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.
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!
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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.
Following the first meeting, your dedicated personal injury lawyer will launch your case. We have an investigative team with years of experience identifying what happened, recreating the incident, and collecting any evidence that helps with 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.
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, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.