Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Serving Hilton Head Island, Beaufort – We Fight Aggressively for Our Clients
Drivers across South Carolina’s Lowcountry know they need to be careful when there are pedestrians on the road. But reckless and impatient drivers put pedestrians at risk every day, whether legally crossing an intersection in Beaufort’s historic district or walking alongside the busy streets of Hilton Head Island during peak vacation season. Pedestrian accidents are rarely minor and often result in catastrophic, potentially fatal injuries to accident victims.
At Twenge + Twombley, our Beaufort, SC pedestrian accident attorneys understand that pedestrians have the right to share the road with other vehicles. That’s why we work so hard to provide legal representation to pedestrians injured in car, truck or motorcycle accidents throughout South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Don’t hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident lawyer at Twenge + Twombley today. Call our Beaufort office at 866-452-6315.
Like bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents in South Carolina unfortunately are not uncommon and can be fatal. Citing figures released in 2012 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the South Carolina Department of Transportation reports that South Carolina is in the top 5 states nationally in terms of per capita deaths to pedestrians. There were 90 fatalities reported in 2010, an increase in 1 death over 2009’s number.
Determining fault in South Carolina pedestrian accidents
Determining who’s at fault in a pedestrian accident can be complicated. It’s important to have an experienced attorney who can thoroughly investigate and collect critical evidence to support a claim. Pedestrian accident liability can greatly affect an injury victim’s right to collect compensation.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents include distracted drivers, drunk drivers or drivers who choose to speed or drive recklessly. Oftentimes negligent drivers may claim they simply “failed to see” a pedestrian and their insurance company might even try to say it was a pedestrian’s negligence that directly caused the accident.
South Carolina is a comparative negligence state, meaning your recovery in a pedestrian accident claim will be reduced by any percentage of fault that is assigned to you. If you are more than 51 percent at fault, the other driver is not responsible for paying you anything. It’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to preserve evidence of liability such as skid marks, damage to vehicles and witness statements.
Contact a Beaufort, SC pedestrian accident lawyer today
Twenge + Twombley has a hard-earned reputation throughout South Carolina as a small firm that delivers big results. That’s because the needs of our clients always comes first. We handle each case personally. We spend time getting to know our clients. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident or lost a loved one, our attorneys are willing to work tirelessly to build a solid, successful legal strategy on your behalf.
Discover the difference a knowledgeable, experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Beaufort, SC can make. Call 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free case consultation. We serve clients in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and other communities throughout South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
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