Greenville Injury Blog

How ERISA helps -- and complicates -- your disability claim

If you are fortunate to have retirement benefits through your employer, you may be aware of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. ERISA provides strict guidelines for private employers who offer such benefits to ensure that the trustees of retirement plans behave ethically with your money.

What you may not know is that ERISA also regulates health and disability plans private employers provide. Because ERISA is complex and rigidly regulated, you would benefit from understanding how the law protects your rights, especially if you have recently suffered a debilitating illness or injury.

Foster Law Firm is doing its part to help flood victims

The Foster Law Firm, L.L.C., is collecting food, clothing and household items for survivors of the flooding in Texas and Florida. But the relief effort doesn't stop merely with the donations. Once our generous community has filled the rental van, one of our lawyers will actually drive the truck to Houston to deliver the goods to a distribution point.

Please drop off donations at our law office at 601 East McBee Avenue in Greenville. And keep the donations coming through Friday, Sept. 15. In addition to Hurricane Harvey relief, we anticipate sending a second load to Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

We welcome donations of canned goods, baby food, pet food, diapers, toilet paper, cleaning products, toothbrushes and other personal items, new or gently used clothing, and school supplies for Texas students when they resume classes. Stop by during our normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or call 864-386-4569 after hours to make drop-off arrangements.

Distracted driving: a real threat to South Carolina drivers

South Carolina drivers know that distracted driving is a serious problem, yet many people choose to continue participating in this type of dangerous behavior. There are various types of distracted driving, but no matter the specific behavior, it is always dangerous, always preventable and always inexcusable.

If you believe that your car accident was the result of a distracted driver, you have options. It is possible to hold that individual accountable for his or her actions, naming the liable party in a civil claim and securing appropriate compensation for your financial losses and emotional trauma.

Is your child safe on the school bus?

Every parent is grateful for summer vacation, but they are just as grateful when fall rolls around and the family gets back on a routine. Many children walk or bike to school, but each year millions of kids take a bus--one paid for by the school district.

As parents, we assume that the district has scrutinized the drivers--juts as the schools have scrutinized teachers--and have found that they are drug and alcohol free with no criminal background. But have they? CBS news is reporting that school bus drivers might be a lot less wholesome than you think.

Seeking appropriate damages for nursing home abuse victims

Nursing home residents have the right to quality care and safe facilities, but sadly, some of them do not provide these things for patients. Nursing home abuse comes in many forms, but all of them can leave innocent and elderly individuals dealing with physical pain, medical problems and emotional trauma.

If you placed a loved one in a long-term care facility in South Carolina, only to learn that he or she suffered physical or emotional harm, you have the right to take legal action on his or her behalf. Civil claims for nursing home abuse can be complex, but you have the right to seek help in order to ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of damages for all pain and suffering.

New South Carolina child restraint law enhances car seat safety

In May of this year a new law was passed in South Carolina to update child passenger restraint policies. The new law is composed of several changes. One of the major changes is how long children should ride in rear facing seats. The law now states that children two years old and under will need to be restrained in rear facing car seats. This is until they exceed the height and weight limits detailed by the car seat manufacturer.

It is important that you pick the right seat for your child. Car seat compatibility is based on the size and age of your child.

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