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Motorcyclist Killed in Crash With Pickup Truck

By Simmons Law Firm |

Motorcycle crashes are common occurrences due to their size. Motorcycles are much smaller than passenger vehicles and harder to see. This means that crashes happen a lot. Unlike passenger vehicle accidents, motorcycle crashes are often severe. Many are deadly. Sadly, this was recently the case in Columbia. A motorcyclist was killed after crashing into… Read More »

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1 Killed, 1 Injured in Solo-Vehicle Crash

By Simmons Law Firm |

When people think of car accidents, they often imagine crashes involving multiple vehicles. However, not all accidents involve more than one vehicle. Solo-vehicle crashes are common occurrences, accounting for more than 50% of auto accidents.  and sadly, they often result in fatality. One person was recently killed in a solo-vehicle crash in Columbia. The… Read More »

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Truck Driver Killed in Crash With Tow Truck

By Simmons Law Firm |

When you think of a truck accident, you don’t usually think of the truck driver getting killed. Typically, it is a motorcycle rider, pedestrian, or driver of a passenger vehicle that is the victim. In a recent crash in South Carolina, the truck driver was killed. The fatal accident occurred on the afternoon of… Read More »

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Are More Traumatic Than Doctors Realize

By Simmons Law Firm |

When doctors call brain injuries traumatic, they’re not being dramatic. In the past, it was believed that many traumatic brain injuries would stabilize after a few years. This is apparently not the case, with many requiring long-term and even lifelong treatment. After analyzing more than 25 years of data from about 1,400 patients, researchers… Read More »

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Dangers of Drowsy Driving

By Simmons Law Firm |

Most of us have gotten behind the wheel of a vehicle when we weren’t feeling well-rested. Maybe it was late at night after a concert or other event and you just wanted to get home. Perhaps you went to work early in the morning despite being up all night with a newborn baby. Alcohol… Read More »

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Causes Of Semi Truck Crashes

By Simmons Law Firm |

Semi trucks are common sights on South Carolina freeways. These large vehicles haul consumer goods from place to place, so they play an important role in the economy. But they can also be dangerous. Unfortunately, tractor trailers and other large trucks are involved in half a million accidents every year. As these vehicles can… Read More »

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Laws Regulating The Trucking Industry In South Carolina

By Simmons Law Firm |

Semi trucks are large vehicles often found on South Carolina highways and rural roads. While these trucks are essential for our state’s  economy because they deliver needed goods and materials to cites and towns both large and small, these vehicles are also large and dangerous. Fortunately, these vehicles are governed by a multitude of… Read More »

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Injuries From Defective Appliances

By Simmons Law Firm |

We rely on large and small home appliances on a daily basis to simplify our lives and make things easier around the house. Microwaves, ovens, dishwashers, stoves, refrigerators, washers, and dryers have become staples in our everyday lives, and many people utilize pressure cookers and hand-held clothes steamers on a daily basis. We expect… Read More »

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Delivery Truck Accidents

By Simmons Law Firm |

As consumers, we rely on UPS, FedEx, Amazon, and other delivery services to deliver our online orders. However, just like any other vehicle, accidents can happen. Even though these trucks are not as big as semi trucks or 18-wheelers, they can still cause a significant amount of damage in a crash. Delivery truck drivers… Read More »

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Nissan Rogue SUVs Recalled Due To Defective Keys

By Simmons Law Firm |

The products we use on a daily basis may actually be unsafe due to defects that are found after the products have been sold on the market. While some defects are minor, some are much more serious, especially when they affect automobiles. A recent recall involves a defect that could cause an SUV to… Read More »

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