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 Spartanburg, 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 Spartanburg. 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 Spartanburg, 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 Spartanburg, 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 Spartanburg, 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 Spartanburg, 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 Spartanburg 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 Spartanburg, 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 Spartanburg, 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 Spartanburg'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 Spartanburg 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 Spartanburg 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 Spartanburg, 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 Spartanburg. 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 Spartanburg 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 Spartanburg, 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 Spartanburg 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
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Every summer the unmistakable sounds of Panthers training camp fill the air in Spartanburg. They signify the start of football- a sign the regular season is around the corner. But as iconic as the thump of pads and helmets may be, another sound found less than 2 miles away from Wofford’s campus may be better known. The lighthouse and arrow mark the main stay of the South Carolina town, The Beacon Drive-In.A place whe...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Every summer the unmistakable sounds of Panthers training camp fill the air in Spartanburg. They signify the start of football- a sign the regular season is around the corner. But as iconic as the thump of pads and helmets may be, another sound found less than 2 miles away from Wofford’s campus may be better known. The lighthouse and arrow mark the main stay of the South Carolina town, The Beacon Drive-In.
A place where as the world around it changes, they stay the same. A piece of history almost frozen in a time where orders were made fresh, cash registers still had buttons and weren’t just touch-screen tablets, and hospitality was the norm, not the exception.
Spartanburg native Steve Duncan has been an owner here since 1998, and, like most people, have childhood memories of the hometown spot.
“This was a major hangout. This was the place you cruised cars, you come through the parking lot and drive a half mile that way, turn around, come back through the parking lot, and people are sitting on their hoods. I mean, it was just a lot of fun,” Duncan said.
Snapshots of that can be seen on the timeline that Duncan put on display near the patio entrance detailing the legacy started by the beloved John White, who opened the Beacon in 1946.
“He was known for dancing on that cash register, just juking and jiving,” Duncan said.
It was White who would create their trademark ‘a-plenty’ offering stacking fries and their famous home-cut onions a mile high on any dish you want, but he also instilled a tradition of treating everyone like family.
“I mean, you come here with a group of guys, it was nothing to finish your meal, and boom, a big old banana split to hit your table,” Duncan said.
It’s that mindset that continues to make the Beacon a place focused on the community. Hand painted signs showcasing state championships from local schools are hung with pride, almost matching that of the pride the employees take in working here.
Some of them have been here more than 50 years. Tommy Lee Rice is one of those workers, who started working at the restaurant when he was just 10 years old. Rice recalling that he was too young to work inside, so he got a job picking up the trash outside.
“What keeps me coming back? The customers. I love waiting on people. I love talking to people. You come in my line I’m going to make you smile, I’m going to make you happy,” Duncan said.
That love has been felt by every single customer from politicians with big aspirations.
“Here’s President Bush before he got elected, he came in, ordered a cheeseburger a-plenty,” Duncan said. “Warren Abernathy was asked one time by someone running for office. Do you think it’s important for me to go buy the Beacon, Mr. Abernathy’s answer? Well, if you want to get elected.”
To expecting women, who swear getting a big old ‘a-plenty’ helps induce labor.
“This is the lady that actually her water broke on the parking lot, had the first baby of the New Year, and we called her up, bought her a, a year’s worth of diapers to celebrate with her,” Duncan said.
Of course, that love has also been felt by the Panthers. Luke Kuechly himself once even hopped behind the counter to help. And that’s why just like Tommy Lee Rice never wants to leave the Beacon, they hope Panthers won’t ever leave Spartanburg.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Officials in Spartanburg unveiled what will be the new design for Morgan Square.The design was shown during a Spartanburg City Council meeting Monday afternoon.The design for the square has been in the works for over a year. City officials said a lot of the changes come from public feedback. There a...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Officials in Spartanburg unveiled what will be the new design for Morgan Square.
The design was shown during a Spartanburg City Council meeting Monday afternoon.
