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When you choose CDH for a termite damage attorney in Bluffton, SC, you can rest easy knowing you're in confident, capable hands. Clients trust our law firm for termite damage cases because we have:

  • A Demonstrated Playbook of Strategies
  • A Proven Track Record of Successful Termite Cases
  • Substantial Termite Evidence Lockers with Experts and Depositions
  • Experience Handling Cases Across the Southeast United States
  • Manuals for Many Major Termite Control Companies

Unlike some termite damage law firms, our lawyers study the practices and policies of large termite control and home inspection companies. We use creative strategies to avoid unfair arbitration clauses and have devoted real resources to solving our client's claims.

Simply put, you can trust our termite damage attorneys with your case because we genuinely care about you as our client.

Whether you're a homeowner, commercial property owner, or a homeowner's association, know that you're not alone. If termites are causing damage to your property, don't let giant pest control chains or home inspection franchises take advantage of you. The cost of repairs should fall where it should - on the shoulders of the home inspection company, pest control company, or their insurers.

What Are the Signs of Termite Damage?

It's not always easy to spot the signs of termite damage, especially if you're an average person without much knowledge of the termite species. Plus, termites often wreak havoc in unseen areas like drywall, siding, and the framing of your house, so seeing damage isn't always easy. Despite those challenges, there are some common signs and areas for you to consider.

Some common signs of termite damage include:

  • Termite Swarms in Your Home
  • Discarded Termite Wings in Crawlspaces, Attics, or Other Areas
  • Small Holes or Pin Pricks in Walls
  • Mud Tunnels Running Along the Outer Walls of Your House
  • Dirt Falling Out of Cracks, Power Outlets, or Holes in Walls
  • Warped Doors and Windows

Some of the most common areas where termites do damage include:

  • In and Around Chimneys
  • Around the Bases of Outside Walls
  • In the Floors or Walls of Your Attic
  • In Your Crawlspace
  • Laundry, Bath, and Utility Rooms
  • The Floors and Sinks of Your Kitchen or Bathroom
  • Hollowed Out Wooden Areas Around Your Home

What Should I Do if I Find Termite Damage?

If you find termite damage in your home, it's best not to try and fix it yourself. Why? First, repairing damage from termites is a complicated, painstaking endeavor that requires a skilled, tedious approach. Spotting termite damage and knowing how to fix it requires a deep knowledge of how termites behave and live to get rid of them. Second, and perhaps most importantly, taking a DIY approach to termite damage may ruin your termite lawsuit.

That's true even if you have the skills and experience to do so. You might inadvertently destroy important evidence that is key to your case, which may ruin your chances of compensation for damages and poor work. Instead of trying to repair damage on your own, get a second opinion from a trusted inspector. Once your concerns are verified, it's time to call CDH Law Firm. Our experienced termite damage attorneys will dig into your case and discover if you're one of the thousands of people with grounds for filing a termite lawsuit.

Who Is at Fault for Termite Damage?

We get this question often at CDH Law Firm, though the answer is sometimes unclear. What we do know is that if you're looking for the max amount of compensation, we'll need to discover who was at fault. In some cases, it's easy to determine fault. For example, if you're a new homeowner, and a termite inspector or seller didn't inform you of an infestation, you may have grounds to sue.

However, things get more complex if you rent a home or bought a residence many years ago and have been using a pest control company for termite infestation. You could have grounds for a case against the pest control company, your landlord, or a different third party, depending on the circumstances of your case. That's why working with a termite attorney in Bluffton, SC is so important - so they can investigate the details and damages associated with your infestation and determine who is accountable.

10 Common Excuses for Avoiding Termite Damage Liability

If you have trusted your home with a pest control company and encounter a termite issue, you might not get the help you expect, even if your claim is legitimate. With years of experience fighting big pest control companies and their insurers, we've heard just about every excuse in the book. If you're dealing with a termite problem, be wary if you hear any of the following excuses.

