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I Got Hit by a Car on My Bike—Can I Sue?

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You may have had a great time rolling around on the many nature trails, city sights, and other popular bicycling destinations around South Carolina. There’s just one problem—not everyone is so careful and safe to ride around. 

You may have been hit by a car on your bike—can you sue? 

If you have any questions about your lawsuit, you may need a bicycle accident lawyer from HawkLaw, PA. We can help you seek compensation for your losses. 

Who’s at Fault for a SC Bicycle Accident? 

When you’re hurt because someone else hit your bike, you may be concerned about identifying the at-fault party. You were struck by a moving vehicle you may not have seen, or you hit your head and you simply don’t remember who hit you. 

Typically, determining who’s at fault depends on who caused your accident. But there are details that can change that. For example, you may have been hit by a delivery driver who was on the clock at the time. In those cases, their employers may be at fault for their actions. Make sure you talk to your South Carolina bike accident attorney before you file against someone else. 

Compensation after Being Hit by a Car 

When you’re hit by a car while on your bike, you may be entitled to compensation that covers all your losses, not just a portion of them. That compensation should include financial and non-financial losses caused by the bicycle accident. 

These losses, also called damages, can be hard to determine. For example, you may have receipts for your medical bills, but what about your future expenses? You know you’ve been in severe pain, but how does that translate to compensation for non-economic damages

If you’re not sure what your bicycle accident lawsuit is worth, talking to a South Carolina bicycle accident lawyer can help. We understand how confusing your claim can be, so we’re here to help you make the right decisions about your claim. 

Call a Lawyer about Your South Carolina Bicycle Accident

When you’re injured by a careless driver, you may be concerned about your legal options. Sure, you got hit by a car on your bike, but can you sue? That question stalls a lot of bicycle accident lawsuits for people who need them. 

Here’s the good news—you may be eligible for compensation that covers your losses caused by the bicycle accident. You and your lawyer from HawkLaw, PA can build a lawsuit against the at-fault person, starting with a free consultation* and possibly ending with compensation. When you’re ready to seek compensation, call 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or complete the online contact form

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