When an auto accident happens out of the blue, even the most prepared driver can fall victim. One moment, you're driving home after a long, hard day at work. And then, without any warning, another person's negligence changes your life forever. But victims of personal injury accidents aren't only victims of negligence. They suffer from long-lasting pain, questions about work, and concern over their families - and that's if they're not clinging to life in the emergency room.
Unfortunately, without a personal injury attorney in Daniel Island, SC, to advocate for them, they mistakenly accept lowball settlement offers and provide official statements to greedy insurance corporations. Once you give an official statement or accept an offer for a fraction of what you deserve, there is little you can do to correct the situation. Fortunately, Lauren Taylor Law is here to protect your rights and fight fiercely on your behalf.
If you've been hurt in a car accident recently, you probably have a lot of questions. Some of them might sound like:
With an excess of 100,000 auto accidents in South Carolina every year, these questions are commonplace in the law offices of Lauren Taylor. And truthfully, our hearts ache for innocent people who must suffer due to no fault of their own. What's sad is that these people aren't just left with questions; they must face the life-changing costs associated with car repairs, hospital bills, loss of income, and inconvenient follow-up appointments.
Scenarios like the one mentioned above are bleak, no doubt - but there's a silver lining that victims can be hopeful about. Laws in South Carolina say that those found responsible for your suffering and pain are obligated to cover your expenses. And that, in a nutshell, is where your personal injury attorney in Daniel Island, SC, comes in: to ensure that negligent drivers and others are held accountable for their actions.
At Lauren Taylor Law, we encounter many auto accident victims who are injured due to negligence but who fail to take the proper steps after their accident occurs. Often, failing to keep records of your car wreck and its aftermath has a negative impact on how much compensation you get. By following these steps, you have a better chance of maximizing your financial compensation, so you can pay your medical bills and continue to put food on the table.
Before you do anything else, it's important to go to a doctor who can diagnose and treat any injuries you may have sustained in your car accident. It might not be evident right now, but your injuries may be far more serious and long-lasting than you know. For example, injuries involving your head or back aren't easy to pinpoint and sometimes require time to manifest. By getting a complete exam that reveals the extent of the damage you've sustained, you'll have proof of your injuries and can recover much quicker.
Filing an accident report with the local authorities is a critical step to take. Depending on the circumstances of your car accident, the authorities with whom you file may change. For auto wrecks in Daniel Island, you need to file a report with highway authorities and relevant insurance agencies. By filing an official report, you have an established record of your accident, which may be referred to at a later date.
Any great personal injury attorney in Daniel Island, SC, will tell you that personal injury cases are won with good evidence. You might think it's on the police to preserve evidence, but it's important that you try as well. That's especially true if you're injured. Because, if we're being honest, car accident evidence has a tendency to disappear. By securing evidence after your car wreck, our team can use it in court. For instance, if you can't get a witness to speak with you right after your accident, their testimony may be deemed unreliable. We realize completing this step is easier said than done, especially after a scary car wreck. That's why it's so important to check off the last step on this list.
One of smartest steps you can take after you're injured in a car wreck is to get in contact with a reputable personal injury law firm, like Laurent Taylor Law. Our team has years of combined experience with a wide range of personal injury cases, including auto accidents. When you work with our firm, we'll be present for every step of your case, and will help take stressful responsibilities off your plate, such as evidence gathering. During the course of our thorough investigation, our lawyers will determine who is liable for your damages. If multiple parties are negligent, each one will be held accountable.
Though our track record speaks volumes, no number of cases won will guarantee a perfect outcome in a personal injury case. What is guaranteed, however, is that we will fight relentlessly on your behalf, no matter how complex your accident or injuries may be. Unlike other personal injury lawyers, you can rest easy knowing your best interests are always top-of-mind at Lauren Taylor Law.
Drunk driving is a big problem in Daniel Island and the rest of South Carolina as well. When a person decides to drive drunk, they're making one of the most negligent decisions a person can make in a car or truck. Because drunk drivers have slower reflexes, delayed reaction times, and blurry vision, they are responsible for many car wrecks and deaths. Unfortunately, many people caught with DUIs often get away with their health intact, while victims and their families are left to suffer.
