If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a moped accident in Florence, SC, you may be eligible to recover damages from one or more responsible parties. A moped accident lawyer in Florence, SC, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you recover damages and get your life back.
Our firm fights for the rights of accident victims, including those hurt in moped accidents. We will gather evidence against the responsible party or parties and hold them liable. Our attorneys do not collect a fee until we recover compensation for you.
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New Moped Laws in South Carolina
For many years, South Carolina classified mopeds as a type of bicycle. They did not have to be registered with the state, and operators did not need licenses. But a new moped law went into effect in November 2018. The state reclassified mopeds as motor vehicles and now requires drivers to hold a license and register their mopeds.
Since they are motor vehicles, mopeds are subject to the same rules of the road as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. They face a few additional regulations as well, such as being restricted to roads with a 55 mile per hour speed limit or under. Moped drivers must travel in the far-right lane except when turning left, and helmets are required for those younger than 21.
Other than those restrictions, which the law specifically spells out, mopeds have the same right to the road as other vehicles, and drivers have a duty of care to watch out for them. A driver who violates that duty of care is liable for injuries that result.
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Holding the Other Driver Responsible for Your Moped Accident Injuries
When a driver obtains a license in South Carolina and gets behind the wheel, they accept an implied duty of care to other motorists and pedestrians. This duty requires them to drive defensively and follow the rules of the road.
If a driver violates a traffic law or otherwise behaves negligently or without regard for the safety of others, and they cause an accident, they can be held liable for resulting injuries and property damage.
Since mopeds are smaller, slower, and harder to see than other vehicles, drivers must take special care to look out for them. Statistically, the number of mopeds on the roads of South Carolina has rapidly increased in recent years, and, sadly, so have the number of deaths and severe injuries to riders.
If any of the following behaviors from another driver led to your moped accident, we can hold them liable:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Making an unsafe lane change
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Making an improper turn
- Reckless or careless driving
Our moped accident attorneys in Florence, SC, will investigate every facet of your crash. That includes examining police reports, looking at photo and video evidence, talking to witnesses, reconstructing the accident, and, potentially, bringing in expert witnesses to give their opinion.
We can collect overwhelming evidence showing how your accident occurred and who was responsible. Then we will use it to extract fair compensation from the responsible party or parties and their insurers.
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Our Moped Accident Lawyers Serving Florence, SC, Help You Recover Fair Compensation
To recover damages for your moped accident injuries, you must either convince the responsible party (or, in most cases, their insurer) to settle out of court or file a lawsuit and pursue compensation at trial.
Insurance companies have a financial incentive to pay as little as they can. They have entire teams of employees whose job is to negotiate and find reasons to pay less.
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers is prepared for any tactic the insurer might use to give you less than you deserve. We help you recover fair compensation, and if the responsible party or the insurance company does not agree to an acceptable settlement, we do not hesitate to take your case to a jury.
We can help you recover a settlement or award that includes some or all of the following damages:
We fight for compensation to cover both your current and your expected future medical costs, including the expense of surgery, hospital visits, doctor appointments, prescription drugs, physical therapy, and more.
If you have had to miss work while recovering from your injury, we seek compensation to make up for the wages you are not earning.
Reduced Earning Capacity
A severe moped accident injury could impact your earning capacity long-term. If your income permanently declines, we will go after the responsible party or parties to pay the difference in what you should be earning.
Pain and Suffering and Inconvenience
You are eligible to recover compensation not just for your actual financial losses, but also for non-economic damages such as the physical pain you have endured and the inconveniences your injury has caused.
Scarring and Disfigurement
Even after your injuries heal, a moped crash can leave you with permanent scarring and disfigurement, causing physical and emotional pain and humiliation that lasts forever. You deserve to be compensated for this, and we make sure you are.
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George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers is ready to fight for the damages you deserve. If you suffered injuries in a moped wreck, call us or fill out our online form today for a free consultation with a Florence moped accident lawyer.
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