Termite Lawyer in Simpsonville, SC

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When you choose CDH for a termite damage attorney in Simpsonville, 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 Simpsonville, 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 Simpsonville, 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 Simpsonville, 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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Latest News in Simpsonville, SC

New private golf club coming to Simpsonville, South Carolina

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. —An invitation-only private golf club is coming soon near Simpsonville, South Carolina.Kawonu Golf Club will be built on 290 acres bordered by the Reedy River, SC 418 and Fork Shoals Road.The name pays homage to its historical roots as a hunting preserve, with a name derived from the Cherokee word for duck."Led by Scott Ferrell, a visionary with a background managing all aspects of the global golf course design business at the esteemed Gary Player Group, the enclave i...

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. —

An invitation-only private golf club is coming soon near Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Kawonu Golf Club will be built on 290 acres bordered by the Reedy River, SC 418 and Fork Shoals Road.

The name pays homage to its historical roots as a hunting preserve, with a name derived from the Cherokee word for duck.

"Led by Scott Ferrell, a visionary with a background managing all aspects of the global golf course design business at the esteemed Gary Player Group, the enclave is set to enchant golfers of all skill levels with its championship 18-hole course, inspired clubhouse, top-tier practice facilities, and cozy four-bedroom cabins," a news release about the new course said.

Kawonu Golf Club

“We’re creating an enclave that will add a unique concept to the golf landscape of the Upstate,” Ferrell said. “Local members will not have to travel to “get away,” and national members will not only enjoy the relaxed club environment but take in the wonderful town of Greenville.”

Golf course architect Andrew Green is shaping Kawonu's course.

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Kawonu Golf Club

“I have spent time on this beautiful site and have no doubt that we can not only create a fantastic golf course but also an exclusive club experience. My intent is to design 18 holes of golf that no one has ever played,” said Green.

Construction is anticipated to start later this year or early next year, with an expected opening in spring 2027, if not sooner.

Kawonu Golf Club

The team behind the course says it aims to cater to both local members seeking a round of golf or weekend escape and national members journeying from afar.

The selectively curated group of local and national members will be capped to keep down the number of rounds of golf played to preserve the course's pristine condition.

“Our members are going to be golf people who love the game and enjoy the camaraderie that it brings,” Ferrell said. “We have the pieces in place to make Kawonu one of the great clubs of America.”

'The Color Purple' teen actress from Simpsonville details journey to the big screen

SPARTANBURG, S.C. —At the age of 19, Simpsonville native Parris Goodman is starting to truly see the fruits of her labor."The Color Purple," one of the most iconic titles in film and literature, will be in theaters across the country on Christmas day in the form of a new adaptation of the original 1985 film.Goodman is one of two Upstate natives set to grace t...

SPARTANBURG, S.C. —

At the age of 19, Simpsonville native Parris Goodman is starting to truly see the fruits of her labor.

"The Color Purple," one of the most iconic titles in film and literature, will be in theaters across the country on Christmas day in the form of a new adaptation of the original 1985 film.

Goodman is one of two Upstate natives set to grace the big screen. Goodman is cast as TEEN Lil Cat, beating out roughly 3,000 other prospects.

"This is like a dream come true. I prayed for times like this and I’m super grateful,” Goodman said. "This is based off the Broadway show, the book and original movie. It’s more uplifting and rooted around sisterhood.”

Goodman said she attended virtual school at home, following an in-person schooling experience in middle school to further pursue acting. She detailed her battles with self-doubt, finding herself, and the importance of mental health as her acting journey started back in 2018 following her first stage play.

"I heard the reaction from the crowd, and I fell in love with it," Goodman said. "So, I did it again in 2020, and I was like, oh, I can get used to this. I've learned that you just can’t give up. You can have those small breaks to get yourself together, but you’re going to have to get back up. You’re going to have to keep on going, and you are going to have to stop doubting yourself."

Following her second stage play in 2020, Goodman joined Spartanburg-based Stisa Talent Agency under the leadership of Steve and Lisa Lopez.

