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Personal Injury

Dec 12, 2016

Rear-end collision leads to $70K verdict

An attorney for a woman injured in a rear-end collision said that his client would have settled for $10,000 at mediation, but that the uninsured motorist insurance carrier wouldn’t budge. On Dec. 1, after a trial that lasted just over four hours from jury selection to verdict, the woman was awarded $70,000. According to Andrew […]

Jul 12, 2016

Shooting victim settles for $700K after $12M verdict

After winning a $12 million jury verdict for being shot and paralyzed during a fight outside a Myrtle Beach bar, a former construction worker has agreed to settle the case for $700,000. Richard Campbell and his attorneys argued that The Dog House Bar & Grill was to blame for his injuries because the club’s employees […]

Jul 6, 2016

$1.3M settlement for former sniper injured in bridge crash

A Charleston attorney leveraged a loss of consortium claim to recover the $1 million limit of an umbrella policy for a client who was injured in a traffic crash on the Don Holt Bridge over the Cooper River.

May 3, 2016

Day care hanging incident spurs $1M settlement

The mother of a little boy who was found hanging from a jump rope on a day care playground has agreed to drop a personal injury suit in exchange for a $1 million settlement. Natasha Brazzell alleged that her son, who was 3 at the time of the September 2013 incident, sustained a traumatic brain […]

Jun 10, 2015

Pedestrian hit by car receives $1M settlement

An octogenarian who was struck by a sport utility vehicle while vacationing on Seabrook Island has received a $1 million insurance settlement for his injuries, which included a fractured skull and brain damage.

May 21, 2015

Second settlement reached on behalf of severely beaten inmate

A health care agency that provides medical services to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a case involving a brutal jail beating that nearly killed a man in 2012. The April 21 settlement comes on the heels of a $750,000 settlement between Robert Sweeper III and Richland County […]

Nov 11, 2014

$897K verdict for military vet injured in crash

Columbia lawyer Robert Goings has a knack for winning big verdicts in seemingly small potatoes cases.

Nov 6, 2014

S.C. Supreme Court: Offset not a violation of collateral source rule

The state agency responsible for making good on the debts of insolvent insurance companies is entitled to offset some of what it owes to one resident injured in an auto accident, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Oct. 29. In a case of first impression, the court held unanimously that the South Carolina Property & Casualty […]

Oct 1, 2014

$2.1M verdict for worker with crushed foot

A Marlboro County jury has awarded $2.1 million to a man whose foot was crushed in an accident at the local Flakeboard plant.

Sep 23, 2014

Injured forklift operator settles for $150K plus lien waiver

A forklift operator who was injured by a falling pallet of tires at the Michelin plant in Lexington has received a $150,000 settlement along with a complete waiver of his $186,000 workers’ compensation lien.

Sep 15, 2014

Runaway wheel case settles for $600K

A man injured when the car he was driving hit a wheel that had fallen off a trailer on the interstate has settled his lawsuit against a trucking company and its owner for $600,000.

Jun 20, 2014

Arbitration – Contract – Nursing Home – Tort/Negligence – Wrongful Death – AAA Rules

Dean v. Heritage Healthcare of Ridgeway, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-060-14, 15 pp.) (Jean Hoefer Toal, Ch. J.) (Costa Pleicones, J., concurring in the result only without separate opinion) Appealed from Fairfield County Circuit Court (J. Ernest Kinard Jr., J.) S.C. S. Ct. Holding: In light of Allied-Bruce Terminix Cos. v. Dobson, 513 U.S. 265 […]

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