When an accident comes without warning, even the most prepared person can fall victim. One moment, you're walking to a restaurant after a long day of work. The next moment, someone else's negligence and carelessness change your life forever. Personal injury victims aren't just the victims of negligence they suffer from pain, concern over family and ability to work. Often, these victims do not have the luxury of worrying about work and family, because they're clinging to life in an ER. Without a personal injury attorney in Cowpens, SC, by their side, they mistakenly provide official statements to insurance agencies and accept settlement offers that only account for a fraction of what they have lost.
If you have recently been hurt in an accident, you may be asking questions like:
With more than 100,000 car accidents in South Carolina every year, we hear these questions every day. Our hearts hurt for those who are suffering due to no fault of their own. Accident victims are not only left with questions like those above; they're also forced to deal with costs associated with medical bills, car repair, follow-up appointments, and loss of income.
While reading these facts can be bleak, there is a silver lining. South Carolina law dictates that those who are found responsible for your pain and suffering may be obligated to pay for your expenses. Cobb Dill & Hammett, LLC exists for that exact reason to make sure that negligent parties are held accountable. We fight on your behalf to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. We aren't afraid to go toe-to-toe with greedy insurance agencies who do not have your best interests at heart.
Our overarching goal is to protect your rights, and our law firm is uniquely positioned to do so, with attorney Michael Dillâs vast experience in the auto insurance industry.
We offer comprehensive vehicle representation for a number of different automobile accidents, including:
If you know you have been involved in one of the car accidents above, the time to seek experienced representation is now. Generally, car accident victims have three years from the date of their injuries to file a personal injury claim in Cowpens. That time frame can be reduced in certain circumstances. When a wrongful death is involved, surviving family members must take action in a similar time frame.
The bottom line is that speed is of the essence in these cases. When we sit down with you to learn more about your accident, we will help you understand South Carolina law so that you are fully informed before taking legal action. The sooner we can dig into the details of your case, the sooner we can fight for your rights.
The law states that personal injury victims are entitled to compensation for the full extent of their injuries. Why? Because the primary goal of injury compensation in Cowpens, SC, is to help the victim return to the state they would have been in, if the accident never occurred. In the literal sense, doing so isn't possible. The law cannot reverse the incredible suffering and pain that accompanies a severe injury. As such, personal injury victims are entitled to receive a financial reward that equals those damages.
How much compensation you get depends on the facts and nuances of your case. With that said, you may be able to recover compensation for the following needs:
If you or someone you love was recently injured in a car wreck, contact our office today to speak with a personal injury lawyer in Cowpens, SC. The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin fighting for your rights and the compensation you need.
If there were one common truth that we can count on, it's that life is unpredictable. Sometimes, accidents just happen. However, when recklessness and negligence come into play in situations where accidents cause personal injuries, the negligent party can be held responsible under South Carolina law. For victims to have a chance at compensation, the party responsible for the accident must be proven to be negligent. When a party or parties are negligent, they fail to take appropriate care when performing an action, like driving an automobile.
After an accident occurs, it is critical to take certain steps to help prove the responsible party's negligence and maximize the compensation you rightly deserve.
All too often, car wreck victims don't get the compensation they need because they failed to take the proper steps after their accident. Don't let this be you. By having comprehensive records of your car accident and its aftermath, you have a much better chance of protecting your rights and maximizing compensation for your bills and injuries. If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Cowpens, follow these steps before doing anything else:
First and foremost, seek medical attention for any injuries that you have sustained. You might not realize it now, but your injuries may be more complex and serious than you think. Damage like head trauma and back injuries are not easy to diagnose on your own and sometimes take time to surface. A full medical examination will help reveal the extent of your injuries, lead to a quicker recovery, and help document the injuries you sustained. This last part is essential to prove the significance of your injuries.
The second step you should take is to report your injuries to the correct authorities. The authorities change depending on the circumstances of your accident. If you were involved in a car wreck in Cowpens, you should file your report with the highway authorities and any associated insurance agencies. Regardless of where you were injured and how the wreck occurred, the biggest takeaway here is to file a report. That way, you have an established, official record of the incident that can be referred to down the line.
