When an auto accident happens unexpectedly, anyone can become a victim. One moment you're commuting back home after a long day at the office. The next, your car is totaled, and you're injured in the hospital due to another person's negligence. It's not fair, but it happens every day. Unlike the irresponsible party who caused the accident, personal injury victims often suffer the most in auto accidents. They have to worry about lost days at work, the long road to recovery, and the inability to provide for their family. Sadly, many people injured in car accidents don't have the luxury of worrying about bills because they're fighting for life in the emergency room.
And while modern cars come equipped with safety features like blind spot monitoring and cross-traffic alerts, motor vehicle accidents are still a huge problem in South Carolina. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, in 2020, one person was injured every 11 minutes in a car collision. Even worse, one fatal collision was recorded every 9.1 hours.
Unfortunately, victims of auto accident negligence often don't know what to do when another driver hits them. They have questions like:
These same innocent people provide official statements to insurance agencies without knowing the consequences.
However, if you or your loved ones are victims in a car crash, there's good news. Laws in South Carolina mandate that guilty parties must compensate for pain and suffering. But in order to get the compensation you deserve, it's crucial to work with a personal injury attorney in Anderson, SC. Experienced personal injury lawyers know how to bolster your case by securing witnesses for questioning, obtaining accident scene information, and documenting vehicle damage. If these tasks aren't completed quickly, you are far less likely to receive the compensation you and your family deserve.
Theos Law Firm exists to fight for your rights and to ensure negligent drivers are held responsible for the damage they do to your family. It's really that simple. We aren't afraid to trade blows with selfish insurance agencies. Because, unlike Theos Law Firm, they couldn't care less about your best interests.
Here are just a few reasons why so many hardworking people choose Theos Law Firm:
When you're involved in a car or truck accident, it can be a life-changing event. Having represented hundreds of personal injury victims, we understand that you may be confused and frightened. You know you need to speak with a lawyer, but you need a calm, cool presence to ease your anxiety. You need someone who understands what you're enduring, and we know how you feel. Unlike other auto accident attorneys, we believe that personal injury claims are more about the people involved and less about money and settlements. When you reach out to Theos Law Firm, you can rest easy knowing our team will treat you with dignity, compassion, and empathy.
With many years of combined personal injury experience, there's nothing that our team hasn't seen in terms of auto accidents. With that said, we understand that there is no "common" type of accident or scenario - no two accidents are the same. We have represented clients involved in DUI accidents, truck rollovers, reckless drivers, interstate pileups, rear-end collisions, and even Uber driver crashes. With such extensive experience, our team has the tools and talent to take care of you, regardless of how complicated your case might be.
The recovery process involved with automobile accidents changes with every person we represent. There are dozens of details to account for, from car repairs to insurance questions and everything in between. These small but necessary details aren't easy to accomplish for injured parties. That's why our team goes the extra mile to help cut through the red tape to ensure your medical bills are paid, and your car gets fixed. The less weight you have on your shoulders to worry about, the faster you can focus on recovering.
Unlike other personal injury law firms, our team is 100% committed to protecting your rights, and we're uniquely positioned to do so with decades of combined experience. We offer robust representation for many types of auto accidents, including:
If you have been the victim of an accident listed above, please understand that time is of the essence. There is limited time to seek compensation for your injuries, hospital bills, lost wages, and more. As such, there is only a short time to obtain experienced representation for your personal injury case.
Our team knows that finding the right attorney to represent you is an important choice. Therefore, we believe that an initial consultation is imperative to understand your needs and identify your goals fully. When we sit down with you to learn the nuances of your accident, we'll cover all aspects of South Carolina law pertaining to your case. That way, you're armed with information and have an idea of the next steps our firm will take to represent you.
Remember - the sooner we can dig into the details of your case, the sooner we can pursue your rightful compensation. As seasoned personal injury attorneys, our team specializes in several types of automobile accidents:
Car accidents are a serious problem in South Carolina. If you're an adult, you probably know someone involved in a bad car crash in our state. When you look at the stats, it seems like car accidents are always on the rise. One person was killed every 8.2 hours in a car collision. Even more sobering is that one teen driver is involved in a fatal or injury-causing collision every 1.6 hours. The unfortunate truth is that many people involved in car crashes were hurt due to the other driver's negligence.
