Community Involvement

Hickory Personal Injury Attorneys Giving Back to North & South Carolina

The staff and Hickory personal injury attorneys of The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor believe in giving back to our communities.

We operate like a family and because of that we support as a firm those causes our coworkers believe in. We do this through financial support, legal advice and physical work. While we frequently support other charitable causes, the law firm takes a special interest in the ones mentioned below. The importance of these organizations is obvious in the statements by the co-workers who chose them.

Along with our other contributions, we give back to our communities through the following organizations:

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association - We make an annual financial contribution to MDA and consider it one of our core causes. MDA provides countless services to children and adults stricken with muscular dystrophy and other diseases that cause weakened muscle strength and limited mobility.

    Over the years, we have represented a number of clients who have suffered with a neuromuscular disease and we have appreciated the incredibly debilitating effect of these diseases. At the same time, we have maintained a close relationship with many Harley Davidson dealerships and participated in their support for MDA. However, the biggest catalyst for our involvement must be Todd Dewey, a man I met when I first moved to Charlotte over 25 years ago. Todd was with the sheriff’s department then and took a week of his vacation every summer to help at the MDA camp (he did this every year long before we met and he still does this today) and he would get his entire family to do a Thanksgiving dinner for families and have toys for all of the kids. Todd became a physical therapist if I remember correctly and then got into fitting people for their wheel chairs and basically fighting to make sure these folks have what they need to improve their lives. My hair stands up on my arms when I think about what he has done for those suffering and particularly those suffering from neuromuscular diseases. It is through these inspirational relationships we have become a proud supporter of MDA.
  • Food Banks: Every Friday, our staff brings in canned goods or $1.00 in exchange for casual dress that day. Every dollar they bring in buys more canned goods and the firm matches every case of food that the staff generates for donation through food banks to hungry people. In addition, we do a Holiday Food drive in November and December.

