Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer

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North Charleston Car Accident Lawyer

Our experienced personal injury and car accident lawyers at the Joye Law Firm have helped hundreds of people in Charleston and all across South Carolina handle the legal issues after a serious car crash disrupted their lives and left them facing thousands of dollars of medical bills. Our attorneys care about the people we serve. We take pride in using our legal skills to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients. It is important to get the medical treatment and benefits you need so you can regain your health and resume a productive life. We advocate aggressively for you to receive full compensation for your injuries and related losses.

Visit Our North Charleston Office

5861 Rivers Avenue North Charleston, SC 29406 (843) 554-3100

Directions, Parking & Accessibility

Joye Law Firm’s law office in North Charleston is located at 5861 Rivers Avenue (U.S. Highways 52/78) between Aviation Avenue and Remount Road. A sign on the building helps visitors find Joye Law. Free parking is available in a parking lot behind the building. The law office is about 20 minutes, from the city center. The law office also is reachable by CARTA buses on the Rivers Avenue route. The office is handicap accessible. An attorney from Joye Law Firm can also meet with you at your home or hospital or other location convenient to you if your injuries limit your mobility.

Even the most cautious driver can be injured if another driver is driving carelessly or not paying adequate attention. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another motorist, you need the experience of Joye Law Firm. Our attorneys know South Carolina law and have nearly 250 years of combined legal experience. Regardless of what kind of injury you have, you can expect to be treated with compassion and respect when you are our client. We are proud of our track record of getting results for injured people in North Charleston. While each case stands on its own and we cannot guarantee a specific outcome, our strong track record shows our experience in successfully resolving significant cases. Call a Charleston personal injury lawyer at (888) 324-3100, or fill out our online claim contact form for a free initial consultation.

How Our North Charleston Attorneys Can Help

Our attorneys at Joye Law Firm are committed to assisting you in every aspect of your injury case. If you have been seriously injured, your focus should be on your recovery. We can review the details of your accident and explain your legal options free of charge. We will give you our honest assessment of whether you have a valid personal injury claim. If we believe your case has merit, our North Charleston personal injury lawyer will offer to represent you on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe a legal fee unless we are successful in obtaining money for you through a settlement or jury verdict. We understand that you and your family are going through a stressful time financially if you have been seriously injured and do not have money to pay a lawyer.

  • We will help see that you get the medical care you need. We can help you get referrals to medical specialists and physical therapists.

  • We investigate each case thoroughly and prepare it as if it is going to trial. That preparation gives us command of the facts and lets us advocate on your behalf from a position of strength.

  • We will gather your medical bills and other expenses and estimate any future medical care or living assistance you will need as a result of your injuries. We will estimate the income you have lost as a result of the accident. All of these losses and expenses should be reflected in the accident claim.

  • Our accident attorneys at Joye Law Firm will work to identify all the parties that are potentially responsible for your injuries and the insurance policies available to provide compensation. This is an important step in the claims process. In some cases, more than one party contributed to a car accident or other personal injury accident. Identifying multiple potentially liable parties can increase the amount of insurance compensation available to cover your losses. We will prepare and submit a claim reflecting the full cost on your injuries.

  • If you have unpaid medical debt, we will contact your doctor and hospital and let them know that a legal claim is pending. Many health care providers will hold off on the collection process if they understand that litigation is in process that may cover the medical bills.

  • We will negotiate aggressively with the insurance companies. Insurers often make initial low ball offers to limit their liability. But you do not have to accept a low offer. If we receive a settlement offer in your case, we will discuss it with you and provide guidance about whether it is a reasonable amount. We will keep you updated on our progress on your case and remain accessible to you if you have questions.

  • We settle most car accident cases without going to trial. But our willingness to go to court when necessary and our success in presenting our cases to juries mean that insurance companies are more likely to offer a full settlement to avoid a trial. That allows us to obtain maximum value for our clients.


5 star rating
Ryan LeBlanc is an attorney you want on your side. He will not only fight hard for you but will keep you informed of every aspect of your case along the way. He listens to your input.

-- Cade, Actual Client

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The value of your case will be determined by a number of factors including the specific facts, the severity of your injury and the types of losses you have suffered.

South Carolina allows victims of car accidents to seek compensation for expenses related to your injury that was caused by another’s negligence. The compensation may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Physical therapy
  • Future loss of income
  • Long-term disability
  • Pain and suffering and emotional distress.
  • Disfigurement

It is often difficult to think clearly amid the pain and disruption after a serious accident. It is important to have legal guidance you can trust.

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With a population exceeding 100,000, North Charleston is the third-largest city in South Carolina. North Charleston ranked among America’s top 10 boomtowns in a 2019 Smart Assets study based on population and economic growth.  It is part of the Tri-County area, which includes Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. 

The Ashley and Cooper rivers form the southwest and southeastern borders of North Charleston and provide nature lovers with places to hike and spend time outdoors. 

