If you or someone you know has been seriously hurt in a pedestrian accident in South Carolina you could be entitled to make a claim to recover medical treatment, money damages and other compensation pursuant to the laws of your state. When you contact the Charleston pedestrian lawyers at Howell and Christmas, LLC you can trust that you have made the right decision in obtaining experienced representation to assist you in recovering and being reimbursed for all of your losses caused by the negligent acts of others.
Most pedestrian accidents are caused by a motorists that are not paying attention to their surroundings. They usually drive into an area where those walking clearly have the right of way. While auto accidents are the most predominant cause of these injuries and while streets and roadways are the most predominant areas in which these areas occur, pedestrian accidents and injuries occur everywhere from college campuses to busy city hubs and involve all types of mechanisms of injury including other pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, heavy equipment and machinery just to name a few.
Importantly, given the busy nature of the world around us, often times the witnesses to these accidents do not stop to report what they saw and heard from the accident. It is very important that you seek representation to help you gather all the evidence, documents and other information in a timely manner so that you have a better chance of pursuing and winning your case. Your Charleston pedestrian accident attorneys are ready to help you now.
Hiring An Attorney
Don’t become just another statistic and don’t trust the insurance company to treat you fairly in these types of cases. When you hire your law firm, you hire experienced attorneys who understand the law regarding accidents in South Carolina and can assist you in developing the liability and damages in your case. This includes, for example, determining hazardous road conditions, whether or not the at-fault driver was speeding and/or was negligently or recklessly operating his or her vehicle when causing the accident.
Defendants and insurance companies often defend these cases blaming you the pedestrian for your accident rather than taking responsibility for their actions in causing the serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Your Charleston pedestrian injury attorneys are here to help you now and are ready to start evaluating your case and developing the evidence to help you prove both liability and damages in your case.
These accidents can lead to serious traumatic injuries including, but not limited to spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, fractured bones, and traumatic brain injuries. According to reported statistical data the majority of these accidents occur on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, but of course these accidents can strike at any time of the day or night and on any day of the week.
Children under the age of 16 and of course our elderly population are reportedly those that are most effected by pedestrian accidents. Given that most of us that are walking are not protected with something surrounding them such as protective body armor, helmet, or other device, these types of accidents usually result in more severe injury and disability. According to reported statistics, these cases have an eighty–five percent chance of death when the accident involves a motor vehicle collision where the vehicle is traveling at forty miles per hour or greater in speed.
When you hire your Charleston pedestrian accident attorneys and staff you can take pride in knowing that you have hired an experienced accident and injury law firm that is skilled in holding wrong doers accountable and collecting benefits for the injured and their families. Your questions and inquiries are completely confidential and there is no obligation and no cost to you.