Pedestrian & Bicycling Crashes
Even if you look both ways before crossing the street or ride your bicycle carefully, you can be one of the many people who are struck by a car or truck every year in South Carolina.
I have handled cases for pedestrians and bicyclists who have been injured by negligent drivers. It only takes a momentary lapse in judgment or attention for a driver to run a stop sign or fail to see a pedestrian entering a crosswalk. Obviously, any time a person is hit by a car while on foot or a bicycle, the odds of suffering a serious injury are high. I have handled wrongful death cases that resulted from a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle.
Many of these cases involve either the driver or pedestrian being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which greatly increases the odds of a driver committing a traffic infraction or being distracted. Even in cases where it is difficult to determine whether the driver was at fault, it is possible to recover substantial compensation for the injured party.