Have you been injured in a bicycle accident? Are you struggling to pay medical bills and other costs associated with your injury? In beautiful South Carolina, bicycles are a great alternative to motor vehicles for transportation and leisure. However, even when wearing a helmet, a bicycle accident can still result in significant injuries and damage. Because of this, it is in your best interests to retain a personal injury attorney to help you recover all of the damages and compensation that you incurred. Make the prudent decision and contact Anastopoulo Law Firm for the legal representation you deserve.
Contact us online or by phone at (888) 313-5984 to discuss your case with a bicycle accident attorney in South Carolina.
Recovery in Bicycle Accident Suits
Every year, thousands of cyclists are injured on the road. Some of these injuries are very serious and can result in permanent injury, disfigurement, and even death. As a result, South Carolina has enacted rules and regulations governing the avenues of relief available for those injured in bicycle accidents.
Section 56-5 of the South Carolina Code governs bicycle and driver conduct, which:
- Requires that drivers maintain safe operating distances between their motor vehicles and bicycles on the road
- Makes it an unlawful act to “harass, taunt, or maliciously throw an object at or in the direction of any person riding a bicycle”
- Imposes a civil fine of up to $100 on any motor vehicle driver who violates Section 56-5, as well as an additional liability when a driver’s violation results in the injury of a motorist
When a driver has violated an article of Section 56-5 and this violation was the proximate cause of a bicyclist’s minor injury, a civil fine of up to $500 may be imposed by the court. When the driver’s violation is the proximate cause of a bicyclist’s great bodily injury, a civil fine of no more than $1,000 can be imposed.
Providing Legal Representation for Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents can cause significant disruptions in the lives of both the injured party and drivers. The South Carolina attorneys at The Anastopoulo Law Firm work hard to provide fair and effective legal representation for those injured in bicycle wrecks.
We provide legal representation and advice for bicyclists who have suffered all injury types, such as:
Contact Anastopoulo Law Firm for Reliable Legal Representation
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, you should stay calm, pick up the phone, and contact Anastopoulo Law Firm immediately. We always have professional representatives ready and willing to perform case intake services, and our attorney is prepared to begin working immediately.
Call our office at (888) 313-5984 for a free case evaluation today.