  • The Bikers and Needy Children Foundation:We are a Charter Member of this nonprofit charity organization. For every case we handle for a biker, including cases that do not involve motorcycles, we make a contribution to the foundation in the name of our client out of the fees for our services. Bikers for Bikers was founded to assist injured bikers and needy children.
    As a rider and injury lawyer, I appreciate the hardship suffered by an injured biker. While you are laid up in the hospital the mortgage is still due, or the rent, the power bill, etc. This organization helps those injured bikers by paying bills when they don't have the resources to do it. Founded by Mickey Carter, aka Bear, a fellow biker, with a simple mission statement: “ No biker brother or sister, or needy child go without food, electricity, or medical needs while suffering from an injury.” Bear and I met years ago over lunch half way between his home and mine. I was so impressed with his efforts I shook his hand and said “we're in”. We became a charter member and have been supporting the group ever since. Bear and his wife Jeanie work tirelessly to help others in need and they remain an inspiration to me, and a worthy cause I feel lucky to be able to support
  • Susan G. Komen - We proudly support Susan G. Komen, one of the largest breast cancer organizations in the U.S. This foundation funds research for a cure and raises awareness about breast cancer, which is vital to successful outcomes because early detection is key.
    My mother passed away at age 52 from breast cancer. I lost my very best friend. I have two daughters and would like very much for a cure to be found to stop this terrible disease. Breast Cancer awareness is so important as early detection is key. This foundation funds research for a cure and raises awareness.
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children - Our team has personally seen the work the Shriners do in providing world-class medical care to disabled children at no cost to the children or their families, and continues to support them in their mission to deliver high quality care.
    I have family that are Shriners. I've personally seen the good work the Shriners do in providing world-class medical care to disabled children at no cost to the children or their families.
  • Camp LUCK - Camp LUCK was created by the family of a member of our legal team to provide a healthy, worry-free, and medically supervised environment for children with congenital heart disease.
    Camp LUCK is more than a camp. My brother was born with Congenital Heart Disease. He passed away when we was 17 due to complications of surgery. Jacob and my mom created this camp a year before he passed to provide a healthy worry-free, medically supervised environment for children with congenital heart disease. Jacob's heart continues to beat for me through Camp LUCK.
  • Caldwell Hospice - Caldwell Hospice provides communities of North Carolina with compassionate hospice and palliative care with a focus on love and support for families enduring difficult times. Caldwell Hospice works in homes and long-term care facilities in counties across the High Country.
    My sister passed away from colon cancer. She was full of life and a personality that was so positive about everything. Helped people all the time. In her last days, hospice came to the house and saw to her. They were so compassionate. Since then, there has been friends that have lost loved ones in different counties and hospice was the last folks that assisted in their final days on earth. Watching how they handled the end of someone's life and the support given to the families showed the dedication in this forever ending story of someone's life.
  • Holy Angels - Founded over 40 years ago when intellectual disabilities were not well understood or cared for, Holy Angels provided and continues to provide a home where these individuals can be cared for and thrive. This organization embodies selflessness, true human compassion, and enables those who are disabled to access new levels of love and have immense levels of potential to offer the world.
    Holy Angels provides round the clock care for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Founded over 40 years ago when intellectual disabilities were not well understood or adequately cared for, Holy Angels provided and continues to provide a home where these individuals can be cared for properly and thrive. I have been involved with Holy Angels since I was in high school and one of my best friend's uncles was one of the first residents who now works at their Belmont, NC facility. This organization to me embodies selflessness, true human compassion, and how those that are disabled in one way can be enabled to access new levels of love and have immense levels of potential to offer the world.
  • Pat’s Place - The children are our future, but too many suffer neglect and abuse, with no place to turn. Pat's Place is the only child advocacy center in Mecklenburg County that serves children from birth to age 18. It provides a safe and secure place to reduce and address trauma and to promote healing from abuse.
    We adopted our two sons from Russia. The process involved four separate trips and many visits to their respective orphanages. That experience impressed on me the dire challenges facing children who have been abandoned or abused. My support of Pat’s Place serves the needs of such kids right here in Charlotte.
  • Safe Kids - Safe Kids is dedicated solely to the prevention of accidental injuries among children, a leading killer of children ages 19 and younger. This coalition sponsors and participates in local free events such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops, and sports clinics. As parents ourselves, we know safety is a priority.
    I support this organization because they are geared towards preventing all types of childhood accidents. There is nothing worse for a parent than losing a child. Knowing that tragedy could have prevented is why this organization is so near and dear to my heart.
  • Women’s Resource Center - WRC has saved many lives by providing support services for women facing devastating life changes. Women2Work can provide clothing, transportation, interview skill development, and other services that enables the transition to obtaining an income. By supporting the organization, we help bring hope and resources to those with nowhere else to turn.
    A family member works at the Women's Resource Center here in Hickory. WRC has saved so many lives providing many support services for women facing devastating life changes. Women2Work can provide clothing, transportation, interview skill development enabling the transition to obtaining an income. Support groups such as AA and ACOA hold meetings at WRC. I look forward to assisting this organization bring hope and resources to those with nowhere else to turn.
  • Pit Stops for Hope - Pit Stops for Hope is a collaboration of the racing community united together for the betterment of America’s youth. By investing in our youth through supporting food banks and academic instructors, the organization looks to produce success and replace poverty with hope in our community.
    My husband works in NASCAR. I love that those in the racing industry give back to the community. As a guardian ad litem, I see firsthand the way that poverty can affect our youth. This charity helps protect our future, by helping children in need.
  • The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation - The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation has come a long way with its research, and due to its tremendous progress, it has increased the quality of life for many people. We know Crohn’s disease has caused a great deal of suffering prior to the advanced treatment options available today, and the foundation plays a vital role in helping patients live better quality lives.
    The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation has come a long way with its research, and due to it's tremendous progress, I feel this foundation increased the quality of life for many people. My mother was diagnosed with this disease and suffered a great deal prior to the advanced treatment options that are available today. As a result of this foundation, my mother remains in remission and is currently living a symptom-free life, which I hope continues for years to come.
  • Habitat for Humanity - Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit organization that helps homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. We support this charity because we know that eligible families are immensely grateful for having a place they can call their own.
    Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization all over the world that help homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and homeowner pay an affordable mortgage. I support this charity because my cousin was eligible for this program 3 years ago and now own their home. They were able to afford the mortgage payment through Habitat for Humanity. I personally knew many other families that were eligible for this program and was so grateful for having a place to call home.
  • Samaritan’s Purse - Samaritan’s Purse has many missions, including Operation Heal our Patriots that reconnects spouses and families, US Disaster Relief that cleans out debris from destroyed homes, Operation Christmas Child that gives shoe boxes full of necessities to 150 countries, and World Medical Mission that provides medical equipment and surgeries to those who do not have access. Their mission is to provide spiritual and physical aid to those in need locally and abroad.
    My father served in the Marine Corp for 20 years and survived two wars. Operation Heal our Patriots offers wounded veterans the opportunity to come to camp with their spouse, to be healed from the inside after traumatic stress, and bringing marriages and families back together emotionally and spiritually that continues long after. What a Blessing it is to not only heal one person, but an entire family through this ministry.
  • Bikers Against Child Abuse - BACA is an organization that helps protect children from their abusers. They work with authorities and seek legal help if needed, and devote many hours to helping children with a personal and compassionate approach.
    No child should ever suffer from abuse in any way, shape or form. Not many people know the time and effort that the biker community puts in to help children in times of need. That’s why I support this charity.
  • Compassion International - Compassion International is a child advocacy ministry providing programs to children in need, without any ulterior motives. Through sponsorship, this ministry helps children of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds, without requirements for religious obligation. We believe in this ministry because it makes a difference in a child's life.
    I believe in this ministry because it makes a difference in a child's life. It allows me to personally connect with the child I’m sponsoring and build a relationship.
  • Sipe’s Orchard - Sipe's Orchard is a program that offers hope to homeless, disadvantaged youth. The program provides co-ed housing, in a very structured environment, to youth ages 17 to 21 years of age who do not have the financial ability or the skills to live independently. Sipe's Orchard offers vocational training, meals, transportation, and a support system to give them a helping hand and a head start on an independent life.
    This foundation means a lot to me as I have seen too many kids fall through the cracks without help and nowhere to turn. As a parent and grandparent, it is important to me that all kids have a chance in life.
  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte - The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte supports families affected by down syndrome and is committed to helping individuals reach their full potential. Our team has donated to the Buddy Walk to raise money for this charity for years. This charity also not only serves Mecklenburg County but also the surrounding counties, including South Carolina.
    I have multiple friends who have children with Down Syndrome and have personally donated to the Buddy Walk to raise money for this charity for years. Further, my uncle is mentally disabled, and while not with Down Syndrome, I have seen firsthand how programs like the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte help not only those who have Down Syndrome but their families and loved ones as well by helping them reach their full potential and giving them confidence in their abilities.
  • Easterseals UCP - Easterseals helps children, adults and families dealing with severe physical and mental disabilities. Easterseals strives to help people in living independently and living happy and rewarding lives. We have personally seen the life-changing benefits that Easterseals has provided and know how crucial these services are to the community.
    Easterseals helps to serve many people who have no other options and nowhere else to turn. I have personally seen the life-changing benefits that Easterseals has provided and know how crucial these services are to the community.

