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 St. Matthews, 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 St. Matthews, 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 St. Matthews, 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 St. Matthews today.
A new tenant that specializes in Southern goods and apparel looks to be moving into a Louisville mall.Palmetto Moon, a boutique chain based in South Carolina, has filed plans for a spot in Mall St. Matthews at 5000 Shelbyville Road. The store carries brands like YETI, Simply Southern, Vineyard Vines, Local Boy Outfitters, Columbia, Southern Marsh, Patagonia, and more, its website said.The Louisville Metro Planning & Design filing said the store will be moving into an 8,314-square-foot space in the mall. It will be investing...
A new tenant that specializes in Southern goods and apparel looks to be moving into a Louisville mall.
Palmetto Moon, a boutique chain based in South Carolina, has filed plans for a spot in Mall St. Matthews at 5000 Shelbyville Road. The store carries brands like YETI, Simply Southern, Vineyard Vines, Local Boy Outfitters, Columbia, Southern Marsh, Patagonia, and more, its website said.
The Louisville Metro Planning & Design filing said the store will be moving into an 8,314-square-foot space in the mall. It will be investing about $550,000 in the renovation, which includes new fixtures, new lighting, new paint, floor finishes and interior wall partitions.
Mall St. Matthews is owned by Chicago-based Brookfield Properties. I’ve reached out to Palmetto Moon and Brookfield Properties, but have not heard back. This story could be updated.
Palmetto Moon was founded in 2002 as a kiosk in Citadel Mall in Charleston, South Carolina. Its website said it now has 37 locations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee.
Last week, Louisville Business First reported a home-goods retailer is closing one of its Louisville area locations. The Clarksville, Indiana, location of Tuesday Morning will be shutting its doors, although the exact closing date is unclear.
Brookfield Properties owns Oxmoor Center as well. That mall is seeing various new tenant announcements after the recent opening of Topgolf.
Puttshack, a tech-infused mini-golf course, will be overtaking the former Old Navy at Oxmoor Center. The 25,000-square-foot venue comes from the founders of Topgolf.
In October, I reported Sandbox VR, a virtual reality gaming company, submitted plans to move into Oxmoor Center. The entertainment venue offers an immersive VR experience for groups of up to six where players can see and interact with each other within the game.
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FORT MOTTE — Lovers of history gathered at a hilltop near the Congaree River to remember a Revolutionary War battle that might have turned on one woman’s sense of patriotism and sacrifice.The gathering in Calhoun County on May 15 focused on the Battle of Fort Motte when a British-held fortified home, which held key supplies for their campaign to subdue inland South Carolina, was taken by Patriot troops.The newly built home belonged to Rebecca Motte, who had been displaced just before the battle in May 1781. Motte no...
FORT MOTTE — Lovers of history gathered at a hilltop near the Congaree River to remember a Revolutionary War battle that might have turned on one woman’s sense of patriotism and sacrifice.
The gathering in Calhoun County on May 15 focused on the Battle of Fort Motte when a British-held fortified home, which held key supplies for their campaign to subdue inland South Carolina, was taken by Patriot troops.
The newly built home belonged to Rebecca Motte, who had been displaced just before the battle in May 1781. Motte not only told Patriot forces that they had permission to set fire to her home to smoke the British out, but she even provided metal arrows that could help set it ablaze.
British troops, seeing the house afire, were forced to surrender but managed to douse the flames before the home was destroyed.
Motte’s stance was in line with her long support for the American Revolution and typified how Patriot women were eager to help where they could, said Margaret F. Pickett, author of a soon-to-be-published book, “Rebecca Brewton Motte: American Patriot and Successful Rice Planter.”
“These were women who wanted to serve their country, and when an opportunity presented itself, they were going to take advantage of it,” Pickett said.
About 150 people heard from Pickett and archaeologists about the history that has been uncovered at the privately owned site and the significance of the victory there.
One year before the battle, the British captured Charleston and Camden, giving them strong bases on South Carolina’s coast and inland. Motte, recently widowed, moved her family from occupied Charleston to land she had inherited overlooking the Congaree.
A series of Patriot victories across the state, including at Fort Motte, would weaken British control in the months before George Washington’s victory at Yorktown in Virginia would ensure independence.
“Rebecca Motte is a heroine of the American Revolution,” said Dianne Culbertson, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution service organization who came to the battlefield tour. “It’s just wonderful to stand at one of these sites,” she said.
The many battlefields of the American Revolution in South Carolina are opportunities to tell the stories of the patriotism of the country’s founders, men and women, Culbertson said.
Women had to keep families together and run farms while men were off at battle, she said.
The battle site now is an open field with a historical marker; the house burned down in the first few decades after the war.
Archaeological digs there have unearthed hundreds of items that tell the story of the battle, including musket ammunition and a fire arrow, the type of projectile that might have been responsible for the fortified house catching fire.
Digs at the site have unearthed everything from the configuration of the house and its British-built walls to the location of Patriot trenches, dug to safely get troops close enough to attack the defenses, said Steven Smith, a University of South Carolina archaeology professor.
Sources from the time and archeological research have created a much more detailed picture of the events of the siege and battle, Smith said.
Luther Wannamaker, whose family has owned the land where the house once stood for the past century, said they had refused requests to develop the property and instead cleaned up the site.
“When I came here, that monument was on its side,” Wannamaker said.
He has preserved it and invited Smith to do archeological research as part of his own curiosity.
“What I’m into is learning the truth about history,” he said.
The immediate aftermath of the surrender of the house by British forces in May 1781 shows how the American Revolution was both a courtly affair and sometimes a brutal civil war.
To show her hospitality, Motte hosted a dinner for both British and American officers at the nearby house where she had taken shelter after being evicted.
