bamberg-photo-small-01Justin Bamberg stands up for and with his clients, aggressively representing them as a trial attorney and advocate for justice. He has represented clients in a wide array of personal injury matters, and as lead or co-counsel, has represented individuals in some of the highest profile cases in recent American history.

But regardless of the size or notoriety of a case, Bamberg is relentless in his pursuit of justice. This is because he understands what is most important when a client’s life is turned upside down: Clients’ lives matter.

Results 

The list below is not intended to describe the quality of our services or to create an expectation about the results our lawyers can achieve, but is simply a list of some of the significant verdicts and settlements obtained by our lawyers, some of which were obtained while employed with other firms. Click categories below to see awards and case details.

  • NEGLIGENT SECURITY/HOTEL PREMISES LIABILITY
    $25 MILLION JUDGMENT

    High school students were allowed to party in hotel with history of both criminal and unsafe activities occurring. We alleged negligent security and other claims against hotel for failing to stop unsupervised minors from creating an unsafe environment that led to the paralysis of a minor child. Our team and co-counsel successfully obtained a $25,000,000.00 judgment against hotel.

    WRONGFUL DEATH/CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
    $6.5 MILLION 

    Estate of Walter L. Scott v. City of North Charleston, et al.:  On April 4, 2015, Walter Scott was shot and killed in North Charleston, South Carolina while unarmed and running from an officer employed by the City of North Charleston Police Department.  A witness filmed the incident with his cell phone, sparking national outrage over the incident and renewing discussions of police brutality and use-of-force. After six months of tireless work and negotiation, we along with co-counsel were able to reach a historic pre-suit settlement on behalf of Mr. Scott’s four children. This was the highest pre-suit settlement of its kind in the history of South Carolina.

    WRONGFUL DEATH/TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT
    $900,000.00

    Our client’s mother, who was a City Councilwoman, was tragically killed when she collided with the rear of a tractor trailer. With a detailed analysis of the scene, vehicle, and reconstruction of the accident, we were able to show that the accident was unavoidable and the tractor trailer driver recklessly attempted a u-turn from the right lane of the highway, cutting off client mother’s lane of travel and causing the accident.  Settlement was reached within four months of the accident and without filing a lawsuit.

    WRONGFUL DEATH/BAR SHOOTING
    $805,000.00

    Our client was attending an event at an establishment when he was shot and killed. We alleged negligent security resulting in the wrongful death of client and were able to obtain an $805,000.00 settlement on behalf of the deceased’s estate.

    NEGLIGENCE/NAIL SALON
    CONFIDENTIAL, COLLECTIVE SIX-FIGURE SETTLEMENT

    Our clients alleged infectious injury as a result of receiving manicure/pedicure services at a nail salon. Through aggressive pre-litigation tactics and investigation, and shortly after filing individual lawsuits on behalf of our clients, we were able to negotiate the settlement of each case, collectively in excess of six-figures

    HAZING/SCHOOL DISTRICT GROSS NEGLIGENCE
    SIX-FIGURE SETTLEMENT

    Client was injured when hazed by teammates during a high school football camp. Through effective publicity management of the incident and aggressive litigation tactics, we were able to obtain a six figure settlement on behalf of our client.

    NEGLIGENCE/UNLAWFUL USE OF FORCE – CONFIDENTIAL SIX-FIGURE SETTLEMENT

    Our client was involved in a domestic disturbance call placed to a Sheriff’s Department. During law enforcement’s response to the call, our client was coerced into performing a sex act on a deputy. We were able to determine that the deputy involved was uncertified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy at the time and in the department’s Field Training Program. Through aggressive pre-litigation tactics, we were able to reach a successful pre-suit settlement on our client’s behalf.

  • WORKERS COMPENSATION/TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT
    SIX FIGURE SETTLEMENT

    Our clients lost a loved one when she unfortunately collided with a tractor trailer. Through a contested Workers Compensation dependency hearing, we were able to prove that both clients were dependent on the income of their loved one, and the employer was ordered by the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission to pay over six figures in death benefits to our clients.

  • ON THE JOB INJURY/SEXUAL ASSAULT
    CONFIDENTIAL SIX FIGURE SETTLEMENT

    Our client was an employee and sexually assaulted in her workplace by an unknown assailant.  We negotiated a pre-suit, confidential, six figure global settlement on her behalf.

    ON THE JOB INJURY/MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
    SIX FIGURE SETTLEMENT

    Our client suffered serious on the job injury while working as a South Carolina State Trooper, including a broken ankle requiring surgical repair, after an automobile accident that occurred when a S.C. Department of Transportation truck failed to yield the right-of-way, causing a massive collision between the truck and our client’s vehicle. In addition to settling our client’s Workers Compensation claim for a significant amount, we negotiated a six figure settlement on his behalf for his third party liability claim against the S.C. Department of Transportation.

    ON THE JOB INJURY/MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
    LIABILITY & UIM POLICY LIMITS

    Our client was injured while on the job when the work truck he was riding in was rear-ended by a non-attentive driver. We were able to obtain all available liability insurance policy limits as well as our client’s underinsured motorist coverage policy limits on his at home vehicle.

