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 Hollywood, 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 Hollywood, 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 Hollywood, 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 Hollywood today.
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCIV) — A number of people in Hollywood celebrated Independence Day by taking some time to cool down at the West Aquatic Center. The pool at the West Aquatic Center has been nicknamed “The Genesis Pool,” in honor of Genesis Holmes, who drowned in 2014. His mother, Jennifer Holmes, spent her holiday spreading awareness about water safety.After years of hard work, she was able to collaborate with Charleston County Parks to open the first public pool in rural Charleston County.The pool at the Wes...
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCIV) — A number of people in Hollywood celebrated Independence Day by taking some time to cool down at the West Aquatic Center. The pool at the West Aquatic Center has been nicknamed “The Genesis Pool,” in honor of Genesis Holmes, who drowned in 2014. His mother, Jennifer Holmes, spent her holiday spreading awareness about water safety.
After years of hard work, she was able to collaborate with Charleston County Parks to open the first public pool in rural Charleston County.
The pool at the West Aquatic Center has been nicknamed “The Genesis Pool,” in honor of Genesis Holmes, who drowned in 2014. His mother, Jennifer Holmes, spent her holiday spreading awareness about water safety. (WCIV)
“You have to know your limitations when you head out for the Fourth of July just to celebrate with family. Genesis Holmes wanted to celebrate with his friends on May 5th, but he did not know how to swim and Genesis did not return home,” said Holmes.
Her son didn’t make it home, but through the Genesis Pool and Genesis Fund, so many others will. Including her nephew, who now works at the aquatic center.
“When I learned how to swim, it was hard for me because of what happened to my cousin. But I still had to go through it because I knew that if I didn’t get it done, the same thing could happen to me,” said Troy Hamilton.
Troy has also been a part of two swim teams, helping to break the curse of fearing water for this family.
Now, a new generation of swim advocates are being inspired by this pool.
Shanyra Mungin became a lifeguard this summer after spending time with her family at the pool. She says it is now her turn to help.
“It’s all about saving people. Saving kids’ lives. If I do see a kid about to drown, I get up and ask, 'Do you need help? Are you okay?'”
Though she didn’t grow up with swim lessons, she says this pool has become her safe haven.
Charleston County Parks and Recreation offers free swim lessons and water safety education through the Genesis Fund. To donate or join the program, visit ccpr.com.
Emma Thompson is right – more women are missing out on orgasms. Why?Hollywood sex scenes tend to follow a predictable formula: hot, passionate and rarely anything short of euphoric. So the basis of Emma Thompson’s new film, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, in which she plays a widowed teacher who hires a male escort in the hope of having her first orgasm late in lif...
Emma Thompson is right – more women are missing out on orgasms. Why?
Hollywood sex scenes tend to follow a predictable formula: hot, passionate and rarely anything short of euphoric. So the basis of Emma Thompson’s new film, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, in which she plays a widowed teacher who hires a male escort in the hope of having her first orgasm late in life, is seen as truly boundary-pushing.
But while films do not tend to depict women looking tense, frustrated or simply a bit bored during sex, evidence suggests that in real-life many women share the experience of Thompson’s character. “Fifteen percent of women have never had an orgasm,” Thompson told ITV’s Lorraine Kelly, in a publicity interview this week, a figure that experts say is “plausible”.
“I’m thrilled that Emma Thompson is doing this movie because for many years the general public has been actively misinformed by Hollywood about how women have orgasm,” said Prof Elisabeth Lloyd, a biologist at Indiana University and author of The Case of the Female Orgasm. “That’s what makes this so special.”
Lloyd’s research has highlighted the “orgasm gap”, in which a far higher proportion of women do not orgasm than men – after extensive research she put the figure at about 10%. “I think that number represents a mishmash of women who haven’t had partners who wanted to pursue it, women who haven’t wanted to pursue it themselves and women who are physically unable to reach that state,” she said.
Dr Laura Jarvis, a sexual health doctor in Tayside, Scotland, said she saw patients with a range of reasons for not having an orgasm. “Most of these women don’t have a physical problem – nerve damage or something to do with their anatomy,” she said. “Most of the time it’s about their own relationship with their sexual self, about permitting themselves to having sexual pleasure.”
Some women, she said, had suffered from negative experiences ranging from sexual abuse to religious taboos around sex. “So many things can impact on you being able to relax and enjoy sexual pleasure for yourself,” she said. “All sorts of things stop women being able to do that.
“These women always tell me they feel as if they’re missing out,” she added. “Every Netflix drama, there’s people having orgasms in it. They feel as if they’re not normal and that perpetuates the stress.”
Many still feel “stigma and shame” when it comes to female masturbation. “We’re so comfortable with men doing that,” said Jarvis. “With women it’s still seen as a bit naughty. It’s really important to take that guilt away. Women need to learn how to pleasure themselves.”
