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Charleston South Carolina area car chase causes two highway deaths

Some motor vehicle accidents create situations where liability may not be obvious. In most U.S. states, including South Carolina, negligence laws have adapted to account for the possibility of multiple parties being partially at fault, and all experiencing different kinds of losses. Local news for the Charleston, South Carolina area reported on a vehicle chase […]

South Carolina family receives compensation for lost time as well as other damages after an accident lawsuit related to the death of their son

A motor vehicle accident in Charleston County, South Carolina brought up some interesting issues regarding liability for defendants in a civil lawsuit where the victim experiences some kind of abnormal injury. A family from Seneca, South Carolina was awarded a large amount of damages due to the death of their young boy who had some […]

Charleston area police respond to the scene of a two car crash. How will they generate an accident report and how is this information used later?

After an accident, law enforcement assists the people involved and insurance companies with an official report. This can be used later for many different purposes. Several people had to be treated for injuries near Charleston, South Carolina following a two car collision in the Awendaw area. Police and rescue personnel respond to begin their investigation […]

Charleston area driver survives a severe single car crash. What kind of legal help may be available?

Some car accidents may not have an obvious explanation, yet they can create serious consequences for drivers and passengers in the vehicles involved. If there are any doubts, it is always helpful to contact a local attorney and ask them for advice regarding your situation and possible remedies that may be available. A young victim […]

Workers Compensation Attorney in Johns Island | Repetitive-Stress Injuries Can Be More Damaging Than One-Time Events

Workers Compensation Attorney in Johns Island | Repetitive-Stress Injuries Can Be More Damaging Than One-Time Events Workers Compensation Attorney Johns Island | What sounds worse – breaking your arm in a workplace accident, or dealing with a repetitive stress injury that impacts your lower back, or maybe your wrist? You might think that the broken […]

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Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | Workers Compensation Benefits Can Change Your Life

Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | Workers Compensation Benefits Can Change Your Life Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | At first, you might think the title of this article is being a bit dramatic. Could workers compensation benefits really change your life? Well, yes, in some cases, that could absolutely be true. If you are […]

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Workers Compensation Attorney in James Island | Human Labor Should Not Be a Disposable Commodity

  Workers Compensation Attorney in James Island | Human Labor Should Not Be a Disposable Commodity Workers Compensation Attorney in James Island | Depending on the kind of work you do, your company may burn through disposable materials at an incredible rate. For instance, manufacturing companies need to use significant raw materials in order to […]

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Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | Accidents Happen – But You Still Have Rights

  Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | Accidents Happen – But You Still Have Rights Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | It’s easy to think that no one is at fault when an accident occurs. After all, the very definition of the work accident indicates that it was an unintentional event. However, if you are […]

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Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | Is Your Employer Attempting to Reduce Your Benefits?

  Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | Is Your Employer Attempting to Reduce Your Benefits? Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | In a perfect world, we would all be able to trust our employers to act in good faith as they deal with employees. This is not a perfect world, of course, and employers typically […]

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Workers Compensation Attorney James Island | Don’t Be Embarrassed by an On-the-Job Injury

Workers Compensation Attorney James Island | Don’t Be Embarrassed by an On-the-Job Injury Workers Compensation Attorney James Island | Some people who are hurt at work feel like the injury was their fault and they are embarrassed by what they have done. Try to get out of that mindset, as it can stand in the […]

Hurt On The Job | The Unique Nature of Injuries

  Hurt On The Job | The Unique Nature of Injuries With any luck, you’ll never be hurt on the job. Unfortunately, not everyone has that kind of luck during their career, as injuries on the job happen every single day. If you are hurt in a workplace accident, contacting an injured on the job […]

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Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | Three Workers Compensation Tips

Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | Three Workers Compensation Tips Workers Compensation Lawyer Johns Island | In a perfect world, you would automatically be awarded workers compensation after an injury on the job. That isn’t how it works in the real world, however, so there are steps you need to take in order to pursue […]

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Workers Compensation Attorney James Island | Getting Help with Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation Attorney James Island | Getting Help with Workers Compensation Workers Compensation Attorney James Island | If you have been injured in an on-the-job accident, you may know that you are likely entitled to workers compensation benefits. But how do you go about getting those benefits? That’s where it can get tricky for many […]

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Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer | Our Locations

  Personal Injury Lawyer Charleston | Where Are We?  Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer| Where Are We? Where We Work If you are injured, it’s important to consult a personal injury lawyer. People who were involved in accidents that have caused personal injuries are often curious about how they can seek compensation for their damages. Although […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer Charleston | Who Is Clekis?

Personal Injury Lawyer Charleston | Who Is Clekis Law?  Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer| Who Is Clekis Law? Who We Are A personal injury lawyer can offer advice and provide a measure of stability during a time of great stress and chaos. Becoming injured is never fun. Seeing friends and loved ones injured or killed is […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer Charleston | Clekis Cares

Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer | Clekis Cares Personal Injury Lawyer Charleston | Clekis Cares Accidents and personal injuries can happen when people least expect them, resulting in pain and growing medical bills. Many law firms simply view their clients as a means to an end, but those who turn to a personal injury lawyer at […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer Charleston | What We Do

Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer | What We Do at Clekis Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyer | What We Do Most people will go their entire lives without needing to worry about accidents or personal injuries. Personal injury victims are often confused about the steps they should take so they can get the compensation they need. […]

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Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer | What Does It Cost?

