Home to the Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter’s population is estimated to be around 60,000 after the 2000 census. Sumter was originally named Sumterville, but the name was shortened to Sumter in 1855. The city is named after General Thomas Sumter, who was a general in the American Revolutionary war. General Sumter was known as the “fighting gamecock,” across the South and went on to serve in the United States Congress.
Sumter is governed by a council-manager style of government. Sumter was the first city in the United States to adopt the council-manager style of government, which is a style of government that combines the leadership of elected political figures to form a seven person city council that is headed by the mayor. Originally Sumter formed as a plantation town but industry today relies heavily on manufacturing, military, and the medical field.
Sumter accident lawyers at Howell and Christmas would like to represent you if you have suffered a sever personal injury or have been denied wages after being injured on the job. You should not be responsible for your medical bills and lost wages from an injury that was out of your control. Our attorneys have years of experience working with severe personal injury and workers compensation cases. Call today for a free consultation and we will evaluate your case to see if we represent you. If you are unable to come to our office we can arrange a phone conference or come to you in your hospital room or home.
We have two offices in the Charleston County area to serve you. Files are primarily handled out of our Mount Pleasant office. Directions to our North Charleston office from Sumter are as follows: begin on South Main Street until it becomes US-521, stay on US-521, merge onto I-95 South toward Savannah, merge onto I-26 East exit 86A toward Charleston, take the East Aviation Exit, exit 211B, toward Remount Road, merge onto Aviation Avenue, turn right onto Rivers Avenue/ US-52 E/ US-78 E, take a slight left onto Remount Road, 1495 Remount Road will be on your right.
Directions to our Mount Pleasant office from Sumter are as follows: begin on South Main Street until it becomes US-521, stay on US-521, merge onto I-95 South toward Savannah, merge onto I-26 East exit 86A toward Charleston, continue on I-26, merge onto US-17 North via exit 220 toward Mount Pleasant/ Georgetown, turn left onto Mathis Ferry Road, our office is number 250 on the left, we are located in suite 102.