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Truck accident in South Carolina injures two

A truck accident on Glenn McConnell Boulevard and Mary Ader Avenue sent two people to the hospital Monday morning.

Charleston patrol officers were dispatched at approximately 8:43 a.m. following a call reporting an incident. The report indicated that the accident involved a flatbed, but it was not stated whether or not it involved another vehicle.

One person was rushed to St. Francis Hospital while the other was taken to Medical University of South Carolina with unknown injuries. Their condition was not released.

Authorities withheld the identification of the victims pending notification of their families.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury following a truck accident, you may be entitled to a financial claim. Our Charleston lawyers at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group are experienced in protecting victims of truck accidents and can help you throughout the process. Contact us at (843) 720-0810 to take advantage of our expertise.


Texas Best Proteins recalls products with Cajun-style dirty rice

Food maker Texas Best Proteins is conducting a product recall of more than 25,332 pounds of Cajun dirty rice due to possible allergens.

The recall was initiated after the company was notified by its supplier that the Worcestershire sauce, used in making the product, contained peanuts, a popular allergen. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA), the known allergen, which may cause adverse reactions, was not included on the product’s packaging label.

The items subject to the recall are limited to Farm to Market Foods Cajun Style Dirty Rice and Turkey Dinner Kits. These were packaged October 27, 2016, November 1, 2016, and November 11, 2016, bearing the establishment number “EST. 950.”

The USDA warns the public about the adverse reaction that may be caused by the allergens once ingested. Consumers with a known peanut allergy are urged to stop the consumption of the products and dispose of them immediately. To date, the agency has not received any reports of illness related to the incident.

If you or someone you know suffered an illness which involved a defective product, we might be able to help you. We at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group work closely with product liability law and have the resources to represent you in court. Contact us at (843) 720-0810 to learn more about your legal options.


Two Injured Following a Truck Accident in West Ashley

A truck crash that injured at least two people happened at the intersection of Glenn McConnell Boulevard and Mary Ader Avenue, early in the morning on Monday, December 5th.

According to initial reports, the accident, which involved a flatbed truck, took place Monday at around 8:43 a.m. Police immediately responded to the intersection after receiving a report of an overturned flatbed.

How the accident actually occurred is yet to be discovered, but it was determined that at least two parties sustained injuries. One victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital for treatment while another was rushed to Medical University of South Carolina. The extent of their injuries is has not been released.

Local investigators were called onto the scene to determine the cause of the crash.

If you or someone you love has been physically injured or sustained emotional harm involving a negligent truck driver, our legal team can help you recover all the damages brought about this tragedy. The Charleston truck accident lawyers at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group have the skills and experience to protect your rights and can discuss with you the details of your claims. Get in touch with us at (843) 720-0810.


Assault and robbery charges issued to man in Anderson Co

A man has been arrested after two separate incidents of assault and battery that both took place on August 31 in Anderson County.

The 43-year-old suspect Ferris Terrill Rainey, broke into the home of an older couple early in the morning on the day of the two incidents and, for unknown reasons, hit them multiple times in their faces before he fled the scene. Nothing was stolen during the attack, however, and police are unsure what the motive was.

Later that day, Rainey traveled to the house his ex-girlfriend had been living at and hit her several times on the head, before pulling her by her hair onto the front lawn. The owner of the home heard the victim’s cries and he frightened Rainey off with a baseball bat. The ex-girlfriend had bruises and cuts on her face that were treated on site.

Someone anonymously called in Rainey’s location following the two incidents and investigators were able to find him and take him into custody, where he will be held at the Anderson County Detention Center on $117,212 bond. He is being charged with first-degree theft, three counts of third-degree assault and battery, and malicious injury to real property.

If you or a loved one has been injured and suffered physical or emotional harm as the result of an assault and/or battery, you can recover damages through legal means. Speak with an attorney at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group about the specifics of your claim directly by calling their offices today at (843) 720-0810.


Fruit punch recalled due to unidentified allergen

On October 26, 2016, Stewart’s Shops in New York, withdrew units of Stewart’s Sportade Fruit Punch Isotonic Beverage due to undeclared ingredients.

Routine quality testing of the product revealed a milk allergen that was not listed as an ingredient on the bottle. Although no illnesses have yet been reported in association with this discovery, the allergen made the beverage a potential trigger for a fatal allergic reaction.

Affected units of the product were sold in a 20 oz plastic bottle with a black label and red cap. Customers can bring any purchased units back to the store for a full refund.

If faulty or negligent manufacturing of a product has harmed you or a loved one, you might be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group can help you file a product liability claim. Set up a consultation today by calling (843) 720-0810.


