Berkeley County Personal Injury Lawyer

Accident Attorneys Serving Goose Creek, Summerville, Moncks Corner and Hanahan

An accident can change your life in a split second. Suddenly, everything you worked so hard for takes a back seat, and you are forced to deal with what is often a long road to recovery. At the Steinberg Law Firm, our respected personal injury lawyers understand what you are going through and are here to help in any way we can. We represent individuals and families throughout Berkeley County in all types of personal injury claims. If you have been injured in an accident occurring in Moncks Corner, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Jamestown, Summerville, St. Stephen, Bonneau or Daniel Island, the Steinberg Law Firm is here for you.
 
Types of Cases Our Berkeley County Personal Injury Attorneys Handle
 
The seasoned Berkeley County, personal injury lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm, handle a wide range of accident cases, including the following:
 
Car Accidents
 
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injury in Berkeley County. In 2019, there were more than 5,200 car accidents in Berkeley County. These collisions resulted in 29 people losing their lives and another 1,673 suffering injuries. While these statistics are alarming on their own, to say the least, what is worse is that the vast majority of Berkeley County car accidents are entirely preventable.
 
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reports that the most common causes of South Carolina car accidents are:
 
Speeding and driving too fast for the conditions
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• Failing to yield the right of way
• Aggressive driving
Distracted driving
• Improper lane change
• Following too closely
 
Pick-Up Truck Accidents
 
Pick-up trucks are an incredibly popular choice of vehicle among South Carolina drivers. The total number of new pick-up trucks sold across the country exceeded the number of new cars sold in recent years. While pick-up trucks rank well in terms of safety for vehicle occupants, they pose a serious risk to others on the road, especially when the owners of these vehicles make custom modifications. According to the most recent data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, pick-up trucks made up 250 of the 1,651 vehicles involved in fatal traffic accidents.
 
Some of the most dangerous modifications pick-up truck owners make to their vehicles include:
 
• Lighting modifications
• Lifted vehicles
• Tinted windows
• Electronic modifications
• Loud audio systems
 
Depending on the specific type of modification, it can seriously impact a driver’s ability to maintain control of their truck and affect their awareness. For example, lifted pick-up trucks are at a much greater risk of rolling over, even in response to a minor collision. 
 
Lifted pick-ups also create limited vision directly around the vehicle, making it difficult to see young children, pedestrians, motorcycles and even other vehicles when trucks are modified to ride several feet off the ground. 
 
18-Wheeler Collisions
 
18-wheelers, semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles can reach lengths of more than 80 feet and weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. While driving around large trucks can make even the most seasoned driver uncomfortable, motorists have little choice but to share the road with these massive vehicles. Unfortunately, drivers’ discomfort around 18-wheelers is well-founded, as these vehicles are involved in a disproportionate number of traffic accidents. For example, in 2019 alone, there were more than 8,500 South Carolina truck accidents. These accidents claimed more than 100 lives and injured more than 2,000 others.
 
Catastrophic Injuries
 
While there is no legal definition of what constitutes a catastrophic injury, it commonly refers to those injuries that have a life-long impact on an accident victim’s life. The road to recovery is long for those who suffered a catastrophic injury, and they may never return to their pre-accident condition. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
 
Traumatic brain injuries
Amputations
Birth injuries
Permanent scarring or other disfigurements
• Burn injuries
Spinal cord damage
• Severe or multiple broken bones
 
Catastrophic injuries can be caused by any type of accident, including workplace accidents, car accidents, slip and falls, instances of medical malpractice, and injuries caused by dangerous or defective products.
 
Golf Cart Accidents
 
Golf carts are incredibly popular in Berkeley County, not just on golf courses. Many people use golf carts to drive around their neighborhood, and some even use them on the city streets. However, golf carts present a serious risk to occupants, pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that over 20,000 people were treated in the emergency room for golf cart-related injuries in 2020 alone.
 
