City Spotlight: Charleston, SC

Happy May! The personal injury law firm Marin & Barrett, Inc. represents clients throughout the state of South Carolina and handles cases throughout the beautiful city of Charleston.

Charleston is an extremely historic port city that is known for its deepwater channel. The Port of Charleston currently ranks 8th in the U.S. for its $75 billion import & export cargo value.

The city has a population of 133,000 and is world renowned as a tourist destination with its dozens of great restaurants, hotels, and beaches.

The city’s rich history dates back to 1670 and was the fourth largest city in colonial America.  It boasts the first public college, museum, and playhouse in U.S. history.

There is a wealth of safety information about Charleston, South Carolina available which visitors and residents alike should be aware.  To stay safe, keep the following information in mind:

  1. Careful driving! Currently, John’s Island which is a country in Charleston ranks 6th in the nation for its car accidents. South Carolina overall ranked one of the worst states in the nation for car accidents with several other cities contributing such as Spartanburg, Summerville, Greer, Charleston, Goose Creek, and Rock Hill.
  2. Walk or Bicycle safe! Although it ranks better than other cities, it’s not particularly a pedestrian or cyclist-friendly city. While there have been minor improvements over the past couple of years, Charleston was noted as a “The Worst City for Cyclists of 2016” by
  3. Be aware of golf carts! Charleston is a golfing destination and has many beautiful courses. Golf carts are a way of life on many roads in Charleston and it’s not out of the norm to pass a few of these in the downtown area or around many of the community developments. While these are great fun to drive, be careful! According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, golf cart-related injuries are serious enough to necessitate an emergency room visit. These accidents often cause catastrophic injuries as golf carts lack safety features available in most automobiles.

Lastly, get ready to enjoy Charleston’s charm. Grab a bite at our favorite barbeque restaurants Lewis or Rodney Scotts, take in the view from on our new favorite rooftop the Citrus Club, dine at our favorite steak house Halls Chophouse, or visit a Sea Gulls baseball game and be on the watch for local celebrity Bill Murray our “Director of Fun.”