Termite Lawyer in Wellford, SC

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When you choose CDH for a termite damage attorney in Wellford, 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 Wellford, 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 Wellford, 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 Wellford, 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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Walmart plans $450M grocery distribution center, 400 jobs in Lyman, Spartanburg County

Walmart on Tuesday announced plans to build a distribution center for fresh and frozen groceries in Spartanburg County.A press release said Walmart will invest $450 million in the 720,000-plus, square-foot facility in Lyman and create more than 400 jobs with a combination of associates, automation technology, robotics and machine learning to process grocery perishables. The new center is set to open in 2024.It will be built on a 201-acre site at the 750-acre Fort Prince Industrial Park on Fort Prince Boulevard (H...

Walmart on Tuesday announced plans to build a distribution center for fresh and frozen groceries in Spartanburg County.

A press release said Walmart will invest $450 million in the 720,000-plus, square-foot facility in Lyman and create more than 400 jobs with a combination of associates, automation technology, robotics and machine learning to process grocery perishables. The new center is set to open in 2024.

It will be built on a 201-acre site at the 750-acre Fort Prince Industrial Park on Fort Prince Boulevard (Highway 129) and will be Walmart's largest grocery distribution center.

"There aren't many announcements that come close to this one in regard to overall impact in Spartanburg County," stated David Britt, chairman of the county's economic development committee. "Walmart's decision to locate here will provide growth opportunities not only for residents, but our community as a whole for years to come."

Lyman is a small but growing community along the U.S. 29 corridor between Duncan, Spartanburg and Greer. It has grown from 3,243 people in 2010 to 6,173 in 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Lyman mayoral candidates Glenn Greer and Marc Garcia, who along with Rick Hellams are hoping to succeed retiring Mayor Larry Chappell, said Tuesday the project will be a game-changer for Lyman.

"We're very excited," said Greer, who is Lyman's mayor pro tem on Town Council. "This is a lot of hard work between Spartanburg County, OneSpartanburg and the Town of Lyman to land this. We welcome Walmart."

Greer said Walmart chose the Lyman site in large part because of its available infrastructure and location Greer between Atlanta and Charlotte, near Interstates 85 and 26 and the Inland Port at Greer.

He said Lyman will benefit from the jobs and expanded tax base, which will bring in more revenues to the town's budget.

"We love having industry come in and move our tax base forward," he said.

Garcia said town leaders need to start planning now to enlarge Fort Prince Boulevard for the coming increase in truck traffic.

"We are located truly in a great location to be able to serve their corporate needs," Garcia said of Walmart. "We have citizens who live on that road who would now have to deal with the significant increase in traffic."

Hellams could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

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Britt said the project brings the total investment in Spartanburg County to a record $1.71 billion with 3,500 new jobs.

He said Spartanburg County was competing with other states for the distribution center.

"Anytime a Fortune 500 company is looking to invest $450 million in a state, you better believe there is a multi-state competition and this was the case," he said. "Spartanburg, South Carolina, rose to the top based on our reputation of supporting business and industry that is connected to the nationwide and global economy."

The project was initially code-named Project Replay, first brought before Spartanburg County Council in January. Walmart received a reduced property tax rate of 4% over 40 years. The standard rate for companies is 10.5%.

The agreement also provides a total of $6.3 million in special source revenue credits, which would be reduced if the company does not meet its minimum investment.

Very few projects in South Carolina are large enough to warrant a "super fee" rate of 4%, which is generally reserved for those investing at least $400 million.

BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg County is one of the few to receive a 4% rate 28 years ago. Since it opened, BMW has invested more than $11 billion and created 11,000 jobs.

Walmart's 201-acre site at the Fort Prince Industrial Park was sold by Colliers International's Spartanburg industrial team of John Montgomery, Garrett Scott and Brockton Hall, Colliers announced Tuesday.

The sale means the entire 750-acre park has now been sold, Colliers said. The other developments facilitated by Colliers and under construction at Fort Prince include The Cubes at Fort Prince and Hunt Midwest's Fort Prince Logistics Center.

