Could Rock Slide Fences Prevent Derailments?

Transportation officials are trying to determine whether or not special fences that are used to protect railroad tracks from rock slides in some parts of the country might also be used in Vermont. The Amtrak train known as The Vermonter had been carrying 98 passengers and four crew members when it hit rocks that had…

Am I Considered An Employee? South Carolina Workers Compensation

As a Charleston workers compensation lawyer who has been practicing for nearly twenty years, the key law that defines what an “employee” is in South Carolina is S.C. Code Ann. §42-1-130. Under the Act “[t]he term “employee” means every person engaged in employment under any appointment, contract or hire, or apprenticeship, expressed or implied, oral or written, including…

Congratulations To Attorney Reese Stidham

Congratulations to Attorney Reese Stidham. We are pleased to announce that Reese has graduated from South Carolina Bar’s 2015 Leadership Academy. This highly selective program is designed to equip young lawyers with skills necessary to take positions of leadership within their communities. The academy also provides networking opportunities, community awareness, and professionalism training to the selected…

Concrete Slab Falls, Kills Family

An accident in Washington State has killed a young couple and their infant son after a large concrete slab from a highway overpass fell onto their vehicle. According to officials, Josh and Vanessa and 6-month old Hudson Ellis were killed as they drove underneath the overpass in Bonney Lake where construction crews were installing a sidewalk…

Downtown Charleston Bike Accident Solidifies Reason To Step Up Bike Law Enforcement

At the busy downtown intersection of Calhoun and King Streets a bicyclist was struck by an S.U.V. breaking the rider’s pelvis. Breaking a pelvis can be a severe injury because of the potential damage to surrounding tissues, arteries, nerves, and veins. According to the police report, the collision occurred in the early evening and was…

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