In February 2011, a driver with impaired vision struck a female pedestrian in a school zone. The collision happened shortly after sunset. The insurance company and their defense attorney argued that the collision was the pedestrian's fault, as she was outside a marked crosswalk. They also said the collision was unavoidable due to darkness.
Even though the female pedestrian's leg was broken and she faced $70,000.00 in medical bills, the impaired driver's insurance company offered her $0.00 until we got involved.
After more than a year of hard-fought litigation, the case settled for a confidential amount that brought tears of joy to our client.
Pedestrian accidents are common in Columbia and throughout our state. When pedestrians are struck by cars, the police report almost always blames the person on foot. Insurance companies rely on the police report to deny liability, but that report is not admissible in court. Juries, not cops and insurance companies, have the final say when pedestrians get hit by cars in South Carolina.
Get Legal Help After a Car Accident in South Carolina
The issues you face after an auto accident are not as simple as some people would have you believe. From how medical bills get paid to how much you should be compensated, it is always better to receive a free consultation from a car accident attorney than to rely on an insurance company that increases its profits by paying you less.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Kenneth E. Berger have years of experience handling cases like yours, and would be honored to help you and your family with the legal recovery process while you focus on healing. Our offices are conveniently located in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, and we proudly serve the Sumter and Florence areas, as well as the entire state of South Carolina. Call us today at 803-790-2800 (Columbia, SC) / 843-427-2800 (Myrtle Beach, SC), or start a live chat 24/7 with a real, live person to arrange a free and confidential consultation.