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Watch Out for These 7 Insurance Company Tricks After a Car Crash

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Feb 13, 2018

If you’ve suffered injuries in an auto accident, you can bet that you’ll get a call from an insurance adjuster sooner rather than later. The adjuster might act like your friend, but they’re doing a job. That job is to make your claim disappear and pay you as little as possible. 

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Ask These 9 Questions Before Hiring an SSD Lawyer

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Jan 16, 2018

Hiring a lawyer to handle your Social Security Disability (SSD) case is a big decision. In South Carolina, most Social Security claims take more than a year to resolve, and some claims drag on for nearly a decade. During that time, you’ll need to place a lot of trust in your Social Security Disability lawyer.  Before you sign a lawyer’s fee agreement, you should take some time…

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Here’s How a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Works in South Carolina

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Dec 12, 2017

If you’ve been harmed by a doctor or other medical professional in South Carolina and you’re trying to decide whether you want to pursue a medical malpractice case against them, you’re probably wondering what will happen if you decide to do so. 

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How to Buy Safe Toys for Kids This Holiday Season

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Nov 14, 2017

With the holiday shopping season around the corner, toys are sure to top many kids’ wish lists. While parents and grandparents shopping for toys usually expect the products they purchase to be reasonably safe, recalls and defects are more common in products intended for children than most people realize. These unsafe toys can put a child at risk for injury or even death, and that’s why it’s important to know some tips that can help keep your kids safe from…

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5 Common Examples of Lawsuit-Worthy Medical Malpractice

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Oct 18, 2017

Every day, people put their trust in healthcare providers when they seek medical attention. They have faith that medical professionals will provide them with the best care, attention, and advice for their situation. However, when that trust is betrayed, serious harm can result and leave the patient and their family…

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Act Quickly If You’ve Been Hurt on the Job in South Carolina

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Sep 18, 2017

If you’ve been hurt at work, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind: How will you pay your bills and afford day-to-day necessities? Is your career in jeopardy? What should you do next? 

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5 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer for Your SSD Claim

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Aug 23, 2017

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide an important safety net for hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens who can’t work due to serious injuries or illnesses. Unfortunately, the process involved in applying for those benefits can be a stressful and intimidating one — so much so that many people turn…

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What Do I Do If I Have Whiplash After a Car Accident?

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Jul 24, 2017

What Is Whiplash? Whiplash injuries come from abrupt back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. Whiplash may also be characterized as a neck strain, a neck sprain, or a neck injury, but these terms can refer to other conditions as well. The same back-and-forth motion associated with whiplash can cause other problems too, such as bone fractures, injuries to the discs of the spine,…

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What Happens When the Pharmacy Gives You the Wrong Medication?

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Jul 24, 2017

Getting the wrong medication from the pharmacy and suffering serious harm sounds like a nightmare, but it’s shockingly common:  according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure about 1.3 million people annually in the United States.

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