Injuries to pedestrians and to cyclists are unfortunately common in congested cities such as Charleston, where the highways and secondary roads are not always designed for pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Bicycles legally share the road with cars and trucks. A cyclist is supposed to stay as far to the right of a roadway and use proper lighting in low light situations, to allow drivers to see the cyclist. Cyclists are also bound to obey traffic signs and signals, just like cars and trucks.
However, the best, most law abiding cyclists are sometimes struck by automobiles and trucks while riding. Perhaps someone is texting while driving; or driving drunk, or simply not watching where they are going due to inattention. Drivers sometimes simply do not see a bicycle coming, and pull out in front of the cyclist, resulting in a collision.
When cars and trucks strike someone on a bicycle, the injuries are often very serious; and in many cases, involve death.
The McKnight Law Firm stands ready to represent cyclists and their families, who have suffered serious injuries or death as the result of roadway collisions with automobiles or trucks. We will stand by your side from your time of injury through trial if necessary, to ensure you receive the compensation you and your family deserve, due to the negligence of automobile and truck drivers in Charleston and throughout the State of South Carolina.