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 â 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 â 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 Myrtle Beach. 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach'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 Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach. 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 Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach 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 â choose Cobb Dill & Hammett, LLC.CONTACT US
ATLANTA – May 10, 2022 – DC BLOX, a leading provider of secure, reliable, connected data centers across the Southeast, announces it is planning to build a new Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The new CLS will anchor subsea cable systems connecting North America’s Southeast region with other continents.DC BLOX’s planned Myrtle Beach CLS is designed to withstand a category 5 hurrican...
ATLANTA – May 10, 2022 – DC BLOX, a leading provider of secure, reliable, connected data centers across the Southeast, announces it is planning to build a new Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The new CLS will anchor subsea cable systems connecting North America’s Southeast region with other continents.
DC BLOX’s planned Myrtle Beach CLS is designed to withstand a category 5 hurricane, is engineered to Uptime Institute’s Tier III standards, and will be SOC 2 Type II and NIST 800-171 compliant. The power generation configurations include up to 15 MW of AC power with managed rectifiers for DC Power Feed Equipment (PFE). When complete, the facility will be connected to five pre-positioned subsea bore pipes configured for up to five subsea cables. In addition, traditional colocation for communications providers, local enterprises, governments, and customer partner networks will be available. The CLS design assures concurrently maintainable 2N power generation, UPS and switchgear, with indirect adiabatic and evaporation cooling for efficiency and sustainability with N+1 redundancy.
“The Southeast is exploding with opportunity and investments in digital infrastructure are key to its growth,” states Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX. “We are proud to announce plans for our seventh connected data center facility in the Southeast with this new Cable Landing Station in Myrtle Beach, SC. Our continued investments in data centers and network infrastructure are a benefit to hyper-scalers, carriers, and enterprises across the region. This new project represents a turning point for DC BLOX as we continue to scale and realize our vision to serve locally and connect globally.”
The Myrtle Beach CLS, to be located in the International Technology and Aerospace Park (ITAP), will be DC BLOX’s second location in South Carolina. The company’s Greenville S.C. facility opened in January, 2022 and is currently expanding with a second data hall of over 9,000 square feet to accommodate a large enterprise customer. DC BLOX data centers throughout the Southeast are interconnected via the DC BLOX Connectivity eXchange (DCB-CX), a platform that enables participants to peer across a high-bandwidth, low-latency software-defined fabric. The DCB-CX offers low-latency connectivity across its footprint to built-in carriers, public cloud providers, regional Internet Exchanges (IX) and other participating entities.
DC BLOX plans for its new CLS to be completed in the second quarter of 2023. As a result, Myrtle Beach is now a beacon for hyper-scalers and communications carriers looking to land subsea cables off the Southeast coast due to the regional connectivity and proximity to both the Atlanta and Ashburn markets.
To learn more about DC BLOX and its data center and network expansion plans in Myrtle Beach, please visit www.dcblox.com.
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Thirty-five miles connecting walkers and cyclists from Myrtle Beach all the way to Aynor...That’s the vision several county and city departments have for making sure you don’t need a car to get around.Planning departments from throughout Horry County came to Coastal Carolina University Wednesday for a Trail Summit to discuss the future of pathways and trails in the county.“I really don’t like seeing human infrastructure for 100% of my day,” said Joseph Minnich, a ...
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Thirty-five miles connecting walkers and cyclists from Myrtle Beach all the way to Aynor...
That’s the vision several county and city departments have for making sure you don’t need a car to get around.
Planning departments from throughout Horry County came to Coastal Carolina University Wednesday for a Trail Summit to discuss the future of pathways and trails in the county.
“I really don’t like seeing human infrastructure for 100% of my day,” said Joseph Minnich, a cyclist who came to the summit. “I like to see trees and wildlife when I can.”
Minnich sees all those trees and wildlife when he puts in more than 60 miles on his bike every week.
Those rides through nature tend to be a lot more enjoyable than his rides to work at CCU.
“If I want to get from my house to Coastal Carolina to downtown Conway, it’s almost impossible to do so in a safe way,” said Minnich.