  • 01.The contract you signed releases our company of any liability.
  • 02.We can't help unless you sign a brand-new contract.
  • 03.There's moisture around the damaged areas of your home. We aren't responsible.
  • 04.We're under no obligation to discover hidden termite damage.
  • 05.We won't review your bond unless your property is re-treated.
  • 06.We don't have to pay because you have a re-treat-only contract.
  • 07.You need to pay for re-treatment because our chemicals or pesticides have worn off.
  • 08.You dug up our chemical barrier. Your infestation is not our fault.
  • 09.Our insurance company won't pay you. If you have a complaint, take it up with them.
  • 10.We'll cover the cost of fixing damage, but we won't open walls to see if more damage is present.

However, things get more complex if you rent a home or bought a residence many years ago and have been using a pest control company for termite infestation. You could have grounds for a case against the pest control company, your landlord, or a different third party, depending on the circumstances of your case. That's why working with a termite attorney in Bluffton, SC is so important - so they can investigate the details and damages associated with your infestation and determine who is accountable.

Negligence

Can I Sue a Home Inspector for Negligence?

If your home inspector did not uphold their duties and obligations to you as the home buyer, you could most certainly sue a home inspector.

Unless your termite infestation was new when your home was inspected, it would be hard for a home inspector to miss it. If you just bought a house and you have discovered damage or signs of a termite infestation, contact CHSA Law today. Our team of termite damage attorneys may be able to prove that your inspector failed at spotting and reporting termite issues in your new home.

However, proving negligence is easier said than done without a lawyer by your side. Termite inspectors aren't always expected to find every bit of termite damage, and they're often not the final say in whether your home is damage-free. That's why, with CDH Law Firm as your advocate, we'll ask the hard-hitting questions needed to discover if your inspector missed termite damage for legitimate reasons or if they were careless and negligent. We'll help facilitate a second inspection if needed and will work tirelessly to earn you the compensation you deserve.

Breach

Can I Sue a Home Inspector for Breach of Contract?

You should know that even if your home inspector is legally negligent for missing termite damage or infestations, their liability will often be limited due to the language in their contract.

If your lawsuit doesn't have the proper foundation to prove negligence, your termite damage lawyer in Bluffton, SC may be able to win compensation via breach of contract. In many circumstances, this is the best route to take if it's easier to prove that an inspector violated a contract. For example, suppose the home inspection contract you signed called for a whole-home inspection, and the inspector failed to survey your crawlspace or attic. In that case, you may have a viable claim in court.

At CDH Law Firm, we understand that every termite damage case situation is different. As such, we approach every case with a nuanced, multi-faceted strategy crafted with your best interests in mind.

Cobb, Dill, & Hammett Is Here When You Need Us Most

When a termite prevention company or home inspector is negligent and causes damage to your home, it's time to act fast. You need a trustworthy termite attorney in cityname, state by your side to take the proper steps toward getting compensation.

When you depend on CHSA Law, LLC, you'll receive personalized attention and proactive representation. That's because we make an intentional decision to limit our law firm's overall caseload. This allows us to better focus on our individual clients, many of whom remain with us for generations. We do not pass off cases to paralegals or junior associates but rather prioritize the attorney-client relationship.

We value compassion and integrity, and our practice reflects those values. If you're ready to take a stand, call our office today. Our termite damage lawyers will help create a better future for you, your family, or your business.

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Mayor's Memo: Regional cooperation is helping 'Starship Hardeeville' to prosper

Mayor of HardeevilleOn Dec. 1, the Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of the Region Luncheon on Hilton Head Island. The keynote speaker was U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and he gave the sold-out crowd of 500 his perspective on national issues. Graham is an engaging speaker, and I could never give an appropriate summary of his talk, but his ending was noteworthy. “The state of the region is good, the state of the country not so good.”I am very proud to say that Hardeeville has b...

Mayor of Hardeeville

On Dec. 1, the Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of the Region Luncheon on Hilton Head Island. The keynote speaker was U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and he gave the sold-out crowd of 500 his perspective on national issues. Graham is an engaging speaker, and I could never give an appropriate summary of his talk, but his ending was noteworthy. “The state of the region is good, the state of the country not so good.”

I am very proud to say that Hardeeville has been invited to be part of this event for the past several years. Each year. I join the mayors of Hilton Head and Bluffton, and the chairman of Beaufort County Council, to give a brief overview of our jurisdictions at this luncheon. I believe this is vitally important because we need regional strategies to meet the challenges of growth in our area. Our roadways and waterways, the environment, housing shortages, workforce shortages, crime, homelessness, and education are not confined to jurisdictional boundaries. All these things, and more, are common to the entire Lowcountry, and it will take us all working together to make a bright future for the next generations.

