If you or someone you love suffered injuries due to a negligent driver while out walking in Pickens, SC, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our lawyer who handles pedestrian accident cases in Pickens can investigate the case, determine liability, and file a personal injury claim on your behalf.
For more than 20 years, the team at Hammack Law Firm has been an advocate for victims like you. We are focused on getting victims the monetary compensation they need and deserve. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident or a loved one has been killed, our compassionate attorneys and staff are here to help you explore the legal options available at this difficult time.
How Our Attorneys can Help You win Your Pedestrian Accident Case in Pickens
Once you hire our attorney to build a pedestrian accident case, we will handle every aspect of the case from start to finish. First, we will establish fault by proving the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care: The driver (or at-fault party) had a duty of care to keep you and other pedestrians safe from harm on the road.
- Breach of duty: The driver (or another at-fault party) breached that duty by acting in a negligent or reckless way that put you in harm’s way.
- Causation: That breach of duty caused your injuries.
- Damages: As a result, you have injuries and other losses.
We can Gather and File All the Necessary Paperwork in Your Case
Once we have established fault for your pedestrian accident case in Pickens, we will also do the following:
- Gather evidence, including the police report, your medical records, any eyewitness testimony, photographs, or surveillance video of the accident scene and your injuries
- File all paperwork, including court documents
- Hire experts to testify on your behalf, such as physicians, accident reconstruction specialists, etc.
- Handle all communications with the at-fault party’s attorney, insurance companies, etc.
- Keep you updated on the progress of your case and notify you of any important developments
Our mission is to make South Carolina a safer place for everyone. A lawyer from Hammack Law Firm familiar with pedestrian accident cases will hold the negligent party accountable. You should not have to bear the physical, emotional, and financial burden of an accident that someone else caused.
Recoverable Damages You Could Receive in a Pedestrian Accident Case
When you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you may still be in the hospital, missing time from work, and wondering what to do about the bills that are piling up. When filing a personal injury case, you may be eligible for two types of damages due to the accident: economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are easier to calculate because they are the actual financial losses you have suffered since the accident. They include:
- Past and future medical expenses, including costs for ambulance transport, hospitalization, surgeries, physical therapy, assistive medical devices, prescription medicines
- Lost income for the time you missed from work due to physician appointments, rehabilitation, etc.
- Future lost earning capacity if you have to take a lower-paying job or not work at all due to your injuries
- Property damage for the cost of repairing or replacing property damaged in the pedestrian accident
Noneconomic damages are less tangible, so they are more difficult to tabulate. They account for the emotional toll the accident has had on you and are supported by the South Carolina Noneconomic Damage Awards Act. They include such items as:
- Pain and suffering, such as chronic pain you have dealt with since the accident that prevents you from working or picking your kids up from school
- Mental anguish if your accident-related injuries left you depressed or unable to sleep)
- Scarring or permanent disability if your injuries have had a lasting impact on your body
- Loss of enjoyment of activities if you can no longer enjoy hobbies and activities you once did before the accident, such as jogging or playing tennis
- Loss of consortium if you lost a loved one in the pedestrian accident
To those who have lost a family member in the pedestrian accident, you have our deepest sympathies. An attorney from Hammack Law Firm who handles wrongful death cases can analyze the evidence and advise you accordingly.
Our Firm is Focused on Our Clients’ Success
At Hammack Law Firm, we put our clients first. In fact, we treat every client as we would our friends and family. Here are just some of the reviews our clients have given us on Google:
- “I was in a hit-and-run accident in December 2019. I am so happy and truly satisfied for the outcome. [Hammack Law Firm] truly treat[s] you like family, and they go over and beyond to look out for you whether or not it was wishing you well wishes on holidays, or your birthday.” – Jasmyn Rose
- “Paul Hammack and his team provide top-notch legal services, but more importantly, they truly care about their clients! Highly recommended!” – Tyler Lee
- “Paul was awesome. Super nice staff, great service, very quick settlement. I have zero complaints and would 100% use again if needed.” – Deku
Do Not Delay Filing Your Claim or You Could Miss Out
Per S.C. Ann §15-3-530, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. You have the same amount of time from the date of a loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact Our Attorneys for Help Today
Call to discuss your case with a team member today. We want to get started right away. At Hammack Law Firm, we put our clients first and fight to get the compensation they need and deserve.