If you were involved in a moped accident and suffered injuries, a Spartanburg, SC, moped accident lawyer from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you recover damages from the responsible party or parties.
We offer a free case evaluation to all accident victims and work on a no-win-no-fee basis. We will only get paid when you do.
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New South Carolina Moped Laws for 2018 and Beyond
South Carolina introduced new moped laws in 2018, reclassifying the two-wheeled motorized devices as motor vehicles rather than bicycles, which they were considered before the law. With the new classification in place, moped operators must be licensed drivers, and they must register their vehicles with the DMV.
Moped drivers must follow the same rules of the road as other motorists, plus a few additional requirements: mopeds are not allowed on roads with speed limits under 55, they must be driven in the far-right lane only except when turning left, and riders under 21 must always wear a helmet.
Otherwise, mopeds have the same rights to the road as any other vehicle, including cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles. If you were injured in an accident because another driver disregarded your right to the road, we can take action against them and help you recover damages.
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George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers Helps You Hold the Other Driver Responsible for Your Moped Accident Injuries
Since mopeds are the smallest conveyance classified as motor vehicles, other drivers have an implied duty of care to watch out for them when behind the wheel. Specifically, drivers should look for mopeds when changing lanes and give them a wide berth when passing.
A motorist fails to uphold their duty of care to a moped driver when they:
- Change lanes improperly or without looking
- Do not slow down at crosswalks and intersections
- Drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drive while distracted
- Text while driving
- Drive above the speed limit or too fast for conditions
- Fail to give buffer space when passing
If another vehicle struck you on your moped, we will launch a thorough investigation into your crash and what caused it. We will identify the responsible parties and collect evidence showing how they caused or contributed to your injuries. This evidence may include:
- Police reports
- Photo and videos footage of the crash
- Photos or videos of the accident scene after the crash
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert witness testimony
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We Build a Compelling Case for Damages
To hold the other driver liable for damages, our Spartanburg moped accident attorneys will build a compelling case that demonstrates three things:
- The other party owed you a specific duty;
- They failed to uphold their duty;
- You incurred damages as a result.
In any civil tort case, we must show that the other party owed you a specific duty. If the other party was another driver, they had an implied duty to you as a fellow motorist by getting behind the wheel. If the other party was not a driver, we can establish the duty they owed you.
Failure to Uphold Duty
Next, we must demonstrate that the other party failed to uphold their duty to you. Failure of duty may involve breaking a traffic law, driving negligently, or several other actions or behaviors. We collect substantial evidence, making the other party’s failure clear and apparent.
Finally, we must list the damages you incurred as a result of the other party’s failure to uphold their duty to you. These damages may be economic, meaning they involve actual financial loss, or non-economic.
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Count on Our Spartanburg, SC, Moped Accident Lawyers to Help You Recover Fair Compensation
The moped accident attorneys in Spartanburg, SC, at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers will fight for the fair compensation you deserve. Whether the money comes from the responsible parties themselves or their insurers, we negotiate aggressively and do not let you get saddled with a settlement that underpays you.
If they do not agree to a fair settlement, we do not hesitate to file a lawsuit and go to court, trying your case in front of a jury. You may be able to recover some or all the following:
- Medical expenses (both current and future)
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
Call Us Today for a Free Moped Accident Case Evaluation in Spartanburg, SC
The Spartanburg, SC, moped accident lawyers at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are eager to speak with you right away. We will fight for your rights as an injured victim and help you recover damages. To speak with a member of our team during a free case review today, call us or fill out our online form.
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