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South Carolina Dog Bite Law

Under South Carolina dog bite law, dog owners are usually responsible if their dog bites or attacks someone.  Dog owners are liable even if the dog does not have a history of prior attacks.  If a dog bites or attacks a person who is in a public place or is lawfully in a private place (including the property of the dog owner, if there with the owner’s express or implied permission), the dog owner is liable for the damages suffered. There is an exception to this rule if the person bitten provoked or harassed the dog. Dog bite victims are entitled to recover for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring, permanent injury, inability to participate in normal activities, and other damages. If the dog owner has homeowner’s insurance, the homeowner’s insurance will likely cover the dog owner’s liability for these damages. In some cases, a landlord can…
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Can I Sue the Government for Causing My Injury?

Call Our Columbia Injury Lawyers to Learn More Did you slip and fall on a poorly maintained sidewalk outside a government building, such as a post office? Were you injured in an auto accident involving a city bus or other government vehicle? If so, you deserve compensation just like any other injury victim. The government is not immune to injury lawsuits from citizens and can be held liable for damages caused by its employees. You may be entitled to file an injury claim against the city, state or federal government, but the process is often more complex and different from other types of injury claims. When I Can Sue the Government for an Injury? The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) permits the government to provide compensation for property loss, injury and wrongful death caused by the negligent actions of government employee acting on behalf of the government. This can allow…
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Why Was South Carolina Ranked Among the Nation’s Worst in Emergency Health Care?

Our Columbia Injury Attorneys Examine the Problems In terms of access to health care, public health and disaster preparedness, South Carolina now ranks among the worst states in the country. According to the report by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), South Carolina had failing grades in many aspects of emergency care. The state received a grade of D+ and overall has worsened since the last time the study was conducted. Many people may be at risk for severe injury or medical malpractice in these conditions. Why did South Carolina Rank Poorly in Emergency Health Care? South Carolina received failing grades in three areas: Access to Emergency Care – The report states that numerous factors limit patient access to emergency care. Nearly one in five adults in South Carolina is uninsured, and almost 20 percent of children are underinsured. Additionally, very few physicians in the state accept Medicaid. Disaster…
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