Personal injury cases in Cowpens are won with evidence. It might sound like the job of the police, but it's important that you try to secure any evidence that you can collect relating to your accident, especially if you are injured. Evidence in auto accident cases tends to disappear quickly. By preserving evidence soon after the accident, it can be used in court. For example, if you cannot get a witness statement immediately after your wreck, their testimony may come across as less reliable. Completing this task on your own can be quite difficult, especially after a serious accident. That's why it's so crucial to complete the last step below.
One of the most intelligent, important steps you can take after a car accident is calling a personal injury attorney in Cowpens, SC. At Cobb Dill & Hammett, LLC, we will assist you with every step of your personal injury case to ensure that your rights are protected. That includes gathering all types of evidence relevant to your case. When we investigate your accident, we will determine the person who is liable for your losses. If there are multiple liable parties, we will hold each one accountable for their negligence.
Every personal injury case is different, which is why experience counts when it comes to car accident compensation. Our track record speaks for itself, but no number of past results will guarantee a perfect outcome. What we can guarantee, however, is our undivided attention and fierce dedication to your case, no matter the circumstances. Unlike other personal injury law firms in Cowpens, you can have peace of mind knowing your best interests always come first at Cobb Dill & Hammett, LLC.
At Cobb Dill & Hammett, LLC, we have years of experience handling some of Cowpens's most complicated car accident cases. Some of the most common cases that come across our desks include:
Drunk driving is a major problem in the Lowcountry. Drunk drivers are incredibly irresponsible and regularly cause fatal accidents because they drive physically and mentally impaired by alcohol. Drunk drivers have slower reaction times, delayed reflexes, and impaired vision, making them unfit to operate a motor vehicle. In auto wrecks, drunk drivers often come away with minor injuries compared to their victims, which is a bitter pill to swallow
Individuals who make a choice to drive drunk cause accidents by weaving in and out of traffic, going over the speed limit, failing to see pedestrians, and ignoring traffic laws. They may run cars off the road, rear-end vehicles, hit them head-on, or even cause a vehicle to roll over.
Drunk driving accidents in Cowpens care result in horrible injuries, such as:
If you are injured or have lost a family member due to an impaired or drunk driver, our team of personal injury lawyers in Cowpens can help. We have extensive experience with car accident cases and can explain your rights in simple, plain terms. It is important to know that you can file a personal injury suit regardless of the criminal case outcome against the drunk driver.
When accidents happen in RVs or rental cars, people are often unsure of their rights. This confusion is understandable since there are additional insurance and legal issues that must be accounted for in these cases.
Fortunately, the lawyers at Cobb Dill & Hammett, LLC, have the experience to help you with complex car accident and RV cases. Attorney Michael Dill worked in the auto insurance industry before becoming an attorney. He also has an undergraduate degree that includes a focus on risk management and insurance. When it comes to rental and RV accidents, we review each client's case with a fine-tooth comb. Once we understand your accident, our team will explain your rights and options in easy-to-understand terms.
If you were involved in an accident while driving an RV or a rental vehicle, you may find that your auto insurance company, the rental car's insurance company, and the other party's insurance carrier will try to deny your claim. Situations like these call for a bold, experienced personal injury attorney in Cowpens, SC, who isn't afraid of large corporations and insurance groups. We have extensive experience with insurance companies and know how to interpret policies. As your advocate, we will ensure that you receive the coverage and compensation you are entitled to, even if an insurance company says you aren't.
We can help you seek compensation in cases that involve:
Victims of RV and rental car accidents (as well as their families) may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost income or benefits. Our personal injury lawyers work with life-care planners, medical experts, and economists to determine the amount of compensation you will need.
We live in a time where just about everyone has their eyes glued to their phones. Often, this happens in situations where the person needs to be paying attention, like when they're driving an automobile. Taking a few moments to glance down at your phone can cause irreparable damage to other drivers. That is why texting while driving is illegal in Cowpens. Typically, this crime is met with a minor traffic violation. However, when a distracted driver injures another motorist, you can seek compensation through a legal suit. If you have been injured in such a situation, our team can help you hold the negligent driver accountable for your losses and damages.