  How A Personal Injury Affects Your Wallet – Call A Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer | What Does It Cost? After a car accident or other personal injury, you may be unable to work. This means that you may face a loss of income, which is difficult when you have expensive […]

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Call A Charleston Accident Lawyer After An Injury

  Charleston Accident Lawyer | What to Do Immediately After an Injury Accident     Charleston Accident Lawyer | Each year, 3 million Americans are injured in automobile accidents, and an additional 90,000 are injured in motorcycle accidents. Most Americans can recount a time in which they were involved in an accident, but far fewer are aware […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Recovery Time

Charleston Personal Injury Attorney | How Long Will It Take You to Recover From Your Car Accident? Car accidents and workplace mistakes have life-changing effects, but they’re not all the same. In addition to resulting in unique personal injuries, a collision or on-the-job incident can have lasting legal and financial ramifications that take unexpected tolls […]

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Personal Injury Attorney Charleston | Do I Really Need One?

Personal Injury Attorney Charleston | Do I Really Need One? Not every personal injury situation benefits from having a lawyer working on the case. If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence but have been offered reasonable compensation, you may not need the assistance of a personal injury attorney. Further, many straightforward legal […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer Charleston | Train Your Dog

Personal Injury Lawyer | Dog Training Dog bites are a common occurrence, and preventing this issue is often a matter of properly training an animal. Pet owners can be held liable for dog bites. Understanding how to train a dog not to bite is the best way to avoid indirectly causing harm to another person […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Decorating For Halloween

Personal Injury Attorney | Preparing Your Own Home for Halloween Some people go for Halloween decorations in a big way, and others don’t. Most homes, though, will participate in giving out candy and enjoying the little faces at the door. Decorating for Halloween is exciting and fun to do as a family. Decorations can sometimes […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

Personal Injury Attorney | Safety For Kids on Halloween Sometimes Halloween can present us with dangerous situations. As a personal injury attorney, Clekis wants you and your kids to be safe. Share these personal injury attorney tips with your kids so they stay safe while trick or treating in the neighborhood. A big part of […]

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Accident Lawyer | Choosing A Costume

  Accident Lawyer | How to Select the Best Costume for Halloween Your costume this Halloween season should be exciting! Sometimes the most exciting costumes can be the most dangerous. As an accident lawyer, Clekis wants you to be safe this halloween holiday. Use the steps below to choose a great and safe costume. If […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Trick Or Treat With The Right People

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Supreme Court rules for credit card company on notice issue

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously Monday in Chase Bank v. McCoy [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that Chase was not required to provide a cardholder with a change-in-terms notice before raising the interest rate on his credit card. The case required the court to determine whether an interest rate increase constituted a "change in terms" under Regulation Z, 12 CFR 226.9(c) [text], which requires that a creditor provide a cardholder with a change-in-terms…

Supreme Court to examine inmates' Miranda rights

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in two cases Monday and summarily reversed a Ninth Circuit decision in a California parole case. In Howes v. Fields [docket; cert. petition, PDF]…

JURIST seeking new Executive Director

JURIST, the 501(c)(3) legal news and research non-profit headquartered at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, invites candidates to apply for the position of JURIST Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for managing JURIST’s…

Mandate for Growth

The health care law creates new challenges for insurers — and even more work for their already-slammed in-house counsel. Here’s an inside peek at how they’re getting ready to tackle it.

UK court approves extradition of terror suspect to US

[JURIST] A British court on Friday approved the extradition of alleged al Qaeda [JURIST news archive] operative Abid Naseer to the US, where he will stand trial on several charges of terrorism [DOJ press release], including providing material support t…

Federal judge denies request to overturn ex-Guantanamo detainee's conviction

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Friday denied a request [opinion, PDF] to throw out the conviction of former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani [GlobalSecurity profile; JURIST news archive]. In his ruling, Judge Lewis Kaplan stated that the evidence presented at trial was sufficient to allow the jury to find Ghailani a "knowing and willing participation" in the 1998 bombing [PBS backgrounder] of two…

Verizon files lawsuit challenging FCC 'net neutrality' regulations

[JURIST] Verizon [corporate website] on Thursday filed a lawsuit [press release] in the US District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] challenging new net neutrality [JURIST news archive] rules that will allow the government to regulate Internet traffic. The company is challenging the regulations, which would prevent Internet providers from selectively blocking web access, saying they "go beyond any authority provided by Congress." The new net neutrality rules were approved last month [JURIST report] by the Federal…

Howrey Antitrust Co-Head Leaving Firm

Trevor Soames, co-chair of Howrey’s worldwide antitrust practice, has announced plans to leave the firm. Also, the firm confirmed Thursday it will shutter its Salt Lake City office on Feb. 15.

Accused Arizona gunman indicted

[JURIST] Jared Lee Loughner [JURIST news archive; case materials] was indicted [text, PDF; press release] Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Tuscon, Arizona. He is charged with attempting to assassinate a member of Congress [18 USC 351(c)] and two c…

Rights groups urge Lithuania to reopen CIA secret prison investigation

[JURIST] Human rights groups are calling for Lithuania to reopen its investigation into whether the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] had a secret prison in the country. Statements from Amnesty International (AI) and Reprieve [press releases] say that Friday’s decision to stop the investigation [Baltic Times report] was premature. AI says that it has a "dossier of information relevant to the investigation" it was planning to send to investigators this week, and will now do so along with…

DOJ appeals health insurance mandate ruling

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Tuesday appealed a ruling that found the minimum coverage provision of the recently enacted health care reform law [HR 3590 text; JURIST news archive] unconstitutional. The government fi…

