I was not hit by a motorist in South Carolina, but they did cause me to crash and sustain injuries. Can I still recover damages for my accident?
Yes, there are instances where you would still be able to recover damages even if you were not physically hit by a motorist. A driver of a motor vehicle can be held liable if they were found to have been negligent while traveling on the roadway. For example, a motor vehicle driver could have swerved towards a cyclist, causing the cyclist to also swerve and crash. In this case, the motorist would be found liable and responsible for the damages and injuries sustained in the accident because they were being negligent.