Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina | What You Need to Know

Pedestrian accidents are among the most severe, as pedestrians stand little chance against the sheer size and weight of a motor vehicle. If you were recently injured as a pedestrian, our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how we can help if you have been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most pedestrian accidents happen in South Carolina?

Pedestrian accidents, not unlike most other accidents, are typically caused by negligence. Pedestrians and drivers are both responsible for following the rules and regulations of the road, and when they neglect this responsibility, serious accidents can occur. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents that we see are as follows:

  • Texting while driving (distracted driving)
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Ignoring crosswalk signs
  • Ignoring traffic signs/lights
  • Overgrown vegetation, preventing drivers from seeing pedestrians
  • Unsafe road or weather conditions
  • Dim lighting, preventing drivers from seeing pedestrians

What are the most common injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents?

As you can imagine, when pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles, they often sustain various very serious injuries as a result. These injuries can drastically impact a person’s life for months or years down the road, if not permanently. Just some of the most common injuries we see sustained as a result of pedestrian accidents are as follows:

  • Lacerations
  • Spine injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash
  • Sprains

What damages are recoverable in a personal injury claim?

As long as you and your Chesterfield County auto accident lawyer can gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, such as a careless driver or cyclist, you should recover financial compensation to help offset some of the economic, physical, and emotional damages you’ve incurred. This should help compensate you for various economic and non-economic damages, including the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • The loss of enjoyment of life
  • The cost of medical bills
  • Loss of consortium
  • The cost of past and future lost wages

If you believe you were hurt as a result of another person’s negligence, the time to act is now. We are here to help you satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim and recover the compensation you deserve and need to move on with your life.


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