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Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents happen regularly in South Carolina. In fact, our state’s pedestrian accident rates rank among the worst in the nation. Many pedestrians who survive these accidents commonly suffer severe injuries and other significant damages. To help support themselves financially, injured victims and the families of deceased victims can file claims or lawsuits for compensation.
If you or a loved one suffered a pedestrian accident in Columbia, you could file a claim or lawsuit and our firm can help. At Louthian Law Firm, P.A., we can prepare your case, develop a legal strategy, and make arguments before the insurance company. We can even fight for you at trial, if necessary for your case. In a free consultation, we can explain how a Columbia pedestrian accident lawyer can help you move forward. Contact us to learn more.
At Louthian Law Firm, P.A., we have a great deal of experience handling personal injury and pedestrian accident cases like yours, so you can rest easy if you choose to work with our firm. Our firm also offers a high level of client service others may not provide. We offer:
Our family-owned law firm aims to treat you like family. We offer a personal touch to our service. Other firms may treat you like a number, but we won’t.
Additionally, since family means so much to us, we understand its importance to you, too. Therefore, we’re motivated to help you and your family through this challenging time by pursuing compensation for you and offering our service on a contingency basis.
Our clients benefit from our attorneys’ 80 years of combined experience.
For example, our clients never have to handle an insurance company alone. We know how to negotiate your settlement for you, protect you from unfair insurer tactics, and, if necessary, handle your case in court. In addition, we know what it takes to recover our clients’ damages.
Also, thanks to our experience and commitment, we have outstanding case results and satisfied testimonials from our past clients. You will know that we intend to fight just as hard for you, too.
With a contingency fee arrangement, you pay for our services only if we deliver results. Then, your attorney simply collects a fee from the payout they recover for you. However, since the cost comes as a percentage of your case’s final award or settlement amount, this encourages your attorney to fight hard for a high payout.
If a driver or other party behaved negligently and caused your pedestrian accident, this may offer grounds for legal action.
In a pedestrian accident claim or lawsuit, you can seek compensation for:
A pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm can help you list the damages for your claim or lawsuit.
We’re so sorry if you lost a family member in a pedestrian accident. As a family-owned firm, we can empathize with you.
In a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, you can demand your and your family’s damages, including:
Our compassionate Columbia wrongful death lawyers can support you through every step of your case. We can seek the wrongful death damages your family deserves.
As an accident victim or an immediate family member of a victim, you can pursue compensation through legal action. However, you don’t have to do this alone. One of our firm’s pedestrian accident attorneys can pursue compensation on your and your family’s behalf while you handle health and family matters.
In pursuit of your compensation, your Columbia pedestrian accident attorney can:
The driver or other party who hit you could bear fault (such as by driving while distracted) and could hold responsibility for your injuries. However, another party may share responsibility.
For example, if the other party was a truck driver and an employee of a trucking company, the driver and/or the company may bear responsibility for the incident. Additionally, suppose the local government failed to maintain a road and, as a result, a driver lost control of their car and hit you. In that case, the government may be responsible or share responsibility.
A Columbia pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm can determine who was involved in your accident, who was negligent, and who’s responsible.
Additionally, a lawyer from our team can prove liability to an insurance company or a court by showing your case meets all criteria for negligence, which include:
In short, we can show that the other person’s careless actions directly caused your accident, injuries, and suffering.
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) compiled data on pedestrian fatality rates across the country.
The data shows that South Carolina’s pedestrian fatality rate ranks among the worst in the U.S. A total of 160 pedestrian accidents resulted in fatalities in 2019 alone. The state ranks fourth-worst for these accidents, following New Mexico, Florida, and Delaware.
If you and your family now face losses because of a pedestrian accident, you are not alone. One of our Columbia pedestrian accident lawyers can help if a crash injured you or took the life of a loved one. We can help you pursue compensation and hold the responsible party accountable, which could also help prevent people from causing similar incidents in the future.
Often, accidents involving a negligent vehicle driver most often affect pedestrians.
Common pedestrian accident situations include:
The other party’s negligence could have been a significant factor in your accident. Our attorneys can work hard to gather all possible evidence of negligence in your case.
Pedestrian accidents can cause severe and sometimes fatal injuries. In addition, certain wounds may never heal, and the families of deceased victims may never recover.
Some of the more common pedestrian accident injuries include:
Our team can consider every way that an injury affected your life, health, and wallet. Then, we can seek fair compensation.
Since the accident, you may face serious challenges. You might have serious physical pain and feel unable to care for yourself. On top of that, you could still experience psychological or emotional trauma from your accident.
Right now, it’s essential to focus on:
If you did not go to the doctor since your accident, go now, even if you feel fine. After all, many injuries, like concussions, could worsen.
Getting care is essential for other reasons, too. For one, it could prove vital for your claim that the insurance company knows you sought medical attention after your accident. Additionally, it’s likely essential that you get medical attention and start the recovery process as soon as possible.
It’s also important to report your accident immediately if you haven’t done so. Your insurer needs to know about the accident to process your claim, and the authorities need to know so they can write a report.
This report could offer invaluable evidence for your case, so you should request a copy. A lawyer from our firm can report your accident and ask for the police report if you can’t.
Seek compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. You can claim damages like medical bills, lost income, and other losses. One of our firm’s lawyers can help.
With a lawyer from our firm on your team, you won’t have to protect yourself from any tactics the insurance company may use to diminish your case, and you won’t have to defend your rights before a jury if your case goes to trial. Your lawyer can protect you instead.
By contacting a lawyer soon, you’ll give them more time to build your case and develop a plan to protect you.
Consider working with a lawyer from our firm to navigate the legal process. With one of our lawyers, you (or your injured family member) won’t have to file an insurance claim or fight alone in court. Instead, your lawyer can manage everything for you, fighting for a fair resolution. You won’t pay for our services unless we can resolve your case with a payout.
You won’t pay for your initial consultation with us, either. In your consultation, we’ll help you understand your case better and give you a better idea of what to expect when working with Louthian Law Firm, P.A. Afterwards, if you decide to hire us, we’ll get right on your case and treat you like family.
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