One goal of my speech was to emphasize the growth of Hardeeville and its effects on the area. As I often say, “What happens in Hardeeville does not stay in Hardeeville.”

Hardeeville has grown more than 300% since the 2010 Census and is expected to have 30,000 residents by 2030. That’s tenfold higher in just 20 years! Additionally, 15 million square feet of warehouses are in various stages of construction in the southern part of the city along U.S.17. Along the U.S. 278 corridor, commercial development is expected to accelerate this decade at exit 8, at Margaritaville and at Okatie Crossing, as the rooftops keep multiplying.

And multiply they will. The city is on pace to issue 1,200 new single-family permits in 2023 and approved master plans in these same districts call for another 15,000.

Besides Graham, State Sen. Tom Davis and State Rep. Weston Newton were in attendance. A specific goal I had was to emphasize the high cost of expanding our once-rural roadways to accommodate the growing, and anticipated future growth, of traffic. The 11.8 miles of the “Triangle” (S.C. 170-U.S. 278-Argent Boulevard) will cost $200 million to widen, and that is in today’s dollars. To widen the five miles of U.S. 278 between exit 8 and the Triangle could easily reach $100 million. That’s $300 million for only 17 miles of the two vast counties! Yes, we need to help ourselves and pass a sales tax, but we also need help from our state and federal partners.

Regional cooperation has been a persistent message in my speeches over my years as mayor, and it was again a central theme in this speech. Groups like SoLoCo, the Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (aka LATS), and the new regional housing trust are testaments to the wonderful cooperation across jurisdictions, and I am proud to be part of that movement. Our state senators and representatives have done a great job the past several years; helping our area get funds for Exit 3, the Hilton Head bridges and the widening of I-95, to name a few projects.

Davis has obtained funds for the housing trust and Habitat for Humanity and many more efforts. Our S.C. House representatives Bill Herbkersman, Newton, and Jeff Bradley have helped with many community projects. But we need so much more and we must remain united if we are to provide for the enormous needs of the future.

Everyone paid tribute to outgoing Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka, who has been a huge supporter of Hardeeville, and it was her initiative that led to Hardeeville’s inclusion in this event. She was the driving force behind the formation of SoLoCo, and LATS has gelled as a team during her many years as chair. She has been a stalwart captain of the ship known as Bluffton and has guided its amazing growth. Most remarkable is the pride that she has fostered in her community, which has made Bluffton not just a fast-growing municipality, but a wonderful and desirable family community. I will miss her constant presence, but she will remain on my speed dial.

I ended my speech as follows ("Star Trek" fans will understand): “At my first State of the City address in January 2017, I coined the term Starship Hardeeville. Since that time our crew, led by Admiral Michael J. Czymbor, has built a whole new world. Now let us all fly together as the United Federation of the Lowcountry. Live long and prosper.”

Happy holidays, everyone. Be safe as you celebrate, and may we all enjoy good health and prosperity in 2024!

Harry Williams is the mayor of Hardeeville.

Mayor's Memo: Bluffton's parade winners, take a bow

Mayor of BlufftonWhat a great start to the holiday season. The first weekend in December, we celebrated our tree lighting and Christmas parade. Last week we were honored to have the Menorah Lighting at Martin Family Park. Congregation Beth Yam was the lead in a wonderful evening with several hundred in attendance.Also, this past week at our monthly Town Council meeting, we announced the winners of our Christmas Parade entry competition. Each entrant is worthy of being celebrated one more time. We have three award...

Mayor of Bluffton

What a great start to the holiday season. The first weekend in December, we celebrated our tree lighting and Christmas parade. Last week we were honored to have the Menorah Lighting at Martin Family Park. Congregation Beth Yam was the lead in a wonderful evening with several hundred in attendance.

Also, this past week at our monthly Town Council meeting, we announced the winners of our Christmas Parade entry competition. Each entrant is worthy of being celebrated one more time. We have three awards given each year; judges are selected residents. The competition was stiff, but here are the winners.

