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Why You Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Posted by Nicole Gendics on September 30th, 2015 in medical malpractice | No Comments

Medical malpractice is a serious situation that requires justice. Victims of misdiagnoses, surgical errors, birth injuries, anesthesia mistakes, medication mistakes, and more deserve compensation for the injuries they have sustained. Without the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney, these victims may never receive the justice they seek. Medical malpractice negligence must be proven, and it takes a knowledgeable team to make that happen.

Proving Negligence

In order to win your medical malpractice case, you must prove that your medical providers were negligent. An … Read More

School Bus Involved in Hit and Run

Posted by Mary Lightman on September 29th, 2015 in auto accident, In The News | No Comments

downloadParents of one school district have a lot to be thankful for after one person has been arrested after having hit a school bus and then fleeing the scene of the accident in Lancaster County.

According to officials, the accident happened just before 6:00 a.m. on Grace Avenue when a red Ford Mustang rear-ended the bus and then drove away from the scene. No children were on board the bus at the time of the accident and the driver was also uninjured in the crash.

The Mustang was later spotted in a nearby neighborhood, its airbags deployed. A neighbor called the location of the vehicle in to authorities where… Read More

Bus Plunges Off Overpass

Posted by Mary Lightman on September 28th, 2015 in auto accident, In The News | No Comments

school-bus-stopA crash involving a school bus has left two children dead and three additional people hurt after the bus plunged from overpass in Houston, Texas.

Authorities say that the school bus from the was struck by a car being driven by a teacher and were being transported to Furr High School. The car struck the driver’s side of the bus after having swerved to avoid another vehicle. Once struck, the Houston Independent School District bus struck a guardrail and plunged from the overpass to the roadway below.

The victims have been identified as Mariya Alyss Johnson, 17, who died at the scene of the crash, and… Read More

Medical Malpractice Among Nurses

Posted by Nicole Gendics on September 23rd, 2015 in medical malpractice | No Comments

Medical malpractice is often associated with doctors. In the minds of the general public, surgeons and physicians are the ones who most often make errors. The truth of the matter is this: Medical malpractice is just as serious an issue among nurses. Studies have shown that medical malpractice is on the rise in the nursing profession, and every nurse should understand the elements involved in a successful suit.

  1. Duty

As a nurse, duty is what you are expected to provide to the patient. Your job must be performed correctly, your techniques must be correct, and the environment must be safe. Timely treatment… Read More

Driver Blames Sun in Police Vehicle Crash

Posted by Mary Lightman on September 17th, 2015 in auto accident, In The News | No Comments

images (14)A van has collided with two police vehicles that were responding to another accident.

According to Easley Police Chief, Chief Tim Tollison, the incident happened on Tuesday morning on Olive Street. One officer was outside his police cruiser directing traffic around the scene of the accident and a second officer was sitting inside another police cruiser doing the paperwork on his onboard computer.

The police vehicle with the officer inside was struck by a Mercury van. The van approached the scene traveling at an estimated 40 – 45 miles per hour and showed no signs of slowing. The van pushed… Read More

Workers Comp Versus Disability Benefits

Posted by Nicole Gendics on September 16th, 2015 in workers compensation | No Comments

People who are injured often wonder whether there is a difference in workers’ comp benefits and disability benefits. The answer is a simple one: Yes. These two types of disability benefits are not synonymous and are, in fact, quite independent from one another.

When you are injured at work, you are entitled to receive workers’ comp as an alternative to suing your employer in court. When you are awarded this type of benefit, you are being paid through your employer’s insurance company because your employer could have been held potentially liable for your injury. On the other hand, disability… Read More

Suspect Arrested in Moped Hit and Run Case

Posted by Mary Lightman on September 15th, 2015 in auto accident, In The News | No Comments

images (13)Authorities have arrested a North Carolinian in connection with a fatal hit and run accident involving a moped that happened in Surfside Beach on June 11.

According to deputy coroner, Michelle McSpadden, the victim in the fatal accident has been identified as Billie Ann Waylon, 63, of Myrtle Beach. Waylon was killed and pronounced dead at the scene in a hit-and-run crash that occurred at approximately 10:40 P.M. Thursday, June 11.

Police investigators were diligent in the investigation after they were informed that a black SUV had fled the scene of the fatal accident and had headed northbound… Read More

Child Struck and Killed while Crossing Street

Posted by Mary Lightman on September 10th, 2015 in child accidents, In The News, wrongful or accidental death | No Comments

download (19)An accident outside an area elementary school claimed the life of an 8-year-old girl in Pageland on Tuesday morning

According to police the accident happened just after 9:30 a.m. outside Pageland Elementary School. The school is located on W McGregor Street. At the time of the accident, the parents were enrolling the children at school when the 8-year-old, identified as Nelly Alexandvia Herrera, was sent to the vehicle in order to grab additional documents needed for enrollment.

While Nelly was on the errand and was attempting to cross the street, she was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Nelly… Read More

Man Struck and Killed in Police Chase

Posted by Mary Lightman on September 8th, 2015 in In The News | No Comments

images (4)A man that was struck and killed by a suspect during a police chase has been identified by the Charleston County Coroner.

The victim has been identified as Dana Hughes, of North Charleston.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the hit-and-run incident happened near Remount Road and North Rhett Avenue on Thursday night in Hanahan at approximately 11:20 p.m. when a driver failed to signal a turn. The driver failed to stop for blue lights and a chase ensued from Hanahan into North Charleston.

The suspect vehicle, being driven by Sidney Lamar Foy, fatally struck a male pedestrian near… Read More

Seantyel Hardy Awarded $1,000 Visionary Scholarship

Posted by Gary Christmas on September 8th, 2015 in Firm News, Howell & Christmas | No Comments
H&C Scholarship Winner

This month, Seantyel Hardy has been selected to receive the Howell and Christmas $1,000 Visionary Scholarship. The firm introduced the scholarship to assist law school students with reaching their educational goals. The win comes as a result of her winning essay on the impact of the United States Constitution on the everyday lives of Americans.
Hardy, who graduated from the University of Florida with a major in journalism, served as a student government senator. Her studies placed an emphasis of the First Amendment freedoms of speech and the press. She recalled an exercise in which the College… Read More