Pedestrian Killed in Hilton Head

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It is important to remedy not all fatal car accidents involve negligent driving. Sometimes a pedestrian creates the dangerous situation. Other times the poor maintenance of a roadway contributes to an accident. If your loved one was killed after being hit by a car, speak to a qualified attorney. He/she will be able to explain your legal remedies.

Hilton Head SUV-Pedestrian Fatal Collision

A man walking along U.S. Highway 278 on Hilton Head Island was struck and killed by an SUV. The driver was not charged with any crime, but that may not exclude a potential wrongful death lawsuit. The burden of proof is more stringent in criminal charges than in civil lawsuits. This is why consulting an experience Hilton Head lawyer is so important. The specifics on every accident affects the viability of a lawsuit. This is the fourth pedestrian killed in Beaufort and Jasper counties in the past three months. A 19-year-old man was hit by several cars Friday on U.S. 17 in Yemassee. Troopers say pedestrians need to walk on the shoulder of the road at all times. This present another potential remedy for the family of the deceased. There are times when the government can be held accountable for failing to address public safety issues. For example, have you ever noticed a walking bridge over a road or highway? These are typically made when the thorough fair seperates residents from their expected destinations, like school. When an officer says you should walk on the shoulder, it means there is not a side walk available. Should there be numerous pedestrian accidents on a stretch of road with a sidewalk, the government may have a duty to make a sidewalk.

Contact a Hilton Head Fatal Accident Lawyer

This unfortunate accident demonstrates more than one potential liable party in a wrongful death claim resulting from a fatal car accident. If you lost a loved one as a result of a fatal accident, contact the Clore Law Group today.

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