Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm

How Can I Know if a Motorcycle Meets the Safety Requirements of my State’s Helmet Laws?

Each state has its own laws for wearing helmets. Some require all riders to wear helmets, others have age requirements, and some don’t require them ...

Does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Qualify for Compensation in a Motorcycle Accident Case?

If you have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a terrifying motorcycle accident, you could qualify for compensation in a personal...

What Are Common Injuries for Motorcycle Accidents?

Many injuries can occur from a motorcycle accident. Some are common, like road rash and broken bones. Other injuries can be more severe and life-alter...

How Do Pre-Existing Conditions or Injuries Affect a Personal Injury Claim?

When you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or intentional act, you may have not even considered how a prior injury or pre-existing ...

When to File a Lawsuit against a Governmental Entity

If you or someone that you know has been injured by the acts or failures to act of a South Carolina governmental body, whether that be the State of So...

What is Pre-Trial Intervention?

PTI or Pre-trial Intervention is a diversionary program that is available for certain defendants in the State of South Carolina. PTI was started by th...

Shoplifting in South Carolina 101

It goes without saying that the past year and half has been extremely difficult for many people in the lowcountry and throughout the entire country as...

Motorcycle Wrecks Demand Motorcycle Riding Attorneys

Motorcycle wrecks pose many unique problems for both the injured rider as well as the attorney who is representing them. I have been riding for 30 plu...

I Need My Wheels – How to Obtain a Temporary Alcohol License

Many of my clients that get arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are still in a state of shock and disbelief when they contact me. That reac...

Can I Carry – How to Avoid an Unlawful Carry Charge in South Carolina

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects our right to bear arms. The South Carolina Constitution reiterates the same language o...

Boating and Booze – The Costs of a BUI in South Carolina

South Carolina is a wonderful place for boating, whether you are on the coast, river, or lake. For many South Carolinians, having a drink while out on...

How Motor Carriers Protect Themselves from Liability

Tractor-trailers are essential to our daily lives and our economy as we rely upon them to transport, well, everything. Due to their size and weight, t...

How Insurance Companies Approach Liability Claims

Insurance coverage is generally a concept that many people are aware of. It is simply the practice of insurance companies receiving periodic payments,...

Rock Hill Ranked 5th Worst City in America for Car Accidents by Insurify

Insurify is a resource for shoppers to compare car and home insurance rates, but they recently tasked their data analysts with reviewing tons of data ...

How are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Calculated in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, if you are unable to return to your regular job while you’re recovering from a workplace injury, you are entitled to temporary di...

The Dangers of Medication Errors

We are fortunate to live in a time when medical science has advanced to such a degree as to develop a vast variety of medications that can treat or cu...

Do You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?

Unfortunately, the growing demand for elderly care is far outpacing the resources necessary for proper care. With COVID-19 and the inability to visit ...

Texting and Driving in South Carolina

With the explosion of new technology with personal electronics over the past 20 years, cell phones have become increasingly ever-present and important...

Seeking Medical Treatment After Being Injured: The Defense’s Catch-22

For a person who has recently been injured, a decision that can have lasting effects on a future personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party wh...

Missed and Delayed Cancer Diagnoses

The most devastating news a patient can receive from their doctor is that they have advanced cancer. Even more devastating would be learning that the ...

Social Security Disability Administrative Hearing

So, you’ve filed your Request for Reconsideration, and it’s been denied. What next? Once you receive your denial letter in the mail, you should le...

Pedestrian Safety 101

As the weather warms up, more of us want to be outside walking, running, and riding bikes. Unfortunately, accidents happen when our activities take us...

The Initial Stages of a Lawsuit

A commonly asked question that people who have been injured ask themselves is as follows: when do I need to file a lawsuit? The answer to this questio...

Evaluating Disabilities and the Benefits of an Attorney

Social Security follows a five-step process in evaluating whether a Claimant, that is you, is disabled or not. It must be determined whether the Claim...

Rental Car Coverage – Take Care of Yourself!

Whenever you are in an automobile accident, your vehicle will most likely be damaged. This damage may require body work and/or mechanical repair; in s...

I’ve Hired a Personal Injury Lawyer…Now What?? 

So you’ve just experienced an automobile accident or some other injury and you’ve decided to hire an attorney to represent you. You may be thinkin...

Roundup Weed Killer Litigation

Roundup, a weed killer developed by Monsanto, is one of the most popular herbicides used worldwide. Previously believed to be safe for humans, the che...

4 Things to Know When Injured on the Job

If you’ve been hurt on the job, you may be entitled to vital benefits from your employer’s workers’ compensation policy. To protect yourself, yo...

Will I Lose My Job If I File for Workers’ Compensation in SC?