North Charleston is also one of the biggest major industrial centers in the state. In 2009, Boeing Aircraft opened its assembly and delivery prep center in North Charleston. It provides thousands of jobs to residents and is one of the largest employment centers in the state of South Carolina.  

In fact, the region leads the state in gross retail sales, annually exceeding $6 billion in sales. With the most hotels in the area to boast, including many 4-star hotels, visitors come to North Charleston for business and pleasure alike.


Whether you are in town for an event at the Charleston Convention Center or you have come to see a performance at the world-class Performing Arts Center, North Charleston has no shortage of things to do and see.  

Shoppers have access to major outlet stores and nationally known restaurants at The Center Pointe development. The Riverfront Park offers sightseers stunning views of the Cooper River. It also boasts a beautiful boardwalk, fishing piers, an outdoor performance venue, and places to picnic and enjoy a day with friends or family.

North Charleston is home to many historic plantations like the Archdale Hall Plantation, the Elms Plantation, and Camp Plantation, as well as the French Botanical Garden, established in the late 1800s.


North Charleston straddles three counties that have some of the highest motor vehicle accident rates in South Carolina. 

According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, there were 16,224 collisions in Charleston County in 2018, which led to 65 fatalities and 6,100 injuries. Charleston had the highest number of serious injury collisions in South Carolina that year. 

Depending on the location, traffic accidents in North Charleston may be handled by the North Charleston Police Department, the South Carolina Highway Patrol or one of the local sheriff’s departments.

North Charleston Police Department
2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 740-2800

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
3691 Leeds Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 202-1700

South Carolina State Highway Patrol
8740 N. Park Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29406


If you have been injured in a vehicle or at the workplace, you may need immediate and ongoing medical treatment. Hospitals and other major medical centers located in Charleston, S.C., and the surrounding area include:

  • Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital
  • Roper Hospital
  • East Cooper Regional Medical Center
  • Summerville Medical Center
  • Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Medical Center
  • Trident Health System
  • Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health


Charleston Municipal Court is the court of local jurisdiction for the City of Charleston, South Carolina, and is responsible for adjudicating criminal misdemeanor offenses involving city ordinances and state statutes. This includes traffic offenses and property crimes involving $1,000 or less.

Charleston County belongs to the 9th Judicial Circuit. The Court of Common Pleas is the Circuit Court branch that has jurisdiction over civil cases in Charleston County in which the value at stake exceeds $7,500. Cases involving less than $7,500 are heard in the Small Claims Magistrates’ Court.

The state agency in charge of administering the workers’ compensation laws in South Carolina is the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission. The agency is broken into districts, with Charleston forming District 4. Informal conferences and hearings before deputy commissioners are held within this district, while appeals go to the Full Commission and, if necessary, the S.C. Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. More information about the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission can be found through their website at

If you are filing for Social Security disability, your application will be reviewed at the local Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). If you appeal the decision on your claim, this same office will be where your hearing occurs before an administrative law judge.

  • CHARLESTON municipal court

    180 Lockwood Blvd # B,

    Charleston, SC 29403-5152

    Phone: (843) 724-7460

  • CHARLESTON 9th judicial circuit

    100 Broad Street,

    Charleston, SC 29401

    Phone: (843) 958-5000

  • ODAR

    3875 Faber Place Drive,

    North Charleston, SC 29405

    Phone: (843) 727-4511

Case Studies

Disclaimer: Joye Law Firm is proud of the results our South Carolina accident attorneys have achieved, but prior results should not and cannot be relied on to create any expectation about what can be recovered for a client in a subsequent case.



When Mike Jenkins was traveling I-26, he had no idea that a piece of on oversized load would come crashing through his windshield at 55mph, crushing his skull.  He had no idea that the 18-wheeler driver would flee the scene…




When you think about vacationing in South Carolina, you expect to see the diverse natural and historical sights of our beautiful state.  You certainly don’t expect to see the inside of a hospital room.  But that’s exactly what happened to our c….




A Charleston County jury has awarded a $1.93 million verdict in favor of a driver who suffered neck injuries after being hit by a dump truck whose driver did not have a license. Mark Bringardner of the Joye Law Firm in North Charleston…



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Contact Our N. Charleston Injury Lawyers

Speaking with an attorney at Joye Law Firm can help you understand the types of compensation you may be entitled to seek based on the specific facts of your accident. Receiving medical care and talking with a knowledgeable North Charleston accident attorney are the two most important things you can do after an accident. Understanding your legal options can help you see the path to move forward and help you avoid some of the common missteps that accident victims make.

Our North Charleston injury lawyers at Joye Law Firm have received a coveted AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the prestigious legal rating directory. Let us answer your questions and explain how we can assist you. Call Joye Law Firm at 877-936-9707 or fill out our online contact form.


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