Texting takes drivers' minds and eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel. Because they are not paying attention to their driving,
They miss crucial road signs and information such as:
At Cobb Dill & Hammett, LLC, we represent injury victims in Cowpens who are involved in all types of car accidents, including distracted driving. We work with vigor to recover the full amount of compensation you and your family will need to recover. You can rely on our attorneys for dedicated, representation throughout your case. Unlike some distracted driving lawyers in Cowpens, we will assist you with all aspects of your accident, including access to good medical care if needed.
At Cobb Dill & Hammett, LLC, we are proud of our commitment to our clients. We pledge to provide them with the highest quality legal representation in Cowpens and treat them with respect, empathy, and compassion. If you are suffering from the results of a dangerous car accident, know we are here to assist.
We will help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and additional losses. Surviving family members may also recover funeral expenses and compensation for the personal loss of a loved one, including the deceased's future income and benefits. When you or your family's health and financial security are on the line, trust the best choose Cobb Dill & Hammett, LLC.CONTACT US
COWPENS, S.C. (BP) — A fire raged through the buildings of Cowpens First Baptist Church on Saturday. More than a dozen local fire stations responded, but ultimately the sanctuary and the attached education building were declared a complete loss.The fire, which started Saturday afternoon, was noticed by a church employee who notified authorities. By the time firefighters arrived, the blaze had engulfed the church buildings. The fire department was unable to save the sanctuary and education building because of concerns over struct...
COWPENS, S.C. (BP) — A fire raged through the buildings of Cowpens First Baptist Church on Saturday. More than a dozen local fire stations responded, but ultimately the sanctuary and the attached education building were declared a complete loss.
The fire, which started Saturday afternoon, was noticed by a church employee who notified authorities. By the time firefighters arrived, the blaze had engulfed the church buildings. The fire department was unable to save the sanctuary and education building because of concerns over structural integrity, but successfully prevented the fire from spreading to other parts of the campus, salvaging the church’s family life center.
Dozens of church members and residents from the community, along with interim pastor Kermit Morris, stood down the street and watched helplessly as the once pristine worship center became a pile of charred rubble.
“This is a devastating loss for our church,” Morris said. “It’s heartbreaking to see the building going up in flames. My first thought was, ‘this is so sad,’ but my immediate second thought was, ‘where are we meeting tomorrow?’ I knew it was critical for us to gather as a family on Sunday.”
The church, founded in 1878 and located in the Spartanburg area of upstate South Carolina, held services Sunday at a local high school. They plan to meet at the Broome High School Fine Arts Center again this week before returning to the church campus Jan. 10 for services in the family life center.
“We’ve had so many pastors and churches reach out offering to help and to pray for the church,” Morris said. “Area churches are providing chairs, a sound system and other needs as we shift to meeting in the family life center.”
This is not the first time the sanctuary at FBC Cowpens has suffered a fire. In Dec. 1987, while renovations were taking place, a fire caused major damage. Though not a complete loss, the sanctuary interior was severely damaged. The building reopened in 1989. Further renovations to the sanctuary were completed in 2016.
Now, all that is left are memories.
“We stood on the sidewalk for 5 hours and watched it burn,” Morris said. “I told them, ‘That’s not the church. That’s a bunch of buildings. The church is meeting tomorrow.’ We will always have the memories, but we are starting fresh and moving forward. God has big plans for us and we will move forward with those plans.”
Morris said a team will reenter the buildings as soon as
possible to recover anything salvageable before they are demolished. After the first of the year, the church plans to begin working with construction and architecture companies on rebuilding.
COWPENS — A family-owned business that serves coffee and 32 rotating flavors of ice cream has opened in downtown Cowpens.Cowpens Coffee & Creamery officially opened June 1 next to Dead On Gun Works on the east edge of Spartanburg County.“Our mission is to create a space where people feel comfortable, feel happy and have a place to go to create memories without having to drive too far,” said co-owner Joyce Infante.Infante said she wants the shop to be a place that children and adults in the Cowpens c...
COWPENS — A family-owned business that serves coffee and 32 rotating flavors of ice cream has opened in downtown Cowpens.
Cowpens Coffee & Creamery officially opened June 1 next to Dead On Gun Works on the east edge of Spartanburg County.
