Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers In Charleston

Were you injured in a traffic-related accident while walking in Charleston? If so, the Charleston pedestrian accident lawyers at Murphy Crantford Meehan will be ready to discuss your rights and legal options. If someone else’s negligence caused you harm, you could be owed significant compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses.

From 2013 to 2019, pedestrian accidents accounted for more than 900 deaths in the state of South Carolina, which makes South Carolina one of the deadliest states in the nation for walkers and cyclists.

When someone else’s carelessness or recklessness causes you harm, turn to Murphy Crantford Meehan for help. We fight for those who’ve been hurt as pedestrians in our community, and we’ll be ready to put our skills to work for you.

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How Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

Causes of pedestrian injuries

Distracted driving

When drivers are texting, adjusting the radio, eating and drinking, or reaching for an item while driving, they may not notice a pedestrian until it is too late, even in locations where the pedestrian has the right of way.

Drunk driving

When a driver is drunk or otherwise intoxicated, their judgment is impaired, and their reaction time is slower. Drunk driving is especially dangerous at night when low visibility makes it even harder for the driver to make out a pedestrian.


Speeding is against the law, and it is especially reckless in pedestrian-heavy areas like school zones. Speeding can also lead to more dangerous accidents because the driver is moving faster than legally allowed and can impact a pedestrian with large amounts of force.

Failure to stop or yield right-of-way

Drivers often “roll through” stop signs, try to speed through yellow lights, and fail to yield to pedestrians crossing intersections, all of which can lead to disaster.

Hazardous weather conditions

When roadways are wet or covered with ice, and drivers don’t slow to a safe speed, they’ll find it harder to stop in time to prevent hitting a pedestrian.

Backing-up accidents

Pedestrians walking along sidewalks can be hit by vehicles backing out of a driveway onto the street. The driver may be focused on traffic in the street and fail to see the pedestrian.

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A history of success in pedestrian accident claims

At Murphy Crantford Meehan, we take every personal injury case seriously and work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for the damages you’ve suffered. Our experienced attorneys understand the long-term effect that personal injury can have on your life. We’ve helped many victims of traffic-related accidents in the Charleston area to get the settlement that they deserve, and we can do the same for you.

Our name partners, Attorneys Crantford and Meehan, have been admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group composed entirely of lawyers who have earned settlements, verdicts, or awards of $1 million or more for an individual client. The firm has been given an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible peer review rating. At Murphy Crantford Meehan, we know what we’re doing, and our results speak for themselves.

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If you’ve been the victim of a pedestrian traffic-related accident, feel free to schedule a consultation with us at your convenience. At Murphy Crantford Meehan, our Charleston pedestrian accident lawyers will be ready to seek fair compensation from the at-fault party on your behalf. Call 843-376-4030 or reach out to us online and let us get to work for you.

What Should I Do If I’ve Been Hurt in a Pedestrian Accident?

What Should I Do If I’ve Been Hurt in a Pedestrian Accident?


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When you’ve been hit while you were on foot, you may find yourself with lots of unanswered questions about what to do next. We get lots of questions from our clients during their initial visits, and we’ve answered some of them for you here.

Broken bones, muscle trauma, pelvic fractures, vertebrae injuries, shoulder displacement, concussions, and skull damage can all occur, among other injuries, depending on where a car impacts your body.

In South Carolina, if a driver causes an accident by failing to abide by traffic laws or yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, the driver can be held liable.

As soon as possible. After you’ve been evaluated by a medical professional and your injuries have been documented, a personal injury attorney can start an independent investigation into your accident while you recover.

Our lawyers work on contingency fees. This means that payment is “contingent” upon winning your case in court or obtaining a settlement for you. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.

South Carolina gives you three years from the date of your accident and injury to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party.

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