Accident victims and their families face losing a loved one or the long-term consequences of serious, life-altering injuries. They need to know what their rights are in the days that follow. Our South Carolina pedestrian accident attorneys can help.
According to GHSA, pedestrian deaths skyrocketed in 2020. Even with fewer drivers on the road due to the pandemic, pedestrian deaths increased by 4.8%. Even accidents that are not fatalities can lead to thousands of dollars of medical bills or long-term health issues.
Collisions between pedestrians and motor vehicles can result in life-altering personal injuries. In a crash between a car and a pedestrian, the car always wins.
However, these types of crashes shouldn’t occur as both drivers and pedestrians are responsible for safe conditions where people can cross the road. That’s why HawkLaw’s detail-oriented pedestrian accident lawyers use the comparative negligence laws to fight for your right to fair and equitable compensation as a result of a driver’s negligence at an intersection.
At HawkLaw, our South Carolina pedestrian accident attorneys can help victims and victims’ families recover damages. Call 888.HAWK.LAW or use our contact page to schedule an appointment for your free consultation* today.
When an accident occurs, and a pedestrian suffers an injury or loses their life, it is critical to understand why this occurred. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
Injured pedestrians often have no ability to get out of the way of a vehicle that strikes them. Even if the pedestrian has the right of way, it is likely that the vehicle will strike and cause serious injuries. A HawkLaw personal injury attorney can help you overcome the losses you face due to these types of events, including bike accidents.
If you suffered an accident of any type, it is critical to seek medical care right away. Doing so provides the best opportunity to document what’s occurred to you. Consider some types of injuries a person may suffer due to an accident with a vehicle.
If a distracted driver caused your pedestrian accident or someone recklessly ran a red light on their rush to go somewhere, and it caused you to suffer injuries, it’s critical to reach out for immediate help. Our South Carolina pedestrian accident lawyers can help you. Allow our legal team to support you as you work toward overcoming these losses.
Turning to a law firm is an important decision for those who suffered an injury at the hands of another person due to a car accident. There are several situations where this may be important.
Have you lost a loved one as a result of a pedestrian accident? Family members may be able to file a claim for the losses they suffered with the help of a personal injury lawyer to help them get the compensation owed to them from an insurance company or an individual who is responsible.
Do you have high medical expenses as a result of such an accident? If you have numerous medical bills that stem from such an accident, you may feel overwhelmed with what to do about it. Pedestrian accident victims may have thousands of dollars in medical debt created from this type of accident.
Is the driver of the vehicle at fault? In-vehicle accidents like this, it is important to determine who is at fault for the loss. With the help of legal advice from your attorney, you may be able to determine if you have a case. During a case evaluation, your attorney can answer questions to help decide this.
Always consult an attorney if you suffer serious injuries in a pedestrian accident. Even if you are unsure you crossed at a marked crosswalk or if the traffic signals were off, it’s always best to reach out to an attorney to determine if you have a case.
In most pedestrian accident cases, it’s critical to take care of all urgent medical needs immediately. That means calling 911 and waiting for help to arrive. Even if you feel okay, be sure to call emergency services, including the police, to document your case.
If it is possible, gather information from those surrounding you. This may include the contact information for witnesses who may be able to help in your case. You may also want to take photos of the accident if it is safe to do so. Avoid remaining in intersections where you could be at further risk.
Then, seek out a personal injury law team to help you. Contact an attorney to discuss your case immediately. Do not talk to the insurance company before getting an attorney’s insight. That helps to protect your compensation. We offer a free initial consultation* that may provide you with the information you need to protect your rights under South Carolina law.
When pedestrians and motor vehicles have to cross paths daily, accidents are bound to occur. In 2015, over 100 pedestrians died from their injuries in these accidents. At HawkLaw, we think one death is too many. When a negligent driver strikes a pedestrian, the law is on the victim’s side.
Our team of dedicated pedestrian accident lawyers is ready, willing, and able to help you fight for fair compensation due to a negligent driver’s actions at a crosswalk. You do not have to lead that fight alone; that’s why we’re here, to help you shoulder that weight. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start fighting for you. Call 888-HAWKLAW today or use our live chat, and we’ll get to work right away!
"*" indicates required fields
HawkLaw will work to prove the defendant’s fault for a pedestrian accident, and we have the experience to help you win a settlement. We will:
Send our team of investigators to the scene of your accident. They will photograph the location, talk to eyewitnesses, and secure any footage of the accident available.
We’ll review the official police report for your accident, gathering any information we can use to prove your innocence in a pedestrian accident. The law is often on the pedestrian’s side in these cases, and a police report may prove that you weren’t breaking any roadway rules.
In the event of a pedestrian accident, you’ll be forced to seek treatment for your injuries; this treatment is typically very expensive. We’ll use all of our investigative skills to build your case.
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.
Once we have what we need to build a case for your claim, 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, your lawyer* will advise you about the option of going to court.
Due to the statute of limitations, South Carolina only affords you three years to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, so it is important to consult with a lawyer right away. But if some time has passed since your injury, the law does provide some limited exceptions so you might not be out of luck. Contact HawkLaw today to find out if you still have a viable claim.
In the event you become victimized by a pedestrian accident, you need to be able to prove the negligence of the driver responsible for the accident. Proving that degree of negligence without legal training is very difficult and unlikely to be well-received within the courts. Hiring a lawyer and an entire legal team of investigators to recreate the accident with documented proof from police reports brings a much stronger case to the courts.
Hawklaw, P.A. has lawyers for pedestrian accidents fighting out of Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg. Through these four offices, we serve all of South Carolina. Even if you are in a smaller city like Sumter or Myrtle Beach, we will fight for you. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.*