Combining Legal Work With Community Service

We handle all kinds of injury cases, from trucking, airplane, boat, car and motorcycle collisions to trip and fall, inadequate security, nursing home abuse and neglect, and medical malpractice. We are also people who enjoy various aspects of life and when possible, incorporate our personal interest into our work life.

The firm handles a significant number of motorcycle injury cases in large part because lead attorney Jason Taylor has spent a large portion of his life riding motorcycles and is an active member in the motorcycle community. As a part of that community the firm is a Charter Member of Bikers for Bikers Foundation and donates money to the organization in the names of our injured motorcycle clients. The firm has also actively supported the Concerned Bikers Association and the Harley Owners Group. Jason has recently taken up flying and has a Cessna 180 Superhawk, which means we will likely see him getting involved in the flying community and doing more aviation cases. We are very much neighbors in our various communities and enjoy getting involved and helping each other.

With our roots here in North Carolina, we serve Boone, Asheville, Statesville, and Gastonia. We are proud to take cases from all of North and South Carolina with offices in Charlotte, Hickory, and Columbia, South Carolina.

Our Firm’s Philosophy

Our firm’s policy of contributing and giving back to the community is in keeping with our general approach and the basic philosophy of our law firm. We treat our clients like family. Our North & South Carolina lawyers and staff are down to earth people who genuinely care about other people.

We take pride in helping our clients who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one. Our goal is to help them obtain the compensation they need and deserve to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses and move forward with their lives. If they cannot come to us because of their injuries, we can and will go to them.

If you would like to meet our team and discuss a legal issue, call (828) 266-0216.

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