Charleston, SC Attorney Taylor Grooms obtained a $1 million settlement for a tourist hit in the crosswalk by a negligent truck driver.

Case Result: Pedestrian Hit By A Truck Settles For $1 Million

Steinberg Law Firm Attorney Taylor Grooms Represents Vacationer Struck by SUV in Crosswalk Near Downtown Charleston Market

On August 20, 2021, a couple visiting from California and celebrating their anniversary were struck and injured by an SUV as they crossed the street in the crosswalk at the corner of Pickney Street and Anson Street. Attorney Taylor Grooms represented the husband in his case against the driver.

The driver rolled through the stop sign and hit the 74-year-old husband on his left side, throwing him to the ground and severely injuring his right hip and shoulder.

Through thorough investigation, including securing footage from several cameras, Attorney Grooms was able to show negligent conduct by the driver including him rolling the stop sign. Side street footage leading up to the crash shows him speeding down the side street, such that bystanders are seen commenting on his speed.

The impact on our client’s life has been long-lasting and life-altering. Medical interventions included a total hip replacement, steroid injections, and physical therapy. The husband has been unable to fully return to the activities he enjoyed prior to his injuries; including playing pickleball, yard work, and exercising. He has had to forego traveling, something which he greatly looked forward to doing in his retirement years.

After negotiations with the insurance company, Attorney Grooms secured a settlement of $1,000,000.00 for the client. “I have fond childhood memories of walking the Market, eating the pralines, and seeing the horses. This was a special case because it was a reminder that bad things can happen even in fun places. My client was in Charleston enjoying his anniversary vacation when tragedy struck in an instant. I’m happy to have helped my very deserving client find some financial security while he remains on his road to recovery,” said Grooms.

If you have been injured by the reckless conduct of another, contact the Steinberg Law Firm for a free consultation and no fee until we collect compensation for you. We serve seriously injured clients throughout South Carolina. Call 843-720-2800 or contact us here.

Updated on November 13, 2023

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