South Carolina Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Traveling by bicycle has surged in popularity. After all, it’s a green mode of transportation and great exercise. While bicycles and automobiles are supposed to share the road, too often they collide — sometimes with catastrophic results for the bicyclists.
Nationwide in 2010, bike / motor vehicle crashes resulted in 618 fatalities and 52,000 injuries, according to the most recent figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The total cost of bicyclist injury and death is over $4 billion per year, the National Safety Council reports.
In South Carolina, 13 people were killed and 478 injured in more than 500 bicycle crashes in 2009, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.