If you were hurt in a bike accident caused by another party’s negligence in Charleston, contact the bike accident lawyers of Crantford Meehan right away. We fight for the rights of injured cyclists in our community, and we’ll be ready to stand up for you.
There were 846 cyclists killed while riding in 2019. As you can imagine, when a passenger vehicle and bicycle are in an accident, the car will always win. Whether you use your bicycle for a daily commute, ride for exercise, or just for fun, each time you hit the road, there are risks.
According to the law, bicycle riders have the same rights and privileges as drivers. Yet, many drivers ignore cyclists or place them in dangerous situations by not respecting their rights to the road.
Traumatic injuries can be expensive and lead to limited mobility, chronic pain, and financial losses. If you’ve been injured in a bicycling accident, contact the bicycle accident attorneys of Crantford Meehan in Charleston, South Carolina, to protect your rights.
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Crantford Meehan opened their doors in 2015. Their trained, full-service law staff can address complex legal issues and protect the rights of their clients in Charleston, South Carolina. The firm has recovered compensation for many clients, including:
Attorneys Crantford and Meehan were also both certified as members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This is a prestigious membership limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million-dollar verdicts. The firm has earned an “AV” rating from their peers, the highest rating available.
Take these steps to protect your rights if you have been injured in a bike accident:
Many of our clients were the victims of a bicycle-car collision. They’ve asked us many questions over the years, and the following are answers to the ones we hear most often.
Get medical care at the scene, if available, and see your doctor for an examination as soon as possible. The court requires a doctor’s diagnosis for compensation to pay medical bills and make up for lost wages.
You may be eligible for compensation after a bike accident. A skilled personal injury attorney can help you decide what actions you should take next.
In South Carolina, you must file a personal injury claim for your bicycle crash within three years after the accident.
Often, the driver who hit you will be at fault for your accident. However, there could be extenuating circumstances. If you were hit by a bus, and the bus was run by a government entity, it might be possible to sure the county/city/state for your injuries. If your injuries were caused by the collapse of a bridge, you might be able to sue the designers, manufacturers, or group responsible for maintaining the bridge.
South Carolina law does not require cyclists to wear protective gear, so you could still be eligible to seek fair compensation, even if you weren’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.