Bobby Harrell is the presiding Speaker of South Carolina House of Representatives. He is another Republican legislator in the Carolinas who supported legislation to alter laws that protect people in North Carolina and South Carolina who are injured.
The S.C. House of Representatives recently passed a bill under the guise of reducing frivolous lawsuits and making the justice system fairer. In reality, very similar to bills proposed in N.C., the bill has eliminated many rights of injured parties.
Interestingly, Representative Harrell's website has a poll where the public is encouraged to voice its opinion regarding the legislation that was passed. I encourage you to view the results. As of the writing of this blog post, 75% of voters indicated they were opposed to the bill.
I encourage anyone who is concerned about the legislation (bills) being introduced by both N.C. and S.C. legislators to immediately contact their local representatives and voice your concerns. These laws will affect your life.
If you have been injured, whether in an auto accident or a workplace accident, it is important that you immediately consult a Charlotte personal injury lawyer. It will become increasingly difficult in the coming months to protect your rights following an injury. Thus, effective legal representation will become increasingly important.