Injured? Start Here.

REQUEST YOUR FREE CASE REVIEW WITH A CHARLESTON PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYER

South Carolina has consistently ranked poorly in nationwide studies for pedestrian safety, pedestrian accidents and pedestrian fatalities. Each year there are nearly 2,500 pedestrian accidents in South Carolina. Founding Partner Matthew Marin of the aggressive personal injury law firm Marin and Barrett, Inc. serves the Charleston area and is dedicated to winning justice for South Carolina pedestrian accident victims and their families.  Pedestrian Accident Attorney Matthew Marin has been ranked by the SuperLawyers organization as a “Rising Star” and a “SuperLawyer” from 2014 through 2020. Call today to schedule a free SC pedestrian accident case evaluation. We are available at (843) 642-2449 to take your call and stand ready to fight for the justice you need and deserve.

PROVIDING LEGAL HELP FOR INJURED PEDESTRIANS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

When you are a pedestrian, you are defenseless to protect yourself from serious injury in an accident. You are sharing the road with speeding, heavy motor vehicles while hoping that drivers around you take appropriate care to ensure your safety. It can only take a second for you to be at risk of a serious injury from a motor vehicle: if a driver takes his eyes off the road to read a text message, a driver not checking before reversing, or a driver speeding around a corner.

Unfortunately, recently there has been an alarming and unprecedented increase in pedestrian accident deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration traffic fatality data showed a general decline in the number of pedestrian fatalities from 1994 through 2009. Since 2009 however, pedestrian fatalities have trended up sharply. In 2005, pedestrian fatalities accounted for 10.9% of all traffic fatalities but in 2018 pedestrians accounted for 17.2% of all traffic deaths. In 2017, alcohol impairment was a factor in 41% of all pedestrian fatalities accounting for 2,368 deaths nationwide.  According to the national Governors Highway Safety Association there were an estimated 6,227 pedestrian accident deaths in 2018.