When someone is hurt in a workplace accident or is diagnosed with an occupational illness, South Carolina law protects them from retaliation or termin...

New Features on 2019 Cars and Trucks Could Mean Better Safety

Car and Driver recently reported that the Toyota Camry, Subaru Outback, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Impreza, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lincoln Continental, Kia...

Motorcycle Lane Splitting: Legal in South Carolina?

Lane splitting is a common yet highly controversial practice among motorcyclists. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident while lane splitting, y...

Activate Safety Features on Your Phone to Prevent Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is responsible for an average of nine fatalities every day in the United States. These tragic deaths were all completely preventabl...

Schiller & Hamilton Announces 1st Annual Schiller & Hamilton Bowl

On Saturday, November 10th at 1pm, Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm sponsored the first annual Schiller & Hamilton Bowl Game. First Annual Schille...

5 Apps to Have on Your Phone in Case of a Car Accident

No one anticipates being involved in an accident, but when one happens, you need to focus on getting treatment for your injuries and collecting the in...

What to Wear to Court

When preparing for an appearance in court, you need to be concerned about more than just what you’ll say or how you’ll behave in court. You need t...

Hit and Run: What Happens When Someone Leaves an Accident Scene?

Every state has laws that prohibit involved parties from leaving the scene of a car accident, which is commonly called hit and run. South Carolina is ...

The Dog Days of Summer: Dog Aggression in the Heat

There is always a risk that any dog could bite under the right circumstances. However, is there an increased risk of being bitten in the summer? Are d...

Car Accidents Caused by Snapchat & Social Media

Checking in and posting to social media accounts while driving is a disturbing trend that is jeopardizing the safety of everyone on the road. Accordin...

Is Texting and Driving More Dangerous Than Drinking and Driving?

Thanks to decades of public awareness campaigns, almost everyone knows that driving under the influence of alcohol is extremely dangerous. However, in...

Can You Get Social Security Disability for Depression?

Anyone who has ever lived with severe depression knows that it can make simple, day-to-day tasks seem nearly impossible. It is not uncommon for this d...

What to Do If You Are Hit by an Uninsured Driver

Being in any car accident can be traumatic, scary, and frustrating. But when you discover that the driver who hit you had no insurance, the situation ...

South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney Sheds Light On The Increasing And Potentially Fatal Pedestrian Injuries

In 2015, 5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This avera...

You’ve Been In A Car Accident – What Do You Do Now? 7 Simple Tips

Accidents happen. Unfortunately, they happen quite often involving motor vehicles. Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time. When they do, they ...

Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one or family member is always a traumatic experience. When the death is caused by the negligence of another, it is even more dev...

Things To Remember When Choosing A Divorce Attorney

Many people who are already going through the stressful time of ending a marriage are often faced with another stressful and often frightening proposi...

DUI Is A Matter Of Rights, Choices And Consequences

With Labor Day almost here, the holiday season begins again in South Carolina. With the holidays come celebrations with friends and family for all typ...

Does South Carolina Have Common Law Marriage?

One of, if not the most common misconception, that South Carolina family law attorneys hear revolves around “common law” marriage. Does it exist? ...

South Carolinca Car Accident Attorneys Will Get You The Money You Deserve

While most people give little thought to the hazards that can be incurred while driving a car, the fact remains that driving an automobile is one of t...

New Technology Helps To Streamline The Workers’ Comp Filing Process

In addition to the help of a personal injury lawyer or an accident attorney, new technologies can also help to streamline the process if you need to f...

South Carolina Distracted Driving Laws

South Carolina is one of the few states that don’t have a statewide ban on texting or cell phone use while driving. However, the state allows ci...

DUI Driving Under the Influence in South Carolina

DUI (Driving Under the Influence) laws in South Carolina can be very difficult to understand. I am often asked by clients, family, and friends questio...

Social Security Disability Attorneys in South Carolina

Sometimes a person may no longer be able to work. This can happen through an accident at work, a car wreck, or just your body breaking down due to tim...

Non Parental Custody Rights: Child Custody Laws in SC

In South Carolina, the welfare of the child and the child’s best interest is the primary, paramount and controlling consideration of the court.  Co...

It Can Wait

In August of 2012, Kevin Reece, a reporter for WFAA-TV, tells the story of a 21 year old man who spent six months in a rehabilitation hospital recover...

Joel T Hamilton Named Top 10 Attorney Under 40

For Immediate Release: May 6th, 2014 The Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm is pleased to announce that the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (N...

Local Lawyer Graduates From Leadership Beaufort

For Immediate Release: May 8th, 2014 The Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm is proud to announce that their founding partner, Mr. Bennett Schiller, has ...

Bennett J Schiller III Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer

For Immediate  Release: May 9th, 2014 The Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm is proud to announce that The National Trial Lawyers (NTL) now recognizes ...