Individuals who choose to drive drunk are a hazard and cause a number of injuries, including:
If you're hurt or have lost a loved one due to a drunk or impaired driver, Lauren Taylor Law is here to help. With extensive experience in DUI car accident cases, we will explain your rights in easy-to-understand terms. Regardless of the drunk driver's criminal case, a personal injury suit may still be filed against them.
Most drivers in South Carolina will admit that, from time to time, they go a few miles over the speed limit. But excessive speeding is deadly. Data from the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) shows that 361 people were fatally injured due to speed-related crashes in South Carolina. Accidents due to speeding causes over one-third of traffic deaths in our state, making speeding wrecks one of the most common in our state.
If your or a family member has been to the ER or hospital due to the negligence of a speeding driver, know that you have rights. At Lauren Taylor Law, a personal injury attorney in Daniel Island, SC, will help you seek compensation for your damages.
Though car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases in South Carolina, many more exist. Unlike some law firms, our lawyers have expertise in every genre related to personal injury suits. Some of the other personal injury cases we focus on include the following:
At Lauren Taylor Law, we're proud to be your unflinching advocate. Our pledge is to provide you with the highest-quality legal counsel in South Carolina and will always treat you and your family with empathy, respect, and compassion. If you're trying to live life after being injured in a dangerous car wreck, know that we're here to assist.
We will fight relentlessly to achieve compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. When your well-being is on the line, our team steps up in even the most difficult times.843-790-9009
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – One agenda item for the City of Charleston’s Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on Wednesday received pushback from many people who live on Daniel Island.A proposed 30-unit townhome community is slated for a tract of land off Fairchild Street near the I-526 on-ramp, according to the meeting agenda and Eric Schultz, a Principal Planner for the City of Charleston.“The primary concern is the location. Were this somewhere else, I think it might have received less attention, but its right ...
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – One agenda item for the City of Charleston’s Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on Wednesday received pushback from many people who live on Daniel Island.
A proposed 30-unit townhome community is slated for a tract of land off Fairchild Street near the I-526 on-ramp, according to the meeting agenda and Eric Schultz, a Principal Planner for the City of Charleston.
“The primary concern is the location. Were this somewhere else, I think it might have received less attention, but its right at the front door to Daniel Island. And this is the most, the highest volume entrance to our island. So, everybody who gets on or gets off is going to see what happens on this parcel,” said Tory Sullivan, the Land Use and Development Committee Chair for the Daniel Island Neighborhood Association.
On Wednesday, the BZA was scheduled to hear a request for variances from the Tree Protection Ordinance. However, the applicant requested a deferral at the start of the meeting, and it passed.
The changes would allow the removal of 11 grand trees and construction to occur closer to the base of seven grand trees.
“That involves sidewalks, fill material, trenching, driveways, buildings, whatever’s like impervious construction, we have certain regulations that dictates how far away from the base of the tree you have to be,” explained Schultz.
The original request received 162 public comments, mostly all in opposition. Many of the people not only expressed concerns about the protected trees, but the rest of them on the tract as well.
Sullivan said the trees serve as a barrier to 526.
“We’re right on the gateway to Long Point and the Wando Welch cargo terminal. So, we have big rigs and trucks all day every single day, so this is a really key spot for that,” Sullivan told News 2. “In addition, around us is a bunch of Lowcountry marshland and maritime forest. It’s surrounded by that so these trees, you know, from resiliency purposes and otherwise are really important.”
According to Sullivan, the project received over 300 comments when it was on the BZA’s agenda a few months ago.
Full Results Charleston, S.C. — Middle Tennessee men's golf used a hot start in Tuesday's third round to pick up a win at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate. Gavin Clements set a new personal best with a score of 67 (-5) in the third round, while ...
Full Results Charleston, S.C. — Middle Tennessee men's golf used a hot start in Tuesday's third round to pick up a win at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate. Gavin Clements set a new personal best with a score of 67 (-5) in the third round, while Kevin Jegers, Michael Barnard and Markus Varjun all finished within the top 15.
The Blue Raiders combined for eight birdies and an eagle on the front nine, compared to just four bogeys. Clements was responsible for the eagle and three of those birdies. He played even-par golf on the back nine for his second career-low round of the season.
