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.
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 Daniel Island today.
DANIEL ISLAND — The Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band concert at Credit One Stadium slated for May 20 is being rescheduled due to an unexpected and undisclosed health issue that has befallen the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” singer.The last-minute show, which was announced on May 12, with ticket sales beginning May 15, will now take place at a yet-to-be-announced later date.Buffett was quoted in a news release regarding the rescheduling, with mentions of an unexpected hospitalization after a recent Bahama...
DANIEL ISLAND — The Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band concert at Credit One Stadium slated for May 20 is being rescheduled due to an unexpected and undisclosed health issue that has befallen the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” singer.
The last-minute show, which was announced on May 12, with ticket sales beginning May 15, will now take place at a yet-to-be-announced later date.
Buffett was quoted in a news release regarding the rescheduling, with mentions of an unexpected hospitalization after a recent Bahamas trip and his promise to return to the Lowcountry, or, as he calls it, the “land of she-crab soup.”
“Hello, my faithful fans in Charleston and beyond. These few words from Mark Twain about life changes, seemed perfect to pass on at this time. ‘Challenges,’ he said make life interesting however overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. I had a sudden change of plans this week that affected us all. Two days ago, I was just back from a trip to the Bahamas, thawing out from the California ‘winter tour,’ and chomping at the bit to get to Charleston. I had to stop in Boston for a check-up but wound up back in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention. Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you. I also will promise you, that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I’ll be doing in the land of she-crab soup. You all make my life more meaningful and fulfilled than I would have ever imagined as a toe-headed little boy sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts, your amazing years of loyalty, and just remember, ‘NOT YET!’”
Buffett and his band’s show would’ve been part of the Second Wind Tour 2023. They’ve been working on a new album as a followup to 2020′s “Life on the Flip Side,” which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard.
In initial anticipation of the event, Credit One Stadium’s general manager, Chris Meany, said, “We can’t wait to have the Parrot Heads join us for what will be the biggest party of the year! Don’t miss out — Fins up!”
Coastal areas in South Carolina have long been prized for their scenic location and proximity to the ocean, but recent years have witnessed a growing concern among homeowners regarding the availability and affordability of home insurance.Hurricanes and flooding, fueled by changing climate patterns, have made it harder for homeowners to obtain affordable insurance, forcing many to consider alternative plans or even pull out of their existing policies.“Our prices have been going up every year for the last 10 years,” l...
Coastal areas in South Carolina have long been prized for their scenic location and proximity to the ocean, but recent years have witnessed a growing concern among homeowners regarding the availability and affordability of home insurance.
Hurricanes and flooding, fueled by changing climate patterns, have made it harder for homeowners to obtain affordable insurance, forcing many to consider alternative plans or even pull out of their existing policies.
“Our prices have been going up every year for the last 10 years,” local homeowner Jason Salas said. “I’m considering changing plans to a higher deductible based on risk tolerance and personal factors pertaining to my home.”
According to Michael Dew from Daniel Island’s Taylor Agency, this strain is due to the skyrocketing costs of reinsurance – insurance for insurers – aimed at reducing the financial risk in the event of large payouts for claims. As a result, many insurance carriers have opted to cease writing policies in coastal regions, redirecting their
focus to more profitable inland areas that are less susceptible to hurricanes and flooding.
Dew points out, “Just about every carrier that I represent has had steep rate increases as well due to these storms and increased cost of reinsurance.” The result is that homeowners are now paying more for their insurance policies, with some experiencing rate hikes as high as 100-150%, Dew noted.
Insurance agencies have also become more selective, considering factors such as roof age, plumbing systems, and even the age of hot water heaters, making qualifying for insurance harder for homeowners. With availability and affordability working in tandem to make it difficult for the consumer, carriers are pumping the brakes and
slowing down sales to new homeowners, according to Sam Schirmer of Schirmer Insurance Group.
“Some carriers are non-renewing due to reinsurance issues, some are non-renewing as they want to move further back from the coast,” Schirmer said. “Some carriers are stopping new sales altogether.”
