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 Simpsonville today.
Are you looking for a restaurant near Simpsonville, SC? Whether you are looking for a restaurant for a specific meal or occasion, this guide can help. We also broke down our list into sections of Simpsonville due to it’s size. Spread across the lower half of Greenville County, getting from one end of Simpsonville, South Carolina to the other can be time-consuming if you’re not familiar! Locals know to ask for more details when someone says, “Meet me in Simpsonville” because that could mean several ...
Are you looking for a restaurant near Simpsonville, SC? Whether you are looking for a restaurant for a specific meal or occasion, this guide can help. We also broke down our list into sections of Simpsonville due to it’s size.
Spread across the lower half of Greenville County, getting from one end of Simpsonville, South Carolina to the other can be time-consuming if you’re not familiar! Locals know to ask for more details when someone says, “Meet me in Simpsonville” because that could mean several different sides of town. We’ve sorted out our restaurant list into sections of Simpsonville: Fairview Road, Five Forks, Downtown Simpsonville, and Fountain Inn.
There are three major areas within Simpsonville:
Fountain Inn, SC: Not to be forgotten, but just outside of the Simpsonville border is Fountain Inn. This small town in Greenville county is just five and a half square miles and includes some of our favorite places to grab food.
Big Apple Doughnut Cafe – Fairview RoadLearn more from Kidding Around – Big Apple Doughnut & Cafe Is A Doughnut Lovers Dream Come True.
Maple Street Biscuit Company – Five Forks Delicious biscuit sandwiches, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and more are on the menu for breakfast. Come hungry because the portions are enormous! Go early because they can get swamped on the weekends.
Henry’s Smokehouse – Downtown Simpsonville Pull up a chair and enjoy some delicious BBQ!
The Sheriff Burger – 1020 Northeast Main Street, SimpsonvilleDelicious and unique fusion burgers that locals are loving.
Southern Catch – Fairview Road A no-frills southern-fried-seafood restaurant. It’s only open three days a week, so plan to have lunch at this off-the-beaten-path cafe. It’s past all of the commercial areas on Fairview Road.
Shortfields – Downtown Simpsonville In business for over a decade, Shortfields serves everything from burgers and fries to grilled salmon. They also have a reasonably priced kid’s menu in addition to the extensive menu.
Golden Llama – Five Forks Healthy and delicious Peruvian cuisine is an exotic way to enjoy dinner without offending the pickiest eaters in your family. Golden llama’s menu includes grilled meat dishes, salads, and more.
Lin’s Asian Cafe – Five Forks The menu at Lin’s includes sushi, Chinese-American dishes, Thai cuisine, hibachi, and more! They also have several lunch specials that make them an excellent choice for that meal.
Stella’s Southern Bistro – Fairview Road An area favorite, this southern bistro utilizes the local farmers to inspire the food on the menu.
Unterhausen – The Castle Cellar Pub – Downtown Simpsonville This hidden gem of Simpsonville is tucked away in the basement of a castle. OK, maybe not a castle, but pretending is fun, right? Once you enter, you’ll forget that you didn’t cross a moat to get in—the intimate size of Unterhausen. The German beer and the delicious Bavarian food will have you wondering how it took you so long to discover this place.
Bobby’s BBQ & Seasonings Learn more from Kidding Around – Bobby’s BBQ & Seasoning in Fountain Inn, SC Will Have You Begging For Seconds.
Gio’s BakeryLearn more from Kidding Around – Gio’s Pastry Shop: An Edible Trip To Italy Is Just Around The Corner in Fountain Inn, SC.
More spots to try out in Fountain Inn
Warehouse at Vaughns – Downtown Simpsonville This food hall venue not only has a selection of different food vendors to order from (so everyone gets what they want), there is a large outdoor seating area with plenty of space for kids to run around. Bourbon Street Burgers | Tacos and Bla Bla Bla | Anchor Raw Bar | Southern Freight | Humble Pie Pizza Co | Pineapple Express | Crazy Cow Creamery | The Peanut Co.
Bova Pizza – Five Forks With a menu including brick oven pizzas, pasta dishes, and even chicken tenders, it’s the holy trinity of picky-eater options.
Ice Cream Station – Downtown Simpsonville This walk-up ice cream shop is suitable for kids (and kids at heart) of all ages! Plus, they have Dole-Whip, for you Disney World fans!
Exchange Coffee Co – Downtown Simpsonville Enjoy an early morning meeting with coffee or a meal of crepes at the Exchange Coffee Co.
Smoqued BBQ – Downtown Simpsonville Ordering up a family platter is a money saver, plus Smoqued has a kids-eat-free night!
Coach House Family Restaurant – Fairview Road This Greek/Diner-style restaurant has an extensive menu with an all-day breakfast menu, burgers, gyros, salads, seafood, and more. You’ll be hard-pressed not to find something you’re craving on this menu, and it’s all reasonably priced.
Mei Mei House – Fairview Road Chinese take-out is always a good idea! Mei Mei house has been in that location for over a decade, and locals love the food here!
