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Author: Michael Melonakos

What Is Safer to Drive, a Car or a Motorcycle?

Posted in Personal Injury on April 19, 2023

Given that cars are involved in more accidents than motorcycles, you might conclude that motorcycles are safer than cars. However, that is not necessarily the case, as motorcycles also make up a far smaller portion of the overall vehicles on the road. Moreover, the injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can be much more severe,… read more

Ways to Help Support Someone Recovering from a Serious Injury

Posted in Personal Injury on April 18, 2023

When someone you love gets severely injured in an accident, it can be heartbreaking to watch them suffer. While you cannot take their pain away, there are several things you can do to support them through this challenging time. Offer Emotional Support Recovering from a serious accident can be physically and emotionally draining. While you… read more

NHTSA Releases Early Data on 2022 Traffic Accident Deaths

Posted in Interesting Articles on March 31, 2023

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its early estimate of motor vehicle traffic deaths for the first nine months of 2022. The preliminary data indicate several changes from the previous year, including a decrease in the rate of accident fatalities but an increase in pedestrian, cyclist, and motorcyclist deaths. Decrease in Vehicle… read more

What to Do When Losing Control of a Car

Posted in Personal Injury on February 20, 2023

Drivers must remain cautious and alert while behind the wheel to avoid losing control of the vehicle. The consequences can be devastating if a driver fails to maintain control of their vehicle. Recently, a 31-year-old man was killed in a crash in Greenville County after his car went off the side of the road before… read more

Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim

Posted in Interesting Articles on February 20, 2023

It is essential to understand the elements of a wrongful death case to establish liability and prove you are entitled to compensation after losing a loved one. Pursuing an insurance claim or wrongful death lawsuit requires specific steps. If you cannot prove someone else is at fault for your family member’s death, recovering financial compensation… read more

Top Risky Driving Behaviors on the Rise

Posted in Personal Injury on February 16, 2023

A recent survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that drivers are engaging in risky driving behaviors more frequently, even though most motorists recognize the dangers that these behaviors pose. This article examines the study in detail and explains what you can do to stay safe behind the wheel. Leading Dangerous Driving… read more

ATV Riding Safety Tips

Posted in Personal Injury on January 19, 2023

A South Carolina family is mourning the loss of their 12-year-old boy, who died from multiple traumatic injuries caused by a recent ATV accident in Anderson County. According to local news reports, the boy was a passenger on an ATV that drove through an intersection on Old Lowndesville Highway and hit a pickup truck, injuring… read more

What Are the Three Types of Driving Distractions?

Posted in Personal Injury on January 19, 2023

Did you know that distracted drivers kill nine people every day in the United States on average? That’s according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which categorizes driving distractions into three types. This article will describe the three types of driving distractions and provide examples of distractions that cause car accidents and injuries… read more

Six Tips for Driving Safely This Holiday Season

Posted in Personal Injury on December 20, 2022

The holidays are a popular time for travel, and countless Americans are planning to hit the road this holiday season to reunite with friends and family or celebrate away from home. If you’re thinking of road-tripping this year, The Melonakos Law Firm wants you to keep these six safe-driving tips in mind this holiday season…. read more


Posted in Interesting Articles on April 30, 2020

Life already feels upended after an accident. It can sometimes seem impossible to imagine eventually getting back to work, family and your social life as you recover from injuries. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic and our stay at home order, a return to normal may seem even more distant. In our home, it’s been quite… read more