Large project announced:$380 million economic project, 450 jobs planned in Spartanburg County

Shafter, Calif., is the home of Walmart’s first high-tech distribution grocery center, announced in 2018.

The Lyman distribution center will rely on a combination of employees, automation, robotics and machine learning to process perishable goods -- such as produce, eggs, dairy, flowers and frozen goods -- and deliver them to nearby stores, according to Walmart.

The center is part of a larger investment the retailer announced earlier this year to double down on the use of automation technology in supply chain. Walmart operates four distribution centers, 122 retail stores and employs over 30,000 associates in the state.

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"Walmart’s high-tech grocery distribution center will include game-changing innovations that are radically disrupting the supply chain, getting products onto shelves for our customers even faster, while saving time for our associates,” said David Guggina, senior vice president, automation and innovation at Walmart U.S.

“We’re proud to be opening Walmart’s largest automated grocery distribution center in Spartanburg County and look forward to bringing new STEM job opportunities to the region.”

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Staff writer Bob Montgomery contributed to this story. He can be reached at bob.montgomery@shj.com.

Tamia Boyd is a Michigan native who covers breaking news. Email her at tboyd@gannett.com, and follow her on Twitter @tamiamb.

Investigators detail horrifying abuse of Upstate 8-year-old girl

WELLFORD, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested four adults on child abuse charges after a doctor said a young girl’s injuries met the criteria for a medical diagnosis of child torture.According to the sheriff’s office, on Sept. 2, deputies responded to Waspnest Road to assist the Department of Social Services (DSS) with a detailed child abuse allegation that the agency had received from an anonymous source.Deputies say, upon arrival, they were informed by a caseworker that DSS...

WELLFORD, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested four adults on child abuse charges after a doctor said a young girl’s injuries met the criteria for a medical diagnosis of child torture.

According to the sheriff’s office, on Sept. 2, deputies responded to Waspnest Road to assist the Department of Social Services (DSS) with a detailed child abuse allegation that the agency had received from an anonymous source.

Deputies say, upon arrival, they were informed by a caseworker that DSS had come out to the home on several occasions to investigate, but the four adults at the home had hidden the victim, an 8-year-old girl.

Four children of various ages were found in the home, but the girl had a noticeable limp and temporary tattoos covering multiple visible bruises on both legs, deputies say.

The four adults were identified as the girl’s father 25-year-old Ian Tatro, 24-year-old Tenika Draper, 47-year-old Trina Rae Draper and 28-year-old Ryan Dezotelle, who all recently moved to Spartanburg County from Vermont.

Full bond hearing for suspects:

Bond hearing for four suspects charged after an 8-year-old girl was tortured according to investigators.

Tenika Draper admitted to putting makeup on the victim’s leg to cover up the bruising once DSS started coming to the house.

During a bond hearing on Friday, the solicitor’s office said multiple family members made the girl eat cat feces and cat food. The child had scars on her knees from kneeling in a crate and was beaten with boards, cords and a frying pan, according to the solicitor’s office.

The solicitor’s office said the victim’s father gave her laxatives and made her wear pull-ups. He reportedly told the child he “wished he could kill her and get away with it.”

A spokesperson for the solicitor’s office said the victim told investigators when she was rescued, “This is the best day of my life.”

The sheriff’s office said all four children were placed into emergency protective custody with DSS and the victim was taken to the hospital and admitted due to the extent of her bruising and blood loss concerns.

She spent two days in the hospital after she was removed from the home.

Deputies say medical personnel and one of the investigators spoke with the victim at the hospital where more detailed information was discovered.

It was also discovered, after the evaluation of a forensic doctor, that the 8-year-old girl met the criteria for a medical diagnosis of child torture.

A search warrant was also executed at the house which led to the discovery of more evidence that further corroborated the victim’s disclosure.

The four suspects are charged with the following:

During bond hearings on Friday, a judge said none of the suspects can return to the home where the abuse occurred or have contact with any of the children. They were all placed on GPS monitoring and will be on home detention if they bond out of jail.

