Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Looking Out for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Thousands of cyclists and pedestrians suffer catastrophic injuries from serious accidents each year. Many accidents occur when drivers simply do not observe bicycles or pedestrians, and collide with them. Large vehicles also pose a significant threat to the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, with these collisions causing immense damages as well as fatalities. At Proffitt & Cox, LLP, our South Carolina injury lawyers have seen the pain and suffering that results because of bike and pedestrian accidents. We understand how these injuries affect victims and their families, and provide full legal support to those injured by the negligent actions of others.

Bike Accidents in Columbia

Bicycles have a right to share the road with other vehicles. The law requires bikes to remain on the side of the road, or in the bicycle lane, except when performing certain maneuvers. However, motorists often do not notice bike riders, or give them the appropriate amount of space while riding on the side of the road or when joining traffic. Cars often strike bicycles in the following situations:

Bicycles have a right to share the road with other vehicles.
  • When the motorist turns in front of a cyclist or pulls out of a parking lot into the street
  • When the motorist does not give the cyclist enough space while passing
  • When the motorist parks on the side of the road and opens a car door in front of the cyclist
Pedestrian Accidents in Columbia

Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable while they travel on or near roads. Even vehicles that strike pedestrians at low speeds can cause fatal accidents. In many cases, the driver of the vehicle may have failed to observe the pedestrian or acknowledge his or her right of way. Drivers who become distracted or those impaired by alcohol are particularly dangerous to the lives of pedestrians. These accidents may result in spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and the wrongful death of pedestrians.

Find a South Carolina Injury Attorney for Pedestrians and Cyclists

If you suffered an injury from a serious bike or pedestrian accident, you may be facing significant medical bills. You may also be struggling to pay for your expenses because of an inability to work while you recover from your injuries. However, help is available to those who suffered injuries due to the negligence of others as well as for the families of fatal bike and pedestrian accident victims.

For years, our Columbia injury lawyers have worked on behalf of the people of South Carolina to gain them compensation for their motor vehicle accident injuries. We may be able to provide personal and effective legal support for you as well. Call the attorneys at Proffitt & Cox, LLP today at (803) 834-7097 for a free consultation. You can also call the firm toll free at (877) 276-0533 or by filling out the contact form on our site.

Confidential Free Consultations; No Attorneys Fees Unless You Receive Compensation

We understand that when an injury occurs, people are concerned about medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for their pain and suffering and other damages. We can answer these questions, and more importantly, we can put our experience to work immediately toward helping victims of careless or wrongful conduct obtain prompt and appropriate compensation.

We offer free initial consultations for all injury cases. We handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis which means that our fees are a percentage of what we recover for you. You will not owe us any attorney’s fees in such cases unless we are successful in obtaining compensation on your behalf.

Our South Carolina accident attorneys have recovered over $30 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. These claims involved automobile accidents, trucking accidents, harmful prescription drugs, medical malpractice, product liability, slip and fall accidents and class action cases. Review our representative cases to see some of our past successes and review our client testimonials to see what some of our clients have to say about us.

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Contingency fees are calculated based upon the gross amount recovered. Case costs paid by the firm are also reimbursed to the firm from the amount recovered. In most cases, the client will not be responsible for case costs if there is no recovery. Our agreement regarding fees and expenses applicable to your specific case will be provided in writing.

Any result our lawyers may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. Each case must stand on its own merit based upon the facts and the law. Some cases referenced were handled by our attorneys while working at other firms, and in some cases, other lawyers participated in the representation of a client.