SUV vs. tanker collision kills one in Colleton County

A fatal collision between an SUV and tanker truck occurred in Colleton County on September 29th.

A 911 call was placed at 9:22 a.m. reporting that an SUV that was southbound collided with a tanker truck and then hit several trees. The crashes took place on Interstate 95 near the 41 mile marker southbound. The first responders discovered a man on the ground who died from multiple traumatic injuries.

“The entire left side of the vehicle was ripped from the chassis, ejecting the male driver who had been wearing a seatbelt,” CCFR officials said. “A female passenger was also in the car, but received minor injuries….The truck driver was not injured and his tanker trailer was empty.”

The female passenger was brought by Fire-Rescue Medic 13 to Colleton Medical Center. The crash is under investigation.

 


Samsung has a potential fix to smartphone fires

Samsung has released a new solution, in the form of a software update, to keep their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from overheating while charging. The update, to begin for current users in South Korea on September 19, prevents the batteries from being able to charge any more than 60% their capacity.

The company took out a front-page advertisement in the Seoul Shinmun newspaper that said, “This plan is for the safety of the consumers.

Samsung had recalled nearly two and a half million of the phones worldwide, resulting in billions of losses for the company. To get back on track, the company has released that it has plans to replace the defective phones with a new and problem-free, as they claim, Note 7 phones.

The company is working closely with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to formally recall the phones in the U.S. In regards to news of the software update, a U.S. Samsung spokesperson assured that no action would be taken in the U.S. without approval from the CPSC.

In the U.S., the company is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to figure out how a formal recall of the phones will work. Regarding the software patch, a Samsung spokesperson in the U.S. said that “no action will be taken without the approval of the CPSC.”

If you have been injured due to a defective product and are facing financial hardship or lost wages, there may be options for you. Contact an attorney with Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group at (843) 720-0810 to discuss your possibility of compensation.


John Deere backhoe attachment recalled due to injury risk

As of September 02, 2016, John Deere recalled all model 485A backhoe attachments for John Deere compact utility tractors due to crushing hazard.

Product details: The attachment works on John Deere compact utility tractor models 4044M, 4044R, 4049M, 4049R, 4052M, 4052R, 4066M, and 4066R, which bear serial numbers starting with “1LV0485A“. The backhoe attachments are green and have the leaping deer John Deere logo printed on the side. The serial number is located on the rear of the backhoe mainframe; Sold at John Deere dealers nationwide between May and June of this year.

Risk: The backhoe frame has a chance of coming loose from the mounting hardware, swinging toward the operator and potentially hitting or crushing them.

Remedy: Consumers should stop the use of the attachment as soon as they hear about the recall and contact their local John Deere dealership for information on repair.

If you or someone you know was injured by their farming equipment despite appropriate use, you may have some legal options concerning compensation. Contact an attorney with Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group at (843) 720-0810 for more information.


Vicious dog attack kills Senior Citizen

A vicious dog attack resulted in the death of a Jacksonville, FL senior citizen on Friday, August 19th.

Witnesses explained that the victim, 83-year-old Michael Jason Downing, could hardly be recognized after the attack.

The owner of the four dogs said neighbors regularly upset his animals. Downing was found dead Friday in the backyard of a home near his apartment. The dogs’ owner wasn’t home when the attack happened. Neighbors said there were several holes in the fence the dogs may have used to escape.

No charges have been filed yet. An anonymous caller reported to city officials in April that the dogs were being kept in poor living conditions and were physically abused. Investigators at the time, however, determined that the dogs appeared to be fine.

The victim, Downing, was a retiree in the Tax Collector’s Office, but remained active despite having recently had a stroke.


SCHP: Sanitation worker killed by garbage truck in downtown Charleston

A sanitation worker was killed while a city garbage truck was backing up in downtown Charleston on July 5th , Tuesday afternoon, said South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) officials.

Authorities say the incident happened in the area of Francis and Oswego streets. The worker died on scene. SCHP officials say crews are currently investigating the incident. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office says the identity of the deceased will be released on Wednesday in order for the family to be notified.

Mayor John Tecklenburg released the following statement:

“Tonight the whole City of Charleston family is grieving the loss of a Charleston Public Service Department contract worker who died this afternoon in a tragic accident involving a city Public Service Department vehicle. Few details are known at this time, but the South Carolina Highway Patrol is leading the investigation and the Charleston County coroner will have further details after the family has been notified. For now, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone touched by this terrible tragedy.”

The thoughts of our attorneys at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group go out to the family and friends of the victim.


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