PALS/MRHS Animal Welfare Club: Best Float

Representatives: Cheryl Curry & Elizabeth Patterson

The May River Animal Welfare Club is a partnership with Palmetto Animal League, a nonprofit, no-kill rescue whose members believe every animal deserves a second chance at life. This is the group's seventh year as a club, providing members with volunteer opportunities and supporting Palmetto Animal League in fundraising events and community outreach. Students spend hours after school for the week prior to the parade, ending their hard work with a pizza party the night before!

Horan Brothers Band: Best Performance

Representative: Jeff Rigg

There are six members of the band who have been together for 14 years. The band plays locally in Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, Savannah, and Daufuskie Island. The band has been playing the Bluffton Christmas Parade for about a decade.

"Dancing Through The Bluff" “State of Mind” Award

Representative: Nancy Martin

This float was inspired by the movie "Elf." "Dancing Through The Bluff" was built by Dave, Nancy, Paul, Nicki, Tom, Patti, Bruce and Cathy, who live in the lovely community of Woodbridge. This is just a group of friends who wanted to do a float this year.

Many residents came up to me after the parade and asked why Battery Creek High School Band was not present. This band has become as popular as the Marine Corps Band and has consistently been a highly rated performance from our parade judges.

We surely missed them, but if you watched the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, you would have seen the Dolphin Pride Marching Band, along with the Blue Velvet Dancers and the Blue Diamond Flag Troupe, marching on Thanksgiving morning. We hope we will have them back in Bluffton next year, but we are so proud of their accomplishments.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah and wonderful holiday season.

If you ever have questions about our wonderful town, don’t hesitate to contact Town Hall at 706-4500 or email Lisa Sulka at lsulka@townofbluffton.com.

Bluffton executive lands C-suite role with national organization

Bluffton resident Michael S. Chen has been selected as UNICEF USA’s new chief financial officer, effective Jan 10.As chief financial officer, Chen will be responsible for leading the finance team while ensuring all financial functions meet the needs of UNICEF USA, a UNICEF USA news release stated.Chen joins the leadership team at UNICEF USA reporting to President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis and steering the organization’s Finance and Audit comm...

Bluffton resident Michael S. Chen has been selected as UNICEF USA’s new chief financial officer, effective Jan 10.

As chief financial officer, Chen will be responsible for leading the finance team while ensuring all financial functions meet the needs of UNICEF USA, a UNICEF USA news release stated.

Chen joins the leadership team at UNICEF USA reporting to President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis and steering the organization’s Finance and Audit committees.

"After a deliberate and thoughtful search process, Michael remained our top choice to lead UNICEF USA’s finance team. His robust knowledge and experience, coupled with his personal connection to UNICEF differentiated him among other, well-qualified candidates,” Nyenhuis said in the release. “I am confident that Michael’s skillset will propel our team forward and allow for our organization to continue to excel as we work relentlessly for the rights of every child.”

Chen joins UNICEF USA after serving 10 years as senior vice president, finance for American multinational medical technology company Becton Dickinson & Co., the release stated. In this role, Chen was responsible for the successful integrations and delivery of the deal financial commitments of two transformative acquisitions Becton Dickinson & Co. undertook. In addition, he led the integration of the Finance function from the two acquisitions into BD’s Finance organization and its corresponding transformation.

“Having been a beneficiary of UNICEF’s generosity during my time in refugee camps as a child in Malaysia and the Philippines, I have seen its direct positive impact on my family, and other children in the refugee camps,” Chen said in the release. “I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to join such an impactful organization and looking forward to furthering UNICEF USA’s mission and purpose.”

Prior to Becton Dickinson & Co., Michael was the vice president and controller for the Oncology business at Varian Medical Systems, where he led all financial aspects of that business unit, and General Electric where he progressed through various finance leadership roles during his 13 years there, the release stated.

Chen earned his bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

As a leading fundraising committee for UNICEF, UNICEF USA has raised almost $12 billion in donations and gifts-in-kind to support UNICEF’s work for children since 1947.

Condos for cars? Buyers in Bluffton development won’t live there, but their vehicles will

Developers are building condos off S.C. 170 in Bluffton, but people won’t live there. Their cars will.CarVillage USA, an “automotive enthusiasts’ club,” will have 31 car condos on a five-acre site between the Village at Verdier and S.C. 170 near Seagrass Station.Despite the use of the term condo, these aren’t going to be residences. A car condo is essentially a climate-controlled, indoor garage for multiple cars. Owners will b...

