South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle Accident Risk
Riding a motorcycle on our South Carolina roads and highways can be quite exhilarating. However, due the riders total exposure, he or she is extremely vulnerable and susceptible to serious injuries during a crash. Even if you, as a motorcycle rider, are practicing safe driving methods and using extreme caution, all it takes is one other driver's small mistake to severely injure you. Any motorcycle accident can leave you in the hospital with massive medical expenses and injuries - both immediate and long-term. It can also leave you with lost wages and life-changing damages, pain and suffering.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If this happens to you, you might be stuck wondering who is going to pay for all these medical expenses. The motorcycle accident attorneys at Joe and Martin are here to help you answer this and all your legal questions. We can help you get the financial compensation you deserve for ALL of your expenses, damages, and losses. You might also be wondering if you can even afford a professional personal injury lawyer. Call us today at (843) 357-8888 for a FREE consultation.
What Are the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
It's passenger car drivers, not motorcyclists themselves, who cause the majority of motorcycle accidents. Passenger car driver negligence can directly lead to motorcycle accidents in the following ways:
- Distracted driving
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failing to yield right-of-way to a motorcycle
- Failing to check blind spots for motorcyclists before changing lanes
For some great tips for passenger vehicle drivers on how to safely share the road with motorcyclists click here.
Take Action ASAP
In South Carolina, as in all other states, there is a statute of limitations that requires motorcycle accident cases to be filed within two years of the date of the accident. This two year window can sometimes be even shorter depending on the specifics of the case. For example, if the liable party is a public entity, such as a city or school district, then a claim must be filed with the appropriate government entity within six months of the incident. If you let this window pass, you won't be able to pursue compensation of any kind from liable parties involved. Thus, you'll be stuck covering all medical expenses, damages, and losses yourself. For this reason, it is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible following a motorcycle accident.
Get Legal Advice Now
Due to the stereotype of the reckless motorcycle rider often depicted in the media, the odds can be stacked against the motorcyclist in an accident case. You'll need a professional motorcycle accident attorney to help even those odds and get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. Our attorneys will support your claim with facts and evidence and present an airtight case assuring you a favorable settlement or verdict. If you would like to discuss your case with one of our dedicated legal team members, fill out an online form or contact our office at (843) 357-8888. Our legal staff is standing by.