Distracted Driving Risks Change, But Charleston Collisions Remain Likely

Most motorists know how unsafe it is to drive while distracted. Despite this knowledge, however, motorists throughout Charleston and surrounding areas still engage in distracted driving behaviors.  In fact, one recent study shows that there has been a steady increase over the past six years in some of the riskiest behaviors behind the wheel. Anyone…

Distracted Trucker Causes Fatal Accident

Charleston accident attorneys at Howell and Christmas are concerned about the growing issue of distracted driving. The use of cell phones and other hand-held devices while driving can often cause serious, and sometimes even fatal, automobile accidents. Just recently, a trucker negligently caused the death of a woman by talking on his cell phone while…

Doctor Drug Abuse Can Lead To Medical Malpractice Claims

When a doctor or care provider offers substandard care, the consequences can be serious for patients.  Patients could die from the doctor errors, or could face a worse prognosis due to medical mistakes than if they had received proper treatment. Medical negligence can occur for many different reasons.  In some cases, however, the mistakes happen…

Does The Good Samaritan Rule Apply To Medical Malpractice?

In most states, people are not obligated to come to the aid of someone who is in trouble or experiencing an emergency. For example, if you pass an accident on the highway, you are under no legal obligation to stop and offer assistance. If you decide to stop, you are held liable for your actions…

Dog Attack Leads To Amputation

A North Charleston woman has lost her arm after her husband’s pit bull attacked her last weekend. Mahmoud Rizk, 30, says he raised his dog, Tiger from a puppy and has had the dog for three years. Tiger was euthanized Monday by the Charleston Animal Society after Rizk voluntarily surrendered him. It is believed that…

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