Our Areas of Practices
Have You Been Injured? Do You Have A Criminal Or Family Law Problem And Need Professional Representation? We Can Help! Established in Columbia, South Carolina in 1993 Burriss & Ridgeway Injury Lawyers have gained a reputation throughout South Carolina as a law firm that cares about its clients. We Have The Experience & Knowledge Your Case Deserves!
By narrowing their focus and giving special attention to injury cases, attorneys Hank Burriss and Wayne Ridgeway have created a unique style of providing legal services with an effective balance of compassion, experience, knowledge and tenacity.
The Burriss & Ridgeway success is based on a mission to work intelligently and persistently on every client’s behalf while using the latest technology. Our team believes quality communication is a key to solving clients’ problems by keeping clients well informed at every stage of their personal injury or WORKERS’ COMPENSATION case. We represent clients across South Carolina and are conveniently located in South Carolina with offices in Columbia, Lexington and Orangeburg.
Automobile Accidents Have you been in an automobile accident? Put us to work for you!
In our high-speed society, automobile accidents seem to be unavoidable. However, as commonplace as they may seem, these events can cause exorbitant stress, hardships, and costs for victims. Often, when overwhelmed by injuries, police reports, insurance companies, and offers for settlement, injured parties lose sight of what is best for them, or lose the will to fight for the settlement that they deserve.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Injury Cases Have you been injured on the job? You have rights!
If you have been injured on the job, your employer is required by law to absorb certain costs associated with your injury and pay you a lump sum for any permanent impairment that you have suffered. In South Carolina, a worker does not need to prove that the employer caused the injury, but instead must prove only that at the time of the injury the worker was engaged in the course and scope of his employment.
Nursing Home Negligence Loved one in a nursing home been mistreated?
Probably the most appalling injustices of our society are those committed against the elderly. If you have placed a loved one in a nursing home, or some other form of managed care and they have been mistreated in any way, Burriss and Ridgeway can help you seek justice. The decision to place a loved one in the care of another is a decision that none of us take lightly. Certainly when such a decision is made it is our expectation that the level of care and attention provided will meet certain acceptable standards.
Motorcycle Injury Accidents In an accident involving a motorcycle? Read this!
Motorcycle accidents in Columbia, SC, as well as any other city and state, are very serious cases that demand a great deal of attention and deserve this attention immediately after the accident has occurred. The stakes in these cases can be very high due to the unfortunate nature of injuries often suffered.
Slip And Fall Accidents Did you have a slip and fall type accident? Put us on it!
Slip and Fall accidents are serious matters and can lead to long-term health related issues, such as pain and suffering, lost wages, and a simple inability to carry on your normal activities. If you have suffered a slip and fall in a place of business or on someone else’s property, you may have the right to pursue legal action against the party at fault.
Product Liability Cases Have you suffered harm from a defective product?
When a company or merchant places a product into your hands they are responsible for injuries sustained due to the malfunctioning of the product, manufacturing defects that may exist or a failure to warn you of the dangers associated with use.
Wrongful Death Accidents Lost a loved one due to negligence?
There is nothing more unfortunate than the death of a loved one, especially when it was avoidable or due to the negligence of others. Too often, the grief resulting from such a death disables the family from being able to rationally or effectively seek justice.
Defamation Cases Has your reputation been harmed by inaccurate statements?
For almost all of us, there is nothing as dear or as personal as our reputation in our community. It is also true that there is almost nothing as difficult to restore.
Defamation is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal action to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism.
Medical Malpractice Cases You or a loved one the victim of negligence at the hands of a medical professional?
If you or a loved one is the victim of negligence at the hands of a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages that were inflicted. Medical practitioners have a responsibility to do what is best for their patients and protect their well-being.
Trucking Accidents Been in an accident involving a commercial vehicle?
A large percentage of automobile accidents involve large tractor-trailers, or “eighteen-wheelers.” Due to the size and weight of these rigs, these accidents are especially dangerous, often leading to serious injury or death. If you have been involved in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, it is important that you realize that there are many regulations regarding the operating of these vehicles, and that you might be more entitled to compensation than you would have been otherwise.
Family Law Have a family court matter and require representation?
Burriss & Ridgeway has over twenty years of experience in handling all types of domestic cases in the Family Courts of South Carolina. Through this experience we have learned that the most important thing we can do as your attorney is listen. We have been told by our clients that what sets us apart from other attorneys is that we truly listen to them.
Criminal Law & DUI Been charged with or under investigation for a crime?
If you have been charged with or are under investigation for a crime, it is critical that you seek professional legal counsel as quickly as possible. Legal representation is critical in an effort to safeguard your livelihood, property, and freedom. Attorneys at the Columbia law firm of Burriss and Ridgeway have solid courtroom experience and take every possible action to manage this potentially stressful experience, allowing for the process to proceed smoothly and well-positioned for success.