With increased home values and the increase in the cost of natural disasters, the industry has renewed its focus on its strategies to manage its risk in certain areas, especially those prone to coastal catastrophes. Other factors contributing to the rate increases have to do with inflation, higher repair/rebuild costs, and rising labor and material costs.
Russ Dubinsky, executive director of the South Carolina Insurance Association, notes that the silver lining in South Carolina is that companies are still willing to ensure those risks and there are more companies entering the market today.
The South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDI) has also taken steps to support homeowners facing increased insurance costs and risks. The South Carolina Safe Home program offers matching and non-matching grant funds to help coastal property owners retrofit their homes, making them more resistant to hurricanes and
For homeowners concerned about their ability to secure affordable and comprehensive home insurance coverage in the face of rising weather-related risks, Michael Wise, director of the SCDI, advises all South Carolina consumers to “find an agent they trust and shop their insurance at least yearly to make sure they are receiving
Any consumer who has concerns about homeowners insurance may contact the SCDI Office of Consumer Services at 1-800-768-3467 or visit doi.sc.gov for more information.
The city of Charleston will be voting Monday and Tuesday night on the approval of a $2 million replacement bridge on Daniel Island.DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The city of Charleston will be voting Monday and Tuesday night on the approval of a $2 million replacement bridge on Daniel Island.The Beresford Creek Bridge is one of the only two ways to get onto Daniel Island, but officials say the bridge is in need of demolition and replacement after years of use.The final approval of the project from the city council would in...
The city of Charleston will be voting Monday and Tuesday night on the approval of a $2 million replacement bridge on Daniel Island.
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The city of Charleston will be voting Monday and Tuesday night on the approval of a $2 million replacement bridge on Daniel Island.
The Beresford Creek Bridge is one of the only two ways to get onto Daniel Island, but officials say the bridge is in need of demolition and replacement after years of use.
The final approval of the project from the city council would include adding a pedestrian and bike lane since the current bridge is very narrow.
Charleston City Councilman Boyd Gregg has been pushing for approval of the project to reduce dangerous traffic conditions on the bridge.
“More than anything, right now, I’d say pedestrian access,” Gregg says. “There’s not a really safe path for pedestrians cross or bikers to cross; the new bridge will have much improved pedestrian access.”
The bridge experienced damage to its infrastructure about three years ago, forcing load limits on the bridge for heavy trucks.
More recently, fire vehicles and ambulances are no longer to access the island from the bridge due to its current condition.
City of Charleston Director of Public Service Tom O’Brien says the bridge was built in the 90s, and it used to be the only way to access Daniel Island before Interstate 526 provided another entry point.
“Obviously with all the development with the homes and the town center, traffic has increased,” O’Brien says. “The bridge we will be replacing it with will be a very solid bridge and will provide great access for the people.”
Daniel Island is also working on another project to build a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Nowell Creek.
“I think it shows the city’s commitment to provide these passages and safe ways to allow for pedestrians and bicycles to use the city,” O’Brien says.
Both O’Brien and Gregg are pushing for the project to finish before the next school year.
“There’s a significant amount of school traffic on this road, particularly for those traveling up with Phillip Simmons High School,” Gregg says. “We really wanted to try to get this done as much as we could during the summer to try to alleviate some of that school traffic and take advantage of school being out.”
In efforts to address traffic concerns, the city will be holding a meeting in the next month to explain the entire construction process and answer questions from nearby homeowners.
The project will be voted on at Monday night’s Public Works and Utilities Commission meeting and Tuesday’s city council meeting.
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Itching to expand for several years, Daniel Island’s only supermarket will be demolished to make way for a larger store.Publix plans to demolish its longtime store on Seven Farms Drive and build a 50,472-square-foot store and pocket park in its place in the same ...
Itching to expand for several years, Daniel Island’s only supermarket will be demolished to make way for a larger store.
Publix plans to demolish its longtime store on Seven Farms Drive and build a 50,472-square-foot store and pocket park in its place in the same location, according to plans presented to the city of Charleston.
The new location will likely include a few new offerings that will be announced later, company spokesman Jared Glover said.
Plans to expand the existing 29,618-square-foot supermarket have been in the works since 2017, but the expansion never materialized after the city asked the grocer to include windows, tweak its facade and come back with more renderings.
