South Carolina Car Accident Lawyer News:
Fewer Traffic Fatalities This March but Two Rare Cyclist Deaths

As part of our commitment to helping you stay safe on Greenville, Spartanburg, and other South Carolina roads, we’re sharing monthly statistics on dangerous driving in the Palmetto State.

In March 2024 in South Carolina, there were 67 traffic fatalities, a 28.7% reduction from March 2023, when there were 94. Unfortunately, there were also two deaths of people riding bicycles. For comparison, there was one cyclist fatality in March 2023 and one in March 2022. Last year in South Carolina, there were 26 total cyclist fatalities.

When a car collides with a person riding a bicycle, the outcome is often catastrophic injury or death for the cyclist. This should come as no surprise considering that bicycles offer virtually no protection for riders – though wearing a helmet can help: studies show that wearing a bicycle helmet reduced serious head injuries in cyclists by 60% and reduced the number of fatalities by 34%.

Be careful out there! Some safety tips for cyclists to avoid injuries include:

  • Always wear a helmet
  • Obey the rules of the road as if you were driving a car, especially right-of-way
  • Increase your visibility with colorful, reflective clothing and reflectors on the front and back of your bicycle
  • Ensure your bicycle is the right size
  • Wear form-fitting clothing that won’t get caught in the spokes or gears, and tie your shoes tight
  • Check that your bicycle is in full working order before every ride
  • Use hand signals to indicate your intention to turn to other vehicles
  • Always keep both hands on the handlebars, except to signal a turn

Number of Cyclist Deaths on South Carolina Roads Each March

2024 2 cyclist deaths in March; TBD annual cyclist deaths

2023 1 cyclist death in March; 26 annual cyclist deaths

2022 1 cyclist death in March; 25 annual cyclist deaths

2021 2 cyclist deaths in March; 23 annual cyclist deaths

2020 0 cyclist deaths in March; 16 annual cyclist deaths

2019 6 cyclist deaths in March; 27 annual cyclist deaths

2018 1 cyclist death in March; 22 annual cyclist deaths

A bar graph comparing cyclist fatalities in March versus the entire year over a course of six years.

Get Help from a South Carolina Auto Accident Lawyer Today

If you’ve been injured in a car accident or bicycle accident in South Carolina, our South Carolina auto accident attorneys are on your side. You could be entitled to compensation to help you cover the costs of your injuries. Since our firm began, our attorneys have helped over 65,000 people recover more than $1.8 billion total, and we can help you, too.1

For a free case evaluation, contact us online or call 1-866-900-7078 today.


Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Do if I Was Injured After Being Hit by a Car While Riding My Bicycle?

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you may have already received emergency medical care. It is important to keep up with your care, attend doctor appointments, and follow your doctor’s orders. Follow up care is critical for your health and may be critical in your case for maximum compensation. If you don’t complete follow up care, the insurance company may say that you weren’t injured as badly as you say.

What Are Some of the Injuries That Can Occur if I Get Hit by a Car While Riding My Bike?

When bikers get hit by a negligent driver, the results can be catastrophic. Some of the most common injuries that result from collisions between cars and cyclists include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and other serious injuries. Please bike safely.

Should I Take the First Offer from the Insurance Company if I File a Claim for a Bicycle Accident?

Probably not. The insurance company’s negotiator works for them and is protecting their interests. Most insurers make more by paying out less (or nothing) on claims. On the other hand, an experienced auto accident attorney is on your side, handles the insurance company for you, and significantly increases your odds of receiving maximum compensation.

Before you agree to any offer, see how much your case may really be worth with our free case evaluation. Call 1-866-900-7078 any time.

About the Author

Walt Wood practices personal injury law in North Carolina and South Carolina for the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin and was head of the firm’s expansion into Greenville, SC. He has more than 16 years of experience fighting for clients. Walt has the honor of being named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list in two states: In 2012 and 2013, he was a North Carolina “Rising Star,” and in 2014, 2015, and 2016, he was a South Carolina “Rising Star.” For “Rising Stars” standards of inclusion, visit