1 dead in Dillon County motorcycle accident

At least one person was killed in a car-motorcycle accident in Dillon County, South Carolina on July 9, an article of News 13 reported.

Information coming from the South Carolina Highway Patrol revealed that around 6:00 p.m. on July 8, a pickup truck and a motorcycle collided on Lester Road. The pickup truck driver, whose name was withheld, was turning left before the collision took place. The motorcycle driver, identified as Donnie Fulton, 31, was pronounced dead at the crash scene, according to the coroner’s office. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet when the crash occurred. Authorities reported that they are investigating the possible causes of the fatal accident. Fulton was survived by his three children.

The wrongful death attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC understand that families who lose their loved ones in accidents are often dealing with great emotional, physical and financial burden. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends who are mourning the recent loss of their loved one.


Child drowning incidents in SC surged in July

Data provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) revealed that South Carolina had the leading number of child drowning incidents across the nation in July, wpde.com reported on August 10.

In the data collated from USA Swimming Foundation, there were 8 incidents of child drowning in South Carolina since January 1, five of which occurred in July. According to the data all the victims were children with ages 15 and below. The CPSC launched a campaign to promote pool safety to parents and their children in South Carolina. Aside from South Carolina, child drowning incidents also have increased in Florida and Texas.

The legal team of Goings Law Firm, LLC, in Columbia understands that if your child was injured in an accident involving an unsafe swimming pool, you are likely concerned, angry, and wondering what you can do to make sure that justice is served. While nothing can erase the pain and suffering your family has already experienced, we may be able to help you get financial assistance if negligent pool owners or property managers were involved. Find out how we may be able to help you by calling (803) 350-9230 today.


S.C. daycare contaminated with E. coli linked to toddler’s death

The recent death of a 2-year-old boy and the sickness of eight others has been linked to a South Carolina daycare facility suspected of E. coli contamination, NY Daily News reported on June 10.

“Learning Vine” daycare center in Greenwood is being probed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control after Myles Mayfield died on May 31. County officials later revealed that Mayfield died from a serious infection related to E. coli bacteria. Laboratory tests showed that the eight sickened individuals were all found positive for E. coli infection. Children are at high risk of serious illnesses after being exposed to E. coli bacteria. The daycare was temporarily shut down due to an ongoing investigation as well as professional cleaning.

Working with a skilled personal injury team is important if you believe that negligent property owners are responsible for the injury or loss of your loved one. Contact the Columbia lawyers of Goings Law Firm, LLC today at (803) 350-9230 to file a claim against the accountable party.   


Goings secures another big verdict trial win in Columbia

Columbia lawyer Robert Goings has secured another huge award for a client after his client did not accept a lowball settlement offer from the auto insurance company. His client, James Smith, a 28-year-old military veteran, sustained injuries in a three-vehicle crash. He sued GEICO after these injuries led to his medical discharge from the Army.

GEICO offered to settle with Smith for $100,000 only days before the trial, but Goings knew this was nowhere near what his client deserved for his lost wages, damages from pain and suffering, and future medical expenses. After tearing down the typical insurance company defense GEICO presented, Goings secured a remarkable $897,500 verdict, with $538,500 awarded for punitive damages and $359,000 for actual damages.

Goings is known for using creative tactics to convince juries where the responsibility falls in negligence cases. In fact, a few months ago in another trial, Goings dropped a bucket with an egg in it in front of the jury to prove his client could still sustain serious injuries although his car was hardly damaged. This case ultimately resulted in a $600,000 verdict awarded to Going’s client, after he had initially turned down the defense’s offered settlement of $1,000.

You can read more about this recent award by clicking here.


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