Antidepressant drugs, particularly SSRIs, are linked to lower sexual arousal and lack of orgasm, while other factors may be more mundane. In a recent study, 20 married Iranian women referred to “lack of concentration on sex due to household and children problems, husband’s hurry, having a dispute and annoyance with spouse and lack of privacy”.
Unrealistic expectations, driven by films in which women seem to orgasm – often almost instantaneously – from unassisted intercourse may also play a role, Lloyd said. “That’s just not how women have an orgasm,” she said. “It’s a terrible way to have an orgasm.”
A study by Lloyd and colleagues involving 52,000 participants identified a combination of genital stimulation, deep kissing and oral sex as the “golden trio” for women for increasing the likelihood of reaching orgasm with a sexual partner. According to the research, only 35% of heterosexual women always or usually orgasm during vaginal sex alone, compared with 80% of heterosexual women and 91% of lesbians who said that always or usually have an orgasm with a combination of genital stimulation, deep kissing and oral sex – but without vaginal sex.
Unlike male sexual dysfunction, the basis of female sexual pleasure has remained a relatively neglected topic, probably because not having an orgasm does not affect female fertility, according to Prof Mihaela Pavličev, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Vienna. “The whole topic has been a bit weirdly discussed,” she said. “For a long time it wasn’t interesting to the medical community. All the focus has been on men with ejaculation problems.”
She added that Sigmund Freud, who opined that women who experience pleasure from the clitoris rather than the vagina are “infantile” or frigid, and who labelled female sexuality “the dark continent”, had stigmatised female orgasm for several generations. “We have Freud to thank for the idea that it’s the mental state of the woman that’s problematic,” she said. “That idea has persisted.”
Jarvis thinks there has been a social shift towards placing more value on sexual pleasure and that younger women tend to be more proactive in coming forward to seek help. And while exciting sex may not be a priority for everyone, there is also evidence that having orgasms has wider benefits.
“Orgasm is an effective way to release tension and stress,” said Lloyd. “The hormones involved make you feel good, they help your blood pressure and mood. They are good for you.”
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HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCBD) – A couple from Hollywood, South Carolina will celebrate 75 years of marriage this year. The special couple, both aged 96, still love, laugh, and sing their way through a lifelong marriage.The price of gas was .23 a gallon 75 years ago. Jackie Robinson took to the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African American to play in Major League Baseball – but Robinson was not the only one making moves.Leroy Morrison was working on a home run of his own and focused on a different diam...
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCBD) – A couple from Hollywood, South Carolina will celebrate 75 years of marriage this year. The special couple, both aged 96, still love, laugh, and sing their way through a lifelong marriage.
The price of gas was .23 a gallon 75 years ago. Jackie Robinson took to the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African American to play in Major League Baseball – but Robinson was not the only one making moves.
Leroy Morrison was working on a home run of his own and focused on a different diamond.
“We went to a wedding one day. A friend had a wedding across the street. I see a girl, and she was dressed so pretty. I said I’m going to carry one of those girls home tonight, two sisters. I said one of y’all gotta go home with me,” he recalled.
“I said this is the girl, I’m gonna marry,” said Mr. Morrison. A feat that took nine months, and the ball was clearly in Ms. Wilhelmina’s court.
“I tell her she’s the one. She looked at me and she said, I don’t love you,” he remembered.
“I used to didn’t like him because he wore suspenders hanging behind him, untidy on him. I just didn’t like him, he wasn’t sharp enough for me. I was sharp. I had a wide-rim hat. I was sharp. I knew I was sharp,” said Mrs. Morrison.
Love triumphed over fashion woes, and on June 12, 1947, Leroy Morrison and Wilhelmina Roach became husband and wife.
“Marriage license was $5.00,” said Mr. Morrison. “My wedding dress cost me $16. I got off of King Street,” added Mrs. Morrison.
Both are now 96 years old with ten children and a long lineage that follows.
The Morrisons say the secret to a happy marriage for them: is faith, forgiveness, compromise, patience, and protecting peace.
“The secret is it’s just like a rubber band. You take the rubber band, the more you stretch it, the more it gives. Don’t stretch it too much, and it stays together,” said Mr. Morrison.
“I always tell people take it, whatever stress comes on, you have to take it to make it, and that’s the only way you can make it,” said Mrs. Morrison. “I didn’t have all good days, but I took the bad days and the good days the same, give and take. He is forgiving, and I was forgiving with him also, that’s what kept us together.”
They also say good meals helped as well. “She’s a good cook. She cooked the meals and baked the pies,” said Mr. Morrison.
Mr. Morrison, a retired shoe repairman and barber, and Mrs. Morrison a stay-at-home mom remain inseparable. “Never spent one night away. If he goes outside, and I don’t see him for five or ten minutes, I’m looking for him,” Mrs. Morrison said.
