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  • 10 Signs of Concussions to Look for in Young Football Players

    | Aug 23, 2016

    We love football – but nothing is more important than the future, health and happiness of our children. Injuries have always been a part of football, and we Americans mostly accept this fact. In many cases, we view injuries as merely obstacles we must overcome in order to become stronger and tougher. When it comes to concussions – a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) – the common advice to "suck ...
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  • South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Statistics

    | Aug 18, 2016

    Recently, our firm put together an infographic breaking down South Carolina’s alarming motorcycle accident statistics. If you are a South Carolina driver, we remind you to please be diligent out on the road. Always watch out for motorcyclists, and never drive in a way that would endanger another person. While there of course is some inherent risk in operating a motorcycle, many accidents are the ...
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  • Honda Faces $70M Fine for Underreporting Injuries & Deaths

    | Aug 16, 2016

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has imposed a fine of $70 million on Honda, accusing the automaker of failing to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims tied to their vehicles to the federal government. They are also accused of failing to submit early warning reports to identify any actual or potential safety issues with their vehicles. Furthermore, the Administration ...
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  • South Carolina Car Accident FAQ: Will an Underinsured Motorist Claim Increase My Insurance Payments (Monthly Premium)?

    | Aug 11, 2016

    Generally, the cost of underinsured motorist protection should not rise just because you filed a claim, but the monthly cost for your insurance may still rise anyway, because of the way some insurance policies are written. What is UIM Insurance? Underinsured Motorist Protection (UIM) is insurance which pays you and others insured if you are involved in a car accident with an underinsured driver. ...
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  • New Bill Could Eliminate Copays for Naloxone Rescue Kits for Veterans

    | Aug 10, 2016

    Recently, United States Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jerry Morgan introduced S. 2772. Under this bill, veterans and their families are to receive education regarding the proper use of prescribed naloxone rescue kits. In addition, the bill seeks to eliminate copayments from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for these kits. What Are Naloxone Kits? Naloxone kits are used for a variety of reasons. ...
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  • Back to School: Bus Safety Tips for Your Child

    | Aug 9, 2016

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), riding in a school bus is the safest way for your child to travel to and from school. However, as with any form of transportation, there is still some risk involved. Children should be especially careful in the “danger zone” – the area 10 feet behind, in front, or on either side of the bus. Children should also respect the ...
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  • FREE Backpacks for Back to School with George Sink!

    | Aug 8, 2016

    Summer vacation is winding to a close, which means back to school season is just around the corner. To help your child get ready for the new school year, George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers will be giving away FREE backpacks! Beginning Monday, August 8, families can pick up a backpack between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, at any of the following office locations: Charleston (7011 ...
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  • Workers' Comp FAQs: Does Filing for Workers' Compensation Mean I Have To Sue My Employer?

    | Aug 5, 2016

    No. Contrary to popular belief, when an individual files for workers' compensation benefits, they often are NOT suing their employer. If you are injured on the job, after you give your employer timely notice, your employer is responsible for filing a claim with their insurance company for review by the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission. Even if your employer fails to file the claim ...
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  • VA Spends $20M on Art While Veterans Waited for Care

    | Aug 2, 2016

    While our nation’s brave veterans endured endless waits for needed care, the Department of Veteran Affairs spent $20 million on expensive artwork between 2004 and 2014. According to a new report by Open the Books, a nonprofit organization that that claims to be the world’s largest private database of government spending, the outrageous expenditures included $1 million allocated for the courtyard ...
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  • Two New Roundabouts to Appear in Anderson, South Carolina

    | Aug 1, 2016

    According to a news report published by WYFF 4, the South Carolina Department of Transportation has proposed that roundabouts replace two intersections in Anderson, South Carolina in order to improve the efficiency, operation, and safety of the intersections listed below: Concord Road and Harris Bridge Road Kings Road and Brown Road As of now, sources estimate that the total costs of the ...
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  • VA Must Reimburse Veterans for Emergency Care, Says U.S. Court of Appeals

    | Jul 27, 2016

    On Friday, April 8, 2016, a United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims’ panel comprised of three judges fought against a Department of Veterans Affairs’ regulation. According to the National Veterans Legal Services Program, the VA has relied on this regulation since 2009 in order to deny veterans reimbursement requests from those who have acquired emergency medical expenses outside the VA ...
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  • Artist, Surgeon & Crash Expert Create "Crash Proof" Human

    | Jul 26, 2016

    Ever wondered what a human would have to look like to survive a car crash? A trauma surgeon, an artist, and a crash expert teamed up to find out! Esquire recently released pictures of Graham, a bizarre specimen designed to be the ultimate “car crash-proof human.” Graham is the face of the Australian Transport Accident Commission’s new Toward Zero road-safety campaign, which seeks to create a ...
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  • Permanently Disabled People Will Soon Have Student Debts Forgiven

    | Jul 25, 2016

    The government will soon forgive the student loan debt of approximately 400,000 Americans with permanent disabilities. Plans were initially conceived four years ago to simplify the process that allowed permanently disabled individuals to use their Social Security designation to apply for a discharge of school debts. Now, the U.S. Education Department is working together with the Social Security ...
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  • New Law Requires Moped Registration & New Restrictions

    | Jul 21, 2016

    If you’re a moped rider, listen up: South Carolina legislators have recently passed a bill that will require mopeds to be registered and which places new restrictions on their use. A popular mode of transportation throughout the state, especially in crowded cities like Columbia, mopeds are everywhere – and unfortunately, accidents involving mopeds are not uncommon. In an effort to combat this ...
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  • Volkswagen Agrees to Pay $14.7B in Largest Settlement in a Consumer Class Action Claim

    | Jul 18, 2016

    Last Monday, Volkswagen agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle class-action claims arising from its emissions-cheating scandal. This large penalty approaches the $18.7 settlement that BP reached last year to resolve all federal, state and local claims against it. At the time, it was the largest civil settlement with any single entity in the U.S. Volkswagen’s settlement marks the largest ...
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