The cordial meal was interrupted by news: the Patriot forces had hanged three Loyalists — Americans who fought for the British — near the battle site.
A clothing retailer is set to open in Mall St. Matthews.Rose & Remington filed plans to Louisville Metro Planning & Design in February to open in the mall at 5000 Shelbyville Road. The store carries women’s clothing, jewelry, shoes and more.The filing shows the space will total nearly 3,600 square feet in the mall. I’ve reached out to Rose & Remington for more information about the new location, and this story could be updated.Mall St. Matthews5000 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207...
A clothing retailer is set to open in Mall St. Matthews.
Rose & Remington filed plans to Louisville Metro Planning & Design in February to open in the mall at 5000 Shelbyville Road. The store carries women’s clothing, jewelry, shoes and more.
The filing shows the space will total nearly 3,600 square feet in the mall. I’ve reached out to Rose & Remington for more information about the new location, and this story could be updated.
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The boutique was founded in 2013 in Lebanon, Ohio, by Kristin Ponchot and her mother, Dee Alexander, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier, Louisville Business First's sister publication. The store name comes from the middle names of Ponchot’s children.
The store has over 20 locations in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee and Indiana. Along with the new Louisville store, a new location is coming to Paducah, Kentucky.
Rose & Remington isn’t the only new clothing store coming to the mall. I reported in December Palmetto Moon, a retailer based in South Carolina, filed plans to open at Mall St. Matthews. The store carries brands like YETI, Simply Southern, Vineyard Vines, Local Boy Outfitters, Columbia, Southern Marsh, Patagonia and more.
Last week, Simpsonville, Kentucky-based Shady Rays announced it plans to open a brick-and-mortar location in Oxmoor Center. It will be the brand's fourth brick-and-mortar location, taking up over 1,500 square feet in the space adjacent to Anthropologie near Von Maur on the shopping center's first level.
Both Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center are owned by Chicago-based Brookfield Properties.
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The Regional Medical Center gives more information about a potential partnership with MUSC, and allows residents to ask questions.ST MATTHEWS, S.C. — In Orangeburg and Calhoun counties, residents say access to healthcare has been a big problem for years.The Regional Medical Center, that serves fo...
The Regional Medical Center gives more information about a potential partnership with MUSC, and allows residents to ask questions.
ST MATTHEWS, S.C. — In Orangeburg and Calhoun counties, residents say access to healthcare has been a big problem for years.
The Regional Medical Center, that serves four rural counties in the area hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday to address community concerns about healthcare disparities.
Keisha Watson has lived in Calhoun for 40 years and says finding a place to get medical care has always been difficult.
“A lot of people don't have transportation so they're depending upon EMS to pick them up," Watson explained. "Sometimes they are stressed depending on the nature of someone's health condition and how far away they are."
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At the last town hall meeting in June, the hospital encouraged people not to go to the Emergency Room, explaining that a large chunk of patients that come in, see them for routine medical care and not actual emergencies.
The hospital asked people in the community go to Express Care or see a town Clinic, like Santee Care. However, News 19 discovered that Express care and the Santee Clinic were each closed for more than a week in August, and several days in July as well.
Sabrina Robinson, the CEO of Operations for RMC explained that the closures are due to staffing shortages.
“We've lost some providers in those locations, but now we're still looking for a provider in our Santee location, but at Express Care we just hired our full-time," Robinson stated.
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The hospital says if care is needed on a day that the recommended clinics are closed, patients should either use the hospitals telehealth system or find a Primary Care Physician outside of RMC to see them.
RMC hopes that these will not be the only care options for long. CEO David Southerland says that a partnership with MUSC will hopefully farm a chance for their more rural patients.
“We hope the program will help add more nurses and people to help provide care to these communities that so desperately need it,” said Southerland.
The partnership still has to be approved by both Calhoun and Orangeburg County before anything can happen.
There will be more community discussions before approval as well, with another Town Hall on September 8.
The playground will be located at the corner of Butler Street and Richland Avenue. The land was formerly used for tennis courts that became dilapidated.ST MATTHEWS, S.C. — Construction of a new playground is underway in the Town of St. Matthews. The project is being spearheaded by the Calhoun County Parks and Recreation Department.“I think it’s ...
The playground will be located at the corner of Butler Street and Richland Avenue. The land was formerly used for tennis courts that became dilapidated.
ST MATTHEWS, S.C. — Construction of a new playground is underway in the Town of St. Matthews. The project is being spearheaded by the Calhoun County Parks and Recreation Department.
“I think it’s gonna be a great addition for us," said local parent Joseph Fairey.
There will be slides, monkey bars, and swing sets for children to enjoy, and picnic tables for families. According to the Calhoun County Department of Parks and Recreation, this project has been a few years in the making.
The playground will be located at the corner of Butler Street and Richland Avenue. The land was formerly used for tennis courts that became dilapidated over the years.
“You have a lot of people in this area, in St. Matthews that are looking for things to do with their kids. On a nice day like this, this would be a perfect day to bring your kids out, use the playground, get rid of all of that energy that these kids have after a long day of school," said parks and recreation director Zachary Tarrant.
Joseph Fairey is a local parent in St. Matthews. His daughters are active in Calhoun County sports programs.
"I remember growing up this was a tennis court and I had a lot of good memories out there," he said, "Over the years it had just kind of become not used and not functional for the community.”
He moved back to St. Matthews last year after living in Columbia for a while.
“This is a great family, friendly community but not having a playground is obviously something we needed. Just excited for my kids. I’ve got a one, a four, and a seven year old so obviously we’ll be using it a lot and lots of families that are out here will take advantage of it and it’ll bring the community together," said Fairey.
The park is being funded by a grant from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, in addition to money from the Calhoun County penny sales tax. It's expected to open at the end of May.