The Morrisons are considered community champions because they dedicated their lives to helping others, and often hosted neighborhood events to feed their Hollywood community.
Both now have health challenges and have 24-hour care from family members, but they continue to give back in whatever way they can.
Their message to young couples starting out: “I would tell them; every day is not going to be Sunday. Every day is not going to be good. Some days will be bad, but I think most of my days are good days, and go to church treat everybody right, all those people who treat you wrong, love them anyhow,” said Mr. Morrison.
After 75 years of marriage, Mrs. Morrison still sings her song of love for her groom mixed with a kiss, but with notes that render a cautionary tale.
“I love you, Roy. You better not let me catch you walking down lover’s lane with anyone else but me, because I love you. I love you. I love you, Roy,” she sang.
The family held a big celebration to mark the three-quarters of a century milestone in August.
Together, they have ten children, twenty-four grandchildren, sixty-five great-grands, twelve great great grands, and five bonus adopted children.
Happy 75th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Morrison!
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCIV) — A public pool is hosting its first competitive swim team for young swimmers and it's a dream come true for Jennifer Holmes. She turned her pain into power."I never imagined that we would actually have a swim team coming from tragedy, overcoming, and becoming a lifeguard," she said. "Now, this season, this summer will be the beginning of a new swim team for many walks of life."Read more: ...
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCIV) — A public pool is hosting its first competitive swim team for young swimmers and it's a dream come true for Jennifer Holmes. She turned her pain into power.
"I never imagined that we would actually have a swim team coming from tragedy, overcoming, and becoming a lifeguard," she said. "Now, this season, this summer will be the beginning of a new swim team for many walks of life."
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Holmes learned to swim after her son, Genesis, drowned in 2014. She built a pool in his honor and taught other children to swim. Holmes said she never knew the progress of the Genesis Pool would get so far and it's changed her life forever. Now, she is working on a swim team for kids in the Hollywood area. Many of them never would have learned to swim if it wasn't for Jennifer.
Allison Foster, with Charleston County Parks Health and Wellness, says kids will be refining their skills with breaststroke, freestyle. They will also be encouraged to grow confidence in their swimming. The emphasis is on the team.
"We encourage team building and supporting one another in a welcoming environment," Foster said.
A public pool is hosting its first competitive swim team for young swimmers and it's a dream come true for Jennifer Holmes. (WCIV)
Holmes gives the credit to her son Genesis, who she says has guided her every step of the way.
“To be standing here in front of the Genesis pool and to know that there's going to be a swim team, I know in my heart it's going to change lives and I know that God had a major part of this," she said.
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Holmes says she can hear her son's voice in her ear cheering her on.
"Right now, I know Genesis is saying, 'Mommy get it'."
Swim team conditioning starts in April and the Genesis Pool will be open for the season on May 6. Holmes says she'll be wearing the number 11 for Genesis because that was his number on his basketball team.
DETROIT - The worlds of Hollywood and science collide to help educate kids of all ages on how pop culture impacts modern technological breakthroughs. This is “POPnology,” a new exhibition which just opened at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit.Running through August 11, “POPnology” features replicas and interactive animatronics of R2-D2, E.T., Hal 9000, H.R. Giger’s Alien, the DeLorean and more. The Science Center teamed up with Sig...
DETROIT - The worlds of Hollywood and science collide to help educate kids of all ages on how pop culture impacts modern technological breakthroughs. This is “POPnology,” a new exhibition which just opened at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit.
Running through August 11, “POPnology” features replicas and interactive animatronics of R2-D2, E.T., Hal 9000, H.R. Giger’s Alien, the DeLorean and more. The Science Center teamed up with Signal Restoration Services to bring this traveling exhibition to Michigan.
“Signal Restoration Services is thrilled to support MiSci with this incredibly exciting exhibit that is sure to captivate visitors all summer long,” said Chad Howard, President and COO of Signal Restoration Services. “We believe in giving back to our community and helping children and families grow from fun and engaging learning experiences such as POPnology.”
Along with plenty of photo ops, “POPnology” shows how fantasy and reality tie into each other with the likes of driverless cars, robots, drones and 3D printers. The exhibit shows visitors how technology has been influenced by movies, books, television, art and futurists, showing the progression from science fiction to science fact.
“We think this is a great way to connect people to science,” Dr. Christian Greer, President and CEO of the Michigan Science Center told MLive. “It’s kind of like if you think about Universal Studios, but if it was more on the learning side, that’s what we have going on here with “POPnology. Anyone who loves movies will fall in love with “POPnology.” So many of us at MiSci are movie and science-fiction geeks, so when we heard this coveted exhibit was available this summer, we jumped on it!”
“POPnology” also allows guests to interact with robots, explore Mars and play games, which include a virtual reality game by Oculus Rift.
“POPnology” is included with Michigan Science Center tickets which are $18 for adults, $14 for youth. Tickets can be purchased here. The Michigan Science Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.
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