If you or someone you care about suffered a spinal cord injury, you have come to the right place. My name is Kenneth Berger. I practice law here in Columbia, South Carolina, and my entire job revolves around helping people who've had catastrophic injuries. First of all, human to human, I want to express my sympathy for what you're going through. Spinal cord injuries are life-changing – not just for the injured person, but for their family, for their friends, and their caretakers. Even though there's a very tough road ahead filled with doctor appointments and rehabilitation, I want to assure you that from a legal standpoint, you don’t have to go through by yourself. Although my personal injury firm has won multiple awards for successes in the legal field, what really gives us the most pride is knowing that we have helped numerous clients achieve peace of mind by allowing them to focus on healing while we handle everything else - be it ensuring the client gets the best medical care, to negotiating reductions on medical bills, to standing up against insurance companies and the people that hurt you when they simply refuse to acknowledge the depth and the impact that their actions had on an innocent human being, our entire team works really hard, very diligently to help people with catastrophic injuries in South Carolina. So, if you have suffered a spinal cord injury, if you're living with someone who's dealing with a spinal cord injury, know that we are here to help. You can take some time on our website; we've got a lot of articles, a lot of videos, and a lot of FAQs that cover different facets of catastrophic injury cases. when you’re ready, contact our office to find out how we can help you. As we have done with a lot of clients, we want to know your story. We want to be able to get to know you so that you'll know that you're treated like family because it's through getting to know you person to person, through getting to know us person to person, through developing that trust and rapport that we're able to achieve fair results and just results for people who are oftentimes are dealing with something that's lifelong, yet only have one true shot at legal justice.

What Is A Spinal Cord Injury?

An SCI, or spinal cord injury, is an injury to the bundle of nerves that run through your spine and carry messages from your brain to the rest of your body.  When the spinal cord is damaged, the nerves that carry these messages are interrupted. Your brain may no longer be properly communicating with your body, limiting mobility and feeling below the injured area.

Spinal Cord Injury Statistics

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), the most common causes of SCIs from 2015 to 2017 included:

Costs of Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

Right from the start, a person suffering from a spinal cord injury faces financial instability that could continue throughout their lifetime. Though the average expenses associated with an SCI can vary greatly based on many different factors, the NSCISC provides estimates of average lifetime costs incurred with an injury to the spinal cord.

If injured at age 25, lifetime costs can range from $1,634,139 – if the person is motor functional at any level – to $4,891,398 for someone that has experienced high tetraplegia (an injury to the C1-C4 vertebrae).

Speak with Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Today

If you have suffered an SCI due to someone else’s negligence, please know that you can hold the at-fault person or company accountable for their actions. A spinal cord injury lawyer can help you recover funds that not only reimburse your medical costs but also compensate you for other legal damages, such as mental anguish.

Spinal cord injury cases can be difficult to navigate. Injuries like this may be hard to detect, but there is no doubt that you are experiencing life-changing pain. We are here to help you through the legal process to seek a full and fair recovery. To speak with a member of our team, contact us at either of our office locations: (803) 790-2800 in Columbia, SC, or (843) 427-2800 in Myrtle Beach, SC.