Supreme Court hears arguments on Freedom of Information Act

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Wednesday in FCC v. AT&T [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report] on whether exemption 7(C) [DOJ backgrounder] of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [5 USC 552] applies to corporations. Under exemption 7(C), an agency can withhold information pursuant to an FOIA request if that information can reasonably be believed to be a violation of the individual’s privacy. The issue of…

Federal court dismisses ACLU request for Guantanamo transcripts

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that the US government does not have to release non-redacted transcripts relating to the interrogation of certain "high value" detainees at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. The court held that the Department of Defense (DOD) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official websites] did not improperly deny a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [text] request by the American Civil…

Firm Alleges Former Employee Stole More Than $100,000

A Dallas law firm has filed a civil suit against a former employee, seeking payment of more than $100,000 she allegedly stole from its coffers. Dallas’ Owens, Clary & Aiken filed a petition in the 95th District Court, alleging that a former employee, R…

Impeached former federal judge surrenders law license

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Louisiana [official website] on Friday granted [text, PDF] the request of a Louisiana federal judge who sought to permanently resign from practicing law. Ex-federal judge Thomas Porteous [JURIST news archive] voluntarily s…

Former Louisiana governor released from prison

[JURIST] Former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards [official profile] was released from a federal prison Thursday after being allowed to finish the remainder of his sentence in home detention. Edwards has been in prison since 2002 when he was sentenced t…

Circuit Finds 'Crude' Filmmaker Lacked Independence

Independence is the key factor in determining whether journalists can invoke a qualified evidentiary privilege for the information they have gathered. That point was emphasized yesterday as the Second Circuit explained why it upheld a judge’s order tha…

Hellerstein Vexed on Remedy for CIA Tape Destruction

The destruction of videotapes in 2005 showing abusive treatment of high-level al-Qaida detainees by CIA agents flouted an order by Southern District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein to preserve the tapes. Five years later, the judge is still looking for a re…

Obama eases Cuba travel restrictions

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official profile] on Friday ordered the Departments of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security [official websites] to take steps to ease restrictions on travel and remittances [press release] to Cuba. The new regulati…

Kansas AG requests to join health care lawsuit

[JURIST] Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt [official website] sent a letter [text] on Wednesday to Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi [official website] requesting that Florida add Kansas as an additional party plaintiff to its lawsuit [complain…

Not All Vaccine Design Defect Claims Pre-empted

Less than a week after another scathing scientific report dismissing the theory that vaccines and autism are linked made international headlines, an en banc state Superior Court panel remanded the products liability case of an 11-year-old autistic boy,…

Number of free countries and electoral democracies dropped in 2010: Freedom House report

[JURIST] The number of free countries and electoral democracies dropped and the overall freedom in the Middle East and North Africa suffered for the fifth year, according to a report [text, PDF] released Thursday by the US-based rights group Freedom House [advocacy website]. The group’s annual assessment, Freedom in the World 2011 [materials], reports that 25 countries showed significant declines in 2010, while 11 countries showed increases, amounting to what Freedom House calls an "authoritarian challenge to democracy." According to…

Associated Press, artist settle copyright infringement claims over Obama 'Hope' image

[JURIST] The Associated Press (AP) [official website] and artist Shepard Fairey on Wednesday reached a settlement agreement [AP press release] on their opposing copyright infringement claims stemming from Fairey’s unauthorized use of an AP photo of incumbent US President Barack Obama [official website]. Fairey’s iconic red, white and blue artistic rendering of the AP photo was used on campaign materials during the 2008 presidential election that were captioned with the word "HOPE." According to the agreement, "[n]either side surrenders its…

Part-Time Lawyers Becoming More Common, NALP Says

Part-time schedules at law firms are growing in popularity as a way of improving recruitment and retention, but attorneys working reduced hours — predominantly women — remain a small fraction of the total population, says a new National Association f…

Court denies Texas request for stay of new EPA rules

[JURIST] The state of Texas on Wednesday failed for the third time in two months at its attempts to block new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] regulations governing greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for…

Illinois Senate votes to abolish death penalty

[JURIST] The Illinois Senate [official website], sitting in a lame-duck session, on Tuesday passed a bill abolishing the state’s death penalty [JURIST news archive]. The amended bill (SB3539) [amendment, text], approved [JURIST report] by the House las…

Federal judge rules Washington primary election system constitutional

[JURIST] A federal judge on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Washington state’s "top-two" primary election system is constitutional. Judge John Coughenour of the US District Court for the Western District of Washington [official website] held that voters were not confused [Seattle Times report] by the current version of Washington state’s ballot, which allows candidates to list which political party they prefer even if that party does not back the candidate. The top two vote-getters in a primary then advance to…

Supreme Court stays Texas execution

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] voted Tuesday to stay the execution [JURIST news archive] of convicted murderer Cleve Foster [Texas Department of Criminal Justice profile; case materials] until it decides whether to grant his petition …

Snow Snags Work at Atlanta Law Firms

Snow and ice closed down some of Atlanta’s biggest firms on Monday and Tuesday, including King & Spalding. Alston & Bird and Troutman had skeleton crews stay in hotels and run their offices.