South Carolina law is unique in that it allows owners of golf carts to drive them on public roads within four miles of their homes. However, the owner must have a valid driver’s license and a gold car permit to do so legally. Drivers must also purchase insurance coverage to cover themselves and other parties in the event of an accident.
 
COVID-19 Claims
 
The COVID-19 pandemic brought about major changes in the daily lives of all Americans, not the least of which was the added precaution everyone must take to avoid the spread of this deadly virus. Businesses and healthcare providers share the obligation to ensure society remains safe from the continued spread of COVID-19. However, through recently passed legislation, South Carolina lawmakers provided broad immunity to businesses and medical professionals as it relates to liability stemming from the transmission of COVID-19. That said, the new law leaves open the possibility of a claim if a business or healthcare provider blatantly disregards the current healthcare protocol to curb the spread of COVID-19. 
 
Slip and Falls
 
Businesses and other property owners owe a duty to all invited guests to ensure that any area accessible to visitors is reasonably safe. Unfortunately, a property owner’s negligence to adequately inspect and maintain the location can result in guests suffering severe injuries. Through a Berkeley County slip and fall lawsuit, accident victims can pursue financial compensation from a business or other property owner to cover their accident-related medical expenses.
 
Medical Malpractice
 
Medical malpractice is the legal term used to describe those situations in which a healthcare provider renders care that falls below the generally accepted standard of care that results in a patient’s injury. While some Berkeley County medical malpractice cases involve new injuries, many involve errors related to misdiagnosis. Unless you are a doctor, it can be challenging to know whether you suffered injuries as a result of negligent medical care. The knowledgeable Berkeley County medical malpractice attorneys at the Steinberg Law Firm can help.
 
Wrongful Death
 
Sadly, many accident victims end up paying the ultimate price for another’s negligence. The surviving family members may consider bringing a Berkeley County wrongful death claim against the negligent party or parties when these tragedies occur. A wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury claim, except that instead of the accident victim filing the claim, the executor of the accident victim’s estate initiates the case. While the executor is responsible for bringing the case, any proceeds recovered from a wrongful death claim are payable to the surviving loved ones.
 
Wrongful death cases can be filed after any fatal Berkeley county accident, including:
 
Motor vehicle collisions
• Slip and falls
• Workplace accidents
• Deaths caused by defective or dangerous products
Boat accidents
• Instances of medical malpractice
• Construction accidents
 
Our compassionate Berkeley County wrongful death lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm recognize that nothing can bring back a loved one lost in a senseless accident. With our help, you can hold the at-fault party accountable while pursuing meaningful compensation for you and your family.
 
Damages in a Berkeley County Personal Injury Lawsuit
 
South Carolina law provides two types of damages accident victims can obtain through a personal injury lawsuit. Compensatory damages focus on providing you with a sum of money to bring you to a financial position as close as possible to the position you were in before the accident. Compensatory damages are made up of economic and non-economic damages.
 
Economic damages refer to those accident-related costs that require you to spend money or lose out on making money. The following are examples of economic damages:
 
• Medical bills
• Future medical expenses
• Property damage
• Wages you could not earn while you were recovering
• Decrease in your ability to earn as much as you did before the accident
 
Non-economic damages compensate you for the emotional and psychological effect the accident had on your life. Economic damages are very case-specific and can make up a significant portion of the total damages award. Examples of non-economic damages in a Berkeley County personal injury case include:
 
• Emotional anguish
• Loss of the ability to complete daily tasks
• Loss of companionship
• Loss of the enjoyment of life
• Permanent scarring or disfigurement
• Physical or mental disability;
• Pain and suffering
 
Why Choose the Steinberg Law Firm?
 
At the Steinberg Law Firm, we recognize that the thought of bringing a lawsuit after an accident may not be on the front of your mind. We understand that your life does not stop after an accident and that the thought of dealing with insurance companies and lawyers may seem overwhelming. However, for more than 90 years, our Berkeley County personal injury lawyers have been handling cases on behalf of injury victims who found themselves in very similar positions. Over this time, we have had the opportunity to develop an effective approach to preparing personal injury claims that place as little burden as possible on you and your family. From the moment you bring Steinberg Law attorneys onto your case, we will take over everything, allowing you to focus on your recovery and getting your life back to normal.
 
