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Charleston, South Carolina - Seaports, forts, and historic mansions define the past and support the economy of the present

Charleston, the South Carolina port city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water. 

Founded and settled by English colonists in 1670, Charleston grew from a colonial seaport to a wealthy city by the mid-eighteenth century. Through the mid-nineteenth century, Charleston’s economy prospered due to its busy seaport and the cultivation of rice, cotton, and indigo. Today, major sources of capital came from Joint Base Charleston, the area’s medical industry, and the tourism industry.  Today approximately 4.51 million people visit Charleston annually, generating an estimated $3.22 billion. 

Travel in Charleston

To get up-to-date road information, go to the South Carolina 511 site. And to find out current weather conditions in Charleston, go to Weather.com

The major interstates and highways of Charleston include:

  •  I-26 (eastern terminus is in Charleston)
  •  I-526
  •  I-526 Bus.
  •  US 17
  •  US 52 (eastern terminus is in Charleston)

  •  US 52 Spur
  •  US 78 (Eastern terminus is in Charleston)
  •  SC 7 (Sam Rittenberg Boulevard)
  •  SC 30 (James Island Expressway)
  •  SC 61 (St. Andrews Boulevard/Ashley River Road)
  •  SC 171 (Old Towne Road/Folly Road)
  •  SC 461 (Paul Cantrell Boulevard/Glenn McConnell Parkway)
  •  SC 700 (Maybank Highway)

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Charleston:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Charleston, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Charleston accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Grief support information for accident victims in Charleston

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Charleston grief support organizations.

Legal information for Charleston accident victims

When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash in Charleston, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

 Where to find legal assistance after a Charleston injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Charleston personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Charleston car accident lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Charleston accident lawyer can do to help.  
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