Those who possess a South Carolina driver’s license have an obligation to yield to pedestrians at crossings and operate their vehicles with caution whenever heavy foot traffic is evident. However, many drivers fail to use caution when pedestrians are present, resulting in catastrophic accidents, injuries, and deaths.
If you sustained an injury after being hit by a negligent driver while walking, our Mt. Pleasant personal injury attorneys at Lawton Law Firm are committed to getting results. With more than three decades of collective experience, we have a comprehensive understanding of South Carolina law to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system.
Many pedestrian accidents occur annually in the United States, with the most common type involving collisions with motor vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report in 2013, nearly 5,000 pedestrians were killed, and an estimated 66,000 were injured in traffic collisions in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes.
The most common areas where pedestrian accidents occur include:
Motorists often blame the victims in auto accidents involving pedestrians, claiming they were performing some illegal action that could’ve prevented the collision – such as jaywalking, texting while walking, or crossing against the traffic light. Lawton Law Firm can develop an effective and personalized case strategy just for you. We offer our legal services for Personal Injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t have to pay us anything unless we make a recovery.
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