Seatbelts Still Provide the Most Protection In Car Accidents

Today’s vehicles come equipped with innovative safety features, with each new model year offering more driver assist technology. But the best way to stay safe behind the wheel has not changed despite these advancements. Seatbelts remain your vehicle’s most effective tool in preventing car accident injury or death. Seatbelts still provide most protection for you … Continued

South Carolina Ranks High For Dangerous Drivers

Our state tops the charts for deadly traffic accidents, an alarming statistic that proves reckless and distracted driving is all too common here at home. Accidents involve all types of motor vehicles, including cars, commercial trucks and motorcycles – as well as pedestrians. Surely, when it comes to South Carolina dangerous drivers, we must do better. … Continued

How To Properly Change Lanes And Avoid A Car Accident

We have seen it time and time again: the aggressive, impatient driver weaving in and out of traffic. While a traffic citation is certainly a risk, the biggest threat is the one posed to their fellow motorists. For this reason, we felt it was necessary to explain how to properly change lanes. Unfortunately, there are a … Continued

Negligent Hiring Can Increase The Risk of Nursing Home Abuse

Entrusting your loved one’s care to a nursing home can be difficult. While in many cases it is necessary, the decision is seldom a simple one. Recent staffing shortages have added to families’ concerns, with many long term care facilities struggling to find quality caregivers. Undoubtedly, these factors have proved to unsettlingly increase the risk … Continued

Are Motorcycle Accidents Increasing in South Carolina?

Warmer states like the one we call home offer plenty of opportunity for motorcyclists to enjoy the open road. But states with climates conducive for riding are also ones with the highest rates of motorcycle fatalities. In fact, motorcycle crashes in South Carolina increased 33% from 2020 to 2021 – with many accidents resulting in … Continued

What Injury Risks Does A Longshoreman (Dock Worker) Face On The Job?

On-the-job injuries are common among local maritime workers, with hazardous workplace conditions putting them at risk. Longshoremen, shipbuilders, stevedores and shipbreakers face numerous threats each day as they load and unload cargo, repair large vessels and keep the supply chain running smoothly. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act protects those who labor on docks … Continued

10 Common Injuries Caused by Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents, often happening at low speeds. These accidents become much more dangerous on the highway as vehicles pick up speed. Whether your rear-end collision occurs in a crowded parking lot or a busy interstate, Hoffman Law Firm is here to help. We offer more … Continued

What Qualifies As Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?

Physical pain is the unfortunate result of most accident cases, leaving injury victims to face a difficult road to recovery labelled pain and suffering. But emotional and mental trauma often occur as well. How does this intangible pain and distress translate to compensation – and how can you be sure you receive the damages you … Continued

Dangerous Jobs: Most Common Workplace Injuries

While no career path is completely free of risk, some workplaces are more dangerous than others. Each year, workers face illness and injury – across the country and across industries. Unsafe work conditions are often to blame, putting countless employees at risk every time they clock in. Common Dangerous Workplace Jobs in 2020 Firstly, statistics … Continued

Should I Release Medical Records in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Workers’ Compensation claims can be complicated, especially if your injuries require extensive medical treatment. Certain details must be disclosed to the insurance company, but disclosing too much information could negatively impact your case. It’s feel uneasy speaking about medical records and workers’ comp. Walking this fine line is often difficult – but you do not … Continued

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