The design for the square has been in the works for over a year. City officials said a lot of the changes come from public feedback. There are still many steps to go, but the square is one step closer to having a different look.
“West Main will remain closed and Dunbar Street will be closed. The idea will be to brick those over and bring them up to the same level as the rest of Morgan Square,” said Chris George, with the city.
Plans for Morgan Square include a visitor kiosk with public restrooms, outdoor dining areas, a water feature, and space for festivals and performances.
“It’s a great milestone in the project that we want to share with you tonight, but it is a milestone. The design will continue, we have a lot of work to continue to do to work through the details, to make this the right fit,” said Darren Meyer, Principal for MKSK, the design firm.
“We know that not everybody will like every detail but we think we have a workable design for the future,” said Halsey Cook, CEO of Milliken and Company and chairman of the Morgan Square Redevelopment Committee.
Meyer presented the proposed plan which was made with multiple rounds of public input and meetings involving the Morgan Square Redevelopment Committee.
The group unveiled three potential designs for the square in April and since then have had multiple meetings with the community to get down to one design concept.
Drivers would still be able to drive between Magnolia Street and Spring Street through the western part of the square.
West Main Street through Morgan Square has been closed to vehicle traffic since May 2020. It was originally closed to accommodate outdoor seating for restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic.
City council voted to keep it closed while plans were made for the future of the square.
Handicap parking has already been moved adjacent to the square, but a few spots in front of the Starbucks will be taken away.
“I think that’s a total of 5 spaces we will be losing around the square, but we won’t be losing another parking, and we won’t be losing any handicap spaces either,” said George.
Some council members brought up concerns at Monday’s meeting about not having enough greenspace and the water feature being a potential safety concern.
Committee leaders said changes are still on the horizon for the layout.
“We wanted to make this square more inviting, more accessible, more welcoming, easy to get through, easy to move through, easy to understand, safe, legible,” said Meyer.
The goal is for the square to continue to be a place where people can gather.
“The pedestrian area of the square is going to grow substantially from the way folks will be able to see it, anyway, because the road space is going to become pedestrian space,” said George.
Next steps for the project include discussions about costs and funding for the project before work begins.
Designers said they will also continue to work with businesses and other stakeholders to make sure they are part of the process.
As Floridians along the Gulf Coast brace for a possible major hurricane this week, forecasters say the Upstate of South Carolina is not in Idalia's path.The Upstate can expect showers and breezy conditions Wednesday into Thursday morning as the storm moves from Florida to eastern South Carolina and then out to sea, according to Doug Outlaw, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service at the Greenville-Spartanburg Intern...
As Floridians along the Gulf Coast brace for a possible major hurricane this week, forecasters say the Upstate of South Carolina is not in Idalia's path.
The Upstate can expect showers and breezy conditions Wednesday into Thursday morning as the storm moves from Florida to eastern South Carolina and then out to sea, according to Doug Outlaw, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.
"Impacts (to the Upstate) are going to be minimal," Outlaw said. "We're not expecting anything bad."
Monday morning, Idalia was still a tropical storm but expected to become a major hurricane. Hurricane watches are in effect along Florida's Gulf Coast, with landfall expected Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
A major hurricane is a Category 3, 4 or 5 storm or higher. A storm becomes a Category 3 hurricane when sustained wind speeds reach at least 111 mph.
'Rapid intensification':How Idalia could quickly become a major hurricane before landfall
Models take Idalia northeastward across northern Florida and southeast Georgia to near Charleston on the coast of South Carolina by early Thursday. It then turns eastward and out to sea later in the week.
Wednesday's forecast for the Upstate calls for a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high near 78.
Wednesday night, there is a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. In the meantime, showers and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday in the Upstate are associated with a lingering front, not Idalia, Outlaw said. There is a 60% chance of showers and storms Monday, 80% Monday tonight, 60% Tuesday and 70% Tuesday night.
Outlaw said up to 2 inches of rainfall is possible in the Upstate on Wednesday before Idalia moves across southeastern South Carolina.
