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 Florence, 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 Florence, 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 Florence, 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 Florence today.
LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — Eighth-ranked South Florence will have to win at home Thursday to keep its season alive. That’s after the Bruins lost 2-1 to top-ranked North Myrtle Beach in Tuesday’s Game 1 of the Class 4A lower-state finals.“Bottom line is they were able to get the runs in, and we didn’t,” said Kenny Gray, South Florence’s coach. “During the game, we had a few opportunities to score some runs, but we just couldn’t get the big hit.”Game 2 is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at...
LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — Eighth-ranked South Florence will have to win at home Thursday to keep its season alive. That’s after the Bruins lost 2-1 to top-ranked North Myrtle Beach in Tuesday’s Game 1 of the Class 4A lower-state finals.
“Bottom line is they were able to get the runs in, and we didn’t,” said Kenny Gray, South Florence’s coach. “During the game, we had a few opportunities to score some runs, but we just couldn’t get the big hit.”
Game 2 is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at South Florence. Game 3, if necessary, is 6:30 p.m. Friday back at North Myrtle.
The Chiefs scored on an error in the first, and on a passed ball in the second.
South Florence scratched its run across the plate in the top of the seventh and were in contention to tie it with a runner on third. But winning pitcher Austin Long completed his path of going the distance by striking out Noah Gause to end the game.
The Bruins started their top of the seventh with a walk by losing pitcher Aydin Palmer. Palmer’s courtesy runner, Hunter White, then stole second and got to third while Wyatt Williams reached second on an error. White scored while Hunter McClary grounded out on a check-swing to the pitcher.
Darius Douglas, the pinch-runner for Williams, then was at third but could not advance any farther as the Chiefs earned their third one-run win of the season against the Bruins. North Myrtle won the regular-season meetings by the score of 3-2.
Palmer, the South Florence career strikeout leader who struck out 12 Tuesday, cannot pitch anymore in this series because of pitch count. His career total of strikeouts at South is 377.
Teammate Dylan Wiegel is the likely starter for Thursday’s Game 2.
Those first and second innings are what put the Bruins in Thursday’s crucial situation. After South (24-6) successfully bargained an umpire meeting to overturn a call on which Brayden Robinson was initially ruled out, the Bruins protested again on North Myrtle’s single by Chance Hall that started the bottom of the first. The South coaches argued Hall made the turn after reaching first base and was tagged — therefore, in those coaches’ opinion, Hall should have been ruled out.
But unlike the top of the first, the umpires didn’t meet to consider overturning that call, so Hall remained safe.
After being asked if he tried to get an umpire meeting together on that play, or if the umpires refused the request, Gray said, “He made the call, and that was it. I went out there (in the first inning for Robinson) and I asked for help and they took it. But on a call like that, there’s really not a lot of help we could have gotten. It’s just that’s the judgment of that umpire and that was it.”
Hall went on to steal second and reach third on a groundout. Then, with two outs, C.J. Oxendine’s fly ball to center went off Gause’s glove and Hall scored for a 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the second, the Chiefs’ Mason Cox reached on a single to right. After Cox stole second and reached third on Allen McCormick’s sacrifice bunt, Cox scored on the passed ball.
Palmer pulled an impressive escape feat in the fifth after three consecutive one-out walks loaded the bases. He responded with back-to-back strikeouts to end that frame.
But the Chiefs (26-5) were the ones celebrating at the end of this game.
“When you reach this point of the playoffs, all the teams are good, and any mistake you make is magnified,” Gray said. “That was evident tonight. They were able to score runs and capitalize, and we weren’t.”
Florence, SC (RestaurantNews.com) East Coast Wings + Grill, a full-service and family-dining restaurant renowned for its variety of buffalo wing sauces and heat indexes, is celebrating the grand opening of its newest location in Florence, SC on May 9th. The new restaurant is located at 1360 Celebration Blvd.Dee...
Florence, SC (RestaurantNews.com) East Coast Wings + Grill, a full-service and family-dining restaurant renowned for its variety of buffalo wing sauces and heat indexes, is celebrating the grand opening of its newest location in Florence, SC on May 9th. The new restaurant is located at 1360 Celebration Blvd.
Deep Patel, Co-Owner of the new location, owns several convenience stores in the area, and was looking for a new opportunity. Patel and the rest of the ownership team loved wings and wanted to branch out into restaurant ownership. After researching opportunities, East Coast Wings + Grill was the clear choice due to the franchise’s leadership and ability to support their franchisees in every aspect of their business.
“Deep and his team are extremely passionate about the brand, and are looking forward to being more involved within their community,” says Mark Lyso, Chief Development Officer of East Coast Wings + Grill. “We are happy to have Deep and his team join our franchise system, and help us grow East Coast Wings + Grill’s footprint in South Carolina.”
South Carolina is a key growth market for the brand, as East Coast Wings + Grill recently signed a franchise agreement deal to open a unit in Clemson, SC, plus has plans to open 4 more locations across Columbia and Greenville, SC over the next 3-5 years.