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Goodman thanked her immediate family, her Stisa family, along with anyone who has supported her along the way. She also talked about the importance of her faith and how that has led her to continue on a rewarding path.

"In middle school, I wasn’t as close as I should’ve been to God and going into home school, I was by myself, so I only had him," Goodman said. "So I had to get close with him and it’s like he made me a promise – if I get through high school and keep my faith with him, that he’ll make this happen. You ever question yourself, like are you loved? This definitely shows me that I’m loved.”

"The Color Purple" will be in theaters on Monday, Dec. 25.

Meet the candidates: Simpsonville City Council

As Simpsonville gears up for voters to head to polls on Nov. 7 to choose City Council representatives, unpacking who is running for which seat may be difficult.Councilmembers Matthew Gooch (Ward 1), Jenn Hulehan (Ward 3) and Ken Cummings (Ward 5) are not seeking reelection. Mayor Paul Shewmaker is the only incumbent on the ballot. In addition, Shannon Williams (Ward 3) is the only candidate running unopposed.MayorI...

As Simpsonville gears up for voters to head to polls on Nov. 7 to choose City Council representatives, unpacking who is running for which seat may be difficult.

Councilmembers Matthew Gooch (Ward 1), Jenn Hulehan (Ward 3) and Ken Cummings (Ward 5) are not seeking reelection. Mayor Paul Shewmaker is the only incumbent on the ballot. In addition, Shannon Williams (Ward 3) is the only candidate running unopposed.

Mayor

Incumbent: Paul Shewmaker

Position: Retired director of human resources and does HR consulting work

Years as mayor: 3.5

What do you plan to work on if reelected? Complete the major projects council has begun, including the new municipal complex and renovation of Simpsonville Park, improved walkability and traffic flow downtown, making South Main a better festival venue, and extending the Swamp Rabbit Trail to Heritage Park. Continue developing a plan to help the people most affected by stormwater runoff during heavy rains. My highest priority is to continue the leadership, integrity and civility I have brought to the mayor’s office and council meetings during my first term.

Challenger: Warner Bouzek

Position: Owner of King Tut Grill in Simpsonville

What is the one thing you plan to change if elected? The one thing that needs the most focus is getting families to and from work or school more easily. I plan to work heavily with the county and state to improve the infrastructure and prepare for the next 20 years. Families should be spending more time at home and less time on the road stuck in traffic.

Challenger: Janice Curtis

Position: Owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics and Spa in Simpsonville

What is the one thing you plan to change if elected? I have established relationships with our county, state and federal representatives. I have personally met with the representatives to discuss flooding in our community and remedies. I look forward to working with county representatives to curtail problems Simpsonville encounters when new developments are approved in the county. The traffic must be addressed in our community. I know the city currently has a traffic plan in place, but this will take substantial time to complete. We must have safety precautions in place for neighborhoods that will be used as cut through during roadwork. I have a proven record of rolling up my sleeves and doing the hard work and keeping promises.

Ward 1

Candidate: Erin Medlin

Position: Realtor and English instructor at USC Upstate and Spartanburg Community College.

What is the one thing you plan to change if elected? Simpsonville has grown exponentially, which requires sustainable growth and infrastructure to be our top priority. I want to see that growth carried out in a transparent and viable fashion, with input from our citizens. Growth without plans for implementation leads to a poor quality of life for everyone and Simpsonville deserves a livable community today and for the future. I have started the conversation with our county and state representatives on how we can work together to solve some of these issues.

Candidate: Chad O’Rear

Position: Care navigator with Providence Care

What is the one thing you plan to change if elected? One of my first orders of business is to work towards a repeal of ordinance No. 2018-07 which requires a “super majority” vote to make decisions about the employment of the city administrator and department heads. Secondly, re-open Hunter Street. Thirdly, be more available, receptive and transparent with the citizens of Simpsonville.