Sunshine returns Thursday, and Friday through Sunda. Highs will be in the 80s.
"I wouldn't recommend anyone going to the beach midweek, but this coming weekend is going to be real nice as the system moves out to sea and drier air moves in from the north," Outlaw said. "It will be a real nice Labor Day weekend."
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GREENVILLE, S.C. —The first weekend of Restaurant Week in Greenville and Spartanburg is the perfect time to eat out and try a new dining experience.Restaurant Week is really a 12-day opportunity for guests to get great food at a special price at participating restaurants and for chefs to show off their culinary skills.The annual foodie festivities, sponsored by the South Carolina Restaurant an...
GREENVILLE, S.C. —
The first weekend of Restaurant Week in Greenville and Spartanburg is the perfect time to eat out and try a new dining experience.
Restaurant Week is really a 12-day opportunity for guests to get great food at a special price at participating restaurants and for chefs to show off their culinary skills.
The annual foodie festivities, sponsored by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, began Thursday, Aug. 24 and ends Monday, Sept. 3.
From casual settings to high-end dining experiences, participating restaurants will feature exciting new dishes, along with fan favorites and multi-course menus.
But Restaurant Week is about more than just incredible meals at an incredible value. It also supports community partners across the Upstate.
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Restaurant Week and Harvest Hope, South Carolina's largest food bank, are using the days-long event to eliminate hunger and food insecurity. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of all Restaurant Week proceeds to Harvest Hope.
By rescuing nutritious food donations from stores and distributing them to food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens, Harvest Hope provides more than 20 million meals on average to neighbors in 20 counties across the state.
Harvest Hope also runs an emergency food pantry in Greenville where anyone in need can get a week’s supply of groceries for free.
Bring your appetites and your charitable hearts this weekend through Sept. 3, and get ready to say bon appétit.
SPARTANBURG, S.C (WSPA) – Multiple South Carolina groups have joined forces to provide the community with what opportunities in the EV workforce are coming to the Upstate.“Technology is rapidly changing,” said Rene Kelly, Clean Transportation Coordinator for the South Carolina Energy Office.“Every six months I am noticing huge changes and new technology and new applications, in the world of electric vehicles,” Kelly explained.What is also on the fast track is EV job opportunities in the Upst...
SPARTANBURG, S.C (WSPA) – Multiple South Carolina groups have joined forces to provide the community with what opportunities in the EV workforce are coming to the Upstate.
“Technology is rapidly changing,” said Rene Kelly, Clean Transportation Coordinator for the South Carolina Energy Office.
“Every six months I am noticing huge changes and new technology and new applications, in the world of electric vehicles,” Kelly explained.
What is also on the fast track is EV job opportunities in the Upstate.
“There have been several announcements throughout South Carolina that talk to additional jobs that are coming from regional equipment manufacturers who are designing electric vehicles in South Carolina,” Kelly said.
Additional jobs are also going to be included through one of the region’s biggest employers, BMW.
“We have BMW that’s expanding their plant to have electrical vehicles,” Toni Sutton, President of South Side Sankofa added.
To make sure that people know about these emerging opportunities, Palmetto Clean Fuels along with other partners were in Spartanburg to start the beginning of the conversation.
“For young folk and or people who are transitioning in their career, to see if there are electrical contractors out there that have been working in housing and then how to transition their skills over to electric vehicles,” Kelly said.
Many are hoping that the fast-growing community will be a part of a booming new industry.
“This community is so small, it started out as a mill town and was used to traditions we used to if it’s not broke don’t fix it, but technology is advancing, and we need to know about that and have that come into our community,” Sutton said.
“Because of the opportunities that are coming to Spartanburg as I said I really want folks within all of the communities especially those in the disadvantaged communities to understand what skills are needed and what opportunities are here,” Kelly said.
Palmetto Clean Fuels along with Proterra are providing a free virtual training that will cover an overview of battery electric buses on September 12th, 14th and 27th.