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Road Rage Incident in Summerville, SC – Road Rage can be Deadly for Motorcyclists

There was a road rage incident in Summerville, SC, that left a motorcyclist bloody and injured – road rage can be deadly in any case, but it is particularly dangerous when it is directed at a motorcyclist.  In this case, the motorcyclist was allegedly cut off, stopped on the road, and beaten, but he survived ...


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Motorcycle Crashes in Berkeley County, SC

There were two motorcycle crashes in Berkeley County this month, one on Lebanon Road and the other on Henry Brown Boulevard, and there was also a fatal motorcycle crash on I-26 this week.  All three incidents were tragic, and the drivers’ families are left picking up the pieces and wondering, how did this happen? What ...


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What is Ketamine and Why are Police Using It as a Chemical Restraint?

Nationwide, EMS personnel have taken to using ketamine, a controlled substance often used as a horse tranquilizer, on suspects as support for law enforcement during police calls.  The use of ketamine during police calls gained national attention in 2020 when Elijah McClain – a massage therapist who sometimes played violin for stray cats - was ...


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Motorcycle Crashes in Summerville, Mount Pleasant, and Dorchester County

Media outlets are reporting three motorcycle crashes in the Charleston, SC area in recent weeks including motorcycle wrecks in Summerville, Mount Pleasant, and on I-26 in Dorchester County.  Motorcycle Crash in Summerville, SC There was a “serious” crash in Summerville, SC on February 3rd that shut down the intersection at Ladson Road and Dorchester Road: ...


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Motorcycle Fatality in Collision with Deer in Georgetown SC

There was a motorcycle fatality last week when a deer hit a motorcycle in Georgetown County: A motorcycle driver was killed Wednesday night after being hit by a deer in Georgetown County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. The crash happened at 9:30 p.m. on Francis Marion Drive near Cherokee Road in Georgetown County, troopers ...


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Two Fatalities in Two Motorcycle – One Vehicle Crash in Charleston

A tragic three-vehicle crash involving two motorcycles and a sedan resulted in two deaths last night in West Ashley in Charleston, SC. According to Live5News: The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims of a three-vehicle crash Sunday night in West Ashley. Chad Belue, 50, from Johns Island; and Lea Cook, 49, from Walterboro, ...


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Wrongful Arrest Lawsuits for Shoplifting Charges

If you have been arrested – wrongfully – for shoplifting, can you sue the police department? The store that caused your arrest?  In some cases, you may have a wrongful arrest lawsuit if you were charged with shoplifting without probable cause. Below, we will go over the basics of wrongful arrest lawsuits for shoplifting in ...


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Arrested for Cursing at a Cop – Do You Have a Civil Rights Claim?

Can you be arrested for cursing at a cop? What about using profanity in public, criticizing a police officer, or flipping someone off? If you are arrested for expressing your opinion – whether it involved using profanity, flipping off a police officer, or complaining about how a cop is doing their job, you may have ...


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K-9 Police Dogs – Acceptable Uses and Police Liability

If you are attacked or bitten by a K-9 police dog, is the officer or police department liable for damages? They might be – although SC law provides limited immunity for the actions of police dogs acting in their law enforcement capacity, the dog handler and their agency must comply with the requirements of SC ...