Posts by Sneha Samfrancisco

Extreme Heat Impacts Workers in South Carolina

South Carolina has the second-highest rate of non-fatal occupational injuries and exposure to environmental heat, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. South Carolina Heat-Related Work Injury Rate Substantial South Carolina had a rate of 1 per 100,000 workers suffering work-related heat exposure from the environment. That may not seem like much,…

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Safer Trucks Would Mean Fewer South Carolina Truck Accidents

When tractor-trailers compete with smaller passenger vehicles on South Carolina roads, the results can be deadly. The combination of excess size, speed, and industry-wide poor safety practices have long been known to lead to deadly crashes. Fatalities attributed to collisions with large trucks have been climbing steadily in recent years, with more than 4,300 people…

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South Carolina DOT Tackles Dangerous Rural Roads

South Carolina highways are among the most dangerous in the U.S. Between 2012 and 2016, there were 6,800 crashes that resulted in fatalities or serious injuries. But South Carolina’s Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is working to improve the quality and safety of our roads. Phase 1 of the Rural Road Safety Program began last year, when 500 miles…

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How Dangerous Are Roadside Construction Sites? – An Attorney Explains

Roadside work sites are some of the most dangerous places for construction workers. Every day, pavers, crossing guards, highway maintenance workers, power-line installers, and other roadside workers put their lives on the line in order to earn a living. According to The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWP), more than 1,000 construction workers lost…

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What Happens To Your Body In An Auto Accident? South Carolina Attorneys Explain

Today’s vehicles are designed to absorb a great deal of impact in a frontal collision. Additionally, airbags and seatbelts can protect drivers and passengers from sustaining serious injuries. However, your vehicle can only take so much impact. When a frontal crash occurs at high-speed, you will likely sustain serious injuries, even if your vehicle’s safety…

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South Carolina Attorneys Discuss Whiplash Caused by Rear-End Accidents

Auto accidents can impact your health and wellbeing in a variety of ways. One of these ways is whiplash, a common neck injury usually caused by rear-end accidents. The sensitivity and importance of the neck means that whiplash must be understood. Pretending that whiplash isn’t serious won’t make the condition go away. In fact, the…

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