Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law

South Carolina Personal Injury, Wrongful Death & Workers' Compensation Law Firm

Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law

181 South Coit Street
Florence, South Carolina 29501

Phone(800) 531-9780

Law Firm Overview

At Chappell, Smith & Arden, we believe a team of experienced, focused, and passionate trial lawyers gives injured clients the best opportunities to receive all of the financial compensation and medical treatment they need to recover as quickly as possible. We have the resources to investigate and litigate all types of personal injury claims.

In 1993, workers' compensation attorney, Bill Smith, and personal injury litigation attorney, Mark Chappell, opened the law firm of Chappell & Smith. Originally, the firm had only two attorneys and one office in Columbia, South Carolina. In 2001, workers' compensation attorney Mark Arden joined the firm, which then became Chappell, Smith & Arden.

Today, Chappell, Smith & Arden has six attorneys and five offices across South Carolina with attorneys licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in South Carolina, all state courts in North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the District Court for the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court of the United States. The attorneys at Chappell, Smith & Arden are committed to protecting the rights of injured individuals and to keeping South Carolina families safe.

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Articles Published by Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law

 Advocates Urge Congress to Take Time with Driverless Cars

In just a few years, self-driving robotaxis will share the road with human drivers. While humans routinely drive 10 to 15 miles per hour above the speed limit, these self-driving cars will be programmed to drive at the speed limit and abide all traffic rules.

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 Workers’ Compensation Denied Claims

As soon as you suffer a work-related injury, you should report it to your employer, then you should file a claim with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (SCWCC).

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 Summer Truck Tire Blowouts

Summer travel can be particularly hazardous for a number of reasons: there is often more traffic on roadways due to summer vacations, more young drivers on the roads, more intoxicated drivers, and more dangerous tire blowouts.

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 Drunk Driving Car Accidents

Despite decades of outreach designed to spotlight the dangers of drunk driving, approximately 28 Americans are fatally injured every day in wrecks involving alcohol. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities stem from drunk driving.

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 Distracted Driving Car Accidents

Distracted driving causes more fatalities on America’s roadways every year than speeding or even drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nine people are fatally injured every day as a result of distracted drivers, and over a thousand more are injured.

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