What does it mean when we say we will handle everything? To start, we conduct an in-depth investigation into the events resulting in your injuries, looking for any evidence that can help support your claim. We will also prepare and file a claim with the negligent party’s insurance company, seeking fair compensation for your injuries. If the insurance company is not immediately willing to extend a fair settlement offer, we will negotiate with the insurance company so you do not have to. In most cases, the insurance company eventually conveys an offer that our clients feel compensates them for their injuries. However, when an insurance company refuses to recognize what you have been through, we will not hesitate to take your case in front of the jury and seek fair compensation for your injuries.
 

Contact a Berkeley County Personal Injury Lawyer at Steinberg Law Firm Today

 
If you or someone close to you recently suffered serious injuries due to another’s negligence, contact the Steinberg Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys are recognized throughout South Carolina for providing accident victims and their families with compassionate yet aggressive representation that gets them the results they deserve. To learn more and schedule a free consultation with one of our Berkeley County personal injury lawyers, give us a call at 843-720-2800. You can also connect with us through our online contact form. We represent individuals and families throughout Berkeley County, including Moncks Corner, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Jamestown, Summerville, St. Stephen, Bonneau and Daniel Island.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

Berkeley County Personal Injury Lawyer

Accident Attorneys Serving Goose Creek, Summerville, Moncks Corner and Hanahan

An accident can change your life in a split second. Suddenly, everything you worked so hard for takes a back seat, and you are forced to deal with what is often a long road to recovery. At the Steinberg Law Firm, our respected personal injury lawyers understand what you are going through and are here to help in any way we can. We represent individuals and families throughout Berkeley County in all types of personal injury claims. If you have been injured in an accident occurring in Moncks Corner, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Jamestown, Summerville, St. Stephen, Bonneau or Daniel Island, the Steinberg Law Firm is here for you.
 
Types of Cases Our Berkeley County Personal Injury Attorneys Handle
 
The seasoned Berkeley County, personal injury lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm, handle a wide range of accident cases, including the following:
 
Car Accidents
 
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injury in Berkeley County. In 2019, there were more than 5,200 car accidents in Berkeley County. These collisions resulted in 29 people losing their lives and another 1,673 suffering injuries. While these statistics are alarming on their own, to say the least, what is worse is that the vast majority of Berkeley County car accidents are entirely preventable.
 
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reports that the most common causes of South Carolina car accidents are:
 
Speeding and driving too fast for the conditions
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• Failing to yield the right of way
• Aggressive driving
Distracted driving
• Improper lane change
• Following too closely
 
Pick-Up Truck Accidents
 
Pick-up trucks are an incredibly popular choice of vehicle among South Carolina drivers. The total number of new pick-up trucks sold across the country exceeded the number of new cars sold in recent years. While pick-up trucks rank well in terms of safety for vehicle occupants, they pose a serious risk to others on the road, especially when the owners of these vehicles make custom modifications. According to the most recent data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, pick-up trucks made up 250 of the 1,651 vehicles involved in fatal traffic accidents.
 
Some of the most dangerous modifications pick-up truck owners make to their vehicles include:
 
• Lighting modifications
• Lifted vehicles
• Tinted windows
• Electronic modifications
• Loud audio systems
 
Depending on the specific type of modification, it can seriously impact a driver’s ability to maintain control of their truck and affect their awareness. For example, lifted pick-up trucks are at a much greater risk of rolling over, even in response to a minor collision. 
 
Lifted pick-ups also create limited vision directly around the vehicle, making it difficult to see young children, pedestrians, motorcycles and even other vehicles when trucks are modified to ride several feet off the ground. 
 
