The Dangers of Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars are all the rage these days, but many are unaware of the risks and liabilities that come with this futuristic feature. Self-driving technology is designed for safety and convenience, but it’s not always foolproof. With technology advancing more and more every day, it’s important to know who is liable when these high-tech features … Continued

Is it OK to Leave the Scene of a Car Accident Even If No One Was Injured?

Even minor car accidents can be a major inconvenience. It may be tempting to leave scene of car accident if there appears to be no injuries involved, you should not. It is important to remain in place until the authorities arrive. Hoffman Law Firm explains.  Read on to learn more. Why You Should NEVER Leave … Continued

Intersection Etiquette: What to Do When Traffic Lights Go Out

If a traffic light is broken, what should a driver do? A malfunctioning traffic light can wreak havoc on daily commuters just trying to get home. Traffic light outages can be due to inclement weather, a car accident, or a mechanical malfunction. In the event that you approach a traffic light that is out, it’s … Continued

Hydroplaning Car Accident: Who Is at Fault?

Inclement weather conditions can make driving a challenge. From heavy rain to icy roadways, the forecast can have a serious impact on travel. In fact, 70% of weather-related wrecks, such as hydroplaning car accidents, occur on wet pavement. Read on to learn more, and if you have been involved in a hydroplaning car accident, contact … Continued

Road Rage and Car Accidents: The Danger of Anger

Road rage has affected nearly every driver – sometimes expressed by a frustrated horn honk, tailgating, or deliberate brake checking. While it may seem harmless, allowing anger to impact your driving can have deadly impacts, especially when aggression leads you to take risks you normally wouldn’t.  Here at Hoffman Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers … Continued

Sleep Deprivation and Driving: A Dangerous Combination

It is no secret that your sleeping habits impact your waking hours, affecting your productivity, mood, and concentration. Getting an adequate amount of shut-eye not only ensures you wake feeling refreshed, but reduces your risk of an auto accident when you get behind the wheel. Studies show that driving while tired can be incredibly dangerous. … Continued

Are Driver Assistance Technologies Preventing Car Accidents? 

Vehicle technology has improved significantly in the last decade, with a suite of innovative features now standard on most models. While people once solely relied on seatbelts and airbags to keep them safe, today’s drivers have access to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). However, is the technology preventing car accidents? – Let’s examine! Is New Auto … Continued

South Carolina Is Highly Unsafe For Pedestrians

Walking is not only a healthy form of exercise, but a great way to reach your destination. Here in South Carolina, though, the risk may not be worth the reward. Recent research by Smart Growth America shows that our state ranks as the nation’s third deadliest for pedestrians, with about 800 deaths reported between 2016 … Continued

Tailgating: A Dangerous Driving Tactic

Aggressive driving puts everyone on the road at risk. It causes many auto accidents each year – and while completely preventable, aggressive driving can have fatal impacts. South Carolina, in particular, is known for its fast and often reckless drivers. Recklessness behind the wheel only becomes more dangerous when combined with the heavy volume of … Continued

What’s the Difference Between A Minor Car Accident & Severe Car Accident?

Car crashes range in severity, with some resulting in nothing more than a dented bumper. Others, however, can cause severe injuries and thousands of dollars of damage. No matter how serious your auto wreck, Hoffman Law Firm can help maximize the compensation you receive. For trusted legal advice on your next steps, schedule your free … Continued

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