Property Damage: What am I Entitled to When My Car or Truck is Damaged as a Result of a Collision?

Dealing with the repair or replacement of your car or truck after a collision can be a very frustrating experience.  Having a basic knowledge of the elements of damage to which you are entitled, however, can relieve at least some… Read Full Article »

Covid19

COVID-19: a time for reflection

Wow!  Who would have thought that a virus could bring us to our current dilemma?  It’s upsetting!  It will cause both the weak and those who consider themselves to be strong to participate in serious reflections.  It’s a perfect storm… Read Full Article »

Case Summary: Turner v. Medical University of South Carolina

The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently decided a medical malpractice case involving allegations of negligence against an anesthesiologist. In Turner v. Medical University of South Carolina, Opinion No. 5723, 2020 WL 2182256 (S.C. Ct. App. May 6, 2020), a… Read Full Article »

What rights do pedestrians have on South Carolina roadways?

There are many restrictions on pedestrians in South Carolina with regard to our roadways. There are also many restrictions on motorists on South Carolina roadways. Motorists have a duty to operate vehicles with due care in South Carolina. With many… Read Full Article »

What’s age got to do with it?

Once my family sold The Beacon restaurant, I had the opportunity to take my father out for breakfast. He wanted to go to Hardee’s, the original Hardee’s located on Kennedy Street and built by Jerry Richardson, a friend of my… Read Full Article »

Do mothers have the upper hand in custody decisions?

When the parties in a divorce action have one or more minor children, custody and visitation can quickly become a contested issue.  With the abolishment of the Tender Years Doctrine in 1994, the preference for awarding custody to the mother… Read Full Article »

Criminal Records for College Students

At any stage in life, a criminal conviction can carry serious implications. For students, especially those in college, the implications can be magnified. One primary concern is continued enrollment at your college or university. Most schools have good behavior provisions… Read Full Article »

What counts as a probate asset following the death of a relative?

A question that a lot of people have following a relative’s death is what counts as a probate asset and what does not count as a probate asset.  For some assets, the use of the word “and” or “or” can… Read Full Article »

Memorial Day

My Gift of Life Today: A Gift on Memorial Day

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the funeral for the father of one of my best friends.  William Harold Simmons lived to the ripe age of 91 and passed away peacefully at his home.  He was born in… Read Full Article »

What can we learn from the life of the “King of the Wild Frontier?”

He was from Tennessee, not Texas. His formal education lasted only four days. He helped foil the assassination of President Andrew Jackson. And many believe he was one of the last men standing at the Battle of the Alamo. Born… Read Full Article »