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SCAM ALERT

Our attorneys have recently been notified of an extortion scam in which someone is falsely representing himself via phone and fabricated Strom Law Firm stationary as being Joseph Strom. If you receive any communication similar to the one shown here, please call us at 803-252-4800 so that we may take appropriate action. Section 40-5-310 of the … [Read more...]

SCANA Case To Be Heard In January

A judge has designated the first week of January 2018 to hear arguments on whether SCANA should start setting aside $37 million a month to eventually pay back its ratepayers for a bungled nuclear project. It will be the first public airing of facts surrounding SCANA’s abandoned V.C. Summer nuclear project in Fairfield County. About a dozen … [Read more...]

‘Thousand Year Flood’ Deadline Approaches

Deadline Approaches If you were a victim of the historic 2015 flooding of Columbia, you may need to take action soon. The Federal Government has mandated that June 15 is the deadline to apply for federal aid to help rebuild your home. The application form (The Single Family Homeownership Rehabilitation form) is available here. Historic Flood … [Read more...]

Underage Drinking and Driving

Underage Drinking and Driving Underage drinking and driving is a serious offense and can negatively affect the rest of your life. Some experts have found that underage DUI incurs a conservative cost of $40,000 over the next decade, or more, of the person’s life. The drinking age in South Carolina is 21, and South Carolina has a zero tolerance … [Read more...]

The Pretrial Intervention Process

The Pretrial Intervention Process Pretrial Intervention (PTI) is a program offered to first time offenders in the criminal justice system. The program is intended to allow those individuals to avoid more traditional prosecution, giving them a second chance and an opportunity to work towards rehabilitation. PTI is available to a number of … [Read more...]

Unexpected Costs of a DUI

Unexpected Costs of a DUI DUI conviction comes with a high price. Even beyond the social consequences, potential jail time, and fines associated with a DUI conviction, there are often unforeseen costs that can affect your life even long after your initial court date. Some of the potentially unforeseen consequences of DUI include:   … [Read more...]

Workers Compensation Insurance Investigations

Workers Compensation Insurance Investigations Workers’ Compensation is an important government-mandated program that mandates employer funded insurance in the case of employee injury. Unfortunately, some individuals decide to take advantage of the workers’ compensation system and falsify the severity of their injuries. Commonly called workers’ … [Read more...]

Auto Accident Victim Information: What You Need to Know

Auto Accident Victim Information: What You Need to Know If you were involved in an auto accident, it is important to know how to interact with the other party involved and what steps to take next. One essential element of auto accident law is the determination of fault. Fault is assigned based on the actions of the drivers and traffic laws, and … [Read more...]

Preventing Nursing Home Abuse

Preventing Nursing Home Abuse Nursing Homes can be a great way to be sure that a loved one is taken care of, even late in life. Nursing Homes provide essential services such as medical care, day-to-day lifestyle services, housing, meals, and other resources to accommodate seniors and medical patients who need attentive care. However, in some … [Read more...]

Drug Trafficking Penalties in South Carolina

Drug Trafficking Penalties in South Carolina In South Carolina, it is illegal to possess, sell, or use controlled substances. Controlled substances, placed on a schedule based on the severity of consequences their abuse carries. Drug Trafficking is one of several possible state drug charges. Simple Possession, Possession With Intent to … [Read more...]