Minnich says he has an idea for a trail connecting all of Horry County so folks can get around safely without having to be on highways next to cars.
Turns out, planning departments from cities throughout the county are on the same page.
“If we can connect them to the community college and CCU, connect them to downtown areas and communities further out, we have an opportunity to make a ton of people happy,” said Conway Planning Director Allison Hardin.
Planning teams from throughout the county came together for a trail summit to share what they have in the works to connect the county’s trails.
While each one is working on its own projects, like an East Coast Greenway realignment in North Myrtle Beach to a trail connection around Conway High School, they all had one goal in common: A 35-mile rail trail, running along the old railroad tracks from the Myrtle Beach Train Depot out to Aynor.
The problem is money.
“That $2 million per mile is pretty accurate,” said Conway Administrator Adam Emrick when referring to the cost to add a trail. “It’s really hard and frustrating for elected officials to understand that a trail is more than just a path, it’s got to be something that people can actually utilize.”
It may happen in phases and it could take 20 years, but if the rail trail becomes a reality, you can count on Minnich to be one of the first ones to ride it.
“The rails are already there,” said Minnich. “We have these great pathways. All we have to do is make them bikeable.”
Part of the discussion also focused on how these trail projects are about more than just recreation. It would also provide a way for people to get to work or the grocery store without being expected to have a car.
A county planner pointed out that Horry County doesn’t have a dedicated pot of money for trails. It’ll take people speaking up and saying this is something they want to start budgeting for this plan to actually happen.
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A new type of business is making its way to the Grand Strand.Gov. Henry McMaster’s office announced Tuesday that DC BLOX, a southeast-based data center, will operate the center with a $31.5 million investment.It’s expected to create three new jobs and will be located at the Myrtle Beach International Technology & Aerospace Park near The Market Common.“DC BLOX creating another facility in the state shows that South Carolina is on the cutting edge of technology,” McMa...
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A new type of business is making its way to the Grand Strand.
Gov. Henry McMaster’s office announced Tuesday that DC BLOX, a southeast-based data center, will operate the center with a $31.5 million investment.
It’s expected to create three new jobs and will be located at the Myrtle Beach International Technology & Aerospace Park near The Market Common.
“DC BLOX creating another facility in the state shows that South Carolina is on the cutting edge of technology,” McMaster said in a statement. “We celebrate their growth in our state and look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have in Horry County and across South Carolina.”
Officials said the location will be spread across 21 acres, spanning more than 40,000 square feet, saying it will “will serve as the landing point for subsea optical communication cables.”
“It will provide power to the cables to regenerate the optical signal, host local network equipment associated with the cables, provide colocation space for cable partners and local businesses, and serve as a regional exchange point for communications providers,” the governor’s office said.
Speaking with WMBF News last month, Horry County Councilman Johnny Vaught said a project like this could open the door for more tech companies to set up shop in the Grand Strand.
“It’ll act as a sort of like a seed,” he said on April 6. “It’s like when you bring in an auto plant somewhere, there’s always going to be other vendors to build plants around it to serve that auto plant. We think the same thing will happen here. Once we get this one thing in.”
Horry County Council Chairman also provided a statement to the governor’s office, saying he believes DC BLOX “will be the start to an empty aerospace and technology park that we feel will flourish.”
Operations at the new center are set to begin by June 2023, and jobs will be advertised around that time.
Stay with WMBF News for updates.
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A new tax could be on the way for downtown businesses in Myrtle Beach, but it could pay off for those businesses in the long run.The Myrtle Beach City Council took the first step toward approving a Municipal Improvement District during a meeting on Tuesday.The Municipal Improvement District sounds complicated, but essentially it’s just a small tax that would pay for downtown redevelopment that Myrtle Beach leaders have been seeking for a long time.”Community change takes time,&rdqu...
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A new tax could be on the way for downtown businesses in Myrtle Beach, but it could pay off for those businesses in the long run.
The Myrtle Beach City Council took the first step toward approving a Municipal Improvement District during a meeting on Tuesday.
