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Columbia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you were seriously injured by a motor vehicle while walking, jogging, or running in South Carolina, you may be entitled to a significant financial recovery. South Carolina law protects pedestrians, and it holds negligent drivers accountable when they cause dangerous accidents. But, in order to recover financial compensation, you will need to work with an experienced attorney who is willing to fight to protect you.

Marc Brown is an unwavering advocate for his clients, and he can help you collect the financial compensation you deserve. Request a free consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer.

What Are Your Legal Rights as an Injured Pedestrian in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, drivers have a legal obligation to avoid hitting pedestrians. While it may seem obvious that all drivers should do this, pedestrian accidents happen at alarming rates, and the South Carolina legislature has found it necessary to write this duty into the South Carolina Code. As a result, the law in South Carolina now states, “every driver of a vehicle [must] exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian.”

When a driver fails to exercise due care and hits a pedestrian, the pedestrian is entitled to recover just compensation for his or her injuries. This includes not only compensation for direct financial costs such as medical bills and lost income, but also compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other non-financial losses. Auto insurance covers pedestrian accidents, so most cases will involve filing a claim with the negligent driver’s insurance company. However, since South Carolina only requires drivers to carry $25,000 in bodily injury liability (BIL) coverage, in many cases, injured pedestrians will need to pursue other sources of financial recovery as well. Depending on the circumstances involved, these may include:

  • An uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) claim (with stacking if multiple policies are available)
  • A claim for a road or vehicle defect
  • A claim for a bicycle or helmet defect
  • A claim against the at-fault driver’s employer (if the driver was on the clock when the car accident occurred)

Common Pedestrian Accident Questions

When Can You Seek Financial Compensation For A Pedestrian Accident?

Any time you are involved in a collision with a motor vehicle as a pedestrian, you should speak with an attorney about seeking just compensation. We represent individuals who have been injured in pedestrian accidents throughout South Carolina, and we are happy to provide you with a free assessment of your legal rights.

Claims against negligent drivers, product manufacturers, road contractors, government entities, and drivers’ employers can take many different forms, and attorney Marc Brown can use his experience to identify all of the claims you have available. Common grounds for seeking financial compensation after pedestrian accidents in South Carolina include:

  • Speeding
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Attempting to “beat” a yellow light at an intersection
  • Driving while drunk or high
  • Driving while distracted
  • Drifting or swerving off of the road
  • Falling asleep behind the wheel
  • Designing, manufacturing, or selling a dangerous vehicle, vehicle component, bicycle, or bicycle helmet
  • Designing or building a dangerous road
  • Hiring an inexperienced driver or a driver with a bad driving history

What If The Insurance Company Accuse Me Of Being At Fault?

If the insurance companies accuse you of being at fault, you will not be alone. The insurance companies routinely try to avoid liability by blaming accident victims for their own injuries, and this is especially common in pedestrian accidents. While you should not let the insurance companies blame you, you should also know that even if you were partially at fault, you could still be entitled to a financial recovery under South Carolina law.

Get Legal Help Today – Call Our Columbia Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today

Were you injured in a pedestrian accident in Columbia, SC, or any of the surrounding areas? If so, we want to help you. Contact us today to discuss your case with a South Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer, Marc Brown.

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Meet Attorney Marc Brown

Marc Brown is an experienced personal injury and civil rights attorney serving clients throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Marc is motivated by the challenge of helping his clients solve their complex legal issues, and most importantly, he obtains favorable results. He is a caring and conscientious attorney who brings the experience and resources of a larger firm to his practices in Sumter and Columbia, SC.

A Personable & Dedicated South Carolina Attorney

As someone who has always had a keen sense of right and wrong and a desire to achieve excellence and fairness in all things, pursuing law was a natural career choice. After graduating with honors from the prestigious Emory University School of Law, Marc went on to become a dedicated litigator who focuses on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense cases.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing an attorney is a very important decision, but it can be difficult. When you choose the Marc Brown Law Firm, we do everything we can to keep you informed, put your needs first, and to make sure justice is served. Here are just a few reasons to choose us:

The Right Experience

Attorney Marc Brown has experience that matters. Prior to opening this law firm, Marc spent nearly a half a decade defending big insurance companies and large corporations in personal injury and commercial litigation matters across the United States. Marc knows exactly how insurance companies and corporations evaluate claims and what they look at when deciding to increase the amount they are willing to pay. He thinks outside the box to find additional or hidden opportunities for favorable results.

We’ll Come To You

After being injured in a serious accident, you need to focus on getting better. Serious accidents can be hard on an individual, physically and emotionally. The Marc Brown Law Firm is dedicated to fight for you while you recover. If you are unable to travel to our office for any reason, we will personally visit you! Just give us a call to talk whenever you may be in need of assistance. We’re here to help.

Clients First

At the Marc Brown Law Firm, we choose to put our clients first. Our clients are more than just a case number. We think of each of our clients as extended members of the family. We make sure to inform our clients of all their legal options and provide timely updates throughout the life their case.

24/7 Availability

We are available around the clock for our clients. If at any point we are unavailable, we promise to promptly respond to all messages within hours.

Dedicated

We work hard so that our clients receive the justice they deserve! When necessary, Attorney Marc Brown retains investigators, engineers, and other experts to help prove your case. Insurance companies are big, but Marc is experienced and resourceful. We fight for each of our clients so that you can receive the maximum compensation available to you.

No Fees Unless We Win*

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront cost to clients. You only pay lawyer fees when we win your case. This also means that your attorney is only paid a percentage of what is recovered for you. The Marc Brown Law Firm has a vested interest in ensuring that each of our clients receive the maximum recovery available to them. We are determined to fight tirelessly to recover for you.

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