drop a lawsuit against the trucker and a trucking company in exchange for a $800,000 settlement, according to their attorneys. Dixie Ray, a nurse, was returning to her home with her daughter and son-in-law in June 2015, when […]

Jun 15, 2017

Bumpy banana boat ride settles for $950K

A grandmother who was injured while riding a banana boat in a coastal South Carolina city has received a $950,000 settlement, according to her attorney. The 61-year-old woman sustained a spine compression fracture during a “rough ride” on the banana boat, a large yellow raft towed behind a jet ski, said her attorney, Scott Bluestein […]

May 3, 2017

Fender bender outside eatery settles for $475K

A minor crash involving two drivers leaving a popular fast food restaurant in Sumter has resulted in a $475,000 settlement. Patricia McDuffie had just left Cook Out and was stopped in the median, waiting to merge into traffic on Broad Street, when another customer leaving the burger joint crashed into the back of her car, […]

Feb 2, 2017

Fender bender nets $475K settlement

A 64-year-old man injured when his vehicle was struck by a Domino’s delivery guy settled his negligence case for $475,000, his attorney reports, despite plenty of potential strong defenses. According to one of the plaintiff’s attorneys, Tom Milligan of Milligan & Pogue in Mount Pleasant, it wasn’t the facts that doomed the defendants’ case, but […]

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