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Auto-pedestrian accidents are a serious concern in Charleston, South Carolina. Our attorneys can help you receive justice.

In 2009, a pedestrian or jogger was killed on South Carolina roadways every four days. Even worse, the number of pedestrians injured in accidents is increasing annually. The unfortunate reality is that many of these accidents were caused by the negligence of a driver. Moreover, due to the sheer number of cars, people living in densely populated urban areas are far more likely to be involved in these kinds of accidents.

Car vs. Pedestrian Accidents

Obviously, pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents can be injurious. They often result in injury and may result in wrongful death; they can also require a lifetime of follow-up treatment for victims. In South Carolina, victims or their families are allowed to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who caused the accident. Our experienced attorneys can help you recover the money needed for medical bills, missed work, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and additional damages in the case of a fatality.

Automobile-pedestrian accidents are caused by a number of reasons, including:

  • Intoxicated drivers: Simply said, people who get drunk and drive are acting carelessly; they jeopardize their own safety as well as the safety of pedestrians and other drivers. Alcohol impairs a driver’s ability to think clearly, respond as swiftly, and even over react while behind the wheel.
  • Distracted drivers: Technology and other distractions play a huge role in many pedestrian accidents. Driving while talking or texting on a cell phone, putting on makeup, eating food, or even talking with other passengers in the car can distract a driver and contribute to an automobile-pedestrian accident.
  • Driver negligence: Ignoring red lights, running stop lights, speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians crossings, or improperly maintaining a car’s brakes or tires is also a huge contributor to pedestrian accidents.

Consequences of Auto vs. Pedestrian Accidents

Collisions between pedestrians and automobiles can result in serious, life-altering injuries including broken bones, brain injuries, amputations, spinal injuries, burns, permanent nerve damage, or more. For you or your family member to make a full recovery you need an experienced attorney. Insurance companies will only pay what they are forced to pay. At the Bostic Law Firm, we understand this truism. Our attorneys will work you, your doctors, rehabilitation experts, and others to determine carefully how much money you need to cover the cost of your injuries now and in the future.

Legal Help is Available for No Up-front Fees

You do not have to negotiate with the automobile insurance companies! More often than not, you will receive the compensation you could have had you employed an experienced attorney. At the Bostic Law Firm, we have years of experience and we know how to pressure insurance companies to pay the full limits of responsible party’s insurance policy. Why risk it? Let our team of advocates fight for you.

Your best chance to receive the compensation you need will come after you speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. In the meantime, do not sign any papers or agree to any offers from an insurance company. Doing so may reduce the amount of money you need and deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and additional losses resulting from the accident. Our Charleston pedestrian accident attorneys will work diligently to offer the advice you need to understand your case, your rights, and the options you have to pursue justice for your injuries.

Our staff is highly experienced in both settlement negotiation and litigation, allowing us to pursue compensation for your losses through whatever means necessary. To build your case, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the events leading to the accident. Any evidence demonstrating the negligence of the other party involved will be used to negotiate a settlement or plead your case in court.

Contact us online or call 1-888-571-2525 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your concerns.