Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island in the heart of the Sea Islands and the South Carolina Lowcountry. The beautiful and quaint town of Beaufort was chartered in 1711 (after numerous European explorations and scrubbed attempts at colonization) making it the second oldest city in South Carolina. The Beaufort Region has a deep history in both the American Revolution and Civil Wars. Of particular significance, the first meeting to draft the Ordinance of Secession (by which South Carolina led the withdrawal of the Southern states from the Union) was held at the Milton Maxey House in Beaufort, known today as the Secession House. As a result, Beaufort was made an early target of the Federal forces. Also, some of the most vibrant and longstanding history in Beaufort is the Gullah Culture. The Gullah are known for preserving more of their African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American community in the United States and bring a truly rich and unique aspect to the Beaufort community.

Serious accidents in South Carolina forever change the lives of those involved, as well as their families. Since 1999 the Beaufort accident lawyers at Howell and Christmas have been thoroughly dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of injured South Carolinians and their families. Your Beaufort lawyers will fight to secure all of the medical treatment, compensation, and other damages you are entitled to under the law. Combined, partners Gary Christmas and Ladson F. Howell, Jr. have more than 30 years of legal experience and gladly represent accident victims and injured persons from all across the Palmetto State.

Beyond zealously representing those injured on the job under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Defense Base Act, the lawyers at Howell and Christmas have experience in handling claims arising from DUI and other automobile accidents, negligence issues with retail stores, bars, hotels, landlords and apartments, wrongful death and all other general plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. Additionally, the firm’s practice areas include residential and commercial real estate closings, §1031 tax exchanges, real estate agent and broker representation issues, developer and builder services, real estate investor services, title examinations, and title insurance.

Your lawyers and staff promise to be wholly devoted to your claim and provide professional legal services with the compassion and integrity that you expect and truly deserve. For your convenience, we have accident offices in North Charleston and Mt. Pleasant. We understand that you may not be able to come to our office if you have been seriously injured in an accident. For this reason, your Beaufort personal injury attorneys are willing to meet with you in your home or hospital room. Weekend and after hours appointments are also available to better serve you.

Directions to our North Charleston office from Beaufort are as follows:

  • Drive north on US-17 to I-526 east
  • Take exit 18B and merge onto Rivers Avenue
  • Turn right on Remount Road
  • The office will be on the right

Directions to our Mt. Pleasant office from Beaufort are as follows:

  • Drive north on US-17
  • Turn left at Houston Northcutt
  • Continue onto Mathis Ferry Road
  • The office will be on the left
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