Common car crash injuries in South Carolina include:
Car accident victims in South Carolina are often left to pay their medical bills but can't do so because they're too hurt to go to work or take their car in for repair. These life-changing scenarios can snowball into a series of scary events, leaving victims hopeless and unsure where to turn.
Fortunately, a car accident attorney in Anderson, SC can help you avoid these pitfalls and obtain the money you need to survive. At Theos Law Firm, our team has a deep understanding of the rules that dictate fault in South Carolina. We know that thorough representation is needed to receive maximum compensation, and we're well-prepared to achieve that goal for you.
Our car accident lawyers in South Carolina can recover compensation for injuries and damages:
The moments following the crash are often a blur when you're involved in a car accident. However, per South Carolina law, those on the scene must adhere to legal responsibilities and obligations.
First, try to stop your car and ensure it is positioned safely near the scene of the crash. Then, call 911 to report the accident. While most folks go into full-blown panic mode, you need to stay calm so you can process the situation. If you notice that there are injured people, give them "reasonable assistance." Per South Carolina Code of Laws, that could include transporting hurt people to a hospital or calling an ambulance for them.
If you're in a car crash, you need to be prepared to exchange contact information with other drivers at the accident scene. If the person who caused the collision is present, make sure to get their name, phone number, address, and insurance info. If witnesses are present, get their contact info, too, in case our team needs to obtain their account later.
Next, try to piece together how the car crash happened. This is an appropriate time to take photos of the cars, wreckage, and debris. Ask yourself if you think a vehicle failed to follow the rules of the road, like speeding or failing to stop at a stop sign.
Regardless of how minor your injuries may appear and who may be to blame for the accident, get legal advice from Theos Law Firm first before giving any recorded statements or refusing medical care.
Tractor-trailer and semi-truck crashes are often more complicated than two car crashing. Because these cases are more complex and nuanced, it's imperative that you contact a truck accident attorney in Anderson, SC to help you through the recovery process and win the compensation you deserve.
After a semi-truck crash, you must take steps quickly to preserve evidence so that the crash may be recreated. In serious semi-truck accidents where people are injured or killed, trucking companies usually send a team of investigators to the accident site immediately. These investigators will do their best to obtain evidence that can hurt you in court or even attempt to hide or destroy evidence. The last thing a trucking company wants is for you to win a settlement against them.
That's especially true since various entities may be liable for your truck accident injury, not just the driver. The trucking company, the trucking manufacturer, and the team responsible for truck maintenance could also be responsible. Additionally, if dangerous or inadequate road conditions factor into your accident, you could actually sue some government departments. For those reasons, it's critical to retain quality representation ASAP after a truck accident in South Carolina.
At Theos Law Firm, our team has experience winning compensation in many types of truck accidents, such as:
As your truck accident lawyer in South Carolina, we work hard to fight for your rights and win your case. In order to do so, our team will:
We'll arrive on-scene to notate skid mark length and the locations of vehicles involved. We will also capture detailed pictures and measurements pertinent to your crash.
Obtaining the trucking company's records and discovering the info they have on the semi-truck driver involved is an important part of our process. We will also secure access to the trucker's driving log notes, which they must maintain according to law.
Like airplanes and helicopters, big rigs have a "black box" that records real-time truck data, like speeds, changes in direction, and brake application.
We'll arrive on-scene to notate skid mark length and the locations of vehicles involved. We will also capture detailed pictures and measurements pertinent to your crash.
Sometimes an expert is needed to digest all the evidence and provide an expert opinion on the cause of the semi-truck collision. When needed, our team will hire such an expert to ensure your case is robust and air-tight.
We will obtain the police's investigation report and any accident photos, measurements, or other documentation taken by officers while investigating your semi-truck crash.
It's imperative to find all the witnesses of your accident and interview them to get recorded statements in a timely manner. Doing otherwise may result in faded memories and inaccurate facts.
Time and again, auto accident victims agree to early settlements provided by insurance companies because the offer seems like a lot. But what if you return to work after recovering from an accident, only for your pain to return?
With adjusters, lawyers, and investigators at their disposal, insurance agencies will do everything in their power to minimize the compensation you deserve. Don't let them pick on you or silence your voice. If you or a loved are victims of a negligent car or truck accident in South Carolina, contact Theos Law Firm today. We have the team, tools, and experience to fight back on your behalf, no matter how complicated your case may seem.
To schedule an appointment for your free consultation, contact Theos Law Firm in Anderson today.