The second half of the final round proved challenging for MTSU, as the Blue Raiders combined for 10 holes over par with just six birdies.
Jegers and Barnard finished the tournament in a tie for ninth at 213 (-3). Barnard was 2-under for the third round until a triple bogey on the 16th hole forced him to settle for a 73 (+1). Jegers carded a 76 (+4) in the third round.
Paired with his brother, Mattias, of VCU, Markus Varjun shot a 71 (-1) for the second straight round Tuesday. He tied for 15th individually at 216 (E).
Clements and Owen Stamper tied for 41st overall at 222 (+6).
By the Numbers 48 – The Blue Raiders' 48 birdies were the second-most in the tournament. 14 – Jegers tied for the most birdies in the tournament with 14. 30 – Varjun gained 30 spots on the individual leaderboard from the end of the first round to the end of the event.
Coach's Comments: Mark McEntire "What a great week! I am so proud of this team and glad we finished this one off! Round of the year from Gavin, and we needed it. Solid tournament by everyone and a great way to end the fall. Let's go!"
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DANIEL ISLAND — The Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band concert at Credit One Stadium slated for May 20 is being rescheduled due to an unexpected and undisclosed health issue that has befallen the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” singer.The last-minute show, which was announced on May 12, with ticket sales beginning May 15, will now take place at a yet-to-be-announced later date.Buffett was quoted in a news release regarding the rescheduling, with mentions of an unexpected hospitalization after a recent Bahama...
DANIEL ISLAND — The Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band concert at Credit One Stadium slated for May 20 is being rescheduled due to an unexpected and undisclosed health issue that has befallen the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” singer.
The last-minute show, which was announced on May 12, with ticket sales beginning May 15, will now take place at a yet-to-be-announced later date.
Buffett was quoted in a news release regarding the rescheduling, with mentions of an unexpected hospitalization after a recent Bahamas trip and his promise to return to the Lowcountry, or, as he calls it, the “land of she-crab soup.”
“Hello, my faithful fans in Charleston and beyond. These few words from Mark Twain about life changes, seemed perfect to pass on at this time. ‘Challenges,’ he said make life interesting however overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. I had a sudden change of plans this week that affected us all. Two days ago, I was just back from a trip to the Bahamas, thawing out from the California ‘winter tour,’ and chomping at the bit to get to Charleston. I had to stop in Boston for a check-up but wound up back in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention. Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you. I also will promise you, that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I’ll be doing in the land of she-crab soup. You all make my life more meaningful and fulfilled than I would have ever imagined as a toe-headed little boy sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts, your amazing years of loyalty, and just remember, ‘NOT YET!’”
Buffett and his band’s show would’ve been part of the Second Wind Tour 2023. They’ve been working on a new album as a followup to 2020′s “Life on the Flip Side,” which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard.
In initial anticipation of the event, Credit One Stadium’s general manager, Chris Meany, said, “We can’t wait to have the Parrot Heads join us for what will be the biggest party of the year! Don’t miss out — Fins up!”
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a bat found near Crown Pointe and Barfield streets on Daniel Island tested positive for rabies. No people or pets are known to have been exposed.The bat was submitted to DHEC's laboratory for testing November 9 and was confirmed to have rabies November 13. If you believe you, someone you know or your pets have come in contact with this bat or another animal that potentially has rabies, please call DHEC's Public Health Charleston office at (843) 953...
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a bat found near Crown Pointe and Barfield streets on Daniel Island tested positive for rabies. No people or pets are known to have been exposed.
The bat was submitted to DHEC's laboratory for testing November 9 and was confirmed to have rabies November 13. If you believe you, someone you know or your pets have come in contact with this bat or another animal that potentially has rabies, please call DHEC's Public Health Charleston office at (843) 953-4713 during normal business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday) or after hours and on holidays at (888) 847-0902 (Select Option 2).
DHEC advises to never handle a bat or any wild or stray animal, alive or dead, with your bare hands. Any bat that could have had potential contact with people, pets or livestock should be safely trapped in a sealed container (i.e., Tupperware, jar with lid, small box taped shut, etc.) and kept cold, not frozen. Once a bat is released, it can’t be tested for rabies, which makes it difficult to know whether a potentially bitten person or pet has been exposed. Contact a wildlife control operator or visit the DHEC bat webpage to learn how to safely capture a bat so it can be tested.
