No charges will be filed against a Berkeley County deputy who recently struck and killed a 21 year old pedestrian according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The deputy was reportedly passing another vehicle when he struck the man who was walking in the middle of the roadway facing on coming traffic near Macedonia. The pedestrian was flown to the hospital shortly after the pedestrian accident but later died from his injuries.
In unfortunate situations like this it is important to remember that although criminal charges may not be filed, the family members of the decedent may still have a form of recourse against the deputy and the county he works for if he is determined to have committed one or more negligent acts in passing the other vehicle. At the very least this is the type of situation that should be examined by a trained professional to ensure no viable claim is overlooked.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.