Columbia, SC (November 18, 2023) – A pedestrian accident reported in Richland County claimed the life of the pedestrian, according to local news sources. The accident occurred at around 8:45 p.m. on November 16.
According to reports, a pedestrian was walking in the area of Fairfield Road and Boswell Road during the evening hours. For reasons unknown, a Chevrolet SUV was traveling through the roadway and crashed into a pedestrian before striking two vehicles.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased by authorities. The driver of the SUV suffered injuries. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for emergency care. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is being investigated.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
Our sympathies are with the family of the victim who was killed in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina
The unexpected loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, more than 100 people lose their lives in fatal collisions across our state every month. These accidents add up to more than 1700 people dying due to negligent and reckless drivers who often cause these accidents to occur. Speeding, distractions, and even impairment can have serious consequences for drivers on our roadway.
After losing a loved one, your family can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. A wrongful death claim can help your family recover compensation for the losses and damages you face.
In South Carolina, awards for damages are guided by the modified comparative negligence doctrine. This doctrine states that a person is able to recover compensation for damages caused by a fatal motor vehicle accident so long as the fault of the deceased party does not exceed 50 percent.
If your loved one was more than half responsible for the accident taking place, your family is prevented from seeking compensation. This makes it vital that you have a strong Columbia wrongful death lawyer by your side to help guide your family and fight for justice on your behalf. Your attorney will be able to present the strongest evidence for you against the defendant and demand compensation for funeral costs, loss of services, loss of companionship, and more.
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, our team at Ted Greve & Associates is here to provide you with fearless legal representation to help protect your rights. Our team of experienced South Carolina pedestrian accident lawyers is dedicated to pursuing the maximum compensation you deserve and holding the negligent party accountable. We take pride in our proven track record of success in wrongful death cases, and you can rely on our unwavering commitment to fighting for justice.
To get started on your path to justice and the compensation you deserve, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team today. Contact our South Carolina personal injury law firm at (800) 693-7833.