South Carolina Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Helping you ride towards a peaceful settlement

Riding a bicycle is something we can all appreciate as far back as our childhoods. But it can be perilous if drivers are not cautious on the road. That’s why we’re here to do Right By You and prop you back up in a fight for fair compensation. Simply call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and our team will get to work.
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HawkLaw’s bicycle accident lawyers help you hold others to account

One of the best ways to exercise and appreciate the great outdoors is to go on a bike ride. Bicycles are convenient ways to get around town, especially in larger cities with heavy traffic, and they’re also more environmentally friendly modes of transportation. But there is the potential for serious injury in the event you’re ever involved in a collision with a motor vehicle.

Unlike drivers, bicyclists don’t have the protection of a full metal vehicle to shield them from injury. Cyclists only have the clothes they wear and the helmets on their heads, potentially exposing them to significant bodily injury or harm. Cyclists stand to take the brunt of injuries in a road accident, and you deserve to receive fair and equitable compensation for those injuries.

HawkLaw’s 'Right By You' bicycle injury legal process:

1. Talk to us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building your case

Following our initial meeting, we’ll launch an investigation into how the injury occurred and assemble paperwork to help prove your case. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.

3. Initial negotiations

When enough evidence is collected, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

Why Choose HawkLaw’s Bicycle Injury Attorneys 

HawkLaw fully stands behind the bicycle rules of the road that protect you and other cyclists from dangerous, reckless, or negligent drivers. Our experienced bicycle accident attorneys are immersed in South Carolina’s bicycle laws, and we use that knowledge to always put you first and represent your interests to the best of our abilities in pursuit of fair and just compensation.

Everyone should feel safe enough to go out and ride a bike whenever they choose to do so. In the event that you’re in a bicycle accident and become the victim of a personal injury, we want you to know that you don’t have to face that experience alone. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or night.  

Common Causes of Bicycle Injuries

Hit-and-run accidents

One of the most common causes of bicycle accidents is hit-and-runs. Drivers who are negligent or reckless hit a cyclist and drive off without stopping to check on the victim. The consequences of these incidents can be as serious as broken boneshead injuries, or spinal damage. 

Hazards in the road

Hazards that disrupt the flow of the road can be difficult to see, especially for cyclists. Also, since cyclists have little to no protection, hazards are very dangerous for cyclists. They can be responsible for scrapes, cuts, lesions, and other injuries – similar to slip-and-fall accidents. 

Road rage

Drivers who succumb to road rage are among the most dangerous people on the road, according to one South Carolina Deputy County Sheriff. Cyclists are most at risk of dangerous road rage drivers due to the lack of protection on a bicycle. 

Bicycle equipment malfunctions

Like any piece of equipment, bicycle frames, handlebars, petals, and wheels all have a useful shelf life. But if those materials malfunction long before they should, you could end up in a potentially dangerous situation that causes bodily injury. 

Dog bite & chase incidents

In some cases, a bicycle injury occurs when a neighborhood dog chases after you as you begin your ride. A rather large dog could knock you off the bike or cause a painful dog bite that requires medical treatment. 

Common FAQs

A bicycle accident causes injury that most likely requires medical attention. You’ll likely require time off from work to heal from the treatment as you cope with ongoing physical pain and other monetary and nonmonetary losses. You might not consider all of these factors for a bicycle accident, but they all add into any claim you file from the injury. 

 

It’s not uncommon for police respondents to lay the blame of an accident involving a bicycle on the cyclist themself. Thankfully, police reports will not be admissible in court for a bike accident, placing the outcome of the case squarely on the evidence and the investigation. That’s why a digital-first law firm like HawkLaw, which has an in-house investigative team that conducts thorough investigative work, will help you build the case you need to prove your claim. 

Under South Carolina’s bicycle laws, cyclists are not legally required to wear protective gear, including helmets. Insurers may try to counter your claim by stating that you contributed to the severity of the accident by not wearing a helmet. But you can still proceed with your case and your bicycle accident lawyer will argue for full compensation, regardless of what protective gear you may or may not have worn at the time of the accident. 

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