18-Wheeler Collisions
 
18-wheelers, semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles can reach lengths of more than 80 feet and weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. While driving around large trucks can make even the most seasoned driver uncomfortable, motorists have little choice but to share the road with these massive vehicles. Unfortunately, drivers’ discomfort around 18-wheelers is well-founded, as these vehicles are involved in a disproportionate number of traffic accidents. For example, in 2019 alone, there were more than 8,500 South Carolina truck accidents. These accidents claimed more than 100 lives and injured more than 2,000 others.
 
Catastrophic Injuries
 
While there is no legal definition of what constitutes a catastrophic injury, it commonly refers to those injuries that have a life-long impact on an accident victim’s life. The road to recovery is long for those who suffered a catastrophic injury, and they may never return to their pre-accident condition. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
 
Traumatic brain injuries
Amputations
Birth injuries
Permanent scarring or other disfigurements
• Burn injuries
Spinal cord damage
• Severe or multiple broken bones
 
Catastrophic injuries can be caused by any type of accident, including workplace accidents, car accidents, slip and falls, instances of medical malpractice, and injuries caused by dangerous or defective products.
 
Golf Cart Accidents
 
Golf carts are incredibly popular in Berkeley County, not just on golf courses. Many people use golf carts to drive around their neighborhood, and some even use them on the city streets. However, golf carts present a serious risk to occupants, pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that over 20,000 people were treated in the emergency room for golf cart-related injuries in 2020 alone.
 
South Carolina law is unique in that it allows owners of golf carts to drive them on public roads within four miles of their homes. However, the owner must have a valid driver’s license and a gold car permit to do so legally. Drivers must also purchase insurance coverage to cover themselves and other parties in the event of an accident.
 
COVID-19 Claims
 
The COVID-19 pandemic brought about major changes in the daily lives of all Americans, not the least of which was the added precaution everyone must take to avoid the spread of this deadly virus. Businesses and healthcare providers share the obligation to ensure society remains safe from the continued spread of COVID-19. However, through recently passed legislation, South Carolina lawmakers provided broad immunity to businesses and medical professionals as it relates to liability stemming from the transmission of COVID-19. That said, the new law leaves open the possibility of a claim if a business or healthcare provider blatantly disregards the current healthcare protocol to curb the spread of COVID-19. 
 
Slip and Falls
 
Businesses and other property owners owe a duty to all invited guests to ensure that any area accessible to visitors is reasonably safe. Unfortunately, a property owner’s negligence to adequately inspect and maintain the location can result in guests suffering severe injuries. Through a Berkeley County slip and fall lawsuit, accident victims can pursue financial compensation from a business or other property owner to cover their accident-related medical expenses.
 
Medical Malpractice
 
Medical malpractice is the legal term used to describe those situations in which a healthcare provider renders care that falls below the generally accepted standard of care that results in a patient’s injury. While some Berkeley County medical malpractice cases involve new injuries, many involve errors related to misdiagnosis. Unless you are a doctor, it can be challenging to know whether you suffered injuries as a result of negligent medical care. The knowledgeable Berkeley County medical malpractice attorneys at the Steinberg Law Firm can help.
 
Wrongful Death
 
Sadly, many accident victims end up paying the ultimate price for another’s negligence. The surviving family members may consider bringing a Berkeley County wrongful death claim against the negligent party or parties when these tragedies occur. A wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury claim, except that instead of the accident victim filing the claim, the executor of the accident victim’s estate initiates the case. While the executor is responsible for bringing the case, any proceeds recovered from a wrongful death claim are payable to the surviving loved ones.
 
Wrongful death cases can be filed after any fatal Berkeley county accident, including:
 
Motor vehicle collisions
• Slip and falls
• Workplace accidents
• Deaths caused by defective or dangerous products
Boat accidents
• Instances of medical malpractice
• Construction accidents
 
Our compassionate Berkeley County wrongful death lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm recognize that nothing can bring back a loved one lost in a senseless accident. With our help, you can hold the at-fault party accountable while pursuing meaningful compensation for you and your family.
 