Rights group asks court to resume consideration of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' appeal

[JURIST] The Log Cabin Republicans [advocacy website] on Monday urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [official website] to resume proceedings in their lawsuit against the military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" (DADT) policy [10 USC 654 text; JURIST news archive]. The advocacy group filed a response [text, PDF] to a motion to delay that was recently filed by the Obama Administration [JURIST report] in US v. Log Cabin Republicans [case materials]. In its response, the group argues that…

US trial begins for Anti-Castro militant

[JURIST] The trial [court materials] of anti-Castro Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] began Monday on charges of lying to federal immigration officials that could carry a sentence of up to 60 years in prison. He is …

HRW urges greater efforts to close Guantanamo

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday urged [press release] President Barack Obama make greater efforts to close Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] despite congressional opposition. In the press release, issued on the eve of …

Slander Suit Pits Houston Lawyers Against Each Other

Houston lawyer Craig Washington has filed a slander suit against solo Seth Kretzer Jr. (pictured), alleging Kretzer said Washington would not provide "effective and competent legal representation" to a client. Kretzer denies the allegations, which he d…

Lawyers: Flat fees pose ethics issues

A flat-fee plan has benefits for the client, but lawyers — like Thomas Harper, who quit his firm rather than work on a flat-fee basis for State Farm — say it could create an ethics conflict.

UN SG renews support for Lebanon tribunal

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] on Sunday renewed his support for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) [official website], which is investigating the 2005 murders of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri […

Supreme Court grants certiorari in seven cases

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Friday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in seven cases. In Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co. [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court will determine whether investor…

Supreme Court remands tribal sovereign immunity suit

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday remanded [order, PDF] the case of Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, ordering the lower…

Dewey's New (Unspecified) Vacation Policy

Dewey & LeBoeuf has a new policy that provides unspecified, possibly increased, paid vacation time. But The Careerist blogger Vivia Chen wonders if the new system amounts to a salary cut for some associates.

Massachusetts high court rules against banks in crucial foreclosure case

[JURIST] The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court [official website] issued a decision [text, PDF] on Friday ruling against banks in two foreclosure cases that could have important implications on similar cases both inside and outside of the state. In the consolidated decision Justice Ralph Gants [official profile] ruled that neither US Bank National Association nor Wells Fargo, which were not the original mortgagees, failed to prove they were the holders of the mortgages at the time of foreclosure. "As a result,…

Amended citizenship requirement bill introduced in US House

[JURIST] US Rep. Steve King (R-IA) [official website] on Wednesday introduced legislation [HR 104 materials] designed to restrict the automatic grant of citizenship to children born on US soil. The bill, designated the "Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011," seeks to deter illegal immigration [JURIST news archive] by amending the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) [text] to limit citizenship only to those children with at least one parent that is a citizen, legal resident or an alien member of the US…

Former lobbyist sentenced for campaign finance abuses

[JURIST] A federal judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] on Friday sentenced Paul Magliocchetti, founder of the now-defunct political lobbying firm PMA Group, to 27 months imprisonment [press release] fo…

Judge Greenlights Cell Phone App Copyright Claims

In a court battle over the rights to a cell phone app that converts a phone into a virtual glass of milk, a federal judge in Harrisburg has ruled that the creator of the iMilk app may pursue claims against Hershey Co. for copyright infringement, trade …

45 after 45 – Heidi Levine Video

The American Lawyer selected DLA Piper partner Heidi Levine as one of its top 45 women lawyers under 45. Assistant editor Claire Zillman sat down with Levine to discuss the factors that helped launch her successful career in mass torts.

Federal judge orders Stanford trial delayed

[JURIST] A federal judge on Friday indefinitely postponed the trial of Allen Stanford [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], citing chemical dependency that has left Stanford incompetent to stand trial at present. Judge David Hittner of the US District Co…

Jenner & Block Hires New Corporate Head in N.Y.

In its first lateral hire of the new year, Jenner & Block has brought on a new head for its New York corporate practice, Wesley Fredericks from Goodwin Procter. Fredericks said he was persuaded to make the move based on Jenner’s recent track record han…

Perfect storm hits legal aid

Law firms may be benefiting from the slow economic recovery, but legal aid groups face the most dire circumstances in decades. The problem is a perfect storm of IOLTA funding declines, cuts in state and local funding, uncertain federal support and a ti…

Plaintiff Wins Bid to Bar Hard Drive From Discovery

A state judge has ruled that the maker and distributor of surgical equipment cannot copy the hard drive of a Long Island man’s personal computer to determine if the man and his now-deceased wife reviewed the company’s website prior to the use of their …

Federal appeals court finds California memorial cross unconstitutional

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously Tuesday that California’s Mount Soledad cross, a 43-foot cross erected as a Korean War veterans’ memorial, is unconstitutional under the First Amendment [text]. Justice M. Margaret McKeown declared, "[t]he use of such a distinctively Christian symbol to honor all veterans sends a strong message of endorsement and exclusion. It suggests that the government is so connected to a particular religion…

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Personal Injury Attorney | Be Street Savvy on Halloween

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Accident Attorney Charleston | Surprising Halloween Statistics

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Personal Injury Attorney Charleston | Halloween Safety

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What Makes An Effective Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer?

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Charleston Accident Attorney | After An Accident

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Workers Compensation Attorney | Construction Safety

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Personal Injury Attorney | How Can We Help You?

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Auto Accident Attorney | Defensive Driving Tips

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Accident Attorney | Dog Safety Tips

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Personal Injury Attorney | How Much Time Do I Have To File?

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Personal Injury Lawyer | After A Car Accident

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Why Clekis?

