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MYRTLE BEACH Pedestrian accident ATTORNEYS

Why You Need the Top Lawyers in Pedestrian Accidents

Did you get hurt in a pedestrian accident in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina? Did someone else’s negligent actions cause it? If so, you might be entitled to compensation. The Yates Firm could represent you in your case and help you hold the at-fault party liable.

Pedestrians often sustain severe injuries in motor vehicle accidents. The violent impact of a car colliding directly with a person’s body, even at low speeds, is enough to break bones or cause a concussion as the victim falls to the ground. Unfortunately, pedestrians are at a much greater risk of death in accidents like this.

State laws are supposed to protect pedestrians. However, many drivers don’t yield the right of way when necessary, or they ignore pedestrians entirely. Walking across the street becomes dangerous when someone blows through a stop sign or otherwise drives recklessly.

At The Yates Firm, our Myrtle Beach pedestrian accident attorneys provide dependable legal services and representation to those in need. We will fight for you and try to reach the best possible outcome. Call us at 843.692.3237 today, or reach out online for your free consultation so we can get started on your case.

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CAUSES OF Pedestrian
ACCIDENTS

IN AN INJURY CLAIM...

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Driving Recklessly in a Parking Lot

Whenever someone drives around a parking lot, they must proceed with caution. It’s crucial to be on the lookout for anyone walking near their vehicle. If a driver speeds through a parking lot or ignores their surroundings, they could hit a pedestrian and cause catastrophic injuries.

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Failing to Stop at a Crosswalk

Crosswalks are designated areas allowing pedestrians to walk across the road. According to South Carolina statute 56-5-3130, drivers must slow down or stop if a pedestrian is at the halfway mark of a crosswalk or close to approaching the halfway mark from the opposite direction.

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Backing up without Looking

Backing out of a parking lot or driveway requires the motorist to look behind them for anyone crossing their path. They could end up hitting a pedestrian behind their car if they back up without checking for someone passing by.

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Failing to Yield the Right of Way

Pedestrians have the right of way in specific scenarios. If a driver blows through a stop sign or turns right without looking for someone already in the crosswalk, they could cause severe injuries to pedestrians.

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Distracted Driving

Distractions come in many forms and prevent drivers from focusing on the task at hand. Someone texting, eating, or drinking might not notice a pedestrian already in the middle of the street and crash right into them.

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Turning Right or Left

When a motorist approaches an intersection, they should carefully follow the traffic signs and signals. If the driver enters the right turning lane at a red light, they must come to a complete stop and check for anyone crossing the road before proceeding. Rolling through the intersection can put them on a collision course with someone already in the crosswalk.

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Entering or Exiting

Pulling in or out of a side street, parking lot, or driveway requires drivers to check around them for crossing pedestrians. If the driver backs out of a driveway or enters a parking lot without focusing on their surroundings, they could run over someone who crosses their path and cause severe injuries or even death.

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Speeding through a School Zone

Schools zones are heavy in foot traffic. Child pedestrians are vulnerable to accidents involving motor vehicles. Any driver who exceeds the speed limit or becomes distracted in a school zone might not see a child walking across the road in front of them- putting the child in danger. If this has happened to someone you love, reach out to The Yates Firm today. We have plenty of experience in resolving cases just like these.

Whenever someone drives around a parking lot, they must proceed with caution. It’s crucial to be on the lookout for anyone walking near their vehicle. If a driver speeds through a parking lot or ignores their surroundings, they could crash into a pedestrian.

Crosswalks are designated areas allowing pedestrians to walk across the road. According to South Carolina statute 56-5-3130, drivers must slow down or stop if a pedestrian is at the halfway mark of a crosswalk or close to approaching the halfway mark from the opposite direction.

Backing out of a parking lot or driveway requires the motorist to look behind them for anyone crossing their path. They could end up hitting a pedestrian behind their car if they back up without checking for someone passing by.

