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Responding to the trauma of a car-pedestrian accident

Walking across busy intersections is something many South Carolina residents might do every day. In order to get from one side of the road to the other safely, these pedestrians might rely on traffic signals. At the very least, pedestrians depend on motorists to follow traffic laws and remain attentive.

The reality, however, is that pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere -- not just on heavily traveled roadways. While driving on familiar residential streets, drivers can let their guard down and accidentally collide with a pedestrian simply trying to cross the road.

No matter the exact circumstances, pedestrian accidents can be devastating. People traveling on feet have little resistance against a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds traveling at any speed.

Of course, it may not be exactly clear what to do in the immediate wake of a pedestrian accident. Accident victims are likely focusing on physical recovery, which is definitely a priority. However, this is likely to take victims away from loved ones and work, all while medical bills are piling up. This reality may cause victims or their loved ones to look into options for compensation.

Our firm has experience helping accident victims and their loved ones recover losses associated with accident-related injuries. We understand the kind of ripple effect that pedestrian accidents can create.

In order for a pedestrian accident claim to move forward, however, basic evidence must be gathered. Demonstrating that the driver who caused the accident was acting recklessly or negligently is crucial. This can be done by collecting eyewitness statements, sorting through evidence made available in a police report and assessing whether an independent investigation is needed. It's understandable that all of these steps may seem overwhelming without assistance.

As we've previously discussed on this blog, South Carolina is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians. Pedestrians shouldn't have to feel like this when they are severely injured as the result of irresponsibility, and our firm can help put that feeling to rest.

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Greenville, SC 29601

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