Category: Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Yarborough Applegate Settles for $1.35M Against Impaired Driver
November 10, 2017

As reported by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, David Yarborough recently settled a case against an intoxicated driver. In this case, the two Charleston-based lawyers represented a 23-year-old Savannah College of Art and Design student who was victim of a car accident in Moncks Corner at the hand of an impaired driver. The defendant had a […]

Trucker’s questionable log book at center of $800K settlement
October 27, 2017

Recently, Yarborough Applegate’s Douglas Jennings and David Yarborough, along with co-counsel M. Travis Hyman, reached an $800,000 settlement in a case involving a tractor trailer collision in Horry County. The recently-settled case was on behalf of a Horry County nurse returning home in a car with her daughter and son-in-law. Their vehicle was struck by […]

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Yarborough Applegate’s $3.75 Million Settlement Could Lead To Cellphone Bans for Trucking Companies
December 8, 2016

Yarborough Applegate represented an injured Bennettsville couple in a lawsuit that resulted in a settlement that could lead to cellphone policy changes for trucking firms on a wide scale.

South Carolina Public Radio
Yarborough Applegate’s David Lail Talked Dram Shop Risk On SCPR
December 1, 2016

Yarborough Applegate lawyer David Lail talked with South Carolina Business Review’s Mike Switzer on the South Carolina Public Radio about “Dram Shop” risk and liability in South Carolina. Dram shop law in South Carolina creates a mechanism for victims of drunk driving accidents to hold restaurants and bars financially accountable and is a practice area […]

Commercial Truck Accident
$1.45 Million Paid to Injured Commercial Truck Driver at Charleston Port
June 29, 2016

Yarborough Applegate recently achieved a $1.45 million settlement for a commercial truck driver after he was catastrophically injured in a big-rig collision. Yarborough Applegate attorneys William Applegate and Douglas Jennings along with Andy Savage of the Savage Law Firm, represented Sammie Scammahorn, a commercial truck driver who sustained multiple serious injuries after a collision accident […]

Hit And Run Accidents SC
Hit & Run Accidents in South Carolina
June 2, 2016

A hit and run is a serious offense. In South Carolina, drivers who do not remain at the scene of an accident can incur misdemeanor and felony charges depending on the extent of injuries of those involved. The SC Department of Public Safety is currently investigating open hit and run cases dating back to 2012. […]

Moped Accident South Carolina
Moped Accident On Folly Road Leaves One Dead
May 25, 2016

The Post & Courier reported that the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident on Monday night that claimed a life on Folly Road. According to the initial report, a moped carrying two individuals swerved off Folly Road and collided with a county recycling bin. Both passengers sustained injuries and were transported to MUSC, […]

Motorcycle Accident Myrtle Beach Bike Week
What Myrtle Beach’s Bike Week Means for Motorcycle Accidents In SC
May 18, 2016

Since 1940, Myrtle Beach’s Bike Week Spring Rally has drawn thousands of motorists to the Grand Strand. Historically, that increase in visitors to the city has unfortunately correlated with an increase in county arrests and motor vehicle accidents. With the 2016 Bike Week in full swing, motorcycle accidents likely will be on the rise. In […]

Most Dangerous Drunk Driving States
SC Named 5th Most Dangerous State for Drunk Driving
April 29, 2016

According to a recent study aimed at determining the most dangerous states in the U.S. for drunk driving, South Carolina falls at number 5 on the list. The study looked at a number of ranking determinants including state laws and statutes, DUI and accident reports, and cost per fatality by state. “We have had several cases against […]

Yarborough Applegate Secures $1M Settlement for Pedestrian Hit by Car
July 1, 2015

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Magazine reports that Yarborough Applegate has secured a $1 million insurance settlement for injuries an 84-year-old man sustained when a sport utility vehicle struck him while he was vacationing on Seabrook Island. The victim, Robert Hunter, was walking along the shoulder of High Hammock Road on a January afternoon when the […]

4 Things To Do After A Car Accident
December 17, 2014

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you’re not alone. Thousands of people are involved in automobile accidents every day. Do you know what to do in the aftermath of a collision or fender bender? Here are four quick tips to help you prevent further injury, reduce costs, and protect yourself. Contact Law Enforcement […]

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