A bill to allow North Carolina motorcyclists over the age of 21 to ride without helmets has passed a committee of the state House. If this legislation becomes law, North Carolina will join South Carolina in relaxing laws on helmet… read more
A bill in the South Carolina Senate would make it illegal for new drivers to use a cellphone, the Aiken Standard reports. Additionally, the bill would ban drivers of any age from using a cellphone while traveling in a school… read more
A judge in Columbia, S.C., recently threw out the results of a breath test taken by a defendant accused of driving under the influence. The arresting police officer had told the defendant to “blow hard” into the Datamaster breath analyzer… read more
Texting while behind the wheel is a dangerous habit that has cost many lives across the country. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined this potentially lethal practice is also a public health risk. In a recent… read more
South Carolina’s Senate is proposing to increase the mandatory minimum auto insurance coverage for uninsured drivers. If the bill passes, drivers will be required to have $25,000 in uninsured motorist coverage, up from the current minimum of $10,000. Uninsured motorist… read more
A proposal in the North Carolina General Assembly would eliminate the state’s annual vehicle inspection program. If passed, House Bill 59 would remove the requirement that owners have their automobiles examined on a yearly basis. It would also save drivers… read more
By Ken W. Harrell, Managing Partner In the March 21 edition of the Charleston Post and Courier, the front page article detailed a “road rage” incident which occurred between Craig Culpepper, an off-duty police officer from North Carolina, and Chad… read more
The Governors Highway Safety Association has issued an alarming report that shows a sharp rise in teenage driving deaths. According to the report, deaths of 16- and 17-year-old drivers rose in 25 states – including South Carolina – in the… read more
Drivers in South Carolina are allowed to text while operating a motor vehicle. But this might change in the near future due to a new bill in the works. State lawmakers are joining forces to ban people from texting when… read more
After the latest deadly car accident on McMillan Boulevard in Boiling Springs, neighbors are speaking up. They say this accident, which occurred in late February, is just one of numerous crashes that have happened there, so more needs to be… read more
JOYE RECOGNIZED STATEWIDESelected to the Super Lawyers' Top 10 List in South Carolina.
Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in South Carolina and we are incredibly honored for Mark C. Joye to have been named one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers in South Carolina for 2016. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Mark C. Joye is not only a highly respected personal injury attorney who handles a full spectrum of cases, from brain injuries and defective products to nursing home abuse and workers' compensation, but he is a strong advocate for positive change in his profession and community. He has also served as lead counsel in numerous cases involving victims who suffered catastrophic injuries or wrongful death through car or trucking accidents.
JOYE IN THE COMMUNITYGiving back to our area is important to us.
From our offices in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Clinton, and Columbia, SC, we have been fighting to help people face legal challenges since 1968. Our lawyers and staff devote just as much assistance to our community as we do to our clients. We have been giving back to the local area for many years and continue to serve our neighbors through programs such as the Joye Law Firm Annual Scholarship Program and community service initiatives for our annual charitable partner of the year.