Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Goose Creek, South Carolina

Injuries from pedestrian accidents can have serious short and long term consequences.

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Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Goose Creek, South Carolina?

The Goose Creek, South Carolina, pedestrian accident lawyers at Seaton & Duncan have the experience you need to maximize your recovery in your pedestrian accident case.

If you’ve been injured by a reckless driver who hit you at an intersection, you will need an experienced advocate to help you recover the full and fair damages you are owed under South Carolina  law based on the facts of your case.

Our plaintiffs’ attorneys care about you, your family, and your case. Because we care, we will fight for every dollar you deserve to receive in compensation for your injuries. You didn’t ask for this to happen, and recovering from a traumatic crash like a pedestrian accident is not easy.

Your pedestrian crash lawyer will be there with you from start to finish, whether the insurance company settles your case or requires complex litigation.

The Goose Creek Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

at Seaton & Duncan Care About You, Your Family, and Your Case

Your pedestrian crash lawyers at Seaton & Duncan will do everything legally and ethically possible to win your case.

What does it mean to win your case? In most pedestrian crashes, it means to recover the maximum damages allowable under South Carolina law and the facts of your case in either a settlement or a verdict.

When you retain the Goose Creek, South Carolina, pedestrian crash attorneys at Seaton & Duncan, your lawyer will:

  • Meet with you to learn about your case, answer your questions, help identify your goals, and help determine your next steps;
  • Communicate with the insurance companies on your behalf;
  • Investigate the incident and gather the evidence you will need to prove your claims;
  • Help you to retain private investigators or experts as needed;
  • Demand full and fair compensation from the defendant and their insurance companies;
  • File a lawsuit if the defendant and their insurance companies do not settle your claim; and
  • Litigate your case through a trial and appeal when necessary.

South Carolina Pedestrian Accident Law

The Goose Creek pedestrian accident lawyers at Seaton & Duncan have the experience you need to recover the maximum damages available under South Carolina Law and the facts of your case.

Your pedestrian accident attorneys at Seaton & Duncan have extensive experience investigating auto accidents, negotiating with insurance companies, litigating civil claims, and trying cases to a jury verdict.

Every case is different, and we cannot guarantee a particular result. However, we can tell you that we have a proven track record of achieving results for our clients and will fight to recover the maximum damages that you are entitled to receive under the facts of your case.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Some common causes of pedestrian crashes that may result in liability on the part of the vehicle driver include:

  • Failure to keep a proper lookout for pedestrians or bicyclists,
  • Distracted driving while texting or using the phone,
  • Speeding,
  • Intoxication, or 
  • Failure to obey traffic signals at intersections.

When Can You Sue After a Pedestrian Accident in South Carolina?

You may have a valid claim after a pedestrian crash if:

  • The vehicle’s driver was negligent,
  • Their negligence caused the crash,
  • You were injured (you suffered damages), and
  • There is a source of recovery (an insurance policy or a defendant driver’s personal assets).

Who Can You Sue After a Pedestrian Accident?

The person, persons, or business entity that caused the crash through their negligence is responsible for the damage they caused.

There could be a single defendant or multiple defendants including:

  • The driver of a vehicle,
  • Multiple drivers of multiple vehicles,
  • Employers of delivery drivers,
  • Businesses, individuals, or municipalities responsible for a road hazard that caused the crash, or 
  • Any other individual or entity that caused the crash.

What if the Insurance Company Doesn’t Pay?

The insurance company may not pay your valid claim, or they might offer you a settlement far less than what you are owed.

They do this because their job is to save money for the insurance company – their job is not to pay your valid claim.

In some cases, we will need to file a lawsuit before the insurance company agrees to pay, and we might need to litigate a case up to a trial before the insurance company agrees to pay.

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Common Questions for Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
in Goose Creek, South Carolina

What if the Pedestrian was at Fault?

If a pedestrian causes a crash that injures drivers or other people on the road, the pedestrian is liable for the damage caused (assuming there is a source of recovery).

The driver of a vehicle can file a lawsuit against the pedestrian just as the pedestrian can file a lawsuit against the driver, depending on who was at fault in the crash.

What is Comparative Negligence in South Carolina?

Comparative negligence is often an issue in pedestrian accident cases, and it is one way for the insurance company to attempt to reduce their liability even if they cannot avoid it.

If the jurors find that the pedestrian was also at fault for the crash, their recovery is reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to them up to 50%. If the jury finds the plaintiff was more than 50% at fault, the plaintiff recovers nothing.

How Much Can I Get Paid in a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit?

The amount of any settlement or verdict at trial will be based on the provable damages suffered by our client, which could include:

  • Medical expenses and future medical expenses,
  • Long-term care,
  • Compensation for pain and suffering,
  • Disfigurement or scarring,
  • Mental anguish,
  • Wrongful death damages, and
  • Punitive damages when appropriate.

Why Won’t the Insurance Company Pay My Claim?

Insurance companies are not in business to pay claims. They are in business to make money, which they invest to make more money. The insurance company will not pay anything more than the courts will force them to pay, and they will raise any possible defense that allows them to deny or delay payment of your claim.

Your pedestrian accident lawyer knows the tricks insurance companies use to avoid paying claims, and insurance companies know that your attorney will take them to trial if they do not pay your valid claim.

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