Pedestrians getting involved in an accident with a motor vehicle is not an uncommon occurrence. Tragically, these types of incidents can easily lead to fatality for the unprotected person walking on the sidewalk or in the street. These catastrophic injuries can forever alter your life, and you deserve the opportunity to hold the responsible person accountable.
Catastrophic Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Because you are unprotected from bodily harm when you're outside of your own vehicle, injuries can be life-altering if you are hit by a car. The injuries we see most commonly in pedestrian accident claims include the following:
- Severe brain injury
- Broken bones
- Broken spine
- Amputation/loss of limb injury
- Scarring and disfigurement
All of these injuries are expensive to treat, and they may require ongoing medical care in the years ahead. Some of these injuries lead to disabilities. You may be unable to perform your former job duties, which could mean unemployment and insufficient income. Injuries also make it difficult to do house chores, care for yourself, drive your kids to school and shop for groceries – all the tasks that may be required in your daily life.
Pursuing a Pedestrian Accident Claim
At Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, we begin investigating your claim immediately to determine the cause of the pedestrian accident and who should be held accountable. Potentially, any of the following may be to blame for the accident:
- Driver who was distracted
- Driver who was texting or using their cell phone
- Speeding driver
- Driver failing to yield right of way to you as a pedestrian
- Driver who failed to stop when you were already in the crosswalk
- Driver who was drunk or under the influence of drugs
Pedestrian accidents also occur not just with motor vehicles, but also with commuter trains, bicycles and other modes of transportation.
The experienced lawyers at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda will fight aggressively to recover compensation on your behalf. We have decades of combined experience, and we have a personal commitment to offering you personalized, individualized attention along with high-caliber representation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident anywhere in South Carolina, including Kingstree, Columbia and Myrtle Beach, please call the law firm of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at (803) 828-6100 for a free case evaluation.