The Florida-based grocer maintained the inclusion of real windows interfered with freezer space, displays and storage. The company withdrew its expansion plans in 2019 and submitted a new proposal for a larger store the following year.
The new design, which includes demolition of the existing building, has been working its way through various government approvals and is now ready to move forward with permitting.
Glover pointed out construction is more than 18 months away. That pushes initial development into 2025, and he said it will take another 12-18 months to build the store.
“We don’t want to set a date because anything can happen,” he said.
Glover said the company will announce further details on how the construction phase will affect customers and where they will shop before development gets underway.
“We want people to get excited about the new store and not be worrying about where they will buy their groceries,” he said.
The store, which Publix opened in 2002, is the only supermarket allowed on Daniel Island under an agreement with the developer of the master-planned community.
The nearest option for shoppers is across the Wando River — a Harris Teeter five miles away on Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant. Publix has another store about 7 miles north in the Point Hope development off Clements Ferry Road.
The supermarket chain bought the 5-acre Daniel Island Town Center property where the store operates in 2016 for $13.83 million, according to Berkeley County land records. The company also bought the neighboring undeveloped 1.23-acre parcel on Island Park Drive the same year for $900,000.
Publix operates 16 stores in the Charleston area. Two others are in the works for Carnes Crossroads in Goose Creek and Nexton near Summerville. Another has long been planned for the Summers Corner development south of Summerville.
All of the residences in Phase II at the mixed-use lifestyle community The Waterfront Daniel Island have been sold, a little more than a year after they were released, according to developers East West Partners.Phase II comprises 41 one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominium units across three new buildings, according to a news release from the development company.“We are thrilled to officially close out sales on this second residential phase at ...
All of the residences in Phase II at the mixed-use lifestyle community The Waterfront Daniel Island have been sold, a little more than a year after they were released, according to developers East West Partners.
Phase II comprises 41 one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominium units across three new buildings, according to a news release from the development company.
“We are thrilled to officially close out sales on this second residential phase at The Waterfront,” Harriette Calder, project manager for The Waterfront Daniel Island, said in the release. “Demand for this community has remained strong ever since its inception, reflecting a continually growing interest in the elevated, yet relaxed coastal lifestyle and vibrant social environment we’ve been able to cultivate here. Our residents truly make this community a one-of-a-kind destination in the Lowcountry and we can’t wait to welcome our Phase II residents home to The Waterfront soon.”
Phase II, for which began construction in April 2022, will feature luxury condominium residences spread across the Sabal, Camellia and Magnolia buildings, most of which offer direct, unobstructed views of the Wando River. Ranging from approximately 1,220 to 3,400 square feet, floor plans in the second collection feature outdoor terraces, elevated finishes by interior designer Betsy Berry, and river views, with some penthouse units. In addition to the residences, this second collection also features exclusive new homeowner amenities, including a shared, elevated outdoor courtyard for residents of the Sabal and Magnolia buildings and an outdoor terrace and gathering space called The Perch for residents of the Camellia building. Construction is expected to be complete on units early in 2024, the release stated.
Later this fall, East West Partners expects to announce the release of sales for Phase III of the development, a new collection of 47 total residences including condominiums, townhomes and a handful of marsh cottages, representing a new product offering for the community. East West Partners will expand upon its collaboration with Berry for the interior design of Phase III products and will partner with two architectural firms, including MacMillan Pazdan Smith and Court Atkins, to bring the residences to life.
All homeowners who purchase at The Waterfront enjoy access to standout amenities, including:
Direct access to Daniel Island’s newly redesigned waterfront park, featuring two public docks with paddle launch and dog ramp, an interactive fountain, waterfront swings, and children’s play area.
Access to an array of natural and planned amenities, including 25+ miles of trails with views along the marsh and water; The Kingstide, Daniel Island’s only waterfront restaurant with rooftop bar; and The Daniel Island Market and Eatery (The Dime), a gourmet grab-and-go market.
Private amenities including a resort-style pool; pool pavilion with fire pit, fireplace, and grilling station; fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment; community outdoor gathering spaces; and post center with onsite property management.
The master plan for the development of The Waterfront on Daniel Island includes six phases.
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