Differences Between a Pedestrian Accident Claim and a Car Crash Claim

There are many differences between a pedestrian accident claim and a car crash claim. That's why you need an experienced attorney on your side.

Question:

How is a pedestrian accident claim different than a car accident claim?

Answer:

Differences Between a Pedestrian Accident Claim and a Car Crash ClaimI had a former client call me. I had represented that client in a car wreck case over 20 years ago in South Carolina, and he’d been recently struck by an automobile as a pedestrian. He asked me, “What are the differences between my automobile accident case and a pedestrian automobile accident case?” If you’re reading this, you may have similar questions. I’ll share with you what I shared with my client.

When you’re involved in an automobile accident and you’re inside a vehicle, you have the protection of the automobile. You have steel. You have a cage, a roof. You have doors to help surround you. You have airbags and seat belts and cushions to help protect you from the force. When you’re a pedestrian who is struck by an automobile, you don’t have any of this protection. Many times, the injuries are more significant and more severe.

Also, if you’re walking in a crosswalk, you have the right of way. The rules of the road state that the pedestrian has the right of way, and the automobile should yield to the pedestrian. If you have any questions about your automobile pedestrian case in the state of South Carolina, give us a call. We’d be happy to help.


Were you or a loved one struck by a vehicle while walking and have questions about the differences between a pedestrian accident claim and a car crash claim? Contact the experienced North Augusta pedestrian accident lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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