In Need of A Pedestrian Accident Injury Attorney in Rock Hill, SC?
According to a recent data analysis, it does not take high speeds to severely injure — or kill — pedestrians. Across the nation, one in three pedestrians hit by vehicles traveling 25 mph is severely injured, and one in ten pedestrians hit at 35 mph is killed.
Much closer to home, the South Carolina Traffic Safety Factbook lists one pedestrian is killed every 1.9 days somewhere in the state.
Our York County personal injury lawyers know that even when pedestrians survive South Carolina vehicle collisions, they have a long road to recovery ahead. We want to help lessen the stress and anxiety that accompanies their physical rehabilitation by pursuing the at-fault driver who caused their injuries for their full financial recovery.
When they do not survive their injuries, we help families throughout South Carolina pursue negligent drivers and their insurance companies for their damages by pursuing wrongful death claims against the liable parties.
If you have been injured in a South Carolina pedestrian accident or lost a loved one who was killed by a motorist while on foot, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers in Rock Hill today for help. We have the legal skills, resources, and experience to pursue your case to achieve a successful outcome, starting with a consultation.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Rock Hill Represent Clients in the Following Cases Also:
- Auto Accident
- Common Causes for Car Accident
- Dog Bite
- Hit and Run
- Sexual Abuse
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Truck Accident
What Are the Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina?
It is no secret that there is a direct correlation between distracted driving and an increase in pedestrian accidents across the country, and here in South Carolina.
In addition to the technology in drivers’ hands and behind the wheel causing significant distractions, the overall size of vehicles is much larger than they were even a decade ago, which is leading to catastrophic pedestrian crashes, injuries, and fatalities throughout South Carolina.
Statistics show, getting hit by a Cadillac Escalade, Ford F-150, Dodge Caravan or other pickup truck, SUV or minivan increases pedestrian mortality rates by 54% at 25 mph compared to rates for sedans.
Besides driver distraction, the other common causes of pedestrian accidents, injuries, and fatalities include, but are not limited to:
- Alcohol or drug-impaired driving.
- Aggressive and reckless driving.
- Failing to follow traffic signs, signals, and school zone requirements.
- Drivers disobeying crosswalk signals.
- Failing to yield to the pedestrian’s right of way.
- Making improper turns.
- Lack of sleep or exhausted driving.
- Drivers who go around other vehicles that are stopped at crosswalks.
- Drivers that reverse their vehicles without checking their complete surroundings.
Pedestrian accidents inherently lead to catastrophic accidents including broken or crushed bones, internal bleeding and organ damage, neck and spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injuries that require extended or even life-long medical care, significant time away from work — when our clients can go back to work — and significant pain and suffering that must be accounted for when pursuing a proper personal injury claim.
We can help.
Contact Our Dedicated Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Rock Hill, South Carolina Today to Schedule a consultation
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident or have tragically lost a loved one who was hit by a negligent driver in South Carolina, contact our Rock Hill personal injury attorneys today by calling (803) 985-9200 to schedule a consultation.
We are here to help you get through this difficult time by holding the negligent party who caused your losses liable for your full financial recovery.