What is magistrate court in SC?

What is magistrate court in SC?

A magistrate is a type of judge – depending on the context, it could mean a judge with a law degree who is authorized to handle serious matters in the federal court, or it could mean a non-lawyer judge who is only permitted to handle “small” cases in the state...
Can You Stack Insurance Policies in SC?

Can You Stack Insurance Policies in SC?

In State Farm v. Windham, decided August 19, 2020, the SC Court of Appeals found that a driver is entitled to stack underinsured motorist (UIM) policies, including a spouse’s UIM policies, when the driver is in an automobile accident driving a rental car.  Following...
How Serious is Whiplash from a Car Crash?

How Serious is Whiplash from a Car Crash?

Although whiplash from a car crash can be a serious, painful injury that is difficult to treat, insurance adjusters and insurance defense lawyers will often discount your injury and attempt to either limit or deny your claim. Why? How serious is whiplash from a car...
Should I Report a Car Accident to the Police?

Should I Report a Car Accident to the Police?

Should I report a car accident to the police?  Yes.  There are many reasons why you should report a car accident to the police, including that, in many cases, it is required by the law. If you leave the scene of an accident without reporting it to the police, you...
Can You Get House Arrest in SC?

Can You Get House Arrest in SC?

House arrest in SC could mean one of two different things: 1) electronic monitoring as a condition of bond before a person is convicted, or 2) house arrest with monitoring as an alternative to prison after a person is convicted of a crime. Although it is not required,...
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