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Hunt Midwest to Build Logistics Center in South Carolina

Hunt Midwest is planning its first development in the Greenville-Spartanburg area of South Carolina, with an industrial project in Wellford, S.C. The company has already started construction on Fort Prince Logistics Center and is planning to have it ready for occupancy in the fourth quarter of 2022.The 476,280-square-foot industrial project will be located on a 47-acre site at 1090 Fort Prince Blvd. Hunt Midwest is planning to construct Fort Prince Logistics Center with 48 dock positions with 36-foot clear height, a 1...

Hunt Midwest is planning its first development in the Greenville-Spartanburg area of South Carolina, with an industrial project in Wellford, S.C. The company has already started construction on Fort Prince Logistics Center and is planning to have it ready for occupancy in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The 476,280-square-foot industrial project will be located on a 47-acre site at 1090 Fort Prince Blvd. Hunt Midwest is planning to construct Fort Prince Logistics Center with 48 dock positions with 36-foot clear height, a 135-foot-deep truck court, mechanical dock equipment, ESFR sprinkler system, motion-sensor LED lighting, up to 125 tractor trailer parking stalls and 189 surface parking stalls with the option to expand to 385.

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Tony Borchers, vice president of acquisitions and development for Hunt Midwest, said in prepared remarks that the project will allow for maximum flexibility for logistics, manufacturing and distribution users.

Hunt Midwest tapped Seamon Whiteside for civil engineering, LS3P for building design and Evans General Contractors as the project’s general contractor. Colliers’ John Montgomery, Garrett Scott, Brockton Hall and Dillon Swayngim will be in charge of leasing for Fort Prince Logistics Center.

Michael Bell, senior vice president of commercial real estate for Hunt Midwest, said in prepared remarks that the company was drawn to the area’s highly skilled labor force and the property’s location, which has the ability to reach 244 million customers within two-day shipping.

Fort Prince Logistics Center will have nearby access to Interstate 85, Inland Port Greer, GSP International Airport and a BMW plant along I-85 in Greer, S.C. The project will also be next to Walmart’s $450 million investment into a 720,000-square-foot distribution facility that’s expected to be complete in 2024. Like Hunt Midwest, Rockefeller Group recently entered South Carolina’s Greenville/Spartanburg market, with a three-building industrial project totaling 827,000 square feet.

Bullish on Southeastern industrial

While working on Fort Prince Logistics Center, Hunt Midwest said it’s already planning other developments in the area. The company told Commercial Property Executive that it currently has another property under control for an additional 2.7 million square feet in the Greenville-Spartanburg market and will continue to pursue other land opportunities for more developments.

Since Hunt Midwest has already had success in the Midwest and the South, the company is planning to also expand its footprint further into the Southeastern region of the U.S. The company told CPE that it’s also pursuing opportunities in Charleston, S.C., Louisville, Ky., Savannah, Ga., and central Florida. Overall, Hunt Midwest has seen more than 2,500 acres of industrial development, with several properties in Kansas City, Mo., where the company is based.

JUMPSTART Restoration Village set to provide housing on Saturday

WELLFORD, S.C. —JUMPSTART is set to hold its grand opening at 9 a.m. on Saturday for the newly built "Restoration Village" in Wellford.The Restoration Village is a 26-acre campus that will feature 24 transitional homes and a large list of amenities for men and women transitioning out ...

WELLFORD, S.C. —

JUMPSTART is set to hold its grand opening at 9 a.m. on Saturday for the newly built "Restoration Village" in Wellford.

The Restoration Village is a 26-acre campus that will feature 24 transitional homes and a large list of amenities for men and women transitioning out of prison back into society."

"JUMPSTART exists to create meaningful opportunities for men and women who are incarcerated,” JUMPSTART Executive Director Cary Sanders said. "This will be a community that will serve 106 men and woman every single year. 125 men and woman are getting out of prison and coming to the upstate every month. For those who get out without any assistance, over 70% of them return to prison within three years nationally. Over the past 10 years, 96% of those who have come through jumpstart are now thriving in the community.”

While the village is not 100% complete, there are several homes that are already built and ready to be lived in.

