Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in South Carolina

Get Injured in a Pedestrian Accident in South Carolina? Get Help Now

A person who is standing, walking, or running alongside or across a road is highly likely to be seriously injured or killed if he or she is hit by a car or another motor vehicle. Even a pedestrian hit by a car in a parking lot or a vehicle that is slowly pulling away from a stop may be run over or dragged and suffer catastrophic injuries.

If you or a loved one has been hit by a car, truck, motorcycle, or another vehicle and badly injured in South Carolina, our dedicated personal injury attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you need. Our skilled South Carolina pedestrian accident lawyers have been helping innocent victims for more than 20 years.

Our South Carolina Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Will:

  • Provide a fast response 24/7. Our team answers phone calls, responds to email, and chats online whenever you need us, whether at night, over weekends, or on holidays.  
  • Connect you directly with an attorney for a consultation. We don’t rely on legal assistants or paralegals to assess whether you have a case. We know that when you are dealing with a serious legal matter, you deserve to speak directly with an attorney.
  • Respond to your situation with compassion and respect. Schiller & Hamilton pursues accident claims when we feel we can make a positive impact. We always provide initial legal consultations at no charge, and if we don’t think you need an attorney to get a fair settlement, we’ll say so. If we don’t think you have grounds for a case, we’ll explain why. But no matter what, we will meet with you in person to answer your questions.
  • Tailor our legal strategy based on your goals. We are skilled negotiators and highly qualified litigators. If we can move forward for you, we’ll develop a smart and strategic approach to your pedestrian accident claim. Our goal is full financial recovery for you. Seeing you satisfied is how we measure our firm’s success.
  • Provide outstanding customer service. Your priority should be your health. Our team can help you cope with the various legal, financial, and practical problems that come up after a serious accident. We’ll deal with insurance companies, contact you employer, and advise creditors about your accident and pending claim.

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“These guys are amazing. When I had nowhere else to turn, Bennett Schiller and his paralegal Donna Cooper, were there. They handled my case fantastically. I was in a terrible situation and they saw me through. They are so great. I’m using them for another legal case and even referred them to my boyfriend’s mother! I will use them again should I have a need for legal representation. Thank you Bennett and Donna!”

If you were injured as a pedestrian in a car accident, we can work to hold the negligent motorist accountable and demand compensation for medical bills and other losses you have suffered. Before agreeing to anything an insurance company offers, you should meet with us to discuss your pedestrian accident and a potential legal claim.

Contact the South Carolina pedestrian accident lawyers of Schiller & Hamilton as soon as you can. We provide personal injury legal services on a contingency-fee basis. Our representation won’t cost you a cent unless and until we recover money for you.

Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident in SC

Our law firm works to help injured pedestrians recover the tremendous costs and losses suffered in serious car accidents. Our team will investigate your crash to gather evidence of fault, so we can demand compensation from every potentially liable party.

A pedestrian accident claim may seek payment for:

  • Medical expenses. We can seek the full amount billed by health care providers for all accident-related treatment received. This includes expenses from emergency care at the accident scene through your recovery, and projected costs for rehabilitation and other anticipated care requirements.
  • Lost income. We will seek all income lost due to missing work during your recovery. If your injuries leave you unable to return to work or force you to take lesser-paying work, we can also seek payment to make up for the reduction in your future earnings.
  • Pain and suffering. We can seek compensation for the physical, emotional, and psychological pain and suffering the accident has caused you. We will work with you to document how damaging your injuries have been to you and your lifestyle, and seek appropriate payment.
  • Punitive damages. In some cases, we can ask that compensation be awarded to punish a driver who has acted with intentional or extreme misbehavior and caused significant harm. For example, punitive damages may be available if a motorist was driving while drunk and hit a pedestrian.

As we develop pedestrian injury claims, we consult independent medical professionals and financial planners to calculate losses. When the case demands, we work with life care planning experts to ensure we account for all future needs of a client disabled by crash injuries.

Schiller & Hamilton has a strong track record of negotiating appropriate settlements and of prevailing in jury trials. Our attorneys thoroughly prepare cases that give us the ammunition to legitimately fight for our clients in negotiations and in the courtroom. Contact us today for a free consultation, and learn how we can help you.

Our South Carolina Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help You

At Schiller & Hamilton, we recognize that after an accident, calling an attorney is not first on your list of things to do. Your priorities are medical care, making sure your family is taken care of, and contacting your employer to inform them that you’ll be out for an unknown period.

Still, you need to speak to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you were hit by a motor vehicle and required medical care. Our legal team can move promptly to investigate your accident and injuries before evidence disappears.

Some of the ways our dedicated pedestrian accident lawyers frequently help clients include:

  • Compiling strong evidence to support your case, including police reports, any available traffic or security camera footage, medical records, witness statements, driver records, etc.
  • Helping you keep track of medical records and document the larger impact your injuries have had on you and your family, with video, photographs, statements from friends and family, etc.
  • Hiring experts to analyze the physical and financial effects your injury will have on you in the future, as well as what you deserve if you are to be properly compensation for your losses
  • Protecting your legal rights and privacy as insurance adjusters investigate your accident
  • Keeping creditors at bay by advising them of our confidence in resolution of your pending claim
  • Helping you find specialized medical care, if needed

You cannot trust the at-fault driver’s insurance company to look out for you after a serious accident. But at Schiller & Hamilton, we’ve got your back. Our personal injury attorneys have your financial interests foremost in mind as we pursue a claim for you. In addition, we do not charge legal fees unless and until we recover compensation for you.

Injuries Suffered in South Carolina Pedestrian Accidents

A pedestrian is typically injured by the initial impact of being hit, as well as the secondary impact of being thrown to the ground. Some of the most catastrophic injuries occur when people are run over. Injuries we typically see in pedestrian accidents include:

  • Cuts, contusions, abrasions
  • Broken bones
  • Head and brain injuries

  • Back and spine injuries
  • Chest and abdominal injuries

In addition to emergency medical care, someone hit by a car, truck, or motorcycle may need hospitalization and surgery, which can lead to a long recovery period that includes extensive physical rehabilitation. In the most tragic cases, pedestrian accidents are permanently debilitating or fatal.

Our firm handles complex cases involving catastrophic injuries. We also work with families to pursue wrongful death claims after the devastating loss of a loved one.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina

Our legal team has been investigating pedestrian accidents in South Carolina for more than 20 years. Most often, pedestrians are run down by motorists whose negligence is the same type we see in other motor vehicle accidents:

  • Distracted driving, particularly texting while driving
  • Drunk and drugged driving
  • Fatigued and drowsy driving
  • Speeding, including driving too fast for conditions like rain, fog, the glare of sunset or sunrise, or darkness
  • Aggressive driving, like running stop signs, stoplights, yield signs, and other traffic signals, or pulling away from a stop without looking out for pedestrians

Motorists know they must watch for pedestrians and must yield for them by slowing down or stopping for anyone crossing the street. A driver is expected to warn a pedestrian by honking the horn if a collision is imminent. Drivers are also expected to be cautious when approaching children or if they see a confused or incapacitated adult in or near the roadway.

Contact our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in South Carolina Now

If you are dealing with serious injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident, talk to a skilled injury attorney as soon as possible about compensation you may deserve. Our team can begin investigating and developing a claim for you while evidence is still accessible and before South Carolina’s strict statute of limitations on personal injury claims becomes an issue.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys in Beaufort, Bluffton, Rock Hill, Lancaster, or Indian Land today. An attorney can meet with you at our law offices, in your home, or at the hospital ─ whichever works best for you.

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