Lexington is a beautiful and historic piece of the South Carolina landscape, and our law firm has always been proud to represent those from the Lexington area who have been hurt in accidents.
Lexington’s great location on Interstate I-20 to Columbia, as well the nearby I-26, U.S. Routes 1 and 278, S.C. Highway 6, and the town’s connection to Lake Murray, make it an appealing destination. Its growth has been phenomenal, yet with growth has come more traffic, more injuries, and more people in need of an attorney to seek justice on their behalf.
Over the years, we have represented a number of fine Lexington residents ranging from a computer programmer to an industrial worker to a real estate agent to a retired tow truck driver - just to name a few. We are extremely selective in the cases we accept, and find that often times, members of the Lexington community fit the criteria for the type of person we feel honored to call a client.
Common Accidents in Lexington
All of the growth and attention that Lexington has been receiving over the past decade has come with a cost, as you likely know. With more visitors and residents to the area has come an increased risk of serious accidents and other injuries, and Lexington Medical Center is now the second-busiest emergency department in our state. Our law firm is here to help people in the Lexington area make a fair and full recovery from the responsible parties after being hurt. Likewise, the more we can hold the wrongdoer accountable, the less likely they are to do it again and hurt someone else. Though our practice is limited in the number of new clients we take on, we have handled a wide range of matters, amongst them incidents involving the following:
- Automobile Accidents – Dangerous intersections, busy highway junctions, unfamiliar county roads are all common causes of car crashes in the Lexington area.
- Bicycle Accidents – There are many beautiful bicycle trails in the area, including the Beech Creek Ride, Crooked Creek Park, and Seven Oaks Park, but preventable bicycle accidents can leave riders severely injured or worse.
- Boating Accidents – Lake Murray is a great boating destination, but every year, accidents and boating under the influence on the water lead to serious injuries and lost lives.
- Motorcycle Accidents – Left-turn accidents, sudden stops, and drunk drivers pose a severe risk to motorcyclists. A motorcycle crash can cause life-long injuries and permanent disability to riders and their passengers.
- Truck Accidents –Trucking accidents caused by driver error, fatigue, imbalanced cargo, or improper truck maintenance are a serious concern for drivers on the heavily-driven Interstates I-20, I-26, and other major roads and highways.
- Traumatic Brain Injury – A brain injury caused by an accident can completely reshape the lives of not only the victim, but his or her family, too, leading to years of rehabilitation and long-term care needs.
- Burn Injury – Severe burns can lead to permanent scarring, disfiguration, and loss of function.
- Daycare Injuries – Parents expect daycare providers to protect their children, but negligence, recklessness, and abuse can cause serious harm.
- School Injuries – Educators are entrusted to protect life and safety of their pupils, but must be held accountable when negligence or abuse cause harm.
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect – When nursing facilities fail to uphold their duty to our cherished elders, they must be held accountable for the harm they have caused.
- Dangerous Toys – Toys and games should bring joy to children, not harm. Manufacturers need to be brought to task when a child’s product is dangerous, and pay for the injury that they have caused.
- Defective Products – If a product is defective by design and causes injury, the manufacturer must be held accountable.
- Medical Malpractice – Medical mistakes can cause serious injuries and even cost lives. If you have questions about something that happened to you or a loved one at Lexington Medical Center, the doctor’s office, or another hospital or care facility, you have the right to seek compensation.
- Workplace Accidents – As Lexington’s economy expands, workers who are hurt on the job increasingly need legal protection and help navigating the workers’ compensation claims system.
- Wrongful Death – Negligence, recklessness, and carelessness can lead to the tragic loss of a life. Our law firm can help you seek compensation when the death of a loved one could have been prevented.
Our law firm is dedicated to respecting the dignity of those who have been hurt and upholding the laws and values of our great state, so that victims can receive the compensation they deserve after a tragedy has shaken their lives. We are proud to care for and protect the rights of the communities we serve, following a set of core values that motivate us in everything we do.
Please browse our website to get to know the work we do, and also be sure to take advantage of our free book offer, Your Guide to South Carolina Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation. Kenneth Berger wrote this book to give you answers to your most pressing questions about personal injury law.
Helping Injured Families Recover
Our firm is like a family. We also view our clients as family. While some law firms talk money first, we find that if you put clients first, money takes care of itself. So if you or someone you love has been injured due to negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or wrongdoing, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Law Office of Kenneth Berger. Our office is conveniently located in nearby Columbia, and we can be reached by telephone, email, or via the live chat box on this page, where you can arrange for a free consultation. Additionally, many of our initial visits take place in clients' homes due to the severity of the injuries, so if you cannot make it to us, we will come to you.