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Columbia Man Faces 7 Counts of Nursing Home Neglect

By Simmons Law Firm |

Elder abuse is on the rise as people cause physical, emotional, sexual, and financial harm to seniors for various reasons. Unfortunately, many people take advantage of people over the age of 65 due to certain physical and mental limitations that they may have. A South Carolina man is facing multiple neglect charges for poor… Read More »

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Lawmakers Targeting AI-Generated Sexual Abuse Materials

By Simmons Law Firm |

Artificial intelligence (AI) has grown rapidly in the past few years. While many people are excited about the possibilities of AI, many have concerns. The technology has the ability to perform many human-like functions, such as writing resumes, creating contracts, and writing poetry. AI also has the capacity to create visual art, and this… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Bar After Shooting

By Simmons Law Firm |

When a person runs a routine errand to the grocery store, attends a concert, or visits with friends at a bar, they don’t expect to die.  However, sometimes crimes and other types of negligence happen, causing a person to to get seriously injured or killed. Sadly, this recently happened at a bar in Greenville,… Read More »

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Defective Tires: What You Need to Know

By Simmons Law Firm |

Our cars and trucks are made up of many parts that help them run properly. Some of the most important parts are the tires. When you are inside a vehicle, tires are the only thing separating you from the ground. An issue with your tires can quickly become a serious or even fatal issue…. Read More »

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South Carolina Resort to Pay $26 Million to Child Burned in Pool

By Simmons Law Firm |

When a resort offers a swimming pool as an amenity, many vacationers take advantage of it. Most people love relaxing in a pool. Even children love to splash and play. Tragically, a pool at one resort in Myrtle Beach left a young child with severe chemical burns, resulting in a landmark $26 million settlement… Read More »

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Woman Awarded $950,000 in Medical Malpractice Case Against Sheriff’s Office

By Simmons Law Firm |

Even if a person is in a jail or detention center, they have a right to receive necessary medical care. A South Carolina woman did not receive medical treatment while she was in a detention center, causing her to develop an abscess and sepsis, nearly dying. She sued and received a $950,000 jury award… Read More »

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Man Killed in Auto Plant Accident

By Simmons Law Firm |

Workplaces can be unsafe. It’s not what employees want to hear, but it’s true. Many people are injured or killed in workplace accidents every year. When there are tools and machinery involved, the risk of a serious injury is much higher. A man was recently killed while working at an automotive plant. The fatal… Read More »

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Teacher Arrested for Child Sex Crimes

By Simmons Law Firm |

Most teachers are wonderful individuals who have dedicated their lives to educating and supporting our children and instilling a long-term love of learning.  Unfortunately, some teachers abuse their position and cause children to suffer long-term harm by engaging in sex crimes and other inappropriate conduct. A South Carolina teacher is facing charges of child… Read More »

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1 Killed, 7 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash

By Simmons Law Firm |

Car accidents can range from minor to deadly. They may involve one vehicle or many cars. A recent crash in Columbia has involved six vehicles, with one person tragically killed and seven others injured and requiring hospitalization. The fatal accident occurred on the afternoon of November 30 at Parklane Road and Crestbrook Road in… Read More »

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Food Safety Issues at South Carolina Restaurants

By Simmons Law Firm |

Many of us enjoy having dinner at a favorite restaurant or picking up food at a drive-thru during lunch. When we buy food from a dining establishment, we assume that the food is safe for consumption. Sadly, that is not always true. Take, for example, an incident involving a 58-year-old man who ate chicken,… Read More »

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