Category: Motor Vehicle Accidents

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The Dangers of Tractor Trailer U-Turns
December 16, 2020

When tractor trailer drivers attempt a U-turn, they place all other drivers on the road at risk. In fact, tractor trailers making U-turns are so dangerous, most major trucking companies in the United States ban them entirely.

$2.75 Million Settlement Reached for Injured Motorcyclist
November 20, 2020

Yarborough Applegate attorneys Douglas Jennings and Liam Duffy recently secured a $2.75 million settlement for a motorcyclist who was injured after a driver struck him while making a turn across oncoming traffic.

$1.6 Million Settlement Reached in Fatal Head-On Car Collision
October 15, 2020

Yarborough Applegate attorneys reached a $1.6 million settlement for the widow of a man who was killed when a driver hit him head-on.

$1.75 Million Settlement Reached for Client Injured After Crashing into an Improperly Parked Truck
June 12, 2020

Douglas Jennings and Liam Duffy of Yarborough Applegate, alongside Ronnie Sabb of Sabb Law Group, settled a lawsuit on the eve of trial on behalf of a client who broke her ankle after her car slammed into a logging truck that was improperly parked on the side of the road.

Insurance Company Pays $950,000 After Mishandling Claim
May 29, 2020

After leaving a birthday party, a driver who admitted to consuming high gravity beers ran into our client who was riding a moped. Yarborough Applegate partner David Lail was able to negotiate a $950,000 settlement on our client’s behalf from the insurance company, despite the drunk driver only carrying a minimum limits liability policy. “South Carolina […]

What You Need to Know About Underinsured Motorist Coverage
November 26, 2019

Getting in a car wreck with an underinsured driver – one without enough insurance coverage to pay for the damages he or she causes – happens a lot.

$6.05M Settlement Reached in Sod Trailer Accident
November 22, 2019

A 68-year-old man suffered a severe brain injury in 2014 after a pallet of grass sod fell off a trailer and caused a multi-car crash. Attorney William Applegate of Yarborough Applegate was able to secure a $6.05M settlement for the man and his family.

Yarborough Applegate Settles $1.79 Million Tractor-Trailer Collision Lawsuit
March 12, 2019

David Lail, William Applegate, and Chris Bryant of Yarborough Applegate along with co-counsel recently settled a tractor-trailer collision lawsuit for a man who sustained injuries after rear-ending a tractor-trailer when it started to make a U-turn on a four-lane highway. The tractor-trailer collision lawsuit brought by Yarborough Applegate against the at-fault driver resulted in a […]

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What to Do if You’re Injured in a Car Accident
November 5, 2018

On this Monday afternoon, we’re following reports of a massive car wreck near the Cosgrove Avenue Bridge outside downtown Charleston. Authorities report that 22 vehicles were involved in the crash, hurting multiple drivers and passengers, with some folks being taken to the hospital because of their injuries. Here is what to do if you were injured […]

Yarborough Applegate recovers $1.625M in Dram Shop case
September 7, 2018

Yarborough Applegate, along with co-counsel Brett Woron, recently settled a $1.625M Dram Shop case on behalf of Clint Cobb’s family, a man from Columbia who was killed after being ejected from a vehicle while in the car with an intoxicated driver. Just over two years ago, Cobb was a passenger in a vehicle driven by […]

Injured While Riding In An Uber or Lyft
August 6, 2018

Ride share apps like Uber and Lyft have seen a surge of active users in recent years. It’s not uncommon or impossible for accidents to occur while ride share users are passengers in these vehicles. If you find yourself in this situation – a passenger in a vehicle that isn’t your own, with a driver […]

Yarborough Applegate reaches $2M settlement for writer in drunk driving accident
May 30, 2018

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly recently reported on a $2M settlement reached for a victim of a drunk driving accident on I-95. The crash occurred in May of 2016 and the victim, Douglas Mincey of Bluffton, was represented by David Yarborough, David Lail, and Kenneth Berger of Columbia. During the crash, Mincey hit his head on […]

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