“Rabid bats have been known to transmit the rabies virus,” said Terri McCollister, Rabies Program director. “People don’t always realize they or a pet have been bitten since bat teeth are tiny and bites are easy to overlook.”
DHEC further advises, you should always assume a person or pet has potentially been bitten when:
• They wake up to find a bat in a room, living space or tent;
• A bat is found where children, pets or persons with impaired mental capacity (intoxicated or mentally disabled) have been left unattended; or
• They have been in direct contact with a bat.
“Although bats can carry rabies, not every bat is infected with the virus," McCollister said. "Bats are an important part of South Carolina's ecosystems and deserve a healthy degree of respect just like all wild animals."
You cannot tell if a bat, or any other animal, has rabies by simply looking at it. Rabies must be confirmed in a laboratory. Unusual behavior in bats that might indicate the animal has rabies include daytime activity, inability to fly and being found in places they are not usually seen, like in your home or on your lawn.
An exposure is defined as direct contact (such as through broken skin or mucous membranes in the eyes, nose or mouth) with saliva or brain/nervous system tissue from an infected animal. Be sure to immediately wash any part of your body that may have come in contact with saliva or neural tissue with plenty of soap and water and seek medical care, DHEC advises.
It is important to keep pets up to date on their rabies vaccination, as this is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect against the disease.
There have been 72 cases of rabid animals statewide this year. Since 2002, South Carolina has averaged approximately 148 positive cases a year.
Contact information for your local Public Health offices is available at scdhec.gov/RabiesContacts. For more information on rabies, visit scdhec.gov/rabies or cdc.gov/rabies.
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The city of Charleston will be voting Monday and Tuesday night on the approval of a $2 million replacement bridge on Daniel Island.The Beresford Creek Bridge is one of the only two ways to get onto Daniel Island, but officials say the bridge is in need of demolition and replacement after years of use.The final approval of the project from the city council would include adding a pedestrian and bike lane since the current bridge is very narrow.Charleston City Councilman Boyd Gregg has been push...
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The city of Charleston will be voting Monday and Tuesday night on the approval of a $2 million replacement bridge on Daniel Island.
The Beresford Creek Bridge is one of the only two ways to get onto Daniel Island, but officials say the bridge is in need of demolition and replacement after years of use.
The final approval of the project from the city council would include adding a pedestrian and bike lane since the current bridge is very narrow.
Charleston City Councilman Boyd Gregg has been pushing for approval of the project to reduce dangerous traffic conditions on the bridge.
“More than anything, right now, I’d say pedestrian access,” Gregg says. “There’s not a really safe path for pedestrians cross or bikers to cross; the new bridge will have much improved pedestrian access.”
The bridge experienced damage to its infrastructure about three years ago, forcing load limits on the bridge for heavy trucks.
More recently, fire vehicles and ambulances are no longer to access the island from the bridge due to its current condition.
City of Charleston Director of Public Service Tom O’Brien says the bridge was built in the 90s, and it used to be the only way to access Daniel Island before Interstate 526 provided another entry point.
“Obviously with all the development with the homes and the town center, traffic has increased,” O’Brien says. “The bridge we will be replacing it with will be a very solid bridge and will provide great access for the people.”
Daniel Island is also working on another project to build a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Nowell Creek.
“I think it shows the city’s commitment to provide these passages and safe ways to allow for pedestrians and bicycles to use the city,” O’Brien says.
Both O’Brien and Gregg are pushing for the project to finish before the next school year.
“There’s a significant amount of school traffic on this road, particularly for those traveling up with Phillip Simmons High School,” Gregg says. “We really wanted to try to get this done as much as we could during the summer to try to alleviate some of that school traffic and take advantage of school being out.”
In efforts to address traffic concerns, the city will be holding a meeting in the next month to explain the entire construction process and answer questions from nearby homeowners.
The project will be voted on at Monday night’s Public Works and Utilities Commission meeting and Tuesday’s city council meeting.
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