Charleston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
The Advocacy You Need for the Compensation You Deserve
Pedestrians often sustain injuries in accidents when drivers are unaware, reckless, or distracted. If your loved one was hurt in a pedestrian accident, seek answers and pursue compensation, starting with a free case evaluation from a Charleston personal injury attorney at Traywick Law Offices. Knowing your rights makes all the difference. Our firm is prepared to advocate for you aggressively and effectively, prioritizing your needs and ensuring you have access to the dedicated and effective representation that you need.
Call Traywick Law Offices at (843) 606-5909 now for a free consultation or fill out our online form today to learn more about pedestrian accidents and your rights.
Who Is at Risk for a Pedestrian Accident?
Being a pedestrian is dangerous—in fact, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car accident every time they go on a trip than a driver. Alcohol involvement is a major contributing factor in car accidents with pedestrians / cyclists.
Pedestrian groups that are especially at risk include:
- Elderly adults
- Pedestrians who are under the influence of alcohol
What Causes Most Pedestrian Accidents?
Pedestrian accidents often result in major injuries, including head trauma, spinal cord damage, and more. Unfortunately, South Carolina is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to pedestrian and cyclist safety. In fact, in a list of top 10 most dangerous states for pedestrians, South Carolina came in third with 2.60 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people. The state saw 123 pedestrian fatalities in total in 2012. In 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), there were 4,735 pedestrian fatalities nationwide—or one every two hours. On top of that, over 150,000 pedestrians had to receive emergency medical treatment.
Some of the top causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving, such as talking on the phone, eating, changing the radio station, playing music, or texting behind the wheel
- Fatigued driving or falling asleep behind the wheel
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Ignoring road signs including yield signs and stop signs
- Speeding / driving too fast for conditions
Receive the Counsel You Need, Starting with a Free Session
Pedestrians and cyclists injured in automobile accidents have an advocate in Traywick Law Offices. Our team is knowledgeable and caring with a reputation for winning. We urge you to speak with our attorney to learn all about the options you have when it comes to your pedestrian accident case in South Carolina. Receiving a free consultation with our personal injury attorney is a great way to learn about your options and a positive first step toward obtaining justice after an accident. During this no-obligation case review, you can discuss with an attorney what happened, whether or not you should take legal action, and what to expect if you do.
When you call Traywick Law Offices, we can arrange a free consultation with our Charleston personal injury lawyer. We urge you to take action. Call us at (843) 606-5909 to discuss your legal standing.