GREENVILLE, S.C. —New restaurants opening, longtime favorites closing, and others just making news--it's hard to keep up with what's coming and going in South Carolina and North Carolina.(Above video was published on Aug. 8, 2023.)We've put all that foodie news in one place below, with recent closings, soon-to-be openings and other stories about dining spots in our area you'll want to put on your To-Do list.If you know about a restaurant opening, closing or other fo...
GREENVILLE, S.C. —
New restaurants opening, longtime favorites closing, and others just making news--it's hard to keep up with what's coming and going in South Carolina and North Carolina.
(Above video was published on Aug. 8, 2023.)
We've put all that foodie news in one place below, with recent closings, soon-to-be openings and other stories about dining spots in our area you'll want to put on your To-Do list.
If you know about a restaurant opening, closing or other foodie event you think we should feature, email us the info at newstips@WYFF4.com.
Sandy Flat Café, intersection of Highways 290, 253 — or Mountain View Road — and Keller Road in Taylors
One of the owners of the Greenville County business said the restaurant part of this convenience store and gas station will close at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.
O'Charley's, 671 Fairview Road, Simpsonville
The answering machine at the Greenville County restaurant, as well as a Google search, said this location is permanently closed.
Buxton Hall Barbecue, 32 Banks Avenue, Asheville
The restaurant popular with residents and tourists will serve up its last plate on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
World Piece, 109 West Stone Avenue, Greenville
World Piece, one of the restaurants in the West Stone shopping retail center on Stone Avenue, announced to its customers that Saturday, Oct. 28, will be its last day of business.
Two Chefs Café and Market, 644 North Main Street, near Stone Avenue, Greenville
After more than 25 years in business in the North Main area of downtown Greenville, Two Chefs' last day in business will be Friday, Oct. 27.
Downtown Deli & Donuts, 147 East Main Street, Spartanburg
The restaurant commemorated its seventh year in business last month and, at the same time, announced it would be closing on Sept. 15.
Mug and Muffin Café, 2222 Augusta Street, Greenville
On Sept. 1, Mug and Muffin Café posted a sign on the door of the business this week, telling customers, "We have decided to close."
Ben & Jerry's and JINYA Ramen Bar, 301 University Ridge, Greenville County Square
RocaPoint Partners’ Greenville County Square County, the mixed-use community underway in downtown Greenville, announced two tenants this week – Ben & Jerry’s and JINYA Ramen Bar. Both eateries are expected to open in 2026.
O-Ku, 30 West Broad Street, Greenville
Located next to the green space where Ice on Main is held on Main Street in downtown Greenville, O-Ku opened the doors on its take on Japanese cuisine in July.
Indaco, 40 West Broad Street,
Indaco, also in downtown Greenville, is a modern Italian restaurant featuring woodfire pizza and handmade pasta, that opened over the summer.
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SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. —A band that canceled their concert in Simpsonville, South Carolina, due to weather is addressing the backlash the cancelation caused online and announcing their rescheduled show Thursday night also won't happen.(Video above was a report on Wednesday about the Tuesday night show cancelation)The Swedish rock band Ghost was set to perform at the CCNB Amphitheatre Tuesday night.Some fans say they drove from hours away to see the band but weather forced the show to be canceled...
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. —
A band that canceled their concert in Simpsonville, South Carolina, due to weather is addressing the backlash the cancelation caused online and announcing their rescheduled show Thursday night also won't happen.
(Video above was a report on Wednesday about the Tuesday night show cancelation)
The Swedish rock band Ghost was set to perform at the CCNB Amphitheatre Tuesday night.
Some fans say they drove from hours away to see the band but weather forced the show to be canceled.
Several concertgoers reached out to WYFF News 4 on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning about their concerns over how the communication was handled.
You can watch fan reaction and what the city of Simpsonville said Wednesday below:
About 9 p.m. Wednesday night the band went on social media to explain what happened and announced their Thursday night show is canceled as well.
The message addressed to "Children of South Carolina (and beyond)!" started off with an apology to fans and said they had to "maneuver through a lot of bureaucratic hoops."
It said the band was concerned about the weather Tuesday morning and were assured the weather would be fine later in the day.
According to the message, it started raining heavily during the morning set up and some of the equipment started to malfunction.
The band said the equipment was repaired and parts were swapped to "make the show happen."
When the opening band started Ghost said "a sudden torrential rain began (as well as thunder), and the entire stage was completely flooded."
The band said as the rain subsided "it was clear that many of the key components of our show presentation were totally inoperable, mainly the sound and lighting control consoles, definably a show stopping problem. All in all, it was impossible for us to perform and we told the venue this."
The post went on to say, "We insisted the venue/promoter explain IMMEDIATELY to all our fans that were patiently waiting to be let back into the venue but we were met with legalese."
To read how Simpsonville responded to complaints on Wednesday, click here.
The band said in the post that despite effort to get the system working again it was clear nothing would work.
Due to that the band said it has to cancel the rescheduled Thursday concert as well.
The post said "Refunds will be issued automatically at point of purchase, there is nothing further ticketholders need to do."
