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Individuals who suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another party might be eligible to receive a settlement to compensate them for their losses. However, when you receive a personal injury settlement or award, it’s important to know the potential tax implications. While most types of personal injury compensation are tax-exempt, some parts… Read More

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Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). ADR, and mediation specifically, can be used in civil litigation to help the parties come to a settlement agreement and avoid going to court. Once a settlement is reached in mediation, several steps must be taken to ensure the settlement agreement is legally binding. This blog… Read More

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Mediation has many benefits, which is why it has become a popular form of dispute resolution for lawsuits. However, sometimes mediation may not be a good idea. What Is Mediation? Mediation is a process that may be voluntarily entered by the parties or required through a court order. The goal of mediation is to reach… Read More

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December 1st, 2022

Is Mediation Legally Binding?

Mediation is a popular form of dispute resolution because of its success rate and relatively low cost. Whether mediation is court-ordered or entered through mutual agreement of the parties, it can become legally binding once both parties sign a mediation agreement, with a few exceptions. What Is Mediation? Mediation is a meeting where the parties… Read More

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Have you or a loved one been hit by a Concrete or Cement Truck in South Carolina?  Being hit by a large commercial truck, such as a concrete or cement truck, can result in serious injuries or death.  The size and shape of concrete trucks can result in greater property damage and more significant bodily… Read More

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November 15th, 2022

How Mediation Works

Before your case goes to court, you will usually have an opportunity to come to an agreement with the opposing party through a process called mediation. Understanding how mediation works can help you know what to expect from the process so that you can prepare accordingly. What Is Mediation in a Lawsuit? Mediation is a… Read More

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Before your personal injury case gets to a courtroom trial, you will likely need to attend a deposition. You may feel nervous about this process, but having an experienced attorney on your side can help you feel prepared. Since they will attend the deposition with you, they can also give you feedback about how to… Read More

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October 15th, 2022

What Happens At A Deposition?

Although it might seem overwhelming, knowing what happens at a deposition and how to answer each question is crucial for knowing how to prepare. You can familiarize yourself with the process, so you feel comfortable and don’t say something that damages the outcome of your case. Personal injury lawsuits often involve a deposition. This stage… Read More

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Settlement negotiations can start after the insurance company receives a demand letter from the personal injury attorney. Cases settle during insurance claims if the insurance carrier agrees to the amount of money demanded in the letter. However, insurance carriers don’t want to pay claims. If they can find a reason to deny the claim or… Read More

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One of the most common questions we get as a law firm is, “what is the value of my case?” Indeed, the value of a case is important, but understanding how settlement money gets distributed can be vital. Yet not many people think to ask how settlements are paid out. Arriving at a million-dollar settlement… Read More


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