The pedestrian accident lawyers at Hite Law Firm Trial Lawyers are an experienced and compassionate legal team. When you or a loved one is hurt in a pedestrian accident, our Abbeville, SC, attorneys can represent you.
Through professional legal representation, we rebuild lives. See how we can advocate for you and seek justice. Reach out to us by calling us or filling out our form to connect with our team.
Attorneys for Pedestrian Accidents in Abbeville, SC
Pedestrian accidents happen on busy roads, seemingly quiet streets, and even parking lots. They happen on the side of the road and in crosswalks.
Legal representation that takes the personal circumstances of the case into consideration is representation that gets results. Our Abbeville, SC, pedestrian accident attorneys want to truly understand your story. Then, we investigate, answer your questions and talk about your options with you. We advocate for your best interests.
We are proud to help people rebuild their lives and move forward. For a personal consultation where we talk about your situation and our services, we invite you to reach out to the team at Hite Law Firm.
Understanding Pedestrian Accidents
Usually, the driver doesn’t mean to strike the pedestrian. If you’re a victim, you should know that you may receive financial compensation – even if the accident was truly an accident.
In South Carolina, the legal standard for a victim to receive compensation is negligence. Negligence is a failure to do what a reasonable person ought to do. Examples of grounds for a pedestrian accident case include:
- Entering a crosswalk while someone is in the intersection
- Driving too close to the shoulder
- Failing to look for pedestrians before moving, including backing up
- Operating too fast in a parking lot or other places where a pedestrian may be present
- Executing a turn when someone is lawfully in a crosswalk
- Not having working lights so the pedestrian can see your vehicle
- Failing to stop when a driver must stop for pedestrians
There are many ways that pedestrians can become victims. Our lawyers can evaluate what happened. We look at how the accident caused the victim’s injuries, losses, and harms.
How our lawyers help pedestrian accident victims and their families
Benefits of working with the Hite Law Firm pedestrian accident attorneys include:
- An experienced team with more than five decades of collective experience
- Lawyers who understand the importance of listening to clients and truly knowing the people they represent
- Lawyers who are AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for the highest standards in legal ethics and professionalism
- Admissions in South Carolina and United States District Court, so we can serve you in whatever court is appropriate
- Convenient location near the Abbeville County Courthouse
- Offices throughout South Carolina for your convenience
- Phone, video chat, and conference consultations are available, or we can meet you somewhere else convenient, like your home or the hospital
- Free consultations with no obligation
- Communication and answers to all your questions throughout the case
We became lawyers to advocate for the injured, abused, and afflicted. The work that we do helps people move forward. Come get to know our team and what to expect from your legal claim.
Representing children and all victims of pedestrian accidents
A child in a pedestrian accident has a high chance of suffering serious injuries. While you are busy with medical treatment, grief, and wondering what to do next, know that our attorneys are here to help you.
Everyone at Hite Law Firm wants to help your family. A child who faces future healing, treatment, and rehabilitation needs legal help that looks at the present and the years to come. The financial compensation they receive can assist them to rebuild their life.
It is a great responsibility to represent a child who has been hurt in a pedestrian accident. We represent people of all ages, and we can represent your child. We are a professional and compassionate team. Contact us to talk about what has happened and learn about how our services may be right for your family.
FAQs About Pedestrian Accident Claims
How much compensation can you get for a pedestrian accident?
The compensation you can get for a pedestrian accident may reflect your losses from the crash. Financial losses have a definite value, like medical bills, lost income, and damaged property. Non-economic losses don’t have a concrete value but instead, reflect the suffering and lifestyle harm that results from the accident.
Can you sue for negligence for a pedestrian accident in South Carolina?
Negligence may be grounds for a pedestrian accident lawsuit in South Carolina. Drivers have a duty of care, and that duty extends to pedestrians. If a traffic violation or unreasonable carelessness results in an accident, the person who acted negligently may be responsible for paying compensation.
Where would I file a pedestrian accident claim in Abbeville, South Carolina?
Many pedestrian accident claims in Abbeville, South Carolina, are filed in the Abbeville County Court. The court that hears the case depends on where the accident occurred, the parties involved, the amount of the claim, and the laws forming the basis for compensation.
What happens to someone who hits a pedestrian?
A driver who hits a pedestrian may face criminal charges, a traffic ticket, and a civil claim. They may receive jail time and other penalties from criminal proceedings like a fine, probation, a conviction on their record, and a driver’s license suspension. Through a civil claim, they may be liable to pay compensation to the victim.
The insurance company wants all my medical records after a pedestrian accident – what can I do?
The insurance company may request medical records that are relevant to a pedestrian accident, but their powers are not unlimited. If they want to embarrass you or burden you in hopes that you’ll give up fighting for justice, you can ask the court to cancel (quash) the request.
Consultations Available – Talk to an Attorney Now
The Abbeville, SC, pedestrian accident attorneys at Hite Law Firm are a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves in the legal system. If you’re looking for justice after an injury, our attorneys can help – and we want to help.
Start today with a consultation with no obligation. Call or send us a message to discuss your case and begin.