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Defect Product Claim

Personal Injury Lawyer | Defect Product Claim Personal Injury Lawyer | Why do I need a personal injury lawyer for a defect product suit? The attorneys at Clekis Law Firm have experience representing victims in defect product suits. Their attorneys can provide consultation and information about victims’ options when an injury is caused by a defective product. […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Compensation for Burn Victims

Personal Injury Lawyer | Compensation for Burn Victims Personal Injury Lawyer | What Can Burn Injury Victims Do to Gain Compensation For Medical Expenses? Burn injuries are painful and can change one’s life dramatically. In many situations, burn injuries are caused by the actions of another person and not the victim. If such actions were unlawful […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Daylighting

Personal Injury Lawyer | Daylighting Personal Injury Lawyer | These days, the discussion on pedestrian safety in cities can seem like a fight between fanatics. On one hand, the pro-pedestrian crowd largely consists of environmentalists who are motivated by their hatred of cars, and who use safety arguments as an excuse to discourage driving. On the other hand, the […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Construction Safety Tips

Personal Injury Lawyer | Construction Safety Tips Personal Injury Lawyer | Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations a person can have in the United States, but even though strict regulations have been enacted to protect workers, they are not always followed. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of every […]

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Auto Accident Attorney | Do I Need My Own Lawyer?

Auto Accident Attorney | Do I Need My Own Lawyer? Auto Accident Attorney .  Many of us experience an accident, but do we really know what do to, how to get help, or what our rights are? You might think about handling a simple fender bender on your own. After all, it’s just a couple […]

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Accident Attorney | Injured in a Commercial Truck Crash?

Accident Attorney | Injured in a Commercial Truck Crash? Accident Attorney . If you’re injured in a crash involving a commercial truck, you have the option of seeking recovery for your injuries through a lawsuit. Truck crash injuries are on the rise. The most recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report found that truck crash injuries […]

Personal Injury Lawyer | Sports Injuries

Personal Injury Lawyer | Sports Injuries From grade school to high school, millions of children and teenagers play sports and engage in other competitive activities. And each year millions of them are treated for sports-related injuries. For the most part, the injuries are sprains and strains, like twisted ankles and over-extended knees. However, sometimes the […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Computers Are People Too

Personal Injury Attorney | Self-Driving Car Computers are ‘Drivers’ Personal Injury Attorney | Lately the news from the Department of Transportation reads like science fiction, and last week was no exception. The DOT declared that it would count computers as drivers in cars driven by software systems, adding another delicious detail to the unfolding story […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Before You Hire A Lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyer | Before You Hire A Lawyer Personal Injury Lawyer | Step 1: Seek Medical Attention The first step should always be to see a doctor; even if you are feeling okay. Getting immediate medical care is not just good for your health, but it adds weight to your personal injury claim: If you […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Top Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Personal Injury Attorney | Top Causes of Motorcycle Accidents Personal Injury Attorney | While motorcycles are fun to ride and very economical, personal injury lawyers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) state that they are much riskier to operate than cars and trucks are. In 2012, approximately 93,000 motorcyclists were injured and nearly […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Boat Safety – Fog

Personal Injury Lawyer | Boat Safety – Fog Personal Injury Lawyer | Objects may seem larger than they appear… When operating in fog be aware that visibility can drop drastically. When visibility is between 30 and 150 yards objects, including other boats, may appear twice as large as normal. The illusion also tends to make you think that they […]

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Summer Boating Safety Tips | Personal Injury Attorney

Summer Boating Safety Tips | Personal Injury Attorney Personal Injury Attorney | There is a lot more involved in safe boating than simply making sure your boat won’t sink and climbing behind the throttle. Although California does not require prospective boaters to take any classes or have a license, some boaters still need an operator’s […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Can You Sue Over a Tattoo?

Personal Injury Lawyer | Can You Sue Over a Tattoo? Personal Injury Lawyer |  We all make mistakes, and some of those mistakes are more permanent than others. If one of your mistakes involved a bad tattoo or a bad tattoo removal, you may be wondering if you have legal recourse against the tattoo artist, […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Rights As A Pedestrian

Personal Injury Attorney | Rights As A Pedestrian Personal Injury Attorney | The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that a vehicle kills over 4,000 pedestrians annually and injures over 70,000. Being struck by a vehicle can be a devastating experience, physically, emotionally, and financially. If you or a loved one have been injured by a […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Charleston Bike Safety

Personal Injury Lawyer | Charleston Bike Safety Personal Injury Lawyer | Brad Jaynes feels safe. A daily cyclist, Jaynes also works as a service manager at a West Ashley bike shop, where he’s surrounded by the tools and tips to make each ride even safer. Even then, he said, there’s always a risk. “One ride is not […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Proving Negligence in Dog Bite Claim

Personal Injury Attorney | Proving Negligence in Dog Bite Claim Personal Injury Attorney | How to Prove Negligence in a Dog Bite Claim Any experienced personal injury attorney understands how shocking and devastating a dog attack can be. Dog bites not only cause death and physical injuries but also emotional harm that may never be overcome. Personal […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Train Your Dog Not to Bite

Personal Injury Lawyer |  Train Your Dog Not to Bite Personal Injury Lawyer | Dog bites are a common occurrence, and preventing this issue is often a matter of properly training an animal. Pet owners can be held liable for dog bites. Understanding how to train a dog not to bite is the best way to […]

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Charleston Accident Attorney | Auto Accident

Charleston Accident Attorney | Auto Accident Charleston accident attorney | Things To Do After Being Injured in an Auto Accident The personal injury lawyers at The Clekis Law Firm provide individuals access to a Charleston accident attorney with expertise in this area of the law. A personal injury lawyer can level the playing field against unscrupulous […]

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Charleston Accident Attorney | What Should You Bring to Your Consultation?