Candidate: Skip Strong

Position: CNC/EDM machinist

What is the one thing you plan to change if elected? I am a strong supporter of our law enforcement and first responders and believe that more staffing, equipping and training is necessary to keep up with the growth that Simpsonville is experiencing. I’d say the general consensus is that people feel safe parking downtown and walking to restaurants, shopping, music venues, etc. Let’s maintain that level of comfort and safety as we grow.

Ward 3

Candidate: Shannon Williams

Position: Homemaker

What is one thing you plan to change if elected? I think there has already been some wonderful work done by the city council. I am looking forward to contributing to the positive changes the city has made and will continue to make. I would like to focus on the community and making sure Simpsonville is a great place for all of its citizens. I am open and here to listen to the people of Simpsonville.

Ward 5

Candidate: Tim Pinkerton

Position: Retired from the construction and engineering industry

What is one thing you plan to change if elected? I would change the counterclockwise proposed traffic switch and develop safe passage through the heart of Simpsonville without creating more traffic through and affecting neighborhoods. My construction-business background suits the need of a representative with a common-sense approach to growth with a focus on maintaining our infrastructure before city enhancements.

Candidate: Jermaine Smith

Position: Trainer at Michelin

What is the one thing you plan to change if elected? I am looking at bringing change through economic opportunities for existing and new residents of Simpsonville, so that everyone can have a hand in the growth of the community.

Close to 700 homes coming to booming crossroads in Simpsonville area

A few miles west of Simpsonville's city limits, the new houses, which have all been approved by the county's planning commission, will join subdivisions already standing at the once-rural crossroads in one of the fastest-growing areas in the state.In all, the three residential projects will encompass just over 400 acres of previously undeveloped land along Fork Shoals Road.Here's a look at the new subdivisions coming to the intersection:Valley Cove FarmsBy far the largest of the three coming developments is Vall...

A few miles west of Simpsonville's city limits, the new houses, which have all been approved by the county's planning commission, will join subdivisions already standing at the once-rural crossroads in one of the fastest-growing areas in the state.

In all, the three residential projects will encompass just over 400 acres of previously undeveloped land along Fork Shoals Road.

Here's a look at the new subdivisions coming to the intersection:

Valley Cove Farms

By far the largest of the three coming developments is Valley Cove Farms.

The 280-acre, 371-house subdivision will sit directly at the intersection of West Georgia and Fork Shoals.

The property, which abuts the Cubesmart storage facility, was previously owned by the Hawthorne family for more than 200 years.

In 2021, the planning commission blocked developer TCC Venture's efforts to build on the land when it denied three rezoning requests that would have made way for a 417-house subdivision and 12 acres of commercial space along Fork Shoals.

The new layout for the site proposed by Contender Development, which the planning commission approved in November, did not require a zoning change and will be less dense than TCC Venture's previous layout. It will not include a commercial component.

Ford Elliott, CEO of Contender Development, said the project will include ample green space and natural amenities, as well as large lots.

"I think it will make for a really unique community," he said. "It's a beautiful setting, and there will be a lot of saved natural, open green space because of the amount of density we're putting on that many acres. It should lead to a beautiful place to live."

Cedar Shoals and Cades Mill

On the property just north of the Valley Cove Farms tract, TCC Ventures is getting ready to build the Cedar Shoals development.

Developer Eric Hedrick said work on paving and curbs is underway, and when that is complete, home construction will begin.

There will be 206 homes on the 76-acre property.

Cedar Shoals isn't the only project TCC is developing near that intersection.

A stone's throw to the north, the Cades Mill subdivision is moving forward on a 47-acre tract. The development got the green light from the planning commission on Jan. 24.

The application passed unanimously, though commissioner James Wood voiced some concern over the traffic that Fork Shoals already sees.

Hedrick said the developments in that area will be connected to existing sewer.

But that infrastructure would have to be expanded to accommodate any additional residential construction after the projects already in the pipeline are completed, as the county recently passed steep restrictions on the use of septic tanks.

"It's a future high-growth area, in my opinion," Hedrick said.

SC's first food truck park is in Simpsonville. Here's how it came to be.

