Greenville Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
At Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC, we have spent years developing our skills and expertise as Greenville’s best pedestrian accident lawyers. We are experienced and skilled trial attorneys who can assist those who have been injured in a pedestrian accident. Whether you were injured by a driver, biker, or other vehicle, our attorneys are ready to fight for the best compensation in a pedestrian accident claim or lawsuit.
South Carolina has one of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents in the US, with 187 pedestrian deaths in 2020 alone. That number comprised an alarming 18% of the total traffic deaths in the state. If you have been injured recently in a pedestrian accident, do not take the insurance company on alone. Let our experienced Greenville pedestrian accident attorneys at Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC fight for you.
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents can cause severe and life-changing injuries. Some of the most common injuries in these serious accident cases are:
- Soft tissue injuries: These are lacerations, cuts, scrapes, road rash, sprains, dislocations, and tears. When the vehicle hits you or you hit the ground, you could suffer any or all of these soft tissue injuries. Even these ‘minor injuries’ can lead to serious long-term consequences, requiring expensive medical care and rehabilitation.
- Broken bones: Pedestrians often break their hands, wrists, shoulders, arms, legs, or back in these accidents. In the most severe fracture injuries, amputation may be required.
- Traumatic brain injuries: Even if you’re wearing a helmet, the impact with a motor vehicle can cause a serious brain injury. If that occurs, you could have hundreds of thousands in initial medical bills plus long-term care expenses.
- Spinal cord injuries: Thousands of spinal injuries occur yearly in pedestrian accidents. Someone with a spinal cord injury will need expensive medical care for many years and might not be able to work again. Many injured parties can only afford this care through funds obtained in a pedestrian accident lawsuit.
South Carolina is a fault-based accident state, meaning the at-fault driver must pay for the injured person’s injuries and damages. If you were hit by a car recently, you can file an accident claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. However, their insurance company could contest the claim if fault is not obvious.
That is why it may be best to contact a Greenville pedestrian accident attorney after an accident. Our attorneys can contact the liable driver’s insurance company and work on a fair settlement for you. Without an attorney, it is possible you could have great difficulty getting fair compensation from the insurance company.
There are many examples of pedestrians with serious injuries who were offered nothing in compensation. Only when a personal injury attorney got involved did they get compensation for their losses.
If you are an injured pedestrian, you could have substantial medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. Let our Greenville pedestrian accident attorneys at Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC take the financial and legal worries away. Our attorneys are ready to fight for the most compensation for you today. Just contact us online or at (864) 504-6868 for a complimentary legal consultation.