Pedestrians have the right of way in specific scenarios. If a driver blows through a stop sign or turns right without looking for someone already in the crosswalk, they could cause severe injuries to pedestrians.

Distractions come in many forms and prevent drivers from focusing on the task at hand. Someone texting, eating, or drinking might not notice a pedestrian already in the middle of the street and crash right into them.

When a motorist approaches an intersection, they should carefully follow the traffic signs and signals. If the driver enters the right turning lane at a red light, they must come to a complete stop and check for anyone crossing the road before proceeding. Rolling through the intersection can put them on a collision course with someone already in the crosswalk.

Pulling in or out of a side street, parking lot, or driveway requires drivers to check around them for crossing pedestrians. If the driver backs out of a driveway or enters a parking lot without focusing on their surroundings, they could run over someone who crosses their path.

Schools zones are heavy in foot traffic. Child pedestrians are vulnerable to accidents involving motor vehicles. Any driver who exceeds the speed limit or becomes distracted in a school zone might not see a child walking across the road in front of them.

COMPENSATION FOR
Pedestrian Accident VICTIMS

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$180,000

Total Recovered

for a client who slipped at a Myrtle Beach Resort

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$150,000

Total Recovered

for a client who was hit after returning her shopping cart in the Food Lion parking lot

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$100,000

Total Recovered

for a client who fell through apartment steps after being told the steps were safe

You can seek punitive damages if you file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. A jury might award this form of compensation to you if you can show, using clear and convincing evidence, that the defendant acted with wanton, willful, reckless, or criminal conduct.

$180,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client who slipped at a Myrtle Beach Resort​

$150,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client who was hit after returning her shopping cart in the Food Lion parking lot​

$100,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client who fell through apartment steps after being told the steps were safe​

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

IN pedestrian accident CLAIMS..

At The Yates Firm, our Myrtle Beach pedestrian accident attorneys treat our clients like family. We have strong ties to the community and believe in the importance of keeping residents safe. You will have a dedicated advocate on your side to fight for the justice you deserve when you hire us.

With our knowledge of state laws and experience handling pedestrian accident cases, you can have peace of mind knowing we will take care of you. We provide personalized services to every accident victim, so you feel like a priority from start to finish of the process. You won’t have to go through this devastating time in your life alone.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I'VE BEEN HURT IN A

pedestrian accident IN MYRTLE BEACH?

01

CALL 911 
You should report the accident to law enforcement while you’re still at the scene. Call 911 and request an ambulance to transport you to the hospital. An officer should arrive to investigate what happened. Once the police report becomes available, you can request a copy to use as evidence in your claim.

02

GO TO THE HOSPITAL
Once the investigating officer finishes their work at the crash scene, go to the emergency room. A doctor can evaluate your condition and diagnose your injury. They might recommend physical therapy, diagnostic testing, or another form of treatment. You should follow their recommendations and continue to attend your doctor’s appointments until you heal.

03

FOLLOW UP WITH YOUR DOCTORS
It’s crucial to continue treating your injuries until you recover or your medical providers release you from their care. You should never decide to stop treatment yourself. If you stop too soon, you could ruin your recovery progress. Additionally, insurance companies often look for reasons to avoid a large settlement, and your lack of ongoing treatment can give them the reason they need.

04

KEEP COPIES OF ALL RECORDS
You should keep a copy of every medical bill, imaging test result, physical therapy note, and other documents you receive during your treatment. Evidence is necessary following a pedestrian accident to prove you suffered an injury requiring medical attention.

05

SEEK LEGAL REPRESENTATION
Pursuing compensation without the help of a lawyer will likely result in a negative outcome. You need someone with experience to assist you with your insurance claim, so you receive the compensation you need to cover your losses. Hire a lawyer immediately after the accident to handle the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing your injuries.

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CONTACT US

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident due to a negligent driver’s misconduct, do not hesitate to contact The Yates Firm. You can depend on our legal team to fight by your side for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Call 843.692.3237 for a free consultation with one of our Myrtle Beach pedestrian accident attorneys today.

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