“Our mission is to create a space where people feel comfortable, feel happy and have a place to go to create memories without having to drive too far,” said co-owner Joyce Infante.
Infante said she wants the shop to be a place that children and adults in the Cowpens community can enjoy. She plans to host events, trivia nights or book readings by local artists.
The store has an outdoor patio where leashed pets are allowed with lights, speakers, tables with umbrellas, adirondack chairs and games.
“It’s a dream come true,” said Scott Stauffer, co-owner of Cowpens Coffee & Creamery. “Working with family is rewarding, so it just brings you closer.”
The owners are originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Before opening their shop, Stauffer and Infante lived in an RV for more than three years. They used work and travel by marketing campgrounds and doing guest services guides. The company they worked for sent them to Gaffney, and they stayed at the KOA for a few years.
Stauffer and Infante also did marketing for Pine Ridge Campground in Roebuck. They said that they’ve been to 49 states and decided to live in the Upstate because of the sincerity of the people living in the area.
Cowpens Coffee & Creamery offers a variety of hot and iced drinks. Co-owner and barista Jenny Stauffer said they will continue to expand the options on the coffee menu. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Cushman & Wakefield | Grant Street Associates Inc. announced Feb. 8 M@C Discount, a Pittsburgh-based online bidding platform, has leased 100,000 square feet at 630 Edgefield Road in Cowpens.The building will serve as the business’s first facility outside of Pittsburgh, where it operates five locations and employs over 150 people. Each facility is used to house merchandise from retailers such as Amazon, Kohl’s and Lowe’s, which is sold on M@C’s online platform. Once the auct...
Cushman & Wakefield | Grant Street Associates Inc. announced Feb. 8 M@C Discount, a Pittsburgh-based online bidding platform, has leased 100,000 square feet at 630 Edgefield Road in Cowpens.
The building will serve as the business’s first facility outside of Pittsburgh, where it operates five locations and employs over 150 people. Each facility is used to house merchandise from retailers such as Amazon, Kohl’s and Lowe’s, which is sold on M@C’s online platform. Once the auction is over, winning bidders are instructed to pick up the items at a location near them.
“The Cowpens facility enables M@C Discount to serve the communities of both Spartanburg and Gaffney and represents a strategic entrance into South Carolina — a region where we hope to establish a presence by opening two or three new facilities in 2022,” said M@C co-founder Shawn Allen. “Our goal is to have a convenient location for all bidders and we are thrilled that now South Carolina consumers can start saving hundreds of dollars using the M@C Discount App.”
Photo By Michael Mascari | Dr. "Jay" Boyd instructs students from the Chaplain's Basic Officer Leadership Course... All good things must come to an end. Dr. John “Jay” Boyd, United States Army Chaplain Center and School (USACHCS) Historian, made the most if his last day on the job. Boyd led a Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course (CHBOLC) class on a staff ride at the Cowpens National Battlefield near Cowpens, S.C. &ldquo...
Photo By Michael Mascari | Dr. "Jay" Boyd instructs students from the Chaplain's Basic Officer Leadership Course...
