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Common Types of South Carolina Pedestrian Accidents (Part B)

Pedestrian Accident in South Carolina: Slip and Fall

A slip and fall can occur because of a number of dangerous conditions, including:

  • cracks;
  • potholes;
  • uneven sidewalks;
  • broken steps; and
  • inadequate lighting. 

If a pedestrian is injured on someone else's property and it is discovered to be the result of the property owner's negligence in fixing the hazardous condition, then it may lead to a South Carolina personal injury claim.

Pedestrian Accident in South Carolina: Motor Vehicles 

The most common type of pedestrian accident involves getting struck by a motor vehicle, truck, bicycle, bus or motorcycle. Many times this is the result of driver inattention or negligence. 

Intersections prove to be the most dangerous spots for pedestrians. Many drivers fail to yield to pedestrians, even when a pedestrian is using a clearly marked crosswalk.

Other types of driver negligence that can cause a pedestrian accident in South Carolina include:

  • speeding;
  • driving under the influence;
  • ignoring traffic signals and signs; and
  • pulling around buses that have stopped to allow pedestrians to exit.  

When a driver fails to operate their vehicle safely, it can result in serious injuries or even death.

How a Charleston Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

A Charleston personal injury attorney can help you determine whether your injuries were the result of someone else's negligence. No matter if your injuries result from falling debris, a slip and fall or from getting struck by a vehicle, your Charleston personal injury attorney knows the evidence that will be needed to prove your case.

Filing a South Carolina personal injury claim can feel like an overwhelming task, especially if you are undergoing treatment for your injuries. You can focus on healing and recovery while a Charleston personal injury attorney takes care of the paperwork and documentation needed to substantiate your South Carolina personal injury claim.

Contacting a Charleston Personal Injury Attorney Today

Before you file a South Carolina personal injury claim, request a copy of our complimentary consumer guide, The South Carolina Accident Book for Personal Injury Victims. When you're ready to get started on settling your pedestrian accident claim, contact a Charleston personal injury attorney for a complimentary information packet and consultation - 888-690-0211.

Shelly Leeke
South Carolina Injury Lawyer

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