“Yes, people who’ve committed crimes need to experience justice, but 95% of those who are incarcerated are being released," Sanders said. "So, why not have them be prepared and have a pathway toward a bright future.”

Sanders said there will be staff and cameras on-site to monitor behavior, mandatory drug tests for participants, and assigned mentors. Sanders said with those aspects, the 'Restoration Village' will potentially be a much safer community than some of the surrounding areas, due to strict requirements to live there.

Sanders also said that the housing will no be a handout, but an opportunity that requires work, accountability, and dedication from the participants.

"People without opportunity need opportunity to get on their feet, but once they’re gainfully employed they will pay a program fee because we believe men and women need to own their responsibility for their own care in life.”

With a 96% success rate according to Sanders, the need to help more ex-prisoners getting out as well as demand to become a participant has boosted the 'Restoration Village' project, something that was a few years in the making.

Jennifer Meade, a current JUMPSTART participant, said the organization has changed her life for the better. She said she served time in prison three different times, but now has a new outlook on life.

“I got out March 1, 2022, and I came to JUMPSTART,” Meade said "When I got out the second time, I didn’t have anywhere to go. So, I went back to the same thing I was doing. The first two times I knew nothing about JumpStart, and this last time I knew I had to do something different with my life.”

Meade said she hopes her journey of turning her life around will inspire someone else in a similar situation to make the necessary changes they need to, to put their lives on a positive track.

"You have to put the effort in and give 100%, and you’ll be fine," Meade said.

Sanders said the remainder of the village will rely on support from the community. He hopes to have the village completed in its entirety by 2025.

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Soup Kitchen striving to address food insecurity in Spartanburg Co.

WELLFORD, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - “Breaking Bread for Jesus” says it needs more food.Simply put—the needs for food insecure families continue you grow, in Spartanburg County.When the soup kitchen first started, organizers say it was only serving about 30 to 40 plates a week. Now, that’s more than quadrupled to almost 200 per week. It just goes to show how great need has grown over the years.As soon as volunteers open their doors at 11 a.m., the orders start pouring in. And director Gail Eanes...

WELLFORD, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - “Breaking Bread for Jesus” says it needs more food.

Simply put—the needs for food insecure families continue you grow, in Spartanburg County.

When the soup kitchen first started, organizers say it was only serving about 30 to 40 plates a week. Now, that’s more than quadrupled to almost 200 per week. It just goes to show how great need has grown over the years.

As soon as volunteers open their doors at 11 a.m., the orders start pouring in. And director Gail Eanes says everyone who comes isn’t homeless.

“We don’t ask any questions. We assume when they come in the door that they’re hungry or they know somebody that’s hungry. So, we feed them. That’s what God has called us to do.” said Eanes.

Back in 2015, after volunteering at a different soup kitchen, Eanes realized some families in the Wellford-Duncan-Startex-Jackson-Lyman area needed help. That’s when “Breaking Bread for Jesus” was born.

“We know that it’s getting worse every day,” Eanes said, “There are more and more people that are coming into the doors here. And then, by Thanksgiving, I look for an increase of, at least, 15 percent.”

Volunteers serve the community fresh, home-cooked meals, 365 days a year—since the kitchen started. Some take for themselves. Some take for others, like Glenna “Faye” Holcombe.

“I’m sharing it with my mom, with a neighbor down the street. He cannot get out and drive anymore. So, I take different food to different people,” Mrs. Faye said.

Mrs. Faye says landing on their doorsteps is food is made with love.

“They’re not only concerned about the homeless. They’re concerned about the neighborhood. This is a community program,” Mrs. Faye continues, “And the food is delicious.”

Eanes says, despite setbacks, they will keep breaking bread, until it’s all gone.

“Our pantries are lower, right now, than they have been since we started,” said Eanes.

Mrs. Faye says the community needs it.

“Because of the economy now, everything is very expensive. People are hungry,” said Mrs. Faye, “And you wouldn’t think, in this country that we live in, that hunger would be here, but it’s here.”

“Breaking Bread for Jesus” will serve food on Thanksgiving and Christmas day. The kitchen is in need of food donations, monetary donations, and volunteers. So, if you’re interested, visit their website.

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