Charleston Accident Attorney | When you meet with a Charleston accident attorney for a consultation, you don’t want to show up empty-handed. You want to give your Charleston accident attorney all the information you can so she can make an accurate evaluation of your injury case. That won’t exactly work if you leave crucial documents at […]

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After An Auto Accident | Auto Accident Attorney

After An Auto Accident | Auto Accident Attorney Auto Accident Attorney | Each time you get behind the wheel, you are at risk of an accident. Every year, drivers are involved in close to 10 million collisions on U.S. roads and highways. While the majority of these accidents are relatively minor, they can still be quite […]

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Charleston Accident Attorney | What to Bring to Your Consultation

Charleston Accident Attorney | What Should You Bring to Your Consultation? Charleston Accident Attorney | When you meet with a Charleston accident attorney for a consultation, you don’t want to show up empty-handed. You want to give your Charleston accident attorney all the information you can so she can make an accurate evaluation of your […]

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Auto Accident Attorney | New Driver Safety Tips part 1

Auto Accident Attorney | New Driver Safety Tips part 1 Auto Accident Attorney | We understand. After all, the facts are alarming. Vehicular fatalities are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. And though fatality rates for teens have steadily dropped since 1975, teens remain 3 times more likely to crash per mile driven than adults. Thankfully, you […]

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Truck Accident Attorney | Driving Alongside Big Rigs

Truck Accident Attorney | Driving Alongside Big Rigs Truck Accident Attorney | How to Drive Defensively Alongside Big Rigs Whether they call them 18 wheelers or semi trucks, thousands of Californians drive alongside big rigs every day. Doing so might seem like business as usual, but those who’ve been involved in accidents with big rigs know […]

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Truck Accident Attorney | Dangerous Trucking

Truck Accident Attorney | Dangerous Trucking Truck Accident Attorney | U.S. Senator says dangerous carriers simply change names to avoid scrutiny A U.S. Senator is drawing attention to a loophole in federal safety laws that are allowing potentially thousands of dangerous truck carriers to continue operating in the face of safety violations and unpaid fines. According to WXXI […]

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Motorcycle Accident Attorney | Motorcycle Hazards

Motorcycle Accident Attorney | Motorcycle Hazards Motorcycle Accident Attorney | Road hazards are a common cause of motorcycle accidents. Things that have little effect on a car, like debris, uneven road surfaces, small objects, or wet pavement, can cause a motorcycle to crash. Motorcyclists should understand what constitutes a hazard and be alert for such […]

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Charleston Accident Attorney | Motorcycle Accident

Charleston Accident Attorney | Motorcycle Accident Charleston Accident Attorney | What Are the First Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident Where a Personal Injury Occurs? If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering what you need to do. Here is some information that should help you decide on the best […]

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Auto Accident Attorney | New Driver Safety Tips part 2

Auto Accident Attorney | New Driver Safety Tips part 2 Auto Accident Attorney | This is a continuation of an earlier post New Driver Safety Tips part 1 6. discuss driving costs If your child has to pay for some car-related expenses (gas, a portion of the monthly insurance premiums, oil changes, etc.), chances are he or she […]

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Auto Accident Attorney | New Driver Safety Tips part 1

Auto Accident Attorney | New Driver Safety Tips part 1 Auto Accident Attorney | We understand. After all, the facts are alarming. Vehicular fatalities are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. And though fatality rates for teens have steadily dropped since 1975, teens remain 3 times more likely to crash per mile driven than adults. Thankfully, you […]

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Charleston Accident Attorney | Rights As A Pedestrian

Charleston Accident Attorney | Rights As A Pedestrian Charleston Accident Attorney | The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that a vehicle kills over 4,000 pedestrians annually and injures over 70,000. Being struck by a vehicle can be a devastating experience, physically, emotionally, and financially. If you or a loved one have been injured by a […]

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Auto Accident | Personal Injury Lawyer

Auto Accident | Personal Injury Lawyer Things To Do After Being Injured in an Auto Accident Clekis provides individuals access to a department of personal injury attorneys with expertise in this area of the law. A personal injury lawyer can level the playing field against unscrupulous insurance companies who refuse to pay damages. If you are suffering from an injury […]

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Alternatives To Drunk Driving | Personal Injury Lawyer

Alternatives To Drunk Driving | Personal Injury Lawyer Personal Injury Lawyer | Why Drive Drunk When You Have These Options? When you go out to celebrate with friends and family, your intention is not to drive home while intoxicated. Unfortunately, hundreds of people who fail to plan ahead when celebrating end up behind the wheel. Other […]

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7 Top Driving Distractions | Personal Injury Lawyer

7 Top Driving Distractions | Personal Injury Lawyer Seven Big Distractions for Drivers Personal Injury Lawyer | Even though texting while driving is illegal in South Carolina, plenty of drivers continue to engage in this dangerous activity. In the best case scenario, they cause near-miss accidents. In the worst case scenario, they can cause serious accidents that result in serious […]

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Live-Saving App | Personal Injury Attorney

Live-Saving App | Personal Injury Attorney Personal Injury Attorney | Saving Lives with One Smart App Choosing a designated driver before you head out on the town is simply smart. It means your friends or family can have a great time without putting anyone else in danger. As a designated driver, you’re taking on an important […]

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Kids & Dogs Safety | Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury Attorney | Kids & Dogs Safety Personal Injury Attorney | Teach Your Kids How to Approach Dogs so They Don’t Get Bit Dogs may be known as man’s best friend but not all pooches know how to cope with kids. If your child approaches a dog in a way that seems threatening, what might have been […]

