Charleston Bicycle Accident Lawyers
We Stand Up For You When You Need It Most
Biking can be a great way to spend time outdoors, exercise, and reduce your carbon footprint, but as enjoyable as it may be, it isn’t without its dangers. Even if you ride your bicycle on marked riding paths, you could be harmed if passing drivers are reckless, intoxicated, or simply careless. Likewise, a bicyclist might crash if their bike path lacks proper signage, or if the path is poorly maintained or littered with dangerous debris. IN such cases, the property owner or the party responsible for road maintenance might be responsible for any injuries that occur as a result.
If you or someone you love was harmed in a bicycle accident caused by an act of negligence, our firm is here to help you take the necessary steps to get back on your feet.
Why Choose Crumley Roberts?
Our team at Crumley Roberts has more than 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of those injured in bicycle accidents. We’ve obtained more than $750 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients, and we have more than 5,000 five-star reviews to support our credibility. But, most importantly, we care deeply about helping our clients, and we strive to do what’s right by protecting their best interests. If you choose to work with our firm, you can rest easy knowing we’ll stand by your side through each step of your case, from start to finish.
Bicycle Accidents in South Carolina
Tens of thousands of people are injured in bicycle accidents each year, and hundreds die throughout the United States. Unfortunately, these numbers haven’t changed much from year to year, which means cyclists face serious threats every time they take to the road.
In South Carolina, bicyclists are legally required to stick to designated bike lanes, or the right side of the road, and they must use hand signals to indicate their direction to surrounding traffic. Bicyclists are also required to wear reflective gear or right with lights if they are on the road at night. Following these rules is required by law, but it can also vastly improve your safety when you ride. That said, even if you follow all the applicable laws, careless drivers or dangerous road conditions can still pose a deadly threat.
Common Bicycle Injuries
Bicycle accidents can be caused by any number of problems, including drunk driving, speeding, failure to follow traffic laws, distracted driving, and mechanical malfunctions. Although vehicle collisions are more common, accidents can also be caused by other issues, like poorly constructed bike paths, lack of proper signs, poorly maintained grounds, and so on. Whatever the cause, when it comes to bicycle accidents, cyclists are very likely to experience serious, if not catastrophic or deadly injuries.
Common types of bicycle injuries include:
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Bone fractures
- Sprains or strains
Due to the serious nature of most bicycle accident injuries, many crashes result in life-altering damage, such as brain damage, paralysis, scarring, and nerve damage. These types of injuries are extremely difficult to cope with, both physically and financially. At Crumley Roberts, we can assess the details of your case, identify the liable party, and gather solid evidence to support your case and pursue justice. We firmly believe in doing what’s right, and we want to use our experience and knowledge to advocate on your behalf as we pursue justice and compensation for you and your family.
We’re 30 Years Strong, and We’re Just Getting Started
Since 1990, our Crumley Roberts attorneys have fought zealously for the rights of the injured. We are committed to our clients and we want to help you seek compensation for the damages you’ve suffered after your accident. Damages can include medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, and loss of wages. If you think you have a claim, let our firm stand by you.