Fracking Claims Another Life

With several days of extreme cold in a row, one of the high pressure lines at a fracking well in Colorado had froze. Three men were attempting to heat the line to free up the flow of liquid.  At some point, something went very wrong and the line ruptured. One man was struck by either…

Future Of Wrongful Death Lawsuit Uncertain After Narrow Court Of Appeals Decision

Your Charleston personal injury attorneys at Howell and Christmas found an interesting wrongful death case that alleges police owed a duty to protect the decedent’s safety after his arrest and release from police custody. The polarizing lawsuit has made its way to the District Court of Appeals in Florida and raises questions about strict adherence…

Greenville Man Sentenced In Connection With Fatal, Single-Vehicle Drunk Driving Accident

Today your Charleston negligence attorney took note of an article coming from the South Carolina Upstate in which a Greenville man was sentenced after pleading guilty to felony driving under the influence in connection to a fatal car accident. The accident occurred back in January 2011 when the 34-year-old man drove his wife’s SUV off…

Hit-And-Run Accident Near State Capital

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a Columbia man suspected of leaving the scene of a fatal car accident has turned himself in, three days after the hit-and-run. The man driving struck a female pedestrian late on a Saturday night. The collision resulted in the wrongful death of the 53-year-old woman.The man was arrested…

Howell And Christmas Follow Up On Highway Defects Post

Back in January, Charleston workers’ compensation lawyers posted a three part series of posts that reported on an unfortunate accident that resulted in the death of Goose Creek woman. The original entries can be found at the end of this post. As a quick refresher, the basic facts of the incident are as follows. In…

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