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Columbia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

All too often, pedestrians who are struck by a vehicle are severely injured or even killed. It does not require a high speed impact to cause serious injuries. At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC we represent injured pedestrians and their families recover legal compensation for damages.

Such damages include:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain & suffering
  • Lost wages

If you desire to get your life back on a positive track after a pedestrian accident, our lawyers can help you find a solution to your case. We can develop a strategy that we can pursue to maximize your chance of getting financial compensation. Speak with our Columbia injury attorney for the legal help your case requires! Schedule your free case review today.

Contact the professionals at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC to schedule a consultation with a Columbia pedestrian accident lawyer.

Are You Always at Fault if You Hit a Pedestrian?

Usually, the driver is held liable for hitting a pedestrian. There are certain exceptions to this rule though, a pedestrian might even be liable for a driver’s damages after a car-pedestrian accident, depending on the circumstances. If the pedestrian acts in way that makes it impossible for someone driving in a normal, cautious manner to avoid a collision, a judge or jury will find that the pedestrian caused the accident. For example, if a driver is going the speed limit through a commercial district and a pedestrian runs out from behind a parked car just a few feet in front of the driver’s car, the driver will not be held liable. If a pedestrian jumps out or behaves in some other manner that forces someone driving in a normal, cautious manner to take evasive maneuvers, the pedestrian will be held liable for any damages those maneuvers cause. An example would be a pedestrian walks along a freeway at night in dark clothing and a driver swerves into another vehicle when she sees the pedestrian at the last second, the pedestrian will probably be held liable for any injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and for any vehicle damage resulting from the drivers' efforts to avoid hitting the pedestrian.

South Carolina Pedestrian Laws

Under South Carolina law, the operator of a vehicle owes a duty of care to pedestrians. The law even makes it clear that this duty is owed to all pedestrians, including children. Around 5,000 pedestrians are killed in vehicle accidents each year, which means that it is a situation that must be given substantial attention. When you contact a Columbia injury lawyer from our firm, you can trust that we will give your case the attention it deserves.

We have successfully recovered settlements for our clients in cases involving:

Protect Your Future. Fight for Just Compensation. Contact A Columbia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today.

Searching for a skilled pedestrian accident attorney in Columbia, South Carolina? We anticipate the usual defenses given by insurance companies in these claims. It is normal to be initially told that they will not accept any responsibility due to the injury victim running into the street, failing to pay attention or illegally crossing. The law is clear, however, that the driver owes the pedestrian a duty of care, not the other way around.

If you or a loved one has been serious injured as a result of any pedestrian accident you are invited to contact a Columbia personal injury attorney at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, for a free consultation!

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