$1.3M settlement for former sniper injured in bridge crash

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Howard Taylor’s victory on behalf of his client was reported in the journal, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

Charleston attorney Howard Taylor prevailed for his client, who was injured in an automobile accident and recovered more than $1 million dollars. Using an umbrella policy to recover damages beyond an initial pre-suit settlement, Howard Taylor added his client’s common-law wife to the case by including her claim for loss of consortium.

The client, who served as a sniper in the Vietnam War and later operated a construction firm, discovered that he had a benign thoracic spine tumor, which had to be surgically removed. Before the accident, that tumor had been completely asymptomatic.  A team of experts including a life care planner, a vocational consultant, and an economist helped Howard make the significant recovery.  

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Howard Taylor provides legal consultation in Spanish


Howard Taylor announces new Spanish website

Attorney Howard Taylor announces the publication of his new Spanish website at http://www.abogadotaylor.com/.

The site includes audio messages in Spanish, explaining the practice and introducing Howard to the site’s users.

When asked why he created the site, Howard said, “We are proud to serve people who speak Spanish, whether or not they speak English and without an interpreter. We urge Spanish speakers to visit our new website, so they can learn first-hand about our services.”  Howard and his legal assistant, Wanda, are both fluent in Spanish and ready, willing, and able to help Hispanics, who have been injured in an accident.

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Little-known Case Allows Van Taylor to Reap Big Rewards for Client

Van Taylor Wins Decision for Auto Accident client

Charleston area personal injury attorney Van Taylor recently made a creative argument that won the day and led to the creation of new case law. The result stands to benefit injured people across the state by making more insurance coverage available to them.

According to an article published in South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Taylor represented “LaShaunae Steward, a 16-year-old girl who was hurt in a crash with an underinsured driver while she was riding in an uninsured car.”

Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer J Van Wyck Taylor Attorney at Law

Auto accident attorney Van Taylor recently made new case law with his argument and win representing his client

Because of Taylor’s astute reading of case law, his client was able to receive damages. Auto accident cases such as Ms. Steward’s were previously overlooked by attorneys. However, since Taylor’s win on behalf of Ms. Steward, other attorneys may begin to take notice of this decision by the court.

Taylor’s law partner and son accident attorney Howard Taylor said in the article, “My dad talked with other lawyers before trying to do this and they told him, ‘You’re not going to be able to do it,’” he said. “But he looked at the law and the case law and said, ‘Well, I don’t see why not.’”

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International Day of the Woman Sponsored by Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor

It was our pleasure to sponsor the recent International Day of the Woman held on the 29th of March, 2015 at Charleston’s Harbour Club.

International Day of the Woman 2015 Program Cover

Please click to view or download the event program.


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Limb falls,man is hurt–landlord pays

In early 2009, Howard was retained to represent a twenty-two year old Berkeley County man, who was permanently injured and almost killed when a large branch fell from a pine tree, crashed through his mobile home, and struck him in the head. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for nine days.

Howard filed suit against the owner of the trailer park where the mobile home was located and was able to prove through deposition testimony that the owner knew the tree had been damaged by lightning, but took no action to investigate the danger it presented or remove it. Although liability for the accident and Howard’s client’s injuries was denied, the case was successfully settled at mediation for $895,000.00. News of this case made the front page of South Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly on November 7, 2011.

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Taylor Law, LLC Website Debuts

Van Taylor and Howard Taylor have debuted their website.

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