South Carolina Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
South Carolina Code § 56-5-3130(a) establishes that at intersections without traffic-control signals, drivers must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk. Under South Carolina Code § 56-5-3160(d), however, pedestrians on roadways must yield the right-of-way to all vehicles on the roadway.
Pedestrians throughout the Palmetto State sustain serious injuries when they are involved in accidents caused by driver negligence. In many cases, victims are overwhelmed with medical bills while unable to work for several weeks, months, or even years. These costs should never come directly from the pockets of innocent people.
Need an Injury Lawyer South Carolina helps both residents and visitors who have sustained severe injuries in pedestrian crashes. We assist clients in communities all over Spartanburg County, Lexington County, York County, Berkeley County, Greenville County, Richland County, Charleston County, Horry County, and many other surrounding areas.
Causes of South Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
In most cases, pedestrians are harmed because of the negligence of motor vehicle drivers. A motorist may have been distracted—possibly texting or otherwise using a cell phone while driving—or impaired by drugs and/or alcohol.
Need an Injury Lawyer South Carolina will fully investigate the circumstances surrounding your crash and make the negligent party is held fully accountable. If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, you should avoid speaking to any representatives from insurance companies until you have legal representation.
Insurers for negligent parties will actively seek to minimize any compensation that is awarded to you. In some cases, they may even attempt to argue that you alone were at fault for your injuries. Our firm will be your legal advocate and fight to protect your rights.
Kinds of Pedestrian Accident Injuries in South Carolina
Pedestrians are not afforded the same kinds of protection that is inherent to most motor vehicles. As a result, collisions involving pedestrians often leave the people traveling by foot highly susceptible to severe injuries.
In many cases, treating such injuries requires lengthy hospital stays. Some people require several months, years, or possibly even an entire lifetime of rehabilitation. Additionally, victims can be unable to return to their previous places of employment, and some victims are never able to regain any working capacity.
Some of the most common types of serious injuries pedestrians may sustain include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Fractures (broken bones)
Find a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in South Carolina
If you were severely injured or your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident anywhere in South Carolina, it is in your best interest to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Need an Injury Lawyer South Carolina serves Hilton Head Island, Charleston, Goose Creek, Myrtle Beach, Anderson, Greer, Greenville, Greenwood, Mauldin, North Augusta, Columbia, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Rock Hill, Florence, Spartanburg, Summerville, Aiken, Sumter, and many others.
We can be contacted 24/7 to arrange a free, no obligation so our personal injury attorneys can provide a complete evaluation of your case. Our firm provides legal representation on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not pay us anything unless you receive a monetary award.