Now, two years later, Justin and Allie Holck can hardly believe their dream is a reality.The idea the two shared in 2022, just after they moved to Greenville from Bend, Ore., has now come to life with the opening of Scuffletown Food Truck Park.Sign up to receive our free newsletter every Thursday to keep you informed on everything happening in the Upstate culinary scene.EmailThe park is the first such dedicated food truck park in South ...

Now, two years later, Justin and Allie Holck can hardly believe their dream is a reality.

The idea the two shared in 2022, just after they moved to Greenville from Bend, Ore., has now come to life with the opening of Scuffletown Food Truck Park.

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The park is the first such dedicated food truck park in South Carolina, Justin said — and if the couple are judging from the opening weekend’s success, it won’t be the last.

“We want to open a couple more food truck parks,” he said. “Saturday was such a validation that this is a concept people really enjoy and love.”

Plans are still underway for a food truck park in Greer, which was announced earlier this year, but the owners are awaiting permitting.

Scuffletown, which sits on just under an acre at 206 Ladean Court near the Walmart Supercenter off Fairview Road in Simpsonville, features six full-time food trucks, a taproom with 21 beers on tap that are served via a self-pour model and a children’s play area.

The trucks are a mix of different styles of food and cuisines from various countries. During opening weekend, Justin tried them all out.

“It’s a very surreal feeling when you come up with an idea in your head and then it comes to life,” he said.

From coffee to food trucks

The idea for a food truck park actually began as an idea for a coffee roastery.

Justin, who is passionate about coffee and beer (he was an avid homebrewer for years), saw an opportunity to supplement his firefighter salary and to start a business of his own.

After getting more acquainted with their new home, the Holcks saw that the coffee market was a bit saturated. However, they saw a distinct lack of food truck parks, something they had enjoyed immensely while living on the West Coast.

With Scuffletown, the Holcks took all the things they loved about food truck parks and built from there. As parents of three children ages 11, 7 and 1 month, they wanted their park to be family-friendly. So, they built a fenced-in area for kids to play with a play structure, small climbing wall and a huge sand box.

Justin loved beer but detested having to wait in long lines to get one, thus the self-pour tap system. The tap allows multiple people to serve themselves at the same time. And you can get the exact amount you want.

As for the food, Justin spent a lot of time tasting and then tasting some more to find the right trucks. The goal was to offer both variety but also quality. The six trucks feature everything from Colombian-style burgers in toston, chicken wings, brisket sandwiches, Caribbean-inspired tacos, birria and donut sundaes.

The featured trucks have a one-year contract to be part of the park. Temporary trucks will fill in as needed, he said, but the hope is that there is enough variety that people can come back day after day and try something new.

“You can come here every day of the week, and it would still take you a good month or two to try everything on their menus,” he said.

Food trucks:

Half Rooted – Colombian specialties like empanadas, toston, yuca fries and a Colombian burger

BirriaBoy – Birria tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more

One Love Fusion Foods – Asian-tinged rice bowls, tacos and nachos

Duck Donuts – get one, a half dozen, or a dozen

Rad Dad’s BBQ – classic barbecue plates and sandwiches and sides

Too Sac’D Up – a variety of chicken wings with classic and new flavors

A passion for food, beer and community

It wasn’t that Justin set out to own a food truck park, but more that he saw a need and a chance to do his own thing while melding his interest in food and beer.

At one point he thought about going to culinary school but realized that while he enjoyed cooking for his family, he didn’t want to cook for a living.

After 12 years in the Air Force as a firefighter and then a couple years working as a civilian firefighter, a job he loved, he was ready for a change.

He officially retired from firefighting two weeks ago to focus on Scuffletown fulltime. He manages the taproom and the food truck park, while each individual food truck manages their own hours.

It’s hard to believe the trajectory of life over the past two years, but when he considers it, he feels immensely humbled and fulfilled.

“We want to be able to create a space for a sense of community and a place that supports local,” Holck said. “It’s really exciting to see people able to spend more time with their families and friends.”

For specifics about hours and menus, visit www.scuffletownsc.com

Note that each food truck sets its own hours of operation.

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