Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in South Carolina
Columbia, Lexington, Orangeburg, Sumter, Camden, Newberry, Aiken SC.
Each year, about 50,000 people are injured and nearly 2,000 killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States. Motorcycle riders in accidents involving other vehicles have a 98% chance of sustaining an injury. And while most motorcycle riders could not have avoided this type of accident with another vehicle, in most cases the driver of the other vehicle involved could have!
Reasons for motorcycle accidents
- Motorcycles have a smaller profile on the road which makes them harder to see
- They are lighter than most other vehicles
- They lack the protective enclosures and safety features automobile occupants enjoy
- They are more susceptible to defective roadways and spills, on which they can easily lose control
What if you weren't wearing your helmet?
Obviously, not wearing a helmet can result in relatively more serious injuries. But if you failed to wear your helmet, you may still be able to recover damages, even in states with mandatory helmet laws. In some of these states, however, the amount you recover may be reduced proportionately by how much your injuries were aggravated by your failure to wear a helmet. You should familiarize yourself with helmet and lane splitting laws in your state and those of other states you plan to ride in.
Motorcycle accident cases can be complex. In some cases you may be able to recover damages from another driver at fault for causing your injuries, even if you do not carry insurance coverage. You may also be able to recover damages if another vehicle caused you to veer off course without actually colliding with you.
It is important, however, that you consult with a personal injury attorney with successful experience in motorcycle accident cases. Our motorcycle accident attorneys know how to work with accident reconstruction experts and we're familiar with issues pertaining specifically to motorcyclists and motorcycle accidents. We serve the residents of all South Carolina. Please call or email our motorcycle accident lawyers in SC us here at the Law Firm of McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates for your free case evaluation.
With offices in Aiken, Camden, Columbia, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Sumter, South Carolina, our personal injury lawyers are ready to serve you. Call us today at 1-800-694-0994.
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