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, 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 it by yourself.

Although my personal injury firm has won multiple awards for success 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. Whether it's ensuring the client gets the best medical care, negotiating reductions on medical bills, or standing up against insurance companies and the people who hurt you when they simply refuse to acknowledge the depth and impact of their actions on an innocent human being, our entire team works very hard and diligently to help people with catastrophic injuries in South Carolina.

So, if you have suffered a spinal cord injury or are 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, where we've got a lot of articles, videos, and 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 many clients, we want to know your story. We want to get to know you so that you'll know that you're treated like family. It's through getting to know you person to person and developing that trust and rapport that we're able to achieve fair and just results for people who are often dealing with something lifelong yet only have one true shot at legal justice.

Bicycle Accidents Often Come With Lasting Consequences

Biking accidents are often followed by medical expenses, unpaid leave, and other hardships. If you have insurance or legal questions, I encourage you to contact a bicycle accident attorney before signing away your rights to a claims adjuster. While my office is located in Columbia, I represent injured people in Lexington, Sumter, and throughout South Carolina.

3 Common Causes of Brain Injuries in Columbia, SC and When They May Warrant Legal Action

TBI is a leading cause of disability and death in South Carolina, and when someone else caused the injury, they should be held accountable. Below are the most common causes of brain injuries and how to determine if you need a lawyer.

1. Falls

According to the Center for Disease Control, 48% of TBIs are caused by falls. Young children and senior citizens are at the greatest risk to sustain a head injury from falling. Most often, senior citizens lose their footing in the bathroom or trip over objects, be it in the house or a nursing facility. Preventive measures such as rails, non-slip mats, and clear walkways can help them stay safe. For young children, it is stairs and open windows that pose the greatest threat. If a daycare or nursing home facility did not have the proper measures or supervision in place to prevent a fall from taking place, you should consider speaking with a South Carolina TBI attorney to determine if you would benefit from taking legal action.

2. Struck By or Against an Object

Being struck by an object is another primary cause of traumatic brain injury. Most of these injuries occur in children under 17 – many of them the result of sports. As someone who grew up playing 5 different sports – I am not encouraging any parent to take their child off the team, but people should know the statistics. According to the CDC, approximately 283,000 children visit the ER each year for sports-related TBI. Since many young athletes are diagnosed by athletic trainers and never see a doctor, the actual number of sports-related head injuries is probably much higher.

While many people believe that waivers prevent them from filing a negligence claim when their child suffers a sports injury, if the school or coach was grossly negligent or reckless when the injury occurred, you may be able to hold them legally accountable for the harm they caused.

3. Car Accidents

Car accidents are the next leading cause of TBI. In an accident, a person's head might strike the windshield, dashboard, or headrest, possibly resulting in a concussion, subdural hematoma, diffuse axonal injury, or another form of TBI. If the at-fault driver was speeding, texting and driving, drunk driving, or being reckless in any way, you might file a claim with their insurance provider to seek compensation for your damages.

Contact A Trusted Columbia, SC, Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Everyone who gets atop a bike in South Carolina has a right to safety. When that right is violated, the driver and his insurance company must take full responsibility. Lawyers at my firm take bicycle accidents seriously and want to ensure you are treated fairly and respectfully.

I have represented a number of bicyclists hit by cars in South Carolina and am glad to answer any additional questions you may have.  Taking on insurance companies while also trying to recover from an accident can be a heavy burden. Allow me to relieve some stress and lighten the burden by setting up a free consultation. Our offices are conveniently located in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, and we have been proudly servicing clients throughout the surrounding areas. Contact us online today or call us at 803-790-2800 (Columbia, SC) / 843-427-2800 (Myrtle Beach, SC).