Lexington, South Carolina Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
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Injured while crossing the street in South Carolina? Or perhaps you or a loved one was hit by a car while walking along the road? Knowing what to do next can often be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear. That’s why it’s important to talk with a South Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer who can review your case and explain your options to you.
Our experienced Lexington, S.C. pedestrian accident attorneys at Johnson + Johnson Attorneys at Law can help you every step of the way. We know what evidence to look for when investigating accidents. We know what questions to ask, and we know the area. Both our attorneys – brothers Kevin and Steven Johnson – were born and raised in Lexington. For us, our work is more than just a job. It’s about protecting the rights of our friends and neighbors throughout the greater Columbia area.
What are common causes of pedestrian accidents in South Carolina?
Accidents caused by drivers involving pedestrians happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Distracted drivers veering off road or hitting pedestrians in a crosswalk
- Texting drivers who don’t see pedestrians
- Speeding drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians
- Reckless drivers who strike pedestrians
- Aggressive drivers who don’t leave enough space for pedestrians
Is this how your accident happened? Or are you dealing with a different type of pedestrian accident? Whatever the circumstances, we’re here to help you hold the driver who caused your accident accountable for their actions.
What to do after a pedestrian accident
If you were hit by a car on the sidewalk or by a driver who failed to yield, you may be wondering what to do next. You need medical attention right away. Call 911 and wait for emergency services and law enforcement to arrive. Tell the investigating officer what happened and be as clear and concise as possible. The police report will aid your case when you speak to an experienced pedestrian accident attorney later on.
If you haven’t already, it is a good idea to go see a doctor after your accident. Even if you did receive medical attention at the scene, going for a check-up is still in your best interest. There is no way of knowing the full extent of your injuries without being seen by a doctor. You may think this is unnecessary if you walked away from the accident with just a scratch, but it is possible that you have internal injuries or other injuries that have yet to show up.
It may seem obvious how a pedestrian case would turn out, but these cases are not all simple. The insurance companies can be challenging to deal with. Many want to settle quickly and will offer a lower settlement than what you deserve. That’s why many people choose to consult with an experienced attorney. Our lawyers will talk with the insurance companies for you. After reviewing the details of your case, we’ll have the knowledge to calculate the settlement amount you deserve. If any other complications arise, we can handle them too.
Why are pedestrian accident cases so complicated?
The reality is the fact that a car hit a pedestrian is not enough evidence to put the blame on the driver. For that and so many other reasons, pedestrian accidents often turn into complicated legal cases. Reasons why include:
- The driver who caused the accident denies doing anything wrong.
- The driver blames the pedestrian for causing the accident.
- The driver’s insurance company agrees with the driver and denies the pedestrian’s claim.
- The driver flees the scene of the hit-and-run accident.
The stakes are high after your accident. Your accident-related expenses (medical bills, lost income, etc.) can easily add to thousands or even millions of dollars, depending on the severity of your injuries and your recovery time. That’s why it’s important to talk with to our law firm right away. We can help.
Who pays for my pedestrian car accident?
Since this type of accident tends to result in severe injury and sometimes disability or even death, accident-related expenses are usually very costly. The at-fault driver (and their insurance company) is responsible for paying, but getting them to pay up isn’t easy. To make sure your accident-related expenses are covered, consult with one of our pedestrian accident lawyers. We can pursue compensation for any of the following damages and more:
- Medical bills (both current and future)
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
A new class of pedestrian accident attorney you can count on
Don’t let anyone stand in your way for getting justice. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a Lexington pedestrian accident lawyer who cares. We know how to deal with insurance companies. We know how to negotiate with them. If they refuse to cooperate, we can file a pedestrian accident lawsuit on your behalf.
Get serious about your pedestrian accident. Get Johnson + Johnson Attorneys at Law.