South Carolina Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you suffered injuries in a South Carolina bicycle accident, our team may be able to help you hold the at-fault party responsible. You may be able to recover money to pay your medical bills and other costs related to your injury.
You can speak with a South Carolina bicycle accident lawyer from Anastopoulo Law Firm for free today. We provide complimentary case reviews for victims of these types of traffic collisions and help them figure out their next steps.
You Could Recover Your Expenses After Your South Carolina Bike Accident
Filing an insurance claim or lawsuit may allow you to recover compensation based on the costs and losses you incurred because of your crash. The financial recovery in these cases depends greatly on the damages the victim suffered, including the severity of their injuries and their necessary treatment.
Some common recoverable damages include:
- Medical bills and related care costs, current and future
- Lost wages, income, and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting impairments
- Property damages
- Related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
We also manage wrongful death actions. If your family member died from their injuries, you may be able to seek additional compensation based on your family’s expenses. This includes burial and funeral costs, loss of services, and intangible losses.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving South Carolina, call (800) 313-2546
Our Team of South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys Can Handle Your Claim
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 result in significant injuries and damage. Retaining a bicycle accident attorney to help you recover the damages and compensation that you incurred is one way to protect your interests.
For more than 25 years, Anastopoulo Law Firm has provided legal representation for accident victims in South Carolina. We offer free case reviews for potential clients. We can meet with you in your home, the hospital, or one of our South Carolina offices:
- North Charleston
- Myrtle Beach
We work on a contingency fee basis and would never ask you to pay a retainer or other costs related to your case up front. We receive our attorney’s fees only from the recovery we secure through an insurance claim or trial.
In general, you only have up to three years to sue the at-fault motorist that caused your accident. This deadline is set by S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530 for both personal injury and wrongful death actions.
We can often settle these cases without going to trial, though. This may mean a faster resolution and your settlement to you more quickly.
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We Provide Legal Representation for Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents can cause significant disruptions in the lives of both the injured party and others involved. The South Carolina bicycle accident attorneys from Anastopoulo Law Firm work hard to provide fair and effective legal representation for those injured in bicycle versus motor vehicle collisions.
We provide legal representation and advice for bicyclists who suffered any injury type, including:
South Carolina’s Laws Aim to Keep Roads Safe for Bicyclists
Every year, thousands of cyclists suffer injuries on South Carolina roads. Some of these injuries are very serious and can result in permanent disability, disfigurement, and even death. As a result, South Carolina enacted rules and regulations governing how bicycles and drivers share the roads throughout the state.
Under S.C. Ann. § 56-5-3410 through § 56-5-3500, bicycle laws in South Carolina include the following:
- Bicycle riders must use the appropriate bicycle lanes when provided.
- If there are no bicycle lanes, when possible, bicyclists should ride nearest to the right side of the roadway.
- More than two riders should not ride side by side at any one time, unless on specific paths or trails.
- Bicyclists should always use appropriate bicycle hand signals to indicate stops and turns.
- Bicyclists are not permitted to carry any package or item that prevents them from keeping both hands on the wheel.
- When riding at night, bicycles must have reflector lights and headlamps.
- All bicycles should have working brakes.
When a driver violates an article of S.C. Ann. § 56-5 and this violation is the proximate cause of a bicyclist’s minor injury, the court can impose a civil fine of up to $500. When the driver’s violation is the proximate cause of a bicyclist’s great bodily injury, a court can impose a fine of no more than $1,000.
These fines are in addition to the civil case we may be able to build against the at-fault driver.
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Recommended Steps to Promote Safety for Bicyclists in South Carolina
To ensure their safety and prevent injuries on South Carolina roadways, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) recommends the following safety tips for bicyclists:
- Wear a helmet to protect yourself from head and brain injuries.
- Wear brightly colored clothing to ensure you are visible to other drivers.
- When exiting a driveway or at intersections, stop, look left, right, then left again before pulling out.
- Before riding, be sure your tires have the proper inflation and that your brakes are in good working order.
Of course, never operate a bike when under the influence of alcohol or drugs. By being alert, knowing the laws regarding cyclists, and taking protective measures, you can help make your next bike ride a safe one.
Do Not Wait to Get Help; Connect with Our Team Today For Free
If you were suffered injuries in a South Carolina bicycle accident, reach out to our team at Anastopoulo Law Firm as soon as possible. We always have someone available to meet with you and review your legal case and options for seeking financial recovery.
Call our office at (800) 313-2546 for a free case evaluation today.