  • NEGLIGENCE/TRACTOR TRAILER WRECK
    20x Medical Bills

    Our client, a passenger in a vehicle, was involved in a head-on collision with another driver when a tractor trailer driver disregarded a stop sign and pulled out into the highway. After the collision, the tractor trailer driver left the scene and was later caught by law enforcement. After filing a lawsuit, we feverishly fought for our client, including traveling out of state for depositions. With trial set for a few weeks away, we negotiated a favorable settlement for our client in an amount equal to approximately 20 times our client’s medical expenses.

    NEGLIGENCE/TRACTOR TRAILER WRECK
    30x Medical Bills

    Our client driver was involved in a head-on collision with another driver when a tractor trailer driver disregarded a stop sign and pulled out into the highway. After the collision, the tractor trailer driver left the scene and was later caught by law enforcement. After filing a lawsuit, we feverishly fought for our client, including traveling out of state for depositions. With trial set for a few weeks away, we negotiated a favorable settlement for our client in an amount equal to approximately 30 times our client’s medical expenses.

    MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
    POLICY LIMITS

    We have represented many clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents and, through the aggressive pursuit of claims, we have successfully obtained settlements for those clients in an amount equal to the available policy limits of insurance held by the at-fault party.  Our ability to obtain insurance policy limits on a client’s behalf is dependent upon the client’s specific injuries, dynamics of the subject accident, and the at-fault party’s available policy limits of insurance.

    SINGLE CAR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
    LIABILITY & UIM POLICY LIMITS

    Our client was severely injured, suffering a broken neck requiring surgical repair, when the driver of a vehicle in which she was a passenger lost control of the vehicle. We were able to obtain all available liability insurance policy limits as well as our client’s underinsured motorist coverage policy limits on her at home vehicle.

    SINGLE CAR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
    LIABILITY & UIM POLICY LIMITS

    Our client was injured when the driver of a vehicle lost control, resulting in our client being ejected through the sunroof of the vehicle in which he was a backseat passenger. We were able to obtain all available liability insurance policy limits as well as our client’s underinsured motorist coverage policy limits on his at home vehicle.

    SINGLE CAR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
    LIABILITY & UIM POLICY LIMITS

    Our client, who was a passenger, was injured when her mother lost control of a vehicle she was driving. We were able to obtain all available liability insurance policy limits as well as our client’s underinsured motorist coverage policy limits on her at home vehicle.

    PARKING LOT MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
    SIGNIFICANT SETTLEMENT

    Our client was sitting in a parked vehicle in a parking lot when rear-ended by the at-fault party, who was backing out of a parking spot. Despite the relatively low impact collision and minimal medical treatment, we were able to obtain a settlement more than five times her medical bills.

    SINGLE CAR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
    LIABILITY POLICY LIMITS

    Our client was riding with a friend when the friend, driving too fast for conditions, hit a downed tree in the roadway, causing significant injuries to client. We were able to obtain all available liability insurance policy limits.

    MOTOR VEHICLE VERSUS PEDESTRIAN
    LIABILITY POLICY LIMITS

    Our client, a minor, was struck by a car when she walked into the roadway to head towards the football stadium for a high school football game. Despite disputed and contested liability, we were able to secure the policy limits of the car’s driver.

    MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
    CONFIDENTIAL SIX FIGURE SETTLEMENT

    Our client was injured when his motorcycle left the roadway to avoid rear-ending a vehicle that had come to an abrupt stop due to another vehicle entering its lane of travel. Due to our efforts in speaking with witnesses, evaluating the scene, and conducting a thorough investigation, we were able to secure a six figure settlement although our client incurred a relatively minor amount of medical bills and suffered no permanent injury.

    MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
    SETTLEMENT IN EXCESS OF POLICY LIMITS

    Client was involved in a collision when defendant driver ran a red light. We demanded policy limits for our injured client, whose medical bills totaled approximately $8,000. After the insurance company balked at our attempts to have our client reasonably compensated, we filed a lawsuit. The defendant driver went into default for failing to answer and, despite the insurance company having received a courtesy copy of the Complaint, no attorney appeared on behalf of the defendant. We then negotiated a settlement in excessive of the defendant’s insurance policy limits, arguing the insurance company acted in bad faith by its inadequate adjusting of the claims brought against its insured. Prior to filing suit, the insurance company’s highest settlement offer was $9,000.

    MOTOR VEHICLE VS. PEDESTRIAN
    POLICY LIMITS

    Our client was injured when she was struck by a car while riding her bicycle in the roadway. Although both parties were identified as contributing to the accident on the police report, we were able to successfully negotiate a settlement of our client’s claims against the driver for the policy limits of the driver’s insurance.

    MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT/HEAD-ON-COLLISION
    SIX-FIGURE SETTLEMENT
     

    Our client was traveling on Interstate 77 when a driver, traveling inattentively and too fast for conditions, left her lane of travel, crossed the median, and struck out client head-on, resulting in serious and traumatic bodily injury. After just months of aggressive pre-litigation tactics, we were able to obtain a successful six-figure settlement. We also successfully negotiated with Medicare to substantially reduce our client’s outstanding Medicare lien, ensuring our client received as much compensation in pocket as possible to assist with her future medical care and bill.