Election Day comes Nov. 8 as local, state and federal offices are up for grabs when voters take to the polls, but voters in South Carolina don't have to wait until November to cast their ballots.Because of a new law passed earlier this year, voters in South Carolina can vote in person any time from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays between Oct. 24 and Nov. 8. They need only show u...
Election Day comes Nov. 8 as local, state and federal offices are up for grabs when voters take to the polls, but voters in South Carolina don't have to wait until November to cast their ballots.
Because of a new law passed earlier this year, voters in South Carolina can vote in person any time from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays between Oct. 24 and Nov. 8. They need only show up with a photo ID or voter-registration card at an early voting center in their county of residence.
In Anderson County, those early voting centers are:
Of course, early voters, like others, must be registered to vote. It requires state-issued identification. Voters must be registered at least 30 days prior to an election in order to vote in that election.
You can register to vote online at scvotes.gov, in person at the Anderson County Board of Voter Registration and Elections office on 301 N. Main Street or by mail at P.O Box 8002 Anderson SC, 29622. You can also call 864-260-4035 for more information.
Here's more you should know about this year's general election:
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Voters who want to cast absentee ballots must request an application from their local election office by phone, mail or in person. Applicants must provide their name, date of birth and last four digits of their Social Security number.
Voters will be mailed their ballots, and the ballots must be returned to their local election office between Oct. 24 and Nov. 5 before 5 p.m. prior to Election Day. Voters must present a photo ID when returning the ballot to the office.
Voting on Nov. 8 runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., though anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote no matter how long it takes them to cast their ballot.
Anderson County will have 81 precincts open for voting that Tuesday. Visit scvotes.sc.gov for a full list of polling places, or call the election office at 864-260-4035.
To find your individual polling place using your name and birthday, visit scvotes.sc.gov.
Every registered voter in the nation can vote in races like presidential elections. Anyone in South Carolina can vote in races like for governor and the state's U.S. Senate election. For local races, however, where elected officials represent residents of distinct areas within the bounds of the state, voting eligibility is determined by location of residence.
Some races cross county and city lines.
To know the races and candidates on your specific ballot ahead of time, visit scvotes.gov, where you can type in your name, birthday and county to see a sample ballot.
Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
Secretary of State
Attorney General of South Carolina
State Superintendent of Education
Commissioner of Agriculture
U.S. House of Representatives, District 3
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 6
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 7
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 8
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 9
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 10
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 11
Anderson County Council, District 1
Anderson County Council, District 2
Anderson County Council, District 3
Anderson County Council, District 4
Anderson County Council, District 5
Anderson County Council, District 6
Anderson County Council, District 7
Soil and Water District Commission
Anderson School District 1 Board of Trustees, Area 5
Anderson School District 1 Board of Trustees, Area 4
Anderson School District 1 Board of Trustees, Area 1
Anderson School District 1 Board of Trustees, Area 7
Anderson School District 2 Board of Trustees, At-Large
Anderson School District 2 Board of Trustees, Area 3
Anderson School District 2 Board of Trustees, Area 4
Anderson School District 3 Board of Trustees, Area 1
Anderson School District 3 Board of Trustees, At-Large
Anderson School District 3 Board of Trustees, Area 4
Anderson School District 4 Board of Trustees, Area 2
Anderson School District 4 Board of Trustees, Area 4
Anderson School District 4 Board of Trustees, Area 5
Anderson School District 5 Board of Trustees, Area 1
Anderson School District 5 Board of Trustees, Area 2
Anderson School District 5 Board of Trustees, Area 5
Anderson School District 5 Board of Trustees, Area 6
Anderson School District 3, At-Large
Anderson School District 5 Board of Trustees, At-Large
Anderson County Board of Education, Area 1
Anderson County Board of Education, Area 3
Anderson County Board of Education, Area 4
Anderson County Board of Education, Area 6
Watershed Conservation District, Big Creek
Watershed Conservation District, Broadmouth Creek
Watershed Conservation District, Brushy Creek
Watershed Conservation District, Three and Twenty
Fire District Commissioner, Piedmont Public Service Area
Public Service District, Homeland Park Water and Sewer
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$200 million investment will create 350 new jobsCOLUMBIA, S.C. – Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, today announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County. The company’s $200 million investment will create 350 new jobs.Bosch’s operations are divided into four business sectors: mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer goods and energy, and building technology. As a leading In...