Developers are building condos off S.C. 170 in Bluffton, but people won’t live there. Their cars will.

CarVillage USA, an “automotive enthusiasts’ club,” will have 31 car condos on a five-acre site between the Village at Verdier and S.C. 170 near Seagrass Station.

Despite the use of the term condo, these aren’t going to be residences. A car condo is essentially a climate-controlled, indoor garage for multiple cars. Owners will be able to customize their condos as they see fit or, if they need more space, buy multiple condos and have them combined into one.

“Guys like to have their own space,” said Gary Brown, one of the people behind the unique development. “They have their fancy cars. They’re working on them. They have a new home, but it’s got a two-car garage. That’s not going to work.”

Each condo will start at 1,680 square feet, which is expected to be enough for six-cars.

The starting cost for a condo is $550,000. Brown said anyone who signs up before Monday at noon will get a $10,000 discount; community leaders will be at Hilton Head Island’s Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival over the weekend .

In terms of customization, the only limit will be the owner’s imagination.

“These units have mezzanines, and the mezzanines are designed in a way that you can do whatever you want to do,” Brown said. “Whatever makes you happy.”

That could mean office space or furniture.

There are a few places like this across the United States, Brown said. However, the social aspect of the Bluffton location makes it stand out.

CarVillage is being designed to be more than just a place to keep cars. Instead, it is meant to be a place for car collectors to gather and hang out.

A 20,000-square-foot clubhouse will include an F-1 racer simulator, a full bar, a pool hall, private offices, a cigar lounge, detailing services, a kitchen for catering, private wine bottle storage, and a lift for servicing and washing vehicles.

There are also plans for events like car shows that would be open to the public and “coffee and cars” meetups for car enthusiasts on the weekends.

“With all of these units and all of these owners, it’s natural for us to be sort of a clearinghouse for the members,” Brown said.

According to the CarVillage website, five condos already have been sold and six have been reserved.

Club membership at CarVillage will be limited to 250 members. Members will not have to be condo owners. The upper level of one of the buildings will include general storage members can rent to store their vehicles.

Brown’s team is expecting to break ground on the project in February and expects construction to take about a year.

Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka on Hurricane Idalia: 'Control what you can and be proactive'

The National Weather Service forecasts that Idalia will be at hurricane strength as it reaches southeast Georgia late Wednesday afternoon, then becoming a tropical storm as it tracks along the South Carolina coast. NWS also stated a flood watch in southeast South Carolina will be in effect through Wednesday.South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency Tuesday ahead of po...

The National Weather Service forecasts that Idalia will be at hurricane strength as it reaches southeast Georgia late Wednesday afternoon, then becoming a tropical storm as it tracks along the South Carolina coast. NWS also stated a flood watch in southeast South Carolina will be in effect through Wednesday.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency Tuesday ahead of potential impacts caused by Idalia. McMaster warned residents should take precautions despite the state likely missing the "worst of Hurricane Idalia’s impacts."

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Hurricane Idalia:Gov. McMaster declares State of Emergency for South Carolina

Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka shares letter to residents

Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka shared a letter to residents of her city.

Dear neighbors,

Thank you for preparing for Hurricane/Tropical Storm Idalia.

Historically, the busiest time for storm activity happens in this area from late August through mid-October. Unfortunately, this storm activity is following its normal pattern and timeline.

As Mayor, I hope to give you the information you need to feel informed and keep you safe. Storm preparation is a group activity, and we need you to be mindful and take some actions for the best possible outcome.

Let me assure you that Town leaders and staff are on regular calls throughout each day to keep our communities as safe as possible. As we say each year, “We may be able to put a person on the moon, however, we cannot predict a hurricane with precision.” Nature has the final word about hurricanes, their path, and timing. Information is constantly changing – the antidote to a lack of control is to control what you can and be proactive.

This storm is most likely to bring standing water, power failures and downed trees.

Hurricane Idalia: List of things to do before storm hits

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Please keep posted to the Town’s social media platforms and we will be communicating new information as we receive it. Stay safe, Bluffton!

Warmly,

Mayor Lisa Sulka

USA Today contributed to this story.

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