All good things must come to an end. Dr. John “Jay” Boyd, United States Army Chaplain Center and School (USACHCS) Historian, made the most if his last day on the job. Boyd led a Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course (CHBOLC) class on a staff ride at the Cowpens National Battlefield near Cowpens, S.C. “I am trying not to get emotional, but I went out the way I wanted to,” Boyd said “As a military historian, the way I wanted to spend my final day was to be out in the field, on a staff ride, on a Historic Battlefield, with troops.” Boyd began his military career as an Enlisted Soldier but commissioned into the Infantry. Having a Masters in History, Boyd had his first opportunity to ply his first love as a Military History Detachment Commander following a Bosnia Deployment. He served nearly 30 years as a Soldier in multiple components of the US Army, retiring at the rank of Colonel. Boyd, armed with many years of experience, a love for history and a Doctorate parlayed these tools into a position with the 81st Division, then known as the 81st Regional Readiness Command in Birmingham, Ala., before the Command relocated back to Fort Jackson, S.C. He left to become the US Army Reserve Command (USARC) Historian in 2014 before making one last move in to take over as the USACHCS Historian in 2016. Despite leading many staff rides in his career, Boyd says he hasn’t seen it all. “What never ceases to amaze me is that there is always something new to learn. There’s always something a student brings to the fore. One student discussed the overconfidence of leaders, which dovetails to an article I recently read about overconfidence and how it can sometimes suppress ideas from junior leaders. It can result in executing a plan flawlessly that turns out not to be the best plan. That was brought out today.” That student, 2nd Lt. Channing Blake, played the role of Banastre Tartleton, famed British General defeated in the Battle. Blake, a Chaplain Candidate for the 98th Training Division, learned several lessons from her study. “It’s really important to seek counsel, to seek advice,” Blake said. “Take the time to receive it when you have the time before you dive in, especially when you are the one bringing the battle. If you are on the receiving end, when the battle’s being brought to you, that may be different. Had Tarleton taken the time to properly plan, and taken advice from his officers, the trajectory of the battle might have been different.” Boyd led the students through the battlefield with the assistance of Allen Skinner, 81st RD Historian, as he often does, teaching leadership and tactics training. Students prepare for the event by studying famous battles, with each one taking a specific role or topic to present to the class. They take the role of leaders or staff to discuss logistics, strategies, intelligence, planning and other facets of operations. For a Chaplain Candidate, the lessons extend to what they will face in the field, to include morale, tending to wounded Soldiers and P.O.W.s and death. Boyd said these and other lessons will enable leaders to make better decisions that might result in victory on the battle field and lives saved. He said it was a great way to finish his career. He appreciated the enthusiasm of the students and said he was glad to be able to work with his friend and colleague for the finale. The feeling was mutual. “It’s always great to work with Dr. Boyd,” Skinner said. “We’ve worked together as colleagues for a while, almost four years, and we work well together. We can accomplish a lot more than we can separately. I will definitely miss him. He’s a great colleague, a great person, and it will be very hard to replace him.”
SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A sign in front of a Cowpens church is getting a lot of attention on social media. Its message reads: “Pray for our president.”This comes after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump last week.7 News spoke with the pastor of the church about why he put this particular message on display.While driving along I-85, on their way to their holiday destinations, many folks will pass a big, glowing sign in Cowpens.And among the many wishes of a Merry ...
SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A sign in front of a Cowpens church is getting a lot of attention on social media. Its message reads: “Pray for our president.”
This comes after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump last week.
7 News spoke with the pastor of the church about why he put this particular message on display.
While driving along I-85, on their way to their holiday destinations, many folks will pass a big, glowing sign in Cowpens.
And among the many wishes of a Merry Christmas that appear on that sign, another message is shared.
“Pray for our president,” Pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church, Steven Griffith, said.
The message was added to the sign’s rotation of graphics last week after President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives, and it’s gotten a lot of reactions from the community.
“We didn’t do it to get a reaction,” Griffith said.
Pastor Griffith told 7 News the decision to post those words on the church’s sign was a no-brainer for him, and he received nothing but support from his congregation.
“If the churches of America do not speak out, who will?”
But there are folks who don’t agree with the church’s sign. One man, who didn’t want to be on camera, told 7 News he is in the process of being ordained and said the sign is not something he would have displayed at his own church, saying he believes it’s divisive and doesn’t believe it’s a church’s job to endorse a politician.
“What could be wrong with that? How could that hurt America?” Griffith asked.
The editor of popular evangelical magazine “Christianity Today” recently posted an article, saying he believes Trump should be removed from office.
Griffith told 7 News he’s aware of those not in favor of President Trump, or of his church’s sign, but he said it doesn’t bother him.
“We’re willing to take it. We’re not worried about it,” he said. “We support the things that we feel are positive for this nation.”
Griffith told 7 News he believes prayers for the president are always needed–regardless of who’s in office–and said it’s his Christian duty to do so.
“I’d say that if it were Barrack Obama,” he said. “If they’re continually harassing him, it still doesn’t matter. We’re commanded in scripture to pray for those in authority.”
Pastor Griffith told 7 News he plans to keep the message up and running throughout the holiday season and possibly longer.