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Marshall Dorociak Killed in Anderson, SC Pedestrian Accident

Marshall Dorociak, Anderson Pedestrian Accident, SC-81 and Summerfield Ln. (Google Maps)

January 21, 2019

Anderson News

A fatal Anderson pedestrian accident claimed the life of 29-year-old Marshall Luke Dorociak Monday night, January 21, 2019, according to FOX Carolina.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol told 7 News, Mr. Dorociak “was walking southbound on SC-81” near Summerfield Lane when he was struck by a pickup truck. Tragically, he succumbed to fatal injuries. It is unclear whether the driver will face charges.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and if the driver is found to be at fault, Marshall Luke Dorociak’s family may elect to file civil claims for their loss.

Based upon its experience and success handling pedestrian accident cases, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victim’s family should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the vehicles and roadways involved and a review of traffic surveillance footage will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of pedestrian accidents such as this one. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.`

Charles Chad Starnes

I-20 Tractor Trailer Accident Claims the Life of Charles Starnes, 34 (WRDW)

January 13, 2019

North Augusta News

34-year-old Charles Starnes has succumbed to fatal injuries sustained in an I-20 collision Sunday afternoon, January 13, 2019.

According to the Aiken Standard, “[Mr.] Starnes was driving a 2004 Ford Focus east on I-20 near mile marker 3, when he ran into the rear of a 2015 Kenworth tractor trailer,” which “had broken down on the interstate.”

The South Carolina Highway Patrol told WRDW 12, the accident occurred on I-20 eastbound “between Exit 1 and Exit 5.” Mr. Starnes was transported to the hospital, where he tragically succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident.

Details, such as whether the broken down vehicle employed cautionary flares or lighting, have not been released.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and if the tractor trailer driver is found to be at fault, Charles Starnes’ family may elect to file civil claims for their loss.

Based upon its experience and success handling motor vehicle accident cases, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victim’s family should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the vehicles and roadways involved and a review of traffic surveillance footage will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of tractor-trailer accidents such as this one. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

CALL NOW: 888.842.1616

How to Choose the Right Attorney (Click Here)

DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

DISCLAIMERS: 

The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request. 

The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.

“Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.