Damages in a Berkeley County Personal Injury Lawsuit
 
South Carolina law provides two types of damages accident victims can obtain through a personal injury lawsuit. Compensatory damages focus on providing you with a sum of money to bring you to a financial position as close as possible to the position you were in before the accident. Compensatory damages are made up of economic and non-economic damages.
 
Economic damages refer to those accident-related costs that require you to spend money or lose out on making money. The following are examples of economic damages:
 
• Medical bills
• Future medical expenses
• Property damage
• Wages you could not earn while you were recovering
• Decrease in your ability to earn as much as you did before the accident
 
Non-economic damages compensate you for the emotional and psychological effect the accident had on your life. Economic damages are very case-specific and can make up a significant portion of the total damages award. Examples of non-economic damages in a Berkeley County personal injury case include:
 
• Emotional anguish
• Loss of the ability to complete daily tasks
• Loss of companionship
• Loss of the enjoyment of life
• Permanent scarring or disfigurement
• Physical or mental disability;
• Pain and suffering
 
Why Choose the Steinberg Law Firm?
 
At the Steinberg Law Firm, we recognize that the thought of bringing a lawsuit after an accident may not be on the front of your mind. We understand that your life does not stop after an accident and that the thought of dealing with insurance companies and lawyers may seem overwhelming. However, for more than 90 years, our Berkeley County personal injury lawyers have been handling cases on behalf of injury victims who found themselves in very similar positions. Over this time, we have had the opportunity to develop an effective approach to preparing personal injury claims that place as little burden as possible on you and your family. From the moment you bring Steinberg Law attorneys onto your case, we will take over everything, allowing you to focus on your recovery and getting your life back to normal.
 
What does it mean when we say we will handle everything? To start, we conduct an in-depth investigation into the events resulting in your injuries, looking for any evidence that can help support your claim. We will also prepare and file a claim with the negligent party’s insurance company, seeking fair compensation for your injuries. If the insurance company is not immediately willing to extend a fair settlement offer, we will negotiate with the insurance company so you do not have to. In most cases, the insurance company eventually conveys an offer that our clients feel compensates them for their injuries. However, when an insurance company refuses to recognize what you have been through, we will not hesitate to take your case in front of the jury and seek fair compensation for your injuries.
 

Contact a Berkeley County Personal Injury Lawyer at Steinberg Law Firm Today

 
If you or someone close to you recently suffered serious injuries due to another’s negligence, contact the Steinberg Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys are recognized throughout South Carolina for providing accident victims and their families with compassionate yet aggressive representation that gets them the results they deserve. To learn more and schedule a free consultation with one of our Berkeley County personal injury lawyers, give us a call at 843-720-2800. You can also connect with us through our online contact form. We represent individuals and families throughout Berkeley County, including Moncks Corner, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Jamestown, Summerville, St. Stephen, Bonneau and Daniel Island.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

What Our Clients Say About Us

I am very pleased with my experience

I have, and will continue to recommend The Steinberg Law Firm. They have worked very hard on my behalf.

It is hard to really put in writing how much Tom was there for me

He really did such an unbelievable job. Even when the settlement was made, he returned a text with a call to share in the joy over another medical event we were going through, that had a great outcome. Yes, they really do care.

I would highly recommend them

Enjoyed the fact that every time I called, someone called me back. It made me feel like my case mattered, and that I mattered. They answered all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner.

They will go the extra mile for you

David Pearlman and his staff did an exceptional job on my claim. Mr. Pearlman was honest, patient and steered me in the right direction. A’Riel was always nice and very helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.

I would never seek help from any other Firm!

The lawyers and their staff are very professional, caring about your situation! They are one of a kind!Get this Firm behind you and you will never be sorry!

It was a pleasure working with Steven Goldberg and his staff

They were courteous and professional. They maintained regular contact for status reports on my case and provided needed documentation on a timely basis. I would recommend this firm.