Bicycle Accident Lawyers Serving Beaufort, Hilton Head Island - We Understand What Victims Need
Bicycling is a popular hobby in Beaufort, Hilton Head Island and throughout South Carolina's Lowcountry. Most drivers know they should be careful when cyclists share the road, but bicycle accidents continue to happen every year in communities throughout the Lowcountry. An accident between a bicycle and larger vehicle can have devastating consequences, whether the cyclist is stopped at a crosswalk in Bluffton or sharing the road while en route to St. Helena's Island or Lady's Island.
At Twenge + Twombley, our Beaufort, SC bicycle accident attorneys represent cyclists who are injured in car, truck or motorcycle accidents in Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and throughout South Carolina's Lowcountry. South Carolina bicyclists have a right to share the road with other vehicles. When faced with severe injuries, bicycle accident victims have a legal right to collect compensation for their losses. Don't hesitate to contact a bicycle accident lawyer at Twenge + Twombley today. Call our Beaufort office at 866-452-6315.
If you think cycling accidents in South Carolina are rare, think again. Citing figures released in 2012 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the South Carolina Department of Transportation states that bicycle death rates are among the worst in the nation. There were 14 fatalities involving cyclists in 2010 - three more deaths than in 2009. South Carolina also reports a high rate of pedestrian accidents compared to other states.
Who's at fault in a South Carolina bicycle accident?
When a car or truck collides with bicyclist, who was at fault is an important issue. Common causes of bicycle accidents include distracted drivers, drunk drivers or drivers who choose to speed or drive recklessly. However, oftentimes drivers may claim they simply "failed to see" a bicyclist at a crosswalk or alongside the road. Their insurance company might even try to say it was a cyclist's negligence that directly caused the accident.
South Carolina is a comparative negligence state. Your recovery in a personal injury lawsuit 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 bicycle accident lawyer today
South Carolina bicycle accident victims and their families know they can trust the experienced legal team at Twenge + Twombley to work tirelessly for them every step of the way. We're proud of our reputation as a small law firm that delivers big results. Our lawyers handle each case personally. We take the time to get to know each of our clients. We're ready to take the time to build the most solid and successful legal strategy on your behalf.
Let us fight for you. Call 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case consultation with an aggressive, determined bicycle accident attorney in Beaufort, SC. We work tirelessly to protect the rights of clients in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and other communities throughout South Carolina's Lowcountry.
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