"We are heartbroken thinking about what all you fans were put through because of this."
To read the full statement, click here.
The city of Simpsonville provided the following statement on Thursday morning:
"The City of Simpsonville is proud of the role that the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park plays in the high quality of life in Simpsonville and looks forward to remaining concerts and festivals this season."
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. —Fans of a country singer slated to appear in South Carolina this week are in for some disappointment after the artist canceled some shows.(Above video is the Tuesday morning headlines for 10/3/23.)Michael Wilson Hardy, or just HARDY as he's known to fans, announced Tuesday he was pulling the plug on two mockingbird & THE CROW tour dates, including the one set...
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. —
Fans of a country singer slated to appear in South Carolina this week are in for some disappointment after the artist canceled some shows.
(Above video is the Tuesday morning headlines for 10/3/23.)
Michael Wilson Hardy, or just HARDY as he's known to fans, announced Tuesday he was pulling the plug on two mockingbird & THE CROW tour dates, including the one set for Thursday, Oct. 5, at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park in Simpsonville.
The venue posted on its website that ticketholders will be receiving an email from Ticketmaster.
HARDY posted about the decision on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, saying:
"I've been dealing with some serious anxiety since the bus accident last year and over the last two weeks, it has taken control of my life. It caused me to suffer many panic attacks which have landed me in the hospital. I need a moment to focus on me and to make myself better for my wife, family and you, the fans."
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Along with the Heritage Park appearance, HARDY also canceled his show on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Athens Fairgrounds, in Winterville, Georgia.
"Refunds for these two shows will be available from the point of purchase," HARDY wrote.
HARDY suffered significant injuries on Oct. 2, 2022, in an early-morning crash when his tour bus overturned on a stretch of Interstate 40 West in Nashville.
Also injured in the crash was the bus driver, HARDY's manager and a photographer/videographer, Tanner Gallagher, who posted on Instagram about the crash more than a week after it happened.
HARDY has written songs for Florida Georgia Line, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton, Dallas Smith, Thomas Rhett, and Morgan Wallen.
"My plan is to be back and focused on Oct. 12th," HARDY ended his post. "Thank you for understanding, see you soon."
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. —Storms Tuesday night led to a decision to postpone a Simpsonville concert, but the way it was postponed caused backlash.Hundreds of people drove from hours away to see the Swedish rock band Ghost live. Now, those hundreds of fans could be out thousands of dollars.Concertgoers were evacuated a few minutes into the opening band's set after lighting was spotted nearby. Joshua Chorman said after that, communication was touch and go."Eight o'clock, we were told it had bee...
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. —
Storms Tuesday night led to a decision to postpone a Simpsonville concert, but the way it was postponed caused backlash.
Hundreds of people drove from hours away to see the Swedish rock band Ghost live. Now, those hundreds of fans could be out thousands of dollars.
Concertgoers were evacuated a few minutes into the opening band's set after lighting was spotted nearby. Joshua Chorman said after that, communication was touch and go.
"Eight o'clock, we were told it had been canceled. And then at 8:45, they finally posted on social media, and they were saying that the event was on hold, that it would likely open back up, they're keeping an eye on it," Chorman said, "9:45 they say they're setting back up."
Chorman said he and hundreds of other fans drove back to CCNB Amphitheatre and waited outside hours for another update.
At "11:45, they post on social media that they're sorry, but the show's been canceled. At 11:45, like we'd been waiting literally in line all day. The communication was terrible," he said.
The venue posted the band's equipment had been damaged in the rain. At CCNB Amphitheatre, city of Simpsonville spokesperson Justin Campbell says artists are responsible to keeping their own equipment protected and dry.
"We can't make the band or the tour go onstage," Campbell said. "They reported that there was some damaged equipment for lighting or sound. And because of that, they chose not to continue the concert."
The concert has been rescheduled for Thursday.
"We have things to do," Troy Baker said, with his daughter dressed head to toe in Ghost gear. "She was going to start a brand-new job tomorrow. I had to take two days off of work, and now, if we come back, it's two more days."
The city of Simpsonville owns the CCNB Amphitheater, and Campbell says he and his family were at the concert.
"On behalf of the city, we understand people's frustration, waiting on getting information, not knowing when you're going to back in or if the concert's going to continue," he said.
But when it comes to communication, Campbell says the venue's hands were tied because of their agreement with Live Nation.
"But our people, TRZ management, were being told when they could make updates. And if they give out updates when they're not supposed to, that's a liability," Campbell said.
In the end, Campbell said Ghost decided to cancel and reschedule for Thursday because Hurricane Idalia had already canceled their Florida show that day.
Campbell went on to say the city and venue did get permission to push Simpsonville's quiet hours back to midnight in case the show went on after the evacuation.
Several concertgoers told our WYFF News 4 crew they couldn't get a refund from Ticketmaster. Campbell said if Ticketmaster doesn't come through, to email the city at email@example.com.
We reached out to Ghost, Live Nation, and Ticketmaster for comment. We had not heard back by the time this article was published.