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Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March You have probably heard this phrase before.  But do you know where it comes from and what does it mean? In Roman times, the ides of March referred to March 15 on the Roman Calendar.  It was the date on which all debts were settled.… Read More

Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day Pi day celebrates the mathematical constant Π. March 14 was chosen because the date 3/14 represents the first 3 significant digits of Pi. And mathematics play an important part of all of our lives.  Highway engineers use mathematical equations… Read More

Are you a lawyer?

Last night I was attending my daughter's high school lacrosse game. I was sitting by myself but there were people in the row in front of me. As the game had not yet started, it was pretty quiet.  I couldn't help but overhear a conversation about the weather.… Read More

How a 4-way stop works.

There are a couple of 4 way stops along my route to work, so I pass through them almost every day.  Most of the time it is rather simple, but sometimes there are others who seem to have no idea what the "rules of the road" are and how to apply them to… Read More

What does Statute of Limitations mean?

What does Statute of Limitations mean? What is a statute of limitations? How does it effect my case? Why does it matter? We hear these questions often when potential clients call us.  And the term can be confusing.  But Statute of Limitations simply… Read More

Spring forward . . .

Spring Forward . . . The lawyers and staff of Harbin & Burnett would like to remind you to set your clocks forward one hour tonight. Daylight Savings Time (DST) is upon us. And although it is not quite as warm yet as most of us would like, it will soon… Read More

To Granny's house we go

To Granny's house we go Everyone loves their grandmothers. When you are a child it is always fun to visit Granny (or Me-Maw, or Grandma, or Maw). Grandmothers love to spoil their grandchildren and always seem to have the best sugary treats. And spoiling… Read More

Where can I file my worker's compensation claim?

Where can I file my worker's compensation claim? A while back, we had a potential client call regarding an on-the-job injury he had suffered.  This person lived in Georgia, was employed by a South Carolina company, was hired in South Carolina, and was… Read More

Please buckle up

These days, more people than ever are wearing seatbelts.  But there are still far too many drivers and passengers that don't. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration states that seat belts are the single most effective safety technology… Read More

I've been injured at work, do I really need a lawyer?

A question we are often asked is "I've been injured at work, do I really need to hire a lawyer"? In South Carolina the short answer is no, you do not have to be represented by counsel in a Worker's Compensation claim. But understand that your employer… Read More

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