South Carolina

South Carolina should be a cycling paradise, but it’s not, at least not yet. Great weather, beautiful scenery from Greenville to Columbia to Charleston, it still lags behind the rest of the country in bicycle safety.  It’s getting better because of new cycling laws, increasing numbers of riders, progressive city planning, and a committed advocacy community.

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Representation in South Carolina bicycle injury cases

South Carolina bicycle accident lawyer and Bike Law founder Peter Wilborn has raced, toured, commuted, and ridden his bike daily for fun.  In 1998, Peter had a bike tragedy in his own family, realized first hand the need for lawyers who understand cycling, and devoted his law practice to Bike Law.  From the start, calls and referrals have come from friends in cycling clubs and bike shops and from advocates for better bicycling.

Since then, Peter has represented hundreds of South Carolinians who have been injured by motorists, unsafe road conditions, or defective cycling products.  He has personally trained police officers throughout the State to better investigate bicycle accidents.  Working closely with the Palmetto Cycling Coalition, he has promoted better laws and supported public service campaigns.  Peter has represented injured cyclists in bicycle accidents in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken, Spartanburg, Greenville, and most places in between.

Peter is a Life Member of the League of American Bicyclists and is a League Certified Bicycle Safety Instructor.  He is rated as an AV Preeminent Attorney, and has received awards for his pro bono work from the South Carolina and American bar associations.

Peter regularly speaks across South Carolina (and the country) to bicycle clubs, advocacy groups, and law enforcement personnel on bicycle safety and bicycle laws.  He is especially interested in the etiquette and culture of cycling, and his article “The Lost Art of the Group Ride” has been downloaded over 75,000 times.

Here are the South Carolina bicycle laws, as amended in 2008, that offer legal protection to cyclists in our State.

If you have been injured in a South Carolina bike accident, by a defective bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like to discuss your case with a South Carolina bicycle accident attorney who gets cycling, Peter welcomes your call for a free consultation.  He can be reached at peter@bikelaw.com and 844-531-7530.

Bicycle Accident Lawyer Peter Wilborn

If you would like Bike Law to come speak to your club or at your shop, please contact our Director of Outreach Lauren Wilborn at lauren@bikelaw.com.

South Carolina Blog Posts

Aug 18, 2014

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Jul 31, 2014

Whatever kind of bike you ride or surface you ride on, bicycling is a great social activity. So what do a bunch of bicycle lawyers do when they have to meet to discuss bicycle laws around the country and debate the merits of certain types of bicycle infrastructure? We rent bikes and go for a […]

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Jun 18, 2014

We hear more and more about those damn cyclists riding two abreast. Not a week goes by that the lawyers of Bike Law don’t get a call from a journalist asking about this controversy. We hear from frustrated drivers, complaining that when they drive behind a group of cyclists, the riders refuse to ride single […]

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