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5 Ways to Prevent Your Guests from Drinking and Driving

Posted by Nicole Gendics on October 19th, 2016 in drunk drivers | No Comments

If you are hosting a Halloween party this season, you will want to be sure that you aren’t letting your guests drink too much alcohol and then drive home. Not only could you be held civilly liable, but you don’t want to live with the knowledge that your lack of actions had any part in the injury or death of someone else.

Keeping your guests from drinking and driving doesn’t meant that you have to stock your bar with soft drinks, it just means that you have to pay attention to what’s going on. Here are five great tips to help ensure that your guests make it home safely.

1. Skip the

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Choosing a Surgeon for an Elective Procedure

Posted by Nicole Gendics on October 17th, 2016 in medical malpractice | No Comments

mid-age-woman-with-correction-mark-for-plastic-surgeryWhether you have decided to have a cosmetic procedure or a weight loss surgery, you have the unique ability to take your time to pick the right surgeon. Unlike being forced to undergo an unplanned emergency surgery, choosing to undergo a procedure gives you the time to conduct a bit of research and make the decision that is best for you.

You have a lot of choices when it comes to surgeons and hospitals. You may have so many choices that you become overwhelmed. Don’t let the sheer number of options have you hurrying to “just pick one.” Even though your surgery is elective, it is still… Read More

Building a Haunted House with Safety in Mind

Posted by Nicole Gendics on October 14th, 2016 in safety tips | No Comments

Whether you are building a small haunted house in your basement for your children’s Halloween party or are building a Goliath for everyone in the surrounding area to enjoy, you’ve got to build it with safety in mind. Anyone working inside of your haunted house should be kept free from harm, and you should protect any visitors to the best of your ability. Here are steps you can take to make sure your haunt doesn’t end up costing you big money.

1. Fire Safety

If you are building a haunted area outdoors, you may be considering using fire as a feature. While this can certainly add to the… Read More

What is a Medical Malpractice Case Worth?

Posted by Nicole Gendics on October 12th, 2016 in medical malpractice | No Comments

doctors-performing-surgery-no-goreYou have read about multi-million dollar medical malpractice payouts in the news. Stories like this make it to the news not because they are typical, but because they are so rare. While many people sue for medical malpractice, very few receive awards that are hefty enough to draw much attention.

Knowing this leads many people to ask us what their case may be worth. While each situation is unique, there are common factors that help to determine the type of award someone will be granted.

1. Economic Damages

Economic damages are calculated with near-perfect accuracy. Economic damages are past and… Read More

Offering Aid to Victims of Hurricane Matthew

Posted by Nicole Gendics on October 10th, 2016 in Flood Injuries | No Comments

Hurricane Matthew made its way through the state, leaving devastation in its wake. Heavy rains dropped anywhere from eight to 20 inches of water in Virginia and North Carolina. In South Carolina, low-lying areas were flooded, streets were made impassable and trees were knocked down. Even the South Carolina vs. University of Georgia game was postponed.

Hurricane Matthew was responsible for the death of hundreds in the Caribbean and at least 20 people in the United States. More than 100 roads were impassable in and around Charleston, making it impossible to accurately assess the totality … Read More

Can I Sue if My Cosmetic Surgery is Botched?

Posted by Nicole Gendics on October 7th, 2016 in medical malpractice | No Comments

People choose to undergo cosmetic surgery for a number of reasons. Elective procedures are typically done to improve one’s appearance in some fashion. Unfortunately, complications can occur and mistakes can be made. When these things occur, it is the patient who suffers. Medical negligence isn’t reserved for life-saving procedures. Cosmetic surgeries have their share of risks.

Common Types of Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a type of reconstructive surgery that is an attempt to repair damage or defects, real or perceived, to the face and body. Cosmetic surgery is under… Read More

Are You Ready for Matthew?

Posted by Nicole Gendics on October 6th, 2016 in safety tips | No Comments

Hurricane Matthew is set to hit Florida in the coming days and residents are being advised to make sure they are prepared. The storm has already been blamed for the death of about 500 people in Haiti where it reached sustained winds of 145 mph and dumped more than 20 inches of rain in low-lying areas, with more expected. While the storm is expected to lose some strength by the time it hits the south-eastern edge of Florida, it will still have winds over 140 mph. Then, it’s projected to make its way up the East Coast. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has already ordered the evacuation of many… Read More

Dealing With an Injury at a Haunted House

Posted by Nicole Gendics on October 5th, 2016 in serious injuries | No Comments

Ah, Halloween. The time of ghosts and goblins. The smell of autumn is in the air, and haunted houses are opening across the country. When was the last time you visited a haunted house?

Imagine yourself turning a dark corner and bumping right into the monster of your nightmares. Walking down a hallway and coming face-to-face with a goblin. Open a door and you are met with nothing but darkness. Chances are that if you’ve been to a haunted house, you can picture these things in your mind vividly.

No matter what you picture in your mind when someone brings up haunted houses, it’s rare to imagineRead More

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by Nicole Gendics on October 3rd, 2016 in sexual assault | No Comments

Domestic Violence Awareness Month kicked off this past weekend and many organizations, including the National Network to End Domestic Violence, are calling for the public to do what they can to raise awareness for victims and their families.

When most people picture domestic violence, they imagine a man standing over a woman with his fists raised. In reality, domestic violence occurs in many different types of relationships and takes many different forms. Domestic violence does not only mean that someone is being hit with fists or kicked with feet. Domestic violence may mean that someone … Read More

Birth Defect Versus Birth Injury

Posted by Nicole Gendics on September 30th, 2016 in birth injuries | No Comments

When you are expecting a baby, you are also expecting that your delivery will go smoothly. You may be nervous about the process, but you are confident that your doctor will ensure that everything proceeds safely. Unfortunately, some babies are born with birth defects and others are injured during the birthing process. Understanding the difference between a defect and an injury can help you determine if you have a right to seek compensation.

Birth Defect

A birth defect is a genetic abnormality. It may also be caused by an issue with the mother’s health, an infection or environmental conditions.… Read More