SERVING CLIENTS IN NORTH CHARLESTON
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.
WHAT TO DO IN NORTH CHARLESTON
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 ACCIDENT INJURY STATISTICS
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
• Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
3691 Leeds Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405
• South Carolina State Highway Patrol
8740 N. Park Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29406
CHARLESTON HOSPITALS & MEDICAL CENTERS
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 COURT SYSTEM
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 www.wcc.state.sc.us.
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
3875 Faber Place Drive,
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 727-4511