Fort Mill, SC Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

If you have been hurt on-foot by a vehicle, our Fort Mill, SC, pedestrian accident lawyers can represent you. You may deserve financial compensation. Our Fort Mill personal injury lawyers can help. Contact us today.

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Fort Mill, SC

The Elrod Pope Law Firm handles pedestrian accident cases in Fort Mill, South Carolina. We help individuals who are hurt because of the actions of others. Our lawyers represent victims and their families.

If you or a loved one has been hurt while walking in Fort Mill, our professional team can represent you in a compensation claim. It is our goal to pursue your case efficiently while working to claim the amount owed to you under the law.

Start your case by talking to our legal team. Call or message our lawyers today.

Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Victims

A pedestrian is any person who is not a vehicle occupant at the time of a crash. A person who is walking, standing, sitting near a roadway, on roller skates, or even on a skateboard is a pedestrian.

Where do pedestrian accidents occur?

Here are some of the locations where pedestrian accidents may occur:

  • At an intersection
  • On a stretch of road where a person is walking alongside the road
  • In a parking lot or parking garage
  • At a pedestrian crossing
  • When a public gathering, concert, or event has large crowds
  • Circumstances where traffic is rerouted in a usual pattern
  • When a person’s car is broken down on the side of the road
  • Getting into or out of a parked vehicle

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Examples of causes of pedestrian accidents are:

  • Driver not stopping behind a crosswalk
  • Turning when a pedestrian is crossing the road
  • Driving on the shoulder when someone is walking there
  • Hitting the gas instead of the brakes and traveling up on the sidewalk
  • Backing up without looking behind for people
  • The sun in a person’s eyes so they don’t see the pedestrian
  • Not observing right of way laws and allowing the pedestrian to cross
  • Road rage and intentional harm
  • Traffic violations like speeding, too fast for conditions, stop signs, and traffic light violations
  • Inattention to driving because of texting, drunk driving, fatigue, or other impairments

The cause of the accident is central to a victim’s claim for compensation. Pedestrians have rights and protections under the law. Motor vehicle drivers must watch out for pedestrians. People on foot have a right to be on sidewalks, lawfully in crosswalks, and on the shoulder of the road where allowed. Drivers must ensure that they are safe to proceed.

Negligence is a lack of reasonable care and caution. When negligence causes a vehicle driver to strike a pedestrian, the driver is legally responsible for paying compensation to a victim. Most pedestrian accident claims are settled through insurance. It is our goal for you to receive the compensation you deserve.

Types of Damages in a Pedestrian Accident Claim

Pedestrians often sustain serious injuries. Even what may seem like a small impact with a vehicle can cause great harm. Damages you may claim in a pedestrian accident include:

  • Emergency medical care, surgery, stabilization
  • Doctor visits
  • Prescriptions, mobility devices, medical supplies
  • Lost income, harm to career
  • Physical therapy, rehabilitation
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental health injury and treatment
  • Disfigurement and disability
  • Other economic and non-economic losses

Too often, victims don’t know what their case is worth. They may think that only medical bills can be paid. An insurance company may be quick to offer a settlement, and it might sound reasonable. Don’t be fooled – you can claim economic and non-economic damages. Pain and suffering can be a significant part of your payment.

Pedestrians in Fort Mill, South Carolina

A pedestrian accident can happen anywhere. There are more than 1,500 streets in the city of Fort Mill. Many intersections have crosswalks, but not all Fort Mill streets have sidewalks. Main Street is considered the heart of the city, and it is accessible to vehicles and pedestrians alike.

Legal representation for pedestrian accident victims in Fort Mill

When we represent someone who has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, we evaluate what harm has occurred, who may be responsible, and how to claim compensation. Pedestrians have important rights, and we aim to protect them.

Each part of a claim must be handled thoroughly. We prove your right to compensation and the causation of your damages based on the negligence that occurred. In situations where multiple parties may be at fault, or future damages may be necessary, we fully explore legal issues and build your case.

Consult With a Lawyer

At Elrod Pope Law Firm, we are experienced pedestrian accident lawyers. We are proud to represent the Fort Mill community when individuals and families need legal assistance following an accident with a car.

For your consultation and to start your case, call or message our legal team. Get started with your free case review. Contact us now.

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