$200 million investment will create 350 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, today announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County. The company’s $200 million investment will create 350 new jobs.
Bosch’s operations are divided into four business sectors: mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer goods and energy, and building technology. As a leading Internet of Things (IoT) provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0 and connected mobility.
Located at 4421 S.C. Highway 81 in Anderson, the Bosch facility will be the company’s first production operation of fuel cell technology in the United States. The fuel cell stacks produced will drive hydrogen-powered Class 8 trucks in the next few years. The Bosch expansion includes capital upgrades to the Anderson campus, where an estimated 147,000 square feet of floorspace will be developed to manufacture the fuel cell stacks, as well as support clean room and climate-controlled environments required for quality-critical processes. Fuel cell stack production is planned for 2026.
Individuals interested in joining the Bosch team should visit the company’s careers page.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
QUOTES“The hydrogen economy holds great promise and at Bosch we are all in. This is a significant milestone as we announce the first fuel-cell related production for Bosch in the U.S. to support the growing demand from our customers as part of a diverse approach to powertrain technology.” – Bosch North America President Mike Mansuetti
“Helping Bosch to be among the first to commercialize fuel cell stack production in the U.S. speaks to the strength of our manufacturing industry and workforce. We are grateful for Bosch’s commitment to our state and look forward to strengthening our partnership.” – Gov. Henry McMaster
“Fuel cells have been a promising technology for many years, and it is fitting that this technology is coming to South Carolina where our manufacturing strength has helped many companies bring new innovations to the market. We applaud Bosch for another successful expansion in Anderson County.” – Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“The investment and jobs provided by this new technology are significant for Anderson County and for our long-standing collaboration with Bosch as one of the largest local employers.” – Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn
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Bosch has announced a $200 million investment that's to create 350 jobs and bring exclusive fuel-cell technology to its manufacturing facilit...
Bosch has announced a $200 million investment that's to create 350 jobs and bring exclusive fuel-cell technology to its manufacturing facility in Anderson County. The expansion is to begin by 2026.
Position openings will include operators, engineers and technicians with competitive pay hired throughout the Anderson site, according to the company. Officials plan to hire from across the region, through recruiting programs with Tri-County Technical College and internally, according to Suzana Cizmic, plant manager.
"The gain of fuel-cells tech is like winning the Super Bowl, offering an extremely bright and exciting future to our associates," said Christian Kolzem, senior vice president and technical plant manager for the company.
The facility just off Interstate 85 on State 81 between Anderson and Greenville will see a 147,000-square-foot upgrade to a building previously purchased in 2018 for manufacturing and necessary space.
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"For years, the Anderson associates have developed expertise in producing electronics and sensors, competencies that are very applicable to the fuel-cell stack," said Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch in North America. "The hydrogen economy holds great promise."
Fuel-cell technology uses hydrogen to create electricity when combined with oxygen, and it powers certain large trucks.
Anderson's location will be one of the few sites that the company uses for the production for fuel-cell stacks, officials said.
"We will serve the entire North American market, and we are spearheading this technology," Kolzem said.
Bosch recently announced a $1 billion global investment to develop mobile fuel-cell technologies by 2024.
"A fuel cell works similar to a battery," said David Crews, manufacturing director. "The only difference is a battery runs down and needs to be recharged, and with fuel cell, as long as you supply oxygen and hydrogen together, you're going to be able to produce electricity."
Bosch is a mobility solutions and industrial and energy technology supplier. It has more than 400 locations and 400,000 employees worldwide.
Bosch Anderson currently employs nearly 1,200 associates.
"The nurturing culture and advanced technology makes the Anderson family," Cizmic said.
"We offer an extremely competitive salary range to our associates," Kolzem said. "This is why we are able to attract top talent to our facilities."
Upgrades in Anderson will also include a new entry gate and security building, with the possibility of expanding to a new building if work continues to increase.
"This investment and jobs provided by this new technology are significant for Anderson County and for our longstanding collaboration with Bosch as one of the largest local employers," said Tommy Dunn, Anderson County Council chairman.
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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – 164 people will be laid off when FRÄNKISCHE closes its facility in Anderson County by the end of the year.According to the company, it will do a phased shutdown of its facility throughout the year and will officially close its doors in December.The pipe manufacturing company first came to Anderson County in 2003. It became their North American headquarters....
ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – 164 people will be laid off when FRÄNKISCHE closes its facility in Anderson County by the end of the year.
According to the company, it will do a phased shutdown of its facility throughout the year and will officially close its doors in December.
The pipe manufacturing company first came to Anderson County in 2003. It became their North American headquarters.
In 2013, FRÄNKISCHE expanded its facility and invested $5 million in the county.
County Administrator Rusty Burns said the company did not give a reason for why it is shutting down its plant.
“The Anderson County Council is going to do everything they can to lessen that shock,” said Burns.
Burns said the county is speaking with the employees who will be impacted and plans on hosting a job fair.
“We will bring existing industries in Anderson County, and those people will be invited to that job fair,” explained Burns. “They will be able to walk around and talk to these different companies to see where they would like to go and who might be a good fit for them.”
While the shock of losing a job can be tough, Burns said he is confident many of the employees will find new jobs quickly.
“Probably every one of them have very, very marketable skills,” said Burns. “If you have a good work record and have worked there for a period of time, you’re going to be a hot commodity. There are going to be a lot of people who would like to have you join their team.”
FRÄNKISCHE provided the following statement:
In the course of the worldwide dynamic development of electromobility in the automotive sector, we plan to bundle our competencies at our locations in Europe, China, and Mexico in the future. As a result, FRÄNKISCHE plans to close the facility in Anderson (South Carolina, USA) by the end of the second quarter of 2023 and relocate production to other sites in Europe and Mexico. This will affect around 208 employees and contractors. The Sales and Engineering office of FRÄNKISCHE USA, LP in Rochester Hills (Michigan, USA) is to remain unaffected.
The employees and contractors in the Anderson facility were informed of the closure plans on February 6, 2023. The business relocation will be accompanied by layoffs in a socially responsible manner over the next few months. In addition to severance payments, employees will receive support in the form of consultation on job applications and interviews to help transition into gainful employment with a new company.Frauke Barnofsky, Head of Internal Communication & PR
Founded in 2009 by Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, The Bass University (BU) offers acclaimed bass fishing education programs in three formats: online, in the classroom, and on the water. The Bass University builds programs that help anglers of all skill levels gain confidence in new tactics and techniques to catch bass consistently. – “Never Stop Learning”Each Bass University event location features six Pro Anglers, w...
Founded in 2009 by Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, The Bass University (BU) offers acclaimed bass fishing education programs in three formats: online, in the classroom, and on the water. The Bass University builds programs that help anglers of all skill levels gain confidence in new tactics and techniques to catch bass consistently. – “Never Stop Learning”
Each Bass University event location features six Pro Anglers, who will present a total of 12 seminars over two days. Each seminar is approximately 45+ minutes and covers cutting-edge bass fishing tactics, techniques, and tackle. Attendees can ask questions during the round-table discussion and rub elbows with the pros during breakout sessions. Bass University seminars are two-day events, but individual days can be purchased when selecting ticket options. Additionally, all students receive a T-shirt and a loaded gift bag full of valuable tackle and special sponsor offers. They also have a chance to win great prizes.
We are very excited to also announce a new addition to Bass University classes. Each class will feature breakout sessions featuring Sonar Education. Each class will be staffed with sonar experts to answer questions regarding operation and installation of Humminbird, Lowrance and Garmin products. Bass U is dedicated to teaching anglers how to get the most out of their electronics.
Sonar Specialists include:
Anderson, SC – The Sonar Pros – Trent PalmerGadsden, AL – Bucks Island Marine – Israel BrittAthens, TX – The Bass Tank – John Soukup and Scott Palmer
Anderson, South Carolina – Jan 14 & 15Saturday, 14th – Drew Benton: Drew Cook: Fred Roumbanis: Sunday, 15th – Bryan Schmitt: John Murray: John Crews:
Gadsden, Alabama – Jan 21 & 22Saturday 21st – Mike Iaconelli, Ryan Salzman, Matt HerronSunday 22nd – Brandon Lester, Scott Canterbury, Brian Thrift
Athens, Texas – Jan 28 & 29Saturday 28th – Lee Livesay, Stephen Browning, Jay PrzekuratSunday 29th – Keith Combs, John Soukup, TBA
Anglers of all skill levels can register online at TheBassUniversity.com/class-training to guarantee a spot in the class.
Walk-in registrants are welcome if space allows, starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Special rates are available for students and youths 17 and younger.
Event Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 115 Destination Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621