East Coast Wings + Grill is a full-service, family-dining franchise that spotlights Buffalo wings. The thoughtfully-crafted menu also offers a variety of other options to satisfy every family member’s taste buds. With more than 60-nationwide locations currently operating or in various stages of development, the franchise recently secured a top spot on Restaurant Business Magazine’s “Future 50” list of fastest-growing, U.S. mid-sized restaurant chains for the second-consecutive year. Entrepreneur magazine also named East Coast Wings + Grill one of the nation’s top franchise investments, and Franchise Times magazine ranked the company No. 383 on its “Top 200+” list of top revenue-producing U.S. franchises. The concept has also been recognized by The Franchise Grade and Franchise Business Review for transparency during the franchise sales process, franchisee support and overall franchisee satisfaction. For more information about East Coast Wings + Grill or its franchise opportunities, visit www.eastcoastwings.com or www.eastcoastwingsfranchise.com.
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There is something about a small town’s main street. Sometimes it’s enough to get this city girl thinking of moving. I’m sure you have a favorite local main street. And one South Carolina main street was recently recognized as one of the top 3 in America. Downtown Florence Main Street in Florence, South Carolina was named as one of three winners of the prestigious 2023 Great American Main Street Award. According to the website the GAMSA “recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based c...
There is something about a small town’s main street. Sometimes it’s enough to get this city girl thinking of moving. I’m sure you have a favorite local main street. And one South Carolina main street was recently recognized as one of the top 3 in America. Downtown Florence Main Street in Florence, South Carolina was named as one of three winners of the prestigious 2023 Great American Main Street Award. According to the website the GAMSA “recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization.”
“Downtown Florence Main Street sets a national standard for downtown revitalization rooted in community connections,” said Main Street America Interim President and CEO, Hannah White. “Their success demonstrates the power of creative approaches to engaging stakeholders, creating a strong culture of volunteerism, and fostering pathways to increased downtown housing, while also championing the preservation of historic community assets.”
Downtown Florence spans eight blocks where you’ll find high-quality, local dining, and entertainment venues. There are also “whimsical” public art displays and the quintessential small downtown feel you know and love. Want to know more about the Great American Mainstreet Awards? Do that and learn about the revitalization and growth of downtown Florence’s main street here. Have you visited the main street of Florence South Carolina lately?
If you grew up in the Carolinas chances are you have a favorite beach town you grew up going to. Or one you take your family to now. We have no shortage of fantastic seaside escapes. Even growing up in North Carolina I have to admit I’m typically a South Carolina beach person. While I tend to go to the general vicinity of the Myrtle Beach area (thanks to friends who have houses and free is for me). I’ve already read quite a lot of these types of articles and now have several other SC beaches on my must-visit list. Just need to find the time to get to them! Recently I came across yet another publication naming some of the best beach vacation spots. And my interest peaked like always. And of course, somewhere in South Carolina was included when Thrillist created a list of “The 20 Greatest Beach Towns In America”. But with so many fantastic destinations, which made the cut to be recognized?
The list compiled by writers at Thrillist details 20 of the nation’s beach towns in a variety of states. In addition to a general summary of the destination, they also make sure to let you know the must-eat spots and what you can’t leave without. You can read their full article here. Or keep reading to see which South Carolina town was named one of the 20 Greatest Beach Towns In America! And a couple of others that stuck out to me as personal favorites of mine or bucket list destinations!
FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - Florence’s downtown was awarded the 2023 Great American Main Street Award for excellence.Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization.Downtown Florence Main Street is recognized for developing innovative and forward-thinking approaches to creating community buy-in through representative leadership and inclusive programming.”Downtown Florence Main Street sets a national standar...
FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - Florence’s downtown was awarded the 2023 Great American Main Street Award for excellence.
Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization.
Downtown Florence Main Street is recognized for developing innovative and forward-thinking approaches to creating community buy-in through representative leadership and inclusive programming.
”Downtown Florence Main Street sets a national standard for downtown revitalization rooted in community connections,” said Main Street America Interim President and CEO, Hannah White. “Their success demonstrates the power of creative approaches to engaging stakeholders, creating a strong culture of volunteerism, and fostering pathways to increased downtown housing, while also championing the preservation of historic community assets.”
For decades, the area suffered from a negative public perception fueled by empty storefronts, racial divides, and a practice of demolishing neglected, yet culturally significant, buildings in favor of new construction.
Efforts to address these issues began in 2002 with limited success, until the organization began implementing a community-informed revitalization plan in 2011.
Through initiatives, dedicated volunteers, established partnerships, and support catalytic projects, this plan generated over 100 units of new housing, $300 million in investment, and over 90 new businesses.
”Being selected as a winner of the 2023 Great American Main Street Award is an unbelievable honor—it’s the once-in-a-lifetime achievement representing the boundless investment, hard work, tenacity, and vision from local investors and partners, small business owners and residents, government officials and leaders, and our statewide Main Street network over the last twenty years—and especially over the last decade,” remarked Hannah L. Davis, Main Street Program Manager at Downtown Florence Main Street. “Once described as too far gone to be saved, Downtown Florence has become the place to be, to live, and to do business in our region, and we aren’t done yet!”
