Riding your bicycle can serve as a healthy alternative form of transportation. Unfortunately, 11.9 percent of traffic fatalities in South Carolina involve bicyclists and pedestrians. Because of this, it is important to know your rights as a cyclist and what damages you could claim if you are injured in an accident.
Accidents involving a bicycle can be very serious. It is important to seek medical attention right away, and contact emergency responders and police right after the accident occurs. It is very important to document your accident and have your version of the story told in the accident report, as some police officers could fail to ask the cyclist. Know the laws of your town and what is expected of bicyclists as well as other motorists. You can also use the Sink Law mobile app to take pictures of damages and injuries, and collect witness testimonies and other information about the accident, to make sure you have all the data you need to create the strongest case possible.
If you have been seriously injured, or someone you know has been killed in a bicycle accident, you can get legal help from the experienced attorneys at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers in South Carolina. As a result of your bicycle accident, you may be entitled to recover damage in the following areas:
- Medical expenses - such as hospital bills and medicines
- Emotional distress, pain, suffering, and disfigurement
- Property damage
- Lost wages
We have helped over 40,000 people get the justice they deserve, and have handled all types of personal injury cases, including bicycle accidents. If you are unsure of the bicycle laws in your area, or want to discuss the details of your accident, give us a call or fill out our contact form for a free case review from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers. We are here 24/7, anywhere in South Carolina, to help you! We have offices in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Orangeburg, Walterboro, and Moncks Corner, and we can travel anywhere in the state to serve you.