Charleston Bicycle Accident Attorney
Fighting for the Rights of Bicyclists
If the driver of a car was responsible for causing a cyclist’s injuries or death due to negligence, reckless driving, or intentional misconduct, contact a personal injury attorney at Ellis Roberts Law to discuss your potential legal claim. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage.
Our Charleston bike accident lawyers are determined to help you fight for the full and fair compensation you are owed. We stand up for the injured and serve as their voice in the pursuit of justice.
What Are Common Causes of Bike Accidents
Despite bike laws in Charleston, SC, many drivers fail to safely share the road with bicyclists. Aggressive or negligent drivers are often to blame for many bicycle accidents and the resulting injuries caused to the cyclist.
Common causes of Bicycle accidents are a result of a driver’s negligence which can include:
- A driver’s failure to notice the cyclist
- A driver’s failure to yield the right of way
- Driving too close to the designated bike lane
- Cutting off a cyclist at dangerous speeds
- A drunk driver
Charleston Bicycle Accident Damages
It is important to document your damages. Be sure to take pictures of any property impacted and your medical damages after an accident, if possible. You may be entitled to compensation to cover your medical expenses, any property that was damaged in the accident, and even your pain and suffering.
If you have lost a loved one resulting from a bicycle accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim under South Carolina law. In addition, the estate of your loved one may pursue a survival action to recover damages owed to your loved one for pain and suffering experienced prior to death that could have been pursued by your loved one had they lived.
It is important you contact a skilled Charleston personal injury attorney to discuss your potential claim as soon as you are able.
Bicyclist Negligence & Pedestrian Injury
Sometimes a bicyclist is the negligent person in an accident and injures a pedestrian. If you or a loved one was struck and injured by a bicycle, discuss your potential legal claim with Ellis Roberts Law.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Lost wages
- Other damages incurred as a result of your accident
Schedule a Free Consultation with Ellis Roberts Law, LLC
The team at Ellis Roberts Law have extensive experience representing bicyclists who have been struck by negligent drivers. We have also represented pedestrians seriously injured after being struck by a bicyclist. If you feel you have been the victim of another’s negligence and have suffered injury, reach out to our firm today to discuss your potential claim.
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