The newly installed North Dargan Street Mural is the latest in the organization’s efforts to honor the legacy of Black entrepreneurship, enhance the downtown’s African American Historic Business District, and foster community trust.
”Florence winning GAMSA is a tremendous achievement. The Downtown Florence Main Street team models exemplary revitalization with strong partnerships, visible transformation, and a commitment to historic preservation,” said Jenny Boulware, State Coordinator at Main Street South Carolina. “Downtown Florence has brought a new level of respect and awareness to the power of the Main Street Approach across South Carolina and throughout our southern region. We are excited to celebrate this prestigious win – and how fitting for it to be awarded during the state Main Street network’s fortieth year.”
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FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — The Florence Housing Authority board voted Wednesday in favor of a resolution that asks the Florence mayor to remove a fellow member.The board held a special called meeting for two days this week to address the matter."We have a motion on the floor to adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a petition to the mayor of the city of Florence requesting the removal of commissioner Linda Becote," said the Board's Vice Chairman Rosa Mullins.Becote was sick and unable to attend th...
FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — The Florence Housing Authority board voted Wednesday in favor of a resolution that asks the Florence mayor to remove a fellow member.
The board held a special called meeting for two days this week to address the matter.
"We have a motion on the floor to adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a petition to the mayor of the city of Florence requesting the removal of commissioner Linda Becote," said the Board's Vice Chairman Rosa Mullins.
Becote was sick and unable to attend the meeting but voted by phone against the measure.
The resolution reads:
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Florence (the "Authority") met at 10:00 a.m. on the 11th ' day of April 2023 and recessed until April 12, 2023, at 11 a.m.; and
WHEREAS, the Authority is organized and operates pursuant to the South Carolina Housing Authorities Law of the South Carolina Code, as amended; and
WHEREAS, the Commissioners of the Authority are required to comply with the South Carolina State Ethics Law Authority ("Ethics Act") and other applicable South Carolina and Federal law; and
WHEREAS, the Commissioners of the Authority are required to avoid conflicts of interest and the appearance of conflicts of interest; and
WHEREAS, the Bylaws of the Authority grant the Authority the power to petition the Mayor of the City of Florence to remove a commissioner that has violated the Ethics Act;
and WHEREAS, the Commissioners of the Authority have determined that Commissioner Linda Becote has violated the Ethics Act, and other applicable law, and the rules and regulations governing the Neighborhood Stabilization Program; and
WHEREAS, the Commissioners of the Authority have determined that the conduct of Commissioner Becote has placed the Authority and the residents served by the Authority at substantial risk.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF FLORENCE:
1. The Authority hereby requests that the Mayor of the City of Florence take immediate action to remove Commissioner Becote from her position as a commissioner on the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Florence.
2. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Becote served as chair of the board for several years.
However, as of Wednesday, her name isn't listed on the authority's website.
Becote told ABC15 her attorney has advised her to not make a statement, but she will at a later time.
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Florence City Council appoints the authority's board members.
The city has postponed three hearings to possibly remove Becote for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or misconduct in office.
City officials said they have yet to receive a copy of the resolution and will move forward with Becote's hearing which is now set for Thursday, April 20.
The resolution mentions the neighborhood stabilization program.
According to S.C. Housing," The purpose of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) is to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight within their communities. The NSP provides grants to purchase foreclosed or abandoned properties and to rehabilitate, resell, or redevelop these properties in order to stabilize neighborhoods and stem the decline of house values of neighboring homes."
S.C. Housing said the neighborhood stabilization isn't a foreclosure prevention program. "HUD has no funding in this for counseling or funds to bring a past due mortgage current. This is strictly to help stabilize neighborhoods negatively impacted by already foreclosed or abandoned property."
The specifics of Becote's alleged ethics violations of the neighborhood stabilization program aren't laid out in the resolution.
The Housing Authority has had quite a shakeup in the past 30 days, including the firing of the executive director, longtime attorney, and human resource director, and a board member who resigned due to health reasons.
The organization is also dealing with a mold problem at one of its apartment buildings, Creekside Village Complex.
Officials have spent more than $554,000 to temporarily relocate residents and provide food vouchers for them.
The authority's interim attorney has asked the staff to come up with a budget that outlines future costs in response to the mold situation.
ABC15 requested yearly and supplemental inspection reports from the past three years on Creekside Village Complex.
The Housing Authority of Florence's website says it "manages Affordable Housing for Cheraw, Marlboro County & McColl Housing Authorities in Florence, Chesterfield, Dillon & Marlboro Counties, South Carolina. All four housing authorities offer low-income families, seniors & veterans (with or without families ) the opportunity to rent an affordable residence, whether apartments or single-family homes."
We will keep you updated with any new developments within the organization.