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NURSING HOME ABUSE

Even in an area with a lot of retirees such as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina making the emotional decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be difficult. You have every right to expect that your loved one will be well taken care of. Although we believe at the Law Office of William Luse that most nursing home employees are hardworking and conscientious, we also realize it only takes a few bad apples to cause serious harm. Many nursing homes not only in Myrtle Beach but around the country are intentionally understaffed to save on expenses, meaning employees are overworked and more prone to mistakes. Training at many nursing homes may be skimp, and screening procedures for new hires may be lax.


At the law office of William Luse we have found that nursing home abuse can take various forms:


* Physical abuse includes inadequately explained bruises, fractures, scrapes, sores, lacerations, burns, and forced restraint.


* Emotional abuse may lead to the resident being fearful or depres…

Myrtle Beach Motorcycle Crashes

Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcyclists are at a safety disadvantage when traveling the roadways in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, due to their lack of visibility and very limited protection when accidents occur. Recognizing the situations in which riders are more vulnerable can go a long way toward avoiding motorcycle crashes.

At the Law Office of William Luse, we understand that Left-Hand turns made by other vehicles are the most dangerous situations for motorcyclists. The turning vehicle may strike the motorcyclist who is going straight through an intersection, or it may occur as the cyclist overtakes and tries to pass a car that suddenly veers out of its lane and into the motorcyclist. Inattentiveness by the other driver and/or blind spots may be factors.
Far more motorcyclists are struck head-on than they are from behind. Riders need to be aware of the situations in which traffic in an oncoming lane may be about to spill partway over into their lane due to an obstacle …