More than a thousand pedestrians are injured in South Carolina traffic collisions in the typical year. Even worse: more than 400 of those pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries and long, costly recoveries.
At Lourie Law Firm, we fight tirelessly to help pedestrians hurt in car accidents get what they need to make that recovery, both physically and financially. Our pedestrian accident attorneys investigate thoroughly and battle fiercely, because we know what’s at stake.
Because pedestrians don’t have much protection in car accidents, and because they’re usually caught unaware, the injuries can be profoundly serious. Spinal cord damage or traumatic brain injuries have lingering effects, and medical expenses add up quickly. Months, or even years, of surgery, rehabilitation and physical therapy is not out of the question. There’s also the matter of lost wages due to time off work during the recovery as well as compensation for pain and suffering.
The Lourie Law Firm pedestrian accident lawyers take all of that into account when proposing a settlement. We carefully review police reports from the scene, gather evidence on our own and talk with medical experts in order to build the best possible case. We’ll look for evidence of driver negligence, and we have the experience to know where to find it. The fact is, it’s almost always the driver at fault. It could be due to distracted driving, driver fatigue, intoxication or reckless driving. No matter the cause, if the driver tries to dodge responsibility, we will be ready to counter.
Armed with all that information, our personal injury lawyers build a convincing case that’s hard for an insurance company to ignore. Many times that results in a more favorable settlement offer than the insurance company had proposed initially, when they were trying to get off cheap. If the company continues to fight, we’re always fully prepared to take the battle to court.
Interested in learning more about your options? Set up a free consultation with one of our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers to see how we can help.