Archive for January, 2020

Vaping Lawsuits: What To Do If You Become Sick

When vaping was originally brought to market, it was advertised as something that would be a great alternative to smoking. While the best alternative is to not smoke, this was made to be something that would be healthier and that many people could use to kick their bad habit entirely. Now that these have been on the market for a few years, data is coming out that they may actually be just as harmful, and in some cases, more harmful, than smoking in general.

Vaping Becoming Increasingly Popular

Vaping has become very popular in recent years but now there are several stories of people who are becoming sick due to the new habit. There is still a lot we do not know about vaping and its impact on your health but for some people, the damage has already been done. This sad reality has led to many cases of illness. If you live in South Carolina and you have experienced the negative impact of vaping on your own health, now is the time to act. The first step you should take is to stop vaping entirely. If you are unable to quit cold-turkey, you should work on slowly weaning yourself off for your health.

As you are trying to quit this bad habit, you should start to document how it has impacted your health specifically. You should see a doctor to get this information recorded by a professional. They may also provide you with some other steps you can take for your health. Once you have documented what is happening to your body, you should contact an injury attorney in your area. The first step is talking to a legal professional as they can help you better determine if you have a case. Additionally, they may know of other lawsuits in the area, even class action lawsuits, that would help your case.

Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney 

Vaping laws and lawsuits are fairly new to the legal field, especially since vaping is still fairly new to the market, when compared to alternatives. Because of this, you do not want to go about this process on your own. You want to find an attorney who can help you navigate these new legal waters so you stand the best chance of success in your lawsuit. You should be keeping track of your health and anything that you are spending to take care of yourself as well as deal with these issues that have resulted from vaping. If you or someone you know has gotten sick as a result of vaping, be sure to contact us today for a consultation for your potential case.

Prevent Hot Car Deaths

In 2018, South Carolina led the nation in hot car deaths. This is a statistic that no one wants to be a part of. Five of the six children who perished were allegedly forgotten in the car while their caregivers went about their day. Unfortunately, this scenario is becoming all too familiar. No one ever thinks it can happen to them. In reality, unless you take preventive measures to ensure that, it can happen, even in winter months. Here are some tips to prevent hot car deaths that you should share with your family and friends.

Install a Child Rearview Mirror

Your rearview mirror is typically trained on the road behind the vehicle. Unless you manually move it, you won’t be able to see your child in the back seat. Now they sell child rearview mirrors that attach to the bottom of your regular rearview mirror. Keep this trained on the car seat in the back seat. That way, you can not only keep an eye on what your child is doing, but you’ll be less likely to forget your child is back there.

Make a Habit of Checking the Backseat

Make a new habit of checking the backseat every time you leave your vehicle. This simple tip will prevent a hot car death from happening in your family.

Attach a bell to your driver side door.

This may sound silly, but attaching a small bell to your driver side door will alert you that you need to check the back seat before leaving. Psychologists often suggest this strategy to remind you of things you need to do.

Don’t Try to do Too Many Things at Once

When you’re multitasking, it’s easier to forget important things. When you’re going about your day, try to avoid doing too many things at once. Stay as focused as you can on just one thing at all times. That way, you’ll be less distracted in general and able to pay attention to what’s going on around you.

Set up Alerts

Ask the daycare or school to alert you if your child is even ten minutes late. That way you’ll know immediately if something is wrong. This is especially important if you use a nanny or babysitter. This simple alert safeguard can help prevent a hot car death in your family.

It’s important to know that leaving a child in the car can happen to anyone. In these times of distraction it’s easy to forget things. It’s not a reflection of how much you love your child. It has more to do with mindfulness. If you’d like more information about safe driving tips, please contact your wrongful death attorney in South Carolina.

Averitt Express Trucking Accident

Averitt Express Truck Involved in trucking Accident With Car Downtown Greenville

Breaking news out of Greenville, South Carolina where an Averitt Express Truck and a small car have been in an accident on Beattie Place in downtown Greenville. At this time, it is unclear who is at fault for the accident but any time there is an accident with a truck and a small car there is always the risk of an injury from that accident. First responders -fire truck and ambulance- are on the scene.

Truck Accident and Car Accident Lawyer

Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common, injuring more than 2 million people every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. No matter how often they occur, however, an accident is rarely easy to handle, especially when it involves serious injuries or fatalities. Speaking with a Greenville car accident lawyer is a wise move.

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident or lost a loved one in a crash, an injury attorney can help you through the legal process and protect your rights at every turn. Greenville Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer Ryan Montgomery has more than 10 years of experience helping injured auto accident, motorcycle accident and trucking accident victims in upstate South Carolina which includes Aiken County, Anderson County, Greenville County, Laurens County, Lexington County, Newberry County, Richland County, Sumter County and Spartanburg County. As your injury attorney he can help you understand your options and pursue the compensation you need to cover:

Free Consultation on Truck And Car Accidents

If you’d like a no charge meeting to see if you have a case, please give us a call now to discuss your personal injuries. There is never a charge for a meeting and there is no attorney fee if you do not recover money.

Trucking Accident Wrecks on the Rise

Greenville South Carolina Trucking Crashes

Recently the Greenville, South Carolina I-85 and I-385 interchange and roadwork finished. Now with that work done, the work has shifted north on I-85 above Spartanburg where the interstate goes into two lanes and is a mess thereby leading to more crashes. Semi-trucks are instructed to use the left lane not the right as is customary so in that confusion they use both lanes preventing the average driver to be able to safely pass these big-rigs. With this road construction underway and with no end in sight what happens if you get into a trucking accident in South Carolina with one of these massive vehicles?

Potential Reasons for Upstate Trucking Accidents

There are many reasons that trucking accidents occur. I remember as a kid that trucks would simply drive in the right lane and when we passed I would ask them to honk their horns and they would oblige. Now with mounting pressure that more and faster is always betters some corners can be cut and we see drivers being pressured into driving illegally.

Some reasons that we see more and more South Carolina truck crashes include:

Greenville, SC Truck Accident Attorney

For those that have been involved in a accident with a large truck there is help. An experienced lawyer knows how to get the black box of data from the vehicle, how to obtain the driver logs and really to determine why the accident occurred and could it have been prevented. Attorney Ryan Montgomery offers free consultations on all trucking wreck cases so schedule your free consultation now.