Injuries to Cyclists and Pedestrians
A cyclist or pedestrian hit by over four thousand pounds of moving metal is not likely to walk away without a scratch. While our bodies are certainly not fragile, they are also not made of the kind of material that can stand up to steel. As such, an encounter with a negligent driver on your bike or worse, on foot, can leave you with severe, and sometimes life-changing and permanent, injuries.
Here at the law offices of William J. Tuck, P.A. Attorneys at Law, we aggressively advocate on behalf of pedestrians and cyclists, or their families, to help them recover in the aftermath of a serious personal injury.Why Reckless Drivers Must be Held Responsible
Driving in South Carolina is a privilege and a serious responsibility. When someone gets behind the wheel of a car they owe a duty to every other person on the road, pedestrians and cyclists included, to follow the rules of the road, drive safely and avoid distractions. When somebody consciously or knowingly ignores the rights of others on the road, their behavior may be found to be reckless.
For example, despite countless warnings, some drivers continue to refuse to put their cell phones down when they get behind the wheel of their car. If a driver is texting they are not paying attention to the road or others. They are distracted drivers. Distracted drivers who run red lights or fail to stop at crosswalks can do untold damage to the victims of their carelessness.
Their actions can lead to catastrophic injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord damage
- Internal injuries
In some cases, pedestrians and bikers may even die as a result of the impact or complications that arise from their injuries. If you lost a loved one in this manner, let us help you get the justice you deserve. Work with us to pursue compensation for both the physical and emotional pain and suffering that you and your family had to endure.Don’t Settle for Anything but the Maximum Amount
The extent of your injuries may not manifest all at once after an accident. In fact, some injuries can take months or possibly years to fully come to light. For this reason, it is crucial that you do not just settle for what the insurance company is willing to offer.
Always consult an attorney first before you make your decision. As longtime personal injury lawyers, we can assess your case to help you determine what your claim is really worth. To schedule a consultation at our Darlington, South Carolina, office, call (843) 393-2201 or send us an email today.