Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in South Carolina
There are many causes of bicycle accidents across the state, but according to Bicycling Magazine, the most common include:
- Motorist fails to see the bicyclist and turns into the cyclist at intersection
- Motorist passes cyclist and turns right into the cyclist’s path
- Car driver opens door into oncoming cyclist
- Motorist pulls out of a parking space or driveway and into a bicyclist
- Motorist rear-ends a cyclist at a stop light or intersection
- Distracted drivers run off road into a bicyclist
- Drunk drivers fail to see the bicyclist on the road
No matter how your bicycling accident occurred, you need experienced legal help from the start. Bicycling accident victims often need maximum compensation to pay for lengthy surgeries and hospitalizations, rehabilitation, long-term care, and decreased quality of life. They may have missed work and may even be unable to return to work in the same capacity after their accident. When this occurs, the experienced and aggressive bicycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr., will fight for you.
Can I Sue for a Roadway Defect?
Many bicycle accidents occur due to collisions or near-collisions with vehicles. However, there are also cases where a cyclist crashes due to a defect in the roadway or on another person’s property. You may be able to hold the property owner responsible for your damages if a roadway defect caused your crash and resulting damages.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Bicycle Accident Lawsuit in South Carolina?
If your bicycle accident resulted in an injury or death, then you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file a claim. There are exceptions to this rule. We encourage you to contact us for more information about how the statute of limitations applies to your case. Our South Carolina bicycle accident attorneys offer free consultations.
Contact Our South Carolina Bicycle Accident Lawyers Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident in South Carolina, it is important to know that you are not alone. These accidents often cause significant injury and insurance companies are reluctant to pay cyclists what they need to truly recover.
At the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr., we know that bicycle accidents often result in serious and life changing injuries. That’s why we fight aggressively for maximum compensation for our clients. Call the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr. today at (803) 324-7200 (Rock Hill), (803) 289-7202 (Lancaster), (803) 396-5200 (Fort Mill), (864)466-5170 (Union) or fill out our confidential contact form. With offices conveniently located in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Lancaster, and Union we are here when you need us. Call us today for a free case evaluation and let the locals handle it.