Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
As a pedestrian, you are responsible for your actions and safety relating to traffic laws and conditions. Common sense tells us that even if a light is indicating that it is safe for us to walk, if there is a vehicle headed for you at the intersection, you would choose to remain on the sidewalk until the driver has seen you and stops. However, there are tens of thousands of people injured and killed each year when they are hit by vehicles.
Please contact The White Davis & White Law Firm today for a free initial consultation if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident.
Actions You Should Take
- If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you should take the following actions as soon as possible:
- Make a record of any injuries you sustained
- Record any details you can remember about the accident
- Take pictures of your injuries and the accident scene
- Record witness information including names, phone numbers and their account of what happened
- Notify the at-fault party you are filing a claim
- Take notes about any conversations related to the accident
- Keep records of additional losses such as medical expenses or lost wages
- Consult a personal injury lawyer
- Your Responsibility in an Accident
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your pedestrian accident, you may be partially responsible. If so, you can still file a claim against the other party, but the percentage of fault that lies with you will reduce the amount of your settlement. This means that if you are found to be 30% responsible for the accident, then your settlement amount will be reduced by 30%.
Damages that Can Be Recovered
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you are entitled to file for recovery of the following damages:
- Medical bills past and future
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
The family of a victim that was killed in a pedestrian accident may file for all of these damages, plus full compensation for loss of comfort and care and for economical loss if the victim was the main source of income for the household.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident in Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg or surrounding counties in South Carolina, please contact the attorneys at a The White Davis & White Law Firm today.