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I Don’t Want To Go To Trial | Personal Injury Attorney

I Don’t Want To Go To Trial | Personal Injury Attorney Will a personal injury attorney have options that don’t involve the courtroom? Being seriously injured because someone else was negligent is a physically and emotionally trying process. For accident victims and their families, the thought of going to court to recover a fair settlement often […]

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Defective Product | Personal Injury Attorney

Defective Product | Personal Injury Attorney Personal Injury Attorney | How Does a Typical Defective Product Claim Play Out? According to statistics from top personal injury attorneys, thousands of people every year are injured or killed because of dangerous or defective products. In California and throughout the United States, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers may be held liable […]

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Big Rig Safety Tips | Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyer | Big Rig Safety Tips Personal Injury Lawyer | Safety Tips for Big Rig Truck Drivers A big rig weighs a minimum of 10,000 pounds with an empty trailer, and a full load can bring it up to 100,000 pounds. Drivers must operate large commercial trucks carefully because the consequences of any accident […]

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Auto Accident Attorney | Do I Need My Own Lawyer?

Auto Accident Attorney | Do I Need My Own Lawyer? Auto Accident Attorney .  Many of us experience an accident, but do we really know what do to, how to get help, or what our rights are? You might think about handling a simple fender bender on your own. After all, it’s just a couple […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury

Personal Injury Lawyer | Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury Personal Injury Lawyer | Have you had a loved one suffer from traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of someone else? There’s a lot more to these injuries than the physical aspects. A number of strategies can help a person with traumatic brain injury cope with complications that affect […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | First Steps After A Car Accident

Personal Injury Attorney | First Steps After Car Accident Personal Injury Attorney | If you are involved in an automobile accident, there are certain things you can do to protect yourself and your interests. If you feel that you’ve been injured in the accident because of the other person’s negligence, you will definitely want to follow these next […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Automatic Brakes

Personal Injury Lawyer | Automatic Brakes Personal Injury Lawyer | Technologies such as automatic emergency braking, obstacle detection and backup cameras are becoming increasingly common in newer cars. A few years ago, these features were only available in high-end luxury autos, but are now being included in more affordable vehicles. Unfortunately, the sheer amount of new features […]

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Truck Accident Attorney | 3 Types of Distracted Driving

Truck Accident Attorney | 3 Types of Distracted Driving Truck Accident Attorney |  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the U.S. Transportation Department, distracted driving is “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.” It’s not just texting or making calls on a […]

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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer | 5 Common Injuries

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer | 5 Common Injuries Motorcycle Accident Lawyer | Knowing the five most common motorcycle accident injuries before the motorcycle accidents occur can help you prepare for the possibility with any necessary precautions. With the knowledge of the top five motorcycle injuries include head injuries, road rash, muscle damage, Biker’s Arm, and leg injury, you can become proactive in your […]

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Motorcycle Accident Attorney | Safety Tips For Motorcyclists

Motorcycle Accident Attorney | Safety Tips For Motorcyclists Motorcycle Accident Attorney | Safety tips for all motorcyclists from our very own motorcycle accident attorney! Wear the right gear. Jeans, a T-shirt, and sandals are recipes for a painful disaster on a bike. Instead, you want gear that will protect you from wind chill, flying bugs and debris, […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | 7 Steps After a Bike Accident

Personal Injury Attorney | 7 Steps After a Bike Accident Personal Injury Attorney .  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and deaths than occupants of motor vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over 700 bicyclists were killed in crashes with cars […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Motorcycle Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyer | Motorcycle Accidents Personal Injury Lawyer . Motorcycle accidents are like other vehicle accidents in some ways, but because of some unique factors, the causes of motorcycle accidents, the injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents, and the liability issues surrounding motorcycle accidents can be very different from car accidents. The Risks of Motorcycle […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Common Auto Injuries

Personal Injury Attorney | Common Auto Injuries Charleston Accident Attorney .  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than three million people are injured each year in car accidents across the country.  The different injuries resulting from a car accident can be as varied as the individual circumstances of each collision, but there are […]

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Car Accident Attorney | Bumped in The Parking Lot?

Car Accident Attorney | Bumped in The Parking Lot? Car Accident Attorney .  Many drivers practice what’s known as “parking by Braille.” They keep moving until they feel a bump. And those bumps may be more meaningful for car owners who come back to find their cars dented and dinged. In the best of all […]

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Car Accident Lawyer | 5 Things Your Lawyer Can Do

Car Accident Lawyer | 5 Things Your Can Lawyer Can Do Car Accident Lawyer . After a car accident, you may not think that you need an attorney. After all, car accidents happen all the time, and your insurance company’s going to handle everything anyway, right? Don’t count on it. Being self-reliant can be a virtue, but […]

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Car Accident Attorney | At Fault and Uninsured

Car Accident Attorney | At Fault and Uninsured Car Accident Attorney . The universe can have some funny timing. The one time you’re driving without insurance, and boom — you cause a car accident. Maybe your insurance had just expired or you were between policies. And maybe the person slammed on their brakes right in front of […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Texting And Driving

Texting and driving is a dangerous habit that effects not only adults, but young drivers as well. Driving safe can prevent accidents, but sometimes not all accidents can be prevented by you. If you are caught in a car accident, call our personal injury lawyer at Clekis Law Firm for help. Below these stats there is […]

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Car Accident Attorney | Prevent Drowsy Driving

