South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcycle Injury Attorneys: Protecting Your Claim
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, don’t fight your case alone. We are dedicated to doing Right By You and helping to get your case initiated quickly. We’ll represent your interests and work tirelessly so you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us through our live chat or call 888-HAWKLAW.
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Helping Injured Motorcyclists Explore Their Legal Options for Collisions Causing Severe Injuries

Both visitors and residents alike enjoy the rush of adrenaline they get from riding their motorcycles on the beautiful open roads of South Carolina. If you’re a biker, the thrill is undeniable, but so are the potential dangers that can result in catastrophic injuries or even wrongful death.

When a negligent driver is responsible for the harm to you or a loved one, they need to be held legally accountable. That’s why you need a motorcycle accident lawyer who won’t just negotiate for an adequate settlement on your behalf. You need a law firm ready to take on the fight.

 

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Why Choose HawkLaw’s Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

People are never as open and free on the road as they are when riding a motorcycle. Unfortunately, that same openness leaves you exposed to potentially serious injuries should the worst occur. Motorcycles don’t have the protection of a car or truck, which can be devastating in a collision.

We want you to know that you won’t be riding alone in court if you bring your motorcycle accident case to HawkLaw. We’ll fight to get you fair and just compensation. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start fighting for you. Call 888-HAWKLAW today or use our contact form, and we’ll get to work right away!

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Car accidents may seem unavoidable at times — an inherent risk of driving. However, the truth is that many motorists are injured in collisions that were entirely preventable. Here are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents and what to be aware of when you’re on the road as a biker or driving a passenger vehicle.

  • Distracted drivers who are texting and driving or otherwise operating their vehicles without fully paying attention to the road
  • Negligent drivers who fail to take into account that bikers have as much right to the road as passenger vehicles
  • Blind spots in either the motorcyclist’s view or the other driver’s
  • Environmental hazards, such as road construction or inclement weather
  • Speeding or otherwise driving recklessly
  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

You’ll need to understand South Carolina’s motorcycle accident laws to ensure you qualify for maximum compensation. HawkLaw’s trained, compassionate attorneys are well-versed in these laws, and we’ve successfully earned millions of dollars* in helping victims of vehicular accident claims all across the state.

Types of Compensation That May Be Available After Motorcycle Traffic Accidents

There are multiple types of financial restitution your personal injury attorney can help you recover after a motorcycle accident that caused serious injuries. This compensation may include but isn’t limited to:

  • Coverage for inpatient medical bills and/or outpatient medical treatment
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses already paid out during recovery
  • Reimbursement for lost wages
  • Property damage, if the collision resulted in damage to a vehicle(s) and/or personal property
  • Reimbursement of attorney’s fees, if applicable
  • Funeral expenses in the case of motorcycle accident fatalities and wrongful death
  • Compensation for pain and suffering caused by severe injuries
  • Punitive damages in cases where a negligent driver can be shown to have acted egregiously

What To Know About Motorcycle Accident Law in South Carolina

A series of regulations govern the safe operation of motorcycles in South Carolina. Any biker who wants to preserve their interests in the case of a motorcycle accident should familiarize themselves with these regulations. After a collision, it’s imperative to speak with a South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer familiar with state guidelines and how they may affect personal injury cases.

Many of South Carolina’s motorcycle safety laws are in place to help reduce catastrophic injuries, particularly for young riders. For example, helmets are only mandatory for bikers under the age of 21, but each side of a bike helmet must contain reflectors. Bikers under 21 must also wear protective eye coverings unless their bike has a windscreen, and all motorcyclists are required to carry insurance with mandatory minimum coverage limits.

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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

The kinds of motorcycle accident injuries the human body can endure in such a collision are shocking, and unfortunately, many of them are completely debilitating or even unsurvivable. Some of the most frequently seen injuries in motorcycle riders after a crash include:
– Head injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
– Spinal cord injuries
– Broken bones
– Soft tissue injuries
– Road rash
– Other catastrophic injuries
– Fatalities

If you’re a biker who was involved in a motorcycle crash, it’s crucial that you get medically cleared, even if you feel fine after the collision. Adrenaline can mask pain, and other serious injuries may not be immediately noticeable. Get checked out no matter what, but the following symptoms are of particular concern and generally require emergency medical treatment:

  • Bone fractures

    • Swelling or bruising over a bone
    • Deformity of a bodily limb
    • Pain in the injured area that gets worse when touched
    • Loss of function in the injured area
    • Bones protruding from the skin
  • Spinal Injuries

    • Breathing problems
    • Muscle weakness
    • Loss of voluntary muscle movement in chest, arms, or legs
    • Loss of bowel and bladder function
    • Numbness in chest, arms, or legs
  • Internal bleeding

    • Dizziness
    • Severe weakness
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Low blood pressure
    • Acute visual problems
    • Numbness
    • Weakness on one side of the body
    • Severe headache
  • Whiplash

    • Neck pain
    • Muscle stiffness
    • Difficulty with neck movement
    • Headaches
    • Tenderness or pain in the shoulder
    • Upper back or arm tightness
  • Call a South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Attorney for a Consultation Today

    After being hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be wondering how you’ll move forward. Life won’t ever be the same, but with the help of an experienced South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer, you can pursue a claim for the support and compensation you need to begin a difficult recovery and look towards brighter days ahead.

    Our Client-Focused Motorcycle Accident Legal Process

    Call 888-HAWKLAW or use our contact form, and we’ll get to work right away. It’s that easy. As soon as your first meeting with a motorcycle accident lawyer, we’ll get the ball rolling. We have an investigative team with years of experience that will immediately begin analyzing what happened, including recreating the incident and collecting any evidence that may benefit your case.

    As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check the progress of your case online in just a few clicks. No more calling and waiting on hold.

    Once we’ve built a solid case, we’ll contact the insurance company or at-fault party and initially work toward fair and just compensation for your severe injuries. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, HawkLaw is ready to fight for you. Our team will then advise you of the next steps.

Our Motorcycle Accident Legal Process

1.Talk To Us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building Your Case

Following the first meeting, your dedicated personal injury lawyer will launch your case. We have an investigative team with years of experience identifying what happened, recreating the incident, and collecting any evidence that helps with your case. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing. 

3. Initial Negotiations

Once we have what we need to build a case for your claim, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

Common FAQ’s

  • What should I do after a motorcycle collision?

    First, check if anyone is injured on the scene. Call 911 right away if needed. If no one is seriously harmed, move your vehicles out of the way of traffic. Then, immediately speak to the other driver involved in the accident and collect their contact information.

    DO NOT ADMIT FAULT. Do not make any comments about what might have happened to cause the crash. Do not apologize. If emergency medical services are unnecessary, contact the police instead. If the police choose not to respond to a minor incident, you should go down to your local station to make a police report yourself. A police report is a critical piece of information that you will then later provide to your HawkLaw motorcycle accident lawyer.

     

  • How long after a motorcycle accident can you claim an injury?

    Ideally, you should file your motorcycle accident claim as soon as you can following an accident. However, if you’ve sustained serious injuries that require medical treatment and time spent in the hospital, you should wait until after the treatment is complete. This way you can include those medical expenses that are not covered by your health insurance plan.

  • How much can you expect from a motorcycle accident settlement?

    The amount of money you can receive in a motorcycle accident claim depends on the severity of your injuries and the cost to treat those injuries. Speak with your motorcycle accident attorney about your potential earnout to arrive at a fair and just number to push for during your claim process.

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