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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Charleston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Charleston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

South Carolina has long been a popular state with motorcyclists. Unfortunately, this also makes the Palmetto State a popular site for serious motorcycle accidents. In recent years, for example, state transportation officials have reported record numbers of fatal motorcycle crashes.

Even in non-fatal cases, a motorcycle accident can leave its victims with permanent, life-altering injuries that require expensive medical care and extensive rehabilitation. So when a motorcycle accident is the result of negligence by another driver or third party, such victims have a right under state law to seek compensation. Our Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer can help.

Since 1990, the Stanley Law Group has represented motorcycle accident victims and their families in seeking accountability for preventable crashes. Let us help you in seeking justice.

How Negligence Can Lead to Serious Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycles offer freedom on the open road. That freedom, however, comes with certain risks. Most notably, a motorcycle lacks most of the protections afforded by an enclosed vehicle like a car or truck. This makes the motorcyclist particularly vulnerable to other negligent and reckless drivers on the road.

Some of the more common causes of motorcycle accidents that we have seen with our clients include:

  • Distracted Drivers: A motorist who is using their phone, talking to their passengers, or simply daydreaming behind the wheel is often distracted just enough to keep them from hitting a motorcycle.
  • Blind Spots: Motorists need to be aware of their surroundings at all times. This includes keeping watch for motorcycles that may be in their own vehicle’s blind spots.
  • Aggressive Driving: Some motorists think the roads belong exclusively to them. This often leads to overly aggressive driving in and around motorcycles.
  • Under the Influence: A motorist operating their vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs poses a special risk to motorcycles, whose operators often have little or no time to get out of the way of a dangerously out of control car or truck.

When motorcycle accidents do occur, it is critical for the injured motorcyclist to seek out immediate medical care. Some of the more serious injuries that occur in these collisions include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and road rash. These injuries often require immediate medical attention to avoid becoming fatal.

Let Our Charleston Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Help Today

Through a personal injury claim, an injured motorcyclist can seek compensation for their medical bills, lost income, and damage to their vehicle. South Carolina is an at-fault state, which means the negligent driver is legally responsible for all of the victim’s proven losses. At the same time, the state also follows a modified comparative fault rule, which means the defense can try to shift blame for the accident onto the motorcyclist.

This is why it is essential to work with an experienced Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer who can fully investigate your crash and advise you on an appropriate course of action. Call the Stanley Law Group at 803-799-4700 or contact us online today to request a free consultation.

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