South Carolina Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
It might surprise you that more than 10 percent of the people killed in car accidents in South Carolina each year are pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says in its latest annual count that 113 of 828 people (13.3 percent) who died in car accidents in our state were on foot, walking, running, jogging, hiking, sitting or lying down near or on a roadway.
Pedestrians are killed and injured in car accidents in the same way as drivers, passengers and bicyclists. Oftentimes, it is because of a driver’s negligence or recklessness. When such an accident occurs, the injured pedestrian, or the family of a deceased pedestrian, may be entitled to compensation for their losses.