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Category: Personal Injury

Do You Have to Replace Seatbelts After an Accident?

Posted in Personal Injury on October 31, 2023

Bent bumpers, broken glass, and crumpled hoods – obviously, these parts must be replaced following a car accident. But what about other, less obvious components that also undergo stress in a collision – namely, the seatbelt? Seatbelts are crucial safety devices, but can they continue to work as intended after a car crash that puts… read more

Motorcycle Lane Splitting vs. Lane Filtering: What’s the Difference?

Posted in Personal Injury on September 27, 2023

As smaller vehicles, motorcycles can do some things the larger vehicles they share the roads with can’t. Motorcyclists can execute certain special maneuvers, among them practices like lane splitting and lane filtering that could make it easier to keep moving when traffic is slow or stopped. Unfortunately, these maneuvers can also present a risk to… read more

Driving Rules for Golf Carts in South Carolina

Posted in Personal Injury on September 5, 2023

State law in South Carolina allows qualified drivers to operate golf carts on public roads and streets under certain circumstances and with limitations. Drivers must meet specific requirements to drive golf carts in public. Before you take your golf cart onto a public street or road, you should review the golf cart rules in SC…. read more

What Is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

Posted in Personal Injury on August 22, 2023

Birth injuries and birth defects can have devastating and lasting effects on newborns and their families. However, some conflate the two concepts and assume either gives rise to a medical malpractice claim. But birth injuries and birth defects are not the same. Critical differences between them can influence whether a family may have a valid… read more

Is Motorcycle Lane Splitting Legal in South Carolina?

Posted in Personal Injury on July 31, 2023

Riding between lanes of traffic on a motorcycle is called “lane splitting.” But is this practice legal in South Carolina, and if not, what are the implications for doing so – particularly if it ends in an accident? What Is Lane Splitting? Lane splitting is riding a motorcycle on top of lane divider lines or… read more

Who Is at Fault for a Car Accident at an Intersection?

Posted in Personal Injury on July 31, 2023

Navigating an intersection can be a complex and hazardous task. When mishandled, a collision can happen. When car accidents occur at intersections, the consequences can be painful, traumatic, and financially disastrous. When vehicles collide in an intersection accident, who’s at fault? Because answering this question involves a detailed analysis of traffic laws and accident reconstruction,… read more

Back-to-School Safety Tips

Posted in Personal Injury on July 19, 2023

While the new school year provides fresh opportunities to learn and grow, it can also present risks that parents, teachers, and students should be aware of, especially during the school commute. Here, the legal team at The Melonakos Law Firm shares some back-to-school safety tips for pedestrians, bus riders, bike riders, and motorists in the… read more

South Carolina Ranks Among the Worst States for Speed-Related Crash Deaths

Posted in Personal Injury,Rules Of The Road on July 17, 2023

A recent study found that South Carolina had the highest percentage of speed-related traffic fatalities in the United States in one recent year. Moreover, speed-related deaths in South Carolina have increased by 11 percent over the past decade. Understanding the factors contributing to these accidents is essential for staying safe on South Carolina roads. The… read more

How Much Will a Car Accident Lawyer Cost You?

Posted in Personal Injury on June 8, 2023

If you need a car accident attorney, you may be concerned about the potential cost. However, understanding the costs and the value a lawyer brings to a car accident case can alleviate your concerns. Let’s explore how much a car accident lawyer may cost you and why the right representation could significantly affect the outcome… read more

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