If you had a moped accident in Myrtle Beach and suffered injuries, a personal injury lawyer can help you collect damages from the responsible party or parties. You deserve compensation for your medical bills, time away from work, pain and suffering, and several other costs.
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers fights for accident victims, taking on the responsible parties and their insurers, and recovering compensation. Our team of moped accident lawyers in Myrtle Beach are eager to get started on your case.
We will investigate, identify the responsible parties, collect evidence against them, and then negotiate for compensation. If necessary, we will file a lawsuit and go in front of a jury. Our attorneys do not get paid until you do, so there is no risk in having us on your side.
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Moped Laws in South Carolina
The laws governing moped use in South Carolina recently changed. In November 2018, the state reclassified mopeds, now considering them motor vehicles rather than bicycles. Because of this change, moped operators must be licensed and must register their vehicles with the state. This may be in response to the spike in moped accidents in South Carolina.
Mopeds have a few restrictions that do not apply to other motor vehicles. They are not allowed where the speed limit is higher than 55 miles per hour, and they must remain in the far-right lane except when turning left. Operators under 21 years old must wear helmets.
Otherwise, moped drivers have the same rights to the road as anyone else, and other motorists have an implied duty to watch out for them. If you suffered injuries in a collision with another driver, we can show how they were at fault and thus owe you damages.
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Holding the Other Driver Liable for Your Injuries
If your moped accident involved a collision with another vehicle, our attorneys will investigate the crash and gather evidence showing the other driver was responsible. To prove someone liable for damages in a civil tort case, we must demonstrate three things:
- The party owed you a specific duty;
- They failed to uphold this duty;
- You incurred damages as a result.
The Party Owed You a Specific Duty
We cannot prove someone was negligent in their duty of care to you unless we can establish that they owed you a specific duty. Fortunately, if the responsible party is another driver, they had an implied duty to you (and everyone else on the road) by accepting a driver’s license and getting behind the wheel.
All drivers in South Carolina are always expected to operate their vehicles with due care and caution and to follow all traffic laws.
They Failed to Uphold Their Duty
We can show the other driver failed to uphold their duty by presenting evidence of negligent behavior behind the wheel. This behavior may involve a traffic law violation:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Improper lane change
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
It can also involve other acts of negligence, such as not paying enough attention to the road or not giving a wide enough berth when passing your moped.
You Incurred Damages
To tie our case together, we must establish a cause-and-effect link between the other driver’s failure of duty and the specific damages you incurred as a result. These damages may be economic (involving actual financial loss) or non-economic (not involving actual financial loss).
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers carefully itemizes every loss you have suffered, both financial and non-financial, and aggressively pursue the full amount from the responsible party or parties and their insurers.
Other Responsible Parties Besides the Driver
The driver of the other vehicle may not be the only party responsible for your injuries. For instance, we have represented moped accident victims who got hurt when they crashed their vehicles on private property due to dangerous conditions. For these clients, we were able to file premises liability claims and recover damages.
Before the recent law change, when mopeds were still classified as bicycles, we worked with clients injured when they were traveling in a bike lane, and a passenger in a parked car opened a door into their path.
The point is that every moped accident is unique, so we investigate yours carefully to identify all responsible parties, even ones that may not be obvious.
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George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers Helps You Recover the Fair Compensation You Deserve
Our moped accident attorneys in Myrtle Beach fight for fair compensation and do not allow you to get stuck with a settlement that pays less than you deserve. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies and have the upper hand. If they do not agree to a fair settlement, we will go to court and fight your case in front of a jury.
Your settlement award may include compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
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