South Carolina Bicycle Accident Lawyers

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Passionate About Getting Victims the Compensation That They Deserve

More and more individuals are choosing to cycle as a means of transport and exercise, but with the increase in the number of cyclists on our roads,  the stark increase of injuries and fatalities are also rising. Cycling fatalities have been consistently rising since 2010, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 846 bicyclists were tragically killed in traffic accidents in the USA throughout 2019.

For South Carolina cyclists, it gets worse. Figures released by NHTSA in 2017 show South Carolina's bicycle accident fatalities are among the worst in the country, and bicycle accidents occur more there than in most other states.

At Clore Law, we know that the majority of cyclists are safe, vigilant, and adhere to the law.  But when accidents do occur, we are passionate about getting victims the compensation that they deserve.

Why you may need a Bicycle Accident Lawyer

When a bicycle and a vehicle collide, it’s usually the cyclist who gets hurt, and in most cases, seriously. Hiring a South Carolina bicycle accident lawyer ensures that you get the maximum compensation that you deserve for damages, injuries and in more catastrophic cases, ongoing medical treatments and home adaptations.

Insurance companies may try to negotiate a settlement with you directly. But remember, these insurance giants will want to save as much money as possible, and it’s in their interest to offer you less than you truly deserve; you need an experienced attorney at your side to ensure this doesn’t happen.

At Clore Law, not only do our experienced attorneys know the law inside out, but we’ve also seen the tricks and techniques that the insurance companies use to get away with paying you the minimum amount. We have a long legacy in pursuing justice for bicycle accident victims, so start your journey to justice today.

Common Bicycle Accident Injuries

Bicycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors and situations, though the most common types of cyclist injury accidents are caused by:

Naturally, cyclists are not as shielded as vehicle drivers, so when a cyclist is involved in an accident, their injuries can be far more serious.

Common are injuries include:

While bicyclists have the same right to South Carolina roadways as motor vehicles, far too many drivers remain blind to cyclists. Clore Law Group understands the risks that pedestrians and bicyclists face on our highways and byways. We stand ready to help you legally seek the compensation that you may well deserve. When you are injured in a bike accident due to the negligence of others, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries.

Whether you were struck by a car, forced by a negligent driver to collide into something, or crashed because of a hidden danger on the road, call Clore Law Group now to see if you have a case.

If you’ve been hurt in a cycling accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim against the negligent party’s insurance.  The experienced personal injury attorneys at Clore Law Group stand ready to fight for those who have been harmed by the negligence of others. If you believe you were injured in a bicycle accident due to no fault of your own, call us today.

We offer fully confidential and free case evaluations to those injured or the loved ones of someone killed in a Charleston bicycle accident. Call us today 843-380-5864.

Filing a Bicycle Accident Claim in SC

If you are thinking of filing a bicycle accident claim in South Carolina, here are the typical steps we will undertake:

  • We’ll arrange a free initial consultation and will look at the circumstances surrounding the incident to advise whether you are to file a claim.
  • If you are eligible, we can file your case.  Unless we win your case with a settlement or judgment, you will not pay a dime. Once your case is filed, you become a plaintiff, and the at-fault driver becomes a defendant.
  • We’ll then begin the discovery phase of your claim. This includes:
    • Gathering facts: An exchange of documents, written questionnaires, and depositions. The discovery phase may also include medical examinations undertaken by your chosen doctor. In some cases, the defendant or insurance company may request a second opinion.
    • Gathering documentation: Here we may need copies of your medical records and any other pertinent documentation. The correct documentation can help demonstrate to the court and/or the at-fault party’s insurance company that you have the right to file a claim.
    • Deposition: A deposition is an out-of-court statement given under oath by any person involved in the case. ... Depositions enable a party to know in advance what a witness will say at trial. Depositions can also be taken to obtain the testimony of important witnesses who can't appear during a trial.
    • Interrogatories: This is a set of questions that we will issue in writing to the other party. These questions are to be answered under oath.
    • If necessary, we’ll hire an expert witness for your case. This is a highly trained, trustworthy professional who can provide testimony based on their expertise.
  • At this point, we should have enough evidence to potentially settle a claim outside of court. But if the other party continues to reject liability, we will take your case to court.