Car Accident Attorney | Prevent Drowsy Driving According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 accidents each year, attributing to 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries annually. Furthermore, a study by AAA revealed that one in six deadly accidents is caused by drowsy driving. The study also showed that over […]

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Auto Accident Attorney | Spotting A Drunk Driver

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 10,000 people lost their lives this year due to a preventable crime. Sadly, alcohol related accidents increase during the holiday seasons more than any other time of the year. There could be anytime when you get into an auto accident as a result of a drunk driver. […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Take Notes After an Accident

Personal Injury Attorney | Take Notes After an Accident Personal Injury Attorney | Take Notes After an Accident.  One of the first things you should do after you are injured is write down everything you can about your accident, including details of your injuries. These notes can be very when you put together all the […]

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Workers Compensation Lawyer | Neck Pain

Workers Compensation Lawyer | Neck Pain Workers Compensation Lawyer | Maybe you’re turning your head to see your computer monitor. Maybe you got rear-ended in the company car. Either way, if you’ve got a work-related pain in the neck, you may be wondering whether you can collect workers’ compensation benefits. As with most workers’ comp […]

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Workman’s Compensation Attorney | Denied Workman’s Comp?

Workman’s Compensation Attorney | Denied Workman’s Comp? Workman’s Compensation Attorney | Workers’ compensation is the insurance coverage most employers are required to purchase or provide to compensate employees who are injured in the course of employment. It generally acts as a substitute for a lawsuit against your employer (although in some instances you may still […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Truck Driver Error

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Car Accident Attorney | Driver Liability For Cell Use

Car Accident Attorney | Driver Liability For Cell Use Car Accident Attorney | How an accident happens will largely determine who is ultimately held liable. If the at fault driver was found to have caused the accident while talking or texting, they will likely have more difficulty defending their case, and they may potentially face additional penalties. Nearly […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Fatality Rates Creep Back Up

Personal Injury | Traffic Accident Fatality Rates Creep Back Up Personal Injury Attorney | The number of road users killed each year in the U.S. fell by more than 20 percent between 2000 and 2014, but statistics reveal that fatality rates in 2015 bucked this downward trend. A report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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Car Accident Attorney | Can Passenger Sue?

Car Accident Attorney | Can The Passenger Sue? Car Accident Attorney | Being the passenger in an automobile involved in an accident can be a helpless feeling, as you have no control or power to avoid the crash. But when it comes to recovering for your injuries in court, being the passenger in an automobile […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | ‘Tis the Season to Slip and Fall

Personal Injury Attorney | ‘Tis the Season to Slip and Fall Personal Injury Attorney |  Who’s liable for your injury after a slip and fall accident? That depends on a number of factors, most importantly where you fell, whether it’s public property, a business, or a residence. Premises liability law makes home and business owners responsible for […]

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Auto Accident Attorney | Liability Claims for a Defective Vehicle

Auto Accident Attorney | Liability Claims for a Defective Vehicle Auto Accident Attorney.  If you purchased a car that’s defective, you may sue under product liability law. There are two types of product liability claims used for motor vehicle defects. Suits are usually based on the fact that the vehicle or parts were defectively made (manufactured), […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Injured While Shopping

Personal Injury Attorney | Injured While Shopping Personal Injury Attorney.  Any time a person is injured, the first thing the injured person should be concerned with is their injury. However, if you are injured while shopping, there may be legal considerations that, if you are able to remember, could be the evidence you never thought you’d […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | Danger of Laundry Pods

Personal Injury Attorney | Danger of Laundry Pods Personal Injury Attorney . Parents love laundry detergent pods for their convenience. Unfortunately, kids love them, too, because they are brightly colored and wrapped like candy. More and more children are poisoned by laundry pods every day. If your child is injured by ingesting a laundry pod or laundry […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | 3 Tips for Winter Driving

Personal Injury Attorney | 3 Tips for Winter Driving Personal Injury Attorney.  Those of us lucky enough to live in places without nasty winter weather know well enough not to gloat about that fact. But beyond avoiding sleet, snow, and icy slush everywhere, the best part about avoiding the worst of winter weather is avoiding the […]

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Personal Injury Attorney | How to Protect Your Patient Rights

Personal Injury Attorney | How to Protect Your Patient Rights Personal Injury Attorney.  We trust our doctors with our lives. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have rights as patients. While medical professionals can give us expert advice on our health care, we have the ultimate say on our medical decisions. At times, we have […]

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Workman’s Compensation Lawyer | Worker’s Comp Fraud is Serious

Workman’s Compensation Lawyer | Worker’s Comp Fraud is Serious Workman’s Compensation Lawyer.  Maybe you’re sick of your job, or your boss, and you’re looking for a little revenge. Or you’ve been injured on the job, recovered, and like the idea of getting paid to not work. And there’s all this money in state workers’ compensation insurance […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Can I Start A Class Action Lawsuit?

Personal Injury Lawyer | Can I Start A Class Action Lawsuit? Personal Injury Lawyer. You can start a class action lawsuit under certain circumstances. But you need a class of people with similar injuries that need representation, and a court will have to approve that class. Class action lawsuits are consolidated cases. They exist for efficiency’s sake. But […]

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Personal Injury Lawyer | Eye Injuries

Personal Injury Lawyer | Eye Injuries Personal Injury Lawyer.  Ask most Americans which of their five senses they would least like to go without, and chances are they will say, “Sight.” Our eyesight and vision is one of our most coveted aspects, and many consider blindness the worst thing that could happen to them. So […]