If a car or other vehicle strikes you while you’re riding on your motorcycle, the accident could result in extremely serious injuries. In many cases, you may be eligible to receive compensation from the individual that hit you for your injuries, lost wages, pain, and suffering. You may be able to recover damages even if you were not wearing a helmet
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Spartanburg, call 864-774-2200
Proving Liability for Your Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
Our attorneys will go to the accident scene, talk to witnesses, and gather evidence to establish what caused your motorcycle accident and who was responsible.
The Driver of a Vehicle
Our attorneys will look for signs that the driver of the vehicle who struck your motorcycle was at fault. This means our attorneys will:
- Examine skid marks to see how soon the vehicle braked before the accident.
- Examine the damage to the other vehicle to determine what part of the vehicle struck your motorcycle.
- Determine if a traffic camera or nearby surveillance camera caught the accident.
- Get cell phone records (if necessary) to see if the driver was on the phone or texting at the time of the accident.
- Read the accident report.
- Get the results of any breath or blood alcohol tests performed on the driver after the accident.
The Driver’s Employer
If the driver of the vehicle that struck your motorcycle was an employee acting within the scope of his or her employment, the driver’s employer can potentially be held liable for your injuries. Our attorneys will investigate these companies and prove their relationship to your collision.
The Owner of the Vehicle
The owner of the vehicle can be held liable if he knew of a mechanical problem with the vehicle and permitted the driver to operate the vehicle. The owner can also potentially be held liable for knowingly allowing an incompetent, unsafe, or unlicensed driver to operate their vehicle.
If a South Carolina state or city knew of a defect in the road surface – such as a large pothole – and did not repair it after receiving notice of the defect, it may be possible to seek compensation from the government. South Carolina Torts Claims Act applies to claims against the government, however, that limit the amount that you may recover from the government and the timeline by which you are able to do so. Our attorneys can walk you through the process of filing a claim against the government and assist you with getting the money that you deserve for your injuries.
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Getting Compensation for Your Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents can result in extremely serious injuries. Your head can strike the pavement which can result in a brain injury. Your motorcycle can fall on you which may result in internal injuries and broken bones. The accident can damage your spine, resulting in paralysis or other catastrophic injuries. Our attorneys will talk to your doctor and medical experts to determine the cause and extent of your injuries. Based on what they uncover, our attorneys can help you fight for the money you need to compensate you for all your damages, including:
- Medical Expenses: You get your doctor and hospital bills paid, including ambulance or airlift
- Rehabilitative Costs: You may be entitled to the cost of physical therapy and rehabilitation necessary for your recovery.
- Lifetime Care: If you suffer a catastrophic injury, you may collect compensation for in-home care, nursing services, medical equipment, and home renovations made necessary by your injuries.
- Lost Wages: If you are not able to return to work, you can claim the value of your lost wages for the days you missed as well as for the time off needed for doctors’ appointments or physical therapy sessions.
- Lost Earning Capacity: If you cannot return to work at all or your injuries force you to switch professions, you may be eligible to receive the value of the difference in what you previously earned before the accident and what you can now earn after the accident.
- Pain and Suffering: Determining how much your pain and suffering is worth is subjective, so tell our lawyers about the severity of your pain and we will fight to negotiate a high amount to make sure that you are adequately compensated.
- Mental Anxiety: Being injured and out of work can take a mental toll. You may be able to collect compensation for your depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life: You may receive compensation when you can no longer enjoy the things you liked doing before your motorcycle accident, like sports, hobbies, or other everyday
- Property Damage: You can get paid for repairs to your motorcycle or its fair market value if it cannot be fixed. If you require a rental vehicle while your motorcycle is being repaired, you may be able to get reimbursed for those expenses as well.
- Wrongful Death and Survival: If your loved one passed away due to injuries they sustained in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the loss of your loved one through a
If you suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, call a motorcycle accident lawyer from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers serving Spartanburg, SC and let us help you get the money that you deserve for your injuries.
Settling Your Claim for Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
Our attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company or the opposing attorneys to get you compensated for your injuries. Most cases settle before the case goes to trial, however if the insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith and we cannot reach a reasonable settlement, we can file your case with the courts and let a judge or jury decide the outcome.
If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, do not wait to call an attorney. The State of South Carolina’s Statute of Limitations limits the amount of time you have to recover damages. Call a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Spartanburg, SC from George Sink, P.A., Injury Lawyers at (864) 774-2200 for a free consultation.