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Home > Personal Injury Attorney on Hilton Head Island, SC

Personal Injury Lawyer - Pedestrian Injury
For Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, & Beaufort South Carolina (SC) Area

Every driver is legally obligated to share the road with pedestrians and watch for them. Unfortunately, drivers don't always expect to see someone on foot or even yield the right-of-way. Even when a pedestrian is crossing the road illegally or unwisely, most state law still obliged drivers with a duty to take care when they see pedestrians; especially when the pedestrian is a child, disabled or noticeably confused.

Whether the accident was caused by a driver’s negligence, improper crossing assistance or even a malfunctioning streetlight or missing stop sign, you may be entitled to compensation.  Pedestrian injuries and fatalities occur quite frequently in the United States; with recent statistics showing that one pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 111 minutes. Pedestrians are at a higher risk for injury and death than any other non-occupant group involved in an auto accident. In fact, almost 90% of nonoccupant fatalities are pedestrians, not cyclists or skateboarders. Therefore, pedestrians need to take extra caution to protect themselves from injury and death while traveling on our roads and streets. But, at times, this is not enough to keep from being involved in an accident. 


  • Insist that a report be filed with the police, sheriff or highway patrol.
  • Obtain the name, address, insurance information, vehicle license number and driver's license number of any and all other persons involved in the accident. Also get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all witnesses.
  • Photograph the accident scene, including all vehicles involved (before repairing) and any visible injuries (cuts, bruises).
  • Talk to no one about the accident or injuries other than your doctor or lawyer, especially not an insurance adjuster.
  • Sign nothing without consulting a lawyer. Truthful statements made in an attempt to be helpful can easily be misinterpreted and turned against you.
  • Seek medical attention and tell your physician or surgeon exactly how the injury occurred and describe all symptoms and complaints.
  • Be sure to report memory problems, confusion or disorientation, however minor these things may seem at the time.

Like a car accident claim, insurance claims following a bicycle accident or pedestrian accident will involve a claim against the responsible party's auto insurance policy. However, you will not file a claim with your own insurance policy unless the other driver is underinsured or uninsured.

Consider hiring a Hilton Head Island, SC Personal Injury Attorney
You have rights after suffering serious injuries following a pedestrian or bicycle accident with another automobile. The law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim for your injuries and if you do not act within this time, you may be barred from asserting your rights.  If you have an injury that will result in lost time from school or work and cost substantial medical care, you should seek advice from an attorney from Kiker Law Firm.  Naturally, insurance claims adjusters will attempt to settle claims out of court as inexpensively as possible and on terms which will benefit the insurer. An experienced personal injury attorney from Kiker Law Firm should be consulted as soon as possible after the injury and before you provide any statements or sign papers.

If your or a loved one have suffered at the hands of another, it is imperative to meet with a skilled attorney to discuss your serious situation.  The complicated issues require that your case be handled by a lawyer from Kiker Law Firm who is experienced in the specialized area of pedestrian injury. For comprehensive legal representation and personal client service in personal injury cases, you can rely on the Kiker Law Firm.  Making the decision of who should represent you is one of the most significant decisions that you may ever make and the Kiker Law Firm have skilled attorneys who will assist you through every step providing a clear explanation of your rights and help you make the best decision regarding your case.

Dedicated to the Client
The attorneys at Kiker Law Firm have extensive experience in pursuing personal injury cases.  We understand what you're up against and also know that many damages may not appear serious at first but that they may, in fact, plague someone for life.  It’s important to speak with an aviation accident lawyer at Kiker Law Firm who can inform you of your rights.
We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Simply complete a free consultation form online or call us at 843-842-7300. We'd be happy to meet with you and help you make an informed decision regarding your accident and injury claim.



Kiker Law Firm
2 Corpus Christie Place
(Professional Building ~ Suite 200)
Hilton Head Island

(843) 842-7300

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5303
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938