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Damages, in a legal sense, is the sum of money the law imposes for a breach of some duty or violation of some right. Generally, there are two types of damages : compensatory and punitive. (The term "damages" typically includes both categories, but the term, "actual damages" is synonymous with compensatory damages, and excludes punitive damages. Compensatory damages, like the name suggests, are intended to compensate the injured party for his loss or injury. Punitive damages are awarded to punish a wrongdoer. There are other modifying terms placed in front of the word damages like "liquidated damages," (contractually established damages) and "nominal damages" (where the court awards a nominal amount such as one dollar).




Courts in South Carolina

South Carolina State falls under the 4th Circuit. The website for the appeals court for this circuit is www.ca4.uscourts.gov. South Carolina State has the following courts -
South Carolina Bankruptcy Court http://www.scb.uscourts.gov/
South Carolina District Court http://www.scd.uscourts.gov/



Suggested Lawyers for York
McWhirter Bellinger
McWhirter Bellinger is a personal injury law firm serving all of South Carolina. Free consultation.
www.mcwhirterlaw.com

SC Attorneys Helping Injured People

SC Attorneys who provide representation to victims of trucking accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice and other serious personal injury.
www.mcgowanhood.com


South Carolina Legal Referral Services
  • South Carolina Bar LRS Columbia, SC (800)868-2284 (803)799-7100 Statewide










  • Demographic Information
    City/Town: York
    State: South Carolina
    Country: USA
    Population: 6,985



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    Legal Facts
  • Under certain circumstances, juvenile defendants (as defined by State law) can be considered adults and tried in criminal courts. A BJS study conducted in 40 of the Nation's largest urban counties found An estimated 7,100 juvenile defendants were charged with felonies in adult criminal court in 1998.

  • U.S. attorneys opened matters for investigation against 121,818 suspects during 2001. The number of investigations initiated by U.S. attorneys decreased by 1% over 2000. Forty percent were investigated for public-order offenses such as regulatory (4%), immigration (13%), and weapons (7%) offenses; about a third (31%) were investigated for drug offenses; (24%) for property offenses; and 5% for violent offenses such as murder, rape, assault, and robbery. Of the 118,978 suspects in matters concluded during 2001, 73% were referred for prosecution either before a U.S. district court judge (61%) or a U.S. magistrate (12%). Nearly all (97%) of those investigated for immigration offenses were referred for prosecution.




  • Choosing a Lawyer
  • Ask some very basic and important questions to the lawyer:
    After you have furnished the full details of your case to the lawyer you must some basic questions that can give you an insight into how the lawyer will proceed. Make it a point to ask how what course of action the lawyer will take regarding your case, how long he thinks the case will carry on, details about his fee and how he will inform you about the manner in which the case is proceeding. While asking these important questions always judge whether the lawyer is trying to hide facts/ give round about answers, or is open in the way he gives his answers. It is best to work with a lawyer whose replies you are comfortable with.

  • What you should ask in a contingency fee case:
    When discussing the lawyer's fee in contingency cases i.e. where the lawyer retains a portion of the compensation paid to the client, you must ask a number of important questions. Most importantly, what is the percentage of the fee the lawyer will take away. Always make it a point to ascertain the percentage on whether the case has been settled, goes to trial or goes to appeals court. The percentage could vary based upon the outcome of the case, so you must know what the lawyer will take away.



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