Mopeds are an economical and convenient way to get around the Midlands, but careless drivers can upend a quick trip to Food Lion or across the University of South Carolina campus. The injuries sustained in a moped accident can be serious, as riders are much more exposed than other vehicle drivers.
If we can prove a negligent driver caused your moped accident, the personal injury team from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help. Our Columbia moped accident lawyers can file a claim and seek compensation to pay for your accident-related expenses and losses. We offer free consultations and will discuss your accident with you at no obligation to enlist our help with your case.
For a free legal consultation with a moped accidents lawyer serving Columbia, call 803-999-2993
Recoverable Damages After a Columbia, South Carolina Moped Accident
While moped accidents typically happen at low speeds, the accident can result in catastrophic injuries. Spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and lasting impairments can come with serious costs. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
The nature and severity of your injuries play a significant role in your potential compensation. We will be able to put a number on what a fair settlement might look like only after we fully investigate your accident. However, we can help you determine compensation based on the types of damages you may be able to recover.
These could include:
- Medical expenses, including ambulance transportation, treatment, and hospitalization
- Prescription medications, including for pain management
- Ongoing and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Repair or replacement of your moped
- Replacement of your helmet or any damaged personal property
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Other non-economic damages
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Why Choose George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers for Help with Your Case?
There are many reasons why you may wish to work with one of our injury lawyers. Some of the biggest reasons why our clients may choose our help include the following:
Our Lawyers Understand the Value of Your Injury Case
If you do not see the way injury cases are valued on a regular basis, you may have a hard time knowing if the settlement offer you receive is a good offer. Furthermore, you may not realize how much you can claim, such as with future medical costs. If you accept a settlement too early without understanding your full prognosis, you could end up paying for your care out of pocket.
We will advise you to ensure that you seek a fair offer that will compensate you for the costs associated with the accident.
You Have Serious Injuries and Want to Ensure the Best Chances of Recovery
Some clients are facing such serious health conditions that they don’t want to leave their financial recovery to the whims of the insurance claims process alone. With our team on your side, we will work hard to gather the evidence needed to make your case. We will also do our best to ensure that your case progresses as smoothly and efficiently as possible so that you can seek the money you need.
If you cannot travel to us because of the significance of your injuries, we can even come to you at your home or hospital.
You don’t Want to Deal with the Insurance Companies Alone
The claims process can seem straightforward, but it isn’t always so. You could face aggressive or unfair tactics such as an insurer that:
- Claims you were more responsible than you were
- Claims your injuries aren’t serious
- Pushes you to accept a low settlement offer
- Denies your claim altogether
We will step in to protect your right to seek compensation if these things happen.
Our Lawyers Work Based on Contingency Fees
We handle injury cases based on contingency, so you pay us no legal fees until we recover a payout for you.* This means you don’t owe us anything unless we win for you.
So, don’t let the idea of legal fees hold you back from seeking legal help. We finance the legal process for you until you see results.
Proving Negligence and Liability in a Columbia Moped Crash
While moped riders can certainly cause their own accidents, we find that many motorists fail to see them because of careless or reckless driving habits.
When we investigate moped accidents for our clients, we will look for evidence of driver negligence such as:
- Texting or talking on the phone while driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Inattentive or careless driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to check for oncoming vehicles before opening the door when parked on the street
Additionally, Columbia City Code notes that any rental moped should be equipped as described under South Carolina state law. If you were riding a faulty rental moped, the rental company could be deemed negligent.
So, in order to seek compensation for your expenses and losses, we will need to prove how:
- The motorist acted negligently, and
- This directly caused your injuries
We will also need to demonstrate the full range of your damages, including documenting the nature and severity of your injuries.
Evidence That Can Prove Negligence in Your South Carolina Moped Crash
As a part of handling your Columbia moped accident case, we will conduct a full investigation into how your accident occurred and the role everyone played. As a part of this process, we may:
- Request copies of the police report and other documents
- Identify and collect all available evidence
- Conduct a survey of the accident scene
- Analyze the damage to all vehicles involved, as well as other evidence
- Enlist the help of an accident reconstruction team to learn what caused your accident
- Prove your injuries with your medical records
- Understand your future care needs with the help of medical experts
- Document your full range of expenses and losses
Completing this type of information gathering and investigation is the best way we can build a strong case to fight for the compensation you need. Once we understand what happened and who caused your crash, we can pursue an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
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Navigating the Claims Process After a Columbia Moped Accident
You may have the option to file an insurance claim or lawsuit. Our injury lawyers can tell you more about your options after we understand more about your case. If we advise that we proceed with an insurance claim, this means it could be possible to settle your moped case without ever going to court.
South Carolina auto insurance laws require motorists to carry liability insurance that covers the injuries and property damage of victims. We can file an insurance claim based on this coverage and may be able to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer.
This process may require us to:
- Calculate a fair settlement range based on our investigation into your case
- Send a demand letter outlining our case and your damages
- Counter the insurance company’s counteroffer, if it does not cover your losses
- Engage in aggressive settlement negotiations
- Draft a settlement agreement and handle recovering your compensation, when possible
If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement or denies our claim outright, we have the resources necessary to litigate your case.
If we need to file suit, we will generally need to do so within three years, per S.C. Ann § 15-3-530. For this reason, we advise that you get a free consultation from our team as soon as possible to begin the process of your case.
Get a Free Consult About Your Columbia Moped Accident
At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, our team of personal injury lawyers can stand by your side through every step of a case. We will help you understand your rights to compensation and if you may have a viable case for compensation.