Entries by William McBee Smith

Fentanyl Pain Patch Deaths in South Carolina (SC)

Pain Patchs (also known as fentanyl, fentanil, Sublimaze, Actiq, Durogesic, Duragesic, Fentora, Matrifen, Haldid, Onsolis, Instanyl, Abstral and) Lazanda) are being used more frequently to treat patients suffering from chronic pain.  This drug is 100 times more potent than morphine and is extremely dangerous.  Of course, the manufactures of pain patches keep track of such […]

Pedestrian Accidents; No Ordinary Danger

The ordinary act of walking along or across any street, roadway or parking lot is a common activity that can be extraordinarily dangerous.   Whenever a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, it is more often than not, catastrophic for the pedestrian. Of course, when a pedestrian chooses to walk along a public street in areas not […]

Motorcycle Accident Statistics & Acts of Negligence

Motorcycle accidents can permanently, and often fatally, injure the victims involved.  The motorcycle accident as defined by the National Highway Transportation Administration involves motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, two- or three-wheeled motorcycles, off-road motorcycles, scooters, mini bikes, pocket bikes, and all-terrain vehicles (ATV). Motorcycle Accident Statistics in United States and South Carolina [ul style=”3″] [li]In 2009, 4,462 […]

Automobile Accident Statistics | Spartanburg & Greenville Car & Auto Accident Lawyer

Automobile Accident Statistics for United States and South Carolina In 2010, 32,885 people were killed and 2,243,000 people were injured in traffic accidents. In 2010, 3,675 people were killed in large-truck crashes, a 8.7% increase from 2009. In 2010, there were 5,419,000 motor vehicle crashes in the United States. In 2010, there were 3,092 fatalities […]

Automobile Accidents Determining Fault & Negligence

Automobile Accidents Determining Fault & Negligence There exist factors that contribute to the question of whether a driver was negligent.  Courts look for these in determining fault.  Some of these factors, but not all, are: Failure to obey traffic signs or signals; Driving a car under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol; Texting while driving […]

Business & Commercial Contract Litigation

Business litigation is often a complex area of law which includes a variety of contractual and tort claims.  Common in business litigation involves breach of contract, interference with contractual relations, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, infringement of intellectual property rights, and unfair competition.  Any one of these type claims may arise among business partners in […]

South Carolina Workers Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

South Carolina Workers Compensation Frequently Asked Questions In South Carolina, workers’ compensation provides compensation and benefits, temporary disability and permanent disability payments to an injured worker.  These payments are usually meager and inadequate and do not cover pain and suffering.  Workers’ compensation also does not provide punitive damages to punish an employer for poor safety […]