Involved in a Motorcycle Accident in South Carolina?
At David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers, our South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers know that while our state ranks in the bottom half of the country in the number of registered motorcycles — ranking 28th in the U.S., with just over 116,500 total the injuries and fatalities that occur on our roadways are widespread and alarming.
While the causes of motorcycle accidents throughout South Carolina differ — ranging from impaired, distracted, or speeding motorists colliding with riders to drivers who refuse to see motorcyclists as equals on our roadways — the numbers are clear: One motorcyclist is killed on our South Carolina roadways every three days, year-round.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle collision or have tragically lost a loved one in a crash, contact our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in South Carolina to discuss your case during a consultation by calling 803-548-2468 today.
How Many South Carolina Motorcycle Accidents Occur Each Year?
The South Carolina Collision Factbook lists that last year there were 2,041 motorcycle collisions throughout the state.
Those crashes accounted for:
- 125 fatalities
- 434 catastrophic injuries
- 1,143 injuries
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a motorcycle collision caused by negligence, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in South Carolina today to learn how we can help you pursue the negligent party for the financial recovery you deserve.
Our South Carolina personal injury lawyers represent individuals and families who have been hurt or have lost a loved one in:
- Auto Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Negligent Security
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Sexual Abuse
- Slip and Fall Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
What Type of Financial Recovery Can I Pursue My South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Our motorcycle accident lawyers in South Carolina outline each of our client’s cases using a customized approach to pursuing the best financial outcome for their individual needs.
Each of our client’s damages is unique, and so are their medical requirements, which is how we pinpoint their current and future financial needs, so they are never left paying for their injury expenses out of their own pockets.
If you were seriously injured in a South Carolina motorcycle accident that was caused by negligence, we may pursue any of the following damages that meet your needs:
- Medical expenses, including all home or facility healthcare needs
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering, including mental anguish and emotional distress
At David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers, our motorcycle accident lawyers in South Carolina understand that our client’s injuries are often catastrophic and require long-term medical care and extended time away from work to heal. We will include each aspect of our client’s needs in their personal injury case, so the financial compensation demands reflect the full amount necessary for them to get their lives back.
How Can Motorists Help Keep Motorcyclists Safe on our South Carolina Roadways?
Motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic collision fatalities in the United States last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as these collisions are twenty-seven times more likely to end in death than other motor vehicle crashes.
The reality is, even when riders are doing everything right by driving safely, staying in their lanes, signaling, and traveling within the speed limits, much larger passenger vehicles are overtaking their lanes — or simply not checking to see if there is a rider nearby by maneuvering blindly through traffic.
To help keep our South Carolina motorcyclists safe, motorists can:
- Be aware of blind spots, and double-check their surroundings before maneuvering in traffic
- Slow down when traveling behind motorcyclists
- Use turn signals, so motorcyclists know their movements
- Dim their headlights to avoid bright lights shining into oncoming motorcycle traffic
- Take care when making left turns, waiting for motorcycles to pass first instead of turning in front of riders
- Avoid driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Exercise caution when passing motorcyclists to ensure they are not passing too closely
It is important for all motorists — in cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles — to share the road safely with one another to help avoid catastrophic collisions that change lives and families throughout South Carolina.
How Can David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers Help with My South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Case?
Our experienced South Carolina motorcycle accident attorneys have successfully handled these crashes with injury cases to pursue the best outcome for our clients throughout the state.
From the moment we meet with a potential personal injury client, we dedicate our time and resources to understanding their complete story and how the accident and injuries have affected their personal and professional lives, so we can pursue the absolute best outcome for their unique needs.
Our skilled motorcycle accident injury lawyers in South Carolina will take the lead in your case by:
- Routing all insurance company communication through our office
- Reviewing the police report and interviewing the first responders for important details regarding the cause of the crash
- Investigating the crash scene, vehicles, and any public footage of the collision
- Interviewing witnesses who were at the scene
- Outlining your complete financial recovery needs
- Compiling a demand letter for the insurance company
- Negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf
Our South Carolina motorcycle accident attorneys are trial-tested and will never back down from the negligent party’s insurance company or legal representatives during our negotiations or inside the courtroom because we know our success is your success.
We want to help you get your life back while holding the negligent party liable for your full financial recovery. Call us now to learn more about our unique strategies that produce results.
Contact Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in South Carolina Today for a consultation
At David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers, our dedicated South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers are available to discuss your injuries or the tragic loss of your loved one today during a consultation by calling 803-548-2468.
If you are unable to come to us, we will come to you, so you can continue to focus on your physical and emotional recovery while we learn the details of your case and pursue the liable party for your full financial recovery. If we do not produce a positive result for your motorcycle accident injury claim, you do not pay our legal fees. That is our promise to our South Carolina riders. Call us now to learn more.