Workers Compensation Claim in South Carolina

Over the last twenty years I have interviewed many potential clients who were not sure whether they had a Workers’ Compensation Claim or not. So to...

South Carolina Drinking and Driving Laws: Emma’s Law

Emma’s Law has been getting a lot of publicity in South Carolina for the last couple of months and for good reason. Starting October 1, 2014 Driving...

An Overview Of Premises Liability In South Carolina

Under a legal theory known as premises liability, landowners and tenants in South Carolina can be held legally responsible for injuries that occur on ...

Recent Accidents Reveal Dangers Of Pedestrian Accidents

Walking and biking are enjoyable hobbies for numerous South Carolina residents. However, recent news stories demonstrate how common pedestrian acciden...

What to Do After an Auto Accident

In 2009, there were almost six million motor vehicle crashes reported to police in the United States. Of that number, about 28 percent (1.52 million) ...

South Carolina Working to Ban Texting While Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 20 percent of motor vehicle crash-related injuries in 2009 were lin...

South Carolina Motorcycle Helmet Law

According to statistics from the state Department of Public Safety, 91 motorcyclists including those carrying a passenger have lost their lives on Sou...

South Carolina Auto Wreck Injury. Road to Recovery

Injured? Get Help Now Don’t Wait There is no question that car wrecks are nearly always painful, annoying, inconvenient experiences for everyone inv...

What No Pain and Suffering?

Often times, a workers’ compensation client gets released from the treating physician with a low rating and wants me to settle their case for a subs...

FAQ’s on Criminal Domestic Violence in South Carolina

With the recent publicity connected to the National Football League, domestic violence has become a topic of much discussion. Many of these conversati...

How to Beat a Bully

Stop The Bull! Back in the day, when we were growing up, dealing with bullies seemed much simpler. It was personal, usually only involved a small numb...

The Pit Falls of Slip and Fall Injuries

It seems to be a nearly universal misconception that property owners are automatically responsible for any injury or damages suffered on their propert...

The Holiday Season

Although it is difficult to believe the holiday season is once more upon us. For many, that means trips to shopping malls, holiday parties, lines, tra...

The Open Road, Avoiding Personal Injury In South Carolina

Riding into work this morning on my 2003 Harley Davidson Electra Glide, I couldn’t help but think about the many ways in which a ride could turn tra...

Tips to Help Avoid Motorcycle Accidents

As the motorcycle accident attorney at Schiller & Hamilton, I have represented thousands of injured bikers over the last 20 years. I have, myself ...

South Carolina Texting Ban

On June 4 of this year, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill allowing South Carolina to join the 48 states and the District of Columbia in the passage of a ...

Anatomy of a Divorce

I have had the privilege of helping many clients navigate the difficult waters of divorce. Understandably, this experience can be a foundation-shiftin...

South Carolina Name Change

Names. We all have them… Each of our parents spent precious time discussing, and perhaps arguing, what to name each of us. Sometimes, however, we wi...

Do I Have A Claim Against My Doctor?

Having represented thousands of families who have suffered injuries from automobile accidents and worker’s compensation situations, we are often ask...

Bennett J. Schiller III Receives Premier 100 Designations from American Academy of Trial Attorneys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/19/2016 Bennett J. Schiller III Receives Premier 100 Designations from American Academy of Trial Attorneys The American Academ...

Protecting Your Rights As An Unwed Father.

Do you think you may be the father of a child born outside of marriage? If so, you may be at danger of losing your parental rights unless you take act...

Medical Malpractice Claims In South Carolina

Medical Malpractice claims are often difficult to prove. It requires substantial medical documentation and significant monetary damages. If you believ...

Seat Belts Save Lives In School Bus Accidents: Why Don’t All School Buses Have Them?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 50% percent of people killed in accidents were not wearing a seatbelt. Seat belts save liv...

Commonly Asked Questions About Auto Accident Injuries

People have a number of questions to ask when they are in a car accident. Some of the most frequently asked questions about auto accidents are as foll...

What are Some legal Reasons to Sue Your Employer for Wrongful Termination?

People are fired from their jobs every day. However, some people believe that they did not do anything that constituted a firing. More people still be...

When Elder Abuse Or Neglect Occurs, Who Is Legally Liable?

Determining who is liable for abuse or neglect towards an elder person depends on where and by whom the elderly person was harmed. There are many rule...

We at Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm hope you and your family are safe & well. We wanted to let our friends and clients know that we are currently working regular office hours. However, in an effort to decrease in-person contact we encourage our clients to schedule an appointment by phone or Zoom. If an in-person appointment is necessary please note our offices are locked so please call our office number upon arriving. Our plan is to continue serving you and your family and providing the same level of professional service you’ve always received from us.
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