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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Charleston Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Charleston Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycling is a popular form of recreation–and for many, an alternative form of commuting–here in the Charleston area. Unfortunately, while riding a bicycle is great exercise, it also carries certain safety risks. Bicyclists are far more vulnerable to catastrophic injury or death in the event of an accident.

Many bicycle accidents are sadly the result of negligence on the part of a motorist or another third-party who acts in a negligent manner with respect to bicyclists. If that describes your case, our Charleston bicycle accident lawyer can help. The Stanley Law Firm has over 60 years of combined legal experience in helping accident victims seek financial compensation for their injuries. We can review your bicycle accident, advise you on who may be responsible, and represent you in negotiating a settlement or taking the negligent party to court.

South Carolina Bicyclists Are At Risk in Collisions with Motor Vehicles

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 80 percent of all bicycle accidents occur in urban areas like Charleston. In collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles, the driver of the latter is often responsible for causing the crash. This can happen for several reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Failure to Yield
  • Failure to Monitor the Vehicle’s Blind Spot
  • Failure to Maintain a Safe Stopping Distance (i.e., tailgating)
  • Running Through a Red Light or Stop Sign
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Speeding

When a bicycle accident does occur, it is almost always the bicyclist who suffers the brunt of the impact, as they lack any of the safety protections of a car or truck. Indeed, bicyclists are at an increased risk of death or serious or catastrophic injuries, such as:

  • Traumatic Brian Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Damage
  • Head and Neck Injuries
  • Facial and Dental Fractures
  • Bone Fractures in the Extremities (i.e., broken arms and legs)
  • Serious Cuts and Abrasions

Through a South Carolina personal injury claim, a bicycle accident victim–or their family, in the case of a wrongful death lawsuit–can seek financial compensation from the responsible parties. Victims may seek damages for both their economic and non-economic injuries. Economic damages include the full cost of their medical care, compensation for lost wages and other income, and damage to their bicycle and other personal property. Non-economic damages covers other injuries that do not come with an exact price tag, such as the bicyclist’s ongoing pain and suffering and psychological trauma.

Contact The Stanley Law Group Today

A bicycle accident can change your life in a matter of seconds. Following a collision involving another vehicle, it is important to seek out qualified legal advice from a skilled Charleston bicycle accident lawyer. The Stanley Law Group has a proven track record of obtaining substantial verdicts and out-of-court settlements for our clients. Let us sit down and learn more about your bicycle accident and how we can help you fight for just compensation.

Call us today at 803-799-4700 or contact us online to request a free consultation.

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