The Municipal Improvement District sounds complicated, but essentially it’s just a small tax that would pay for downtown redevelopment that Myrtle Beach leaders have been seeking for a long time.
”Community change takes time,” HTC Aspire Hub entrepreneur in residence, Ray Antonino, told the city council. “You’ve demonstrated your commitment.”
Antonino spends his days working with new entrepreneurs at the HTC Aspire Hub.
In order to attract more businesses to the hub to launch in Myrtle Beach, he has a vested interest in the area being clean and safe. That’s why he’s already putting his money where his mouth is.
“I brought a check for the $600,” said Antonino. “This will be donated today to initiate that first investment.”
The Aspire Hub falls right in the middle of the proposed Municipal Improvement District, which will run from 12th Avenue South to 21st Avenue North.
Every business in the district would pay $60 for every $100,000 in property value.
Take the Aspire Hub for example. Antonino said it’s assessed at $1 million, so it would pay $600 per year to the improvement district.
The Downtown Alliance would manage that money, investing in ways to make downtown safer and cleaner, coordinating events to draw people to the downtown area and attracting more downtown housing.
“I am excited about what’s going on with the development of the downtown area,” said Diva’s Hair Salon owner Lisa Coombs. “It’s going to allow even more foot traffic and a lot more activities in the area.”
The MID is proposed for the next ten years to see what the downtown alliance can do to bring some new life to this area.
This would impact about 3,600 commercial properties, so a little bit of money from a lot of businesses.
More of those businesses will have the opportunity to say what they’d like to see happen when this goes up for a final vote in two weeks.
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The Rogers family of Mullins has expanded its business offerings on the Grand Strand with the opening Monday of the High Tide Outpost off S.C. 9 in Little River.High Tide is largely an apparel store that also sells outdoor products, beach accessories and home decor items.“We had this location and were trying to figure out something to do with it and decided one of these stores would be good for the area, and good for locals and beach-goers and vacationers,” said Logan Rogers, chief operating officer of High Tide&rsq...
The Rogers family of Mullins has expanded its business offerings on the Grand Strand with the opening Monday of the High Tide Outpost off S.C. 9 in Little River.
High Tide is largely an apparel store that also sells outdoor products, beach accessories and home decor items.
“We had this location and were trying to figure out something to do with it and decided one of these stores would be good for the area, and good for locals and beach-goers and vacationers,” said Logan Rogers, chief operating officer of High Tide’s parent company, Smith-Rogers Oil Co. Inc.
Rogers’ father, Bill Rogers, is the business patriarch and CEO. Smith-Rogers Oil Co also includes 15 Tiger Mart gas stations and convenience stores in South Carolina and four Jimmy John’s sub shops on the Grand Strand. Bill Rogers has operated convenience stores for decades and the company became a Jimmy John’s franchisee in 2019.
The outpost is together in a business complex with a Tiger Mart, Jimmy John’s, Bojangles and fireworks store. The Tiger Mart opened in 2009.
“We’re very excited to be open,” Logan Rogers said. “We think it’s a good location with vacationers coming in on Highway 9. Hopefully they stop and can get some gas and get a sandwich and stop at the store and get something for the beach. And hopefully we have a lot of stuff the locals will enjoy, too. That’s why we kind of beefed up the home decor section.”
The name High Tide was chosen because the family wanted a coastal theme and the logo features the sun containing a wave and sea birds.
The 7,500-square-foot store carries quality brands and original lines of southern outdoor and beachwear products.
“We’re looking to carry more high-end vendors,” Logan Rogers said. “Not high-end in the sense that everything is hundreds and hundreds of dollars or anything, but we’re not looking to carry just knock-offs and cheap stuff.”
The store carries the clothing brands Southern Tide, Simply Southern, Huk and Southern Casanova; Rainbow and Olukai sandals and slip-on shoes; and Scout carry bags.
There are also kayaks, inflatable paddle boards and beach accessories including beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, skimboards, coolers, shovels, buckets, and waterproof speakers and phone cases, as well as coastal-themed home decor items and knick knacks.