If you have been hurt in a moped accident, you may be eligible to recover damages from the party or parties that caused your accident. A moped accident lawyer in Sumter, SC, can help you hold the responsible parties liable and collect compensation. We take on liable parties and insurance companies and help our injured clients receive the money they deserve.
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New Moped Laws for South Carolina
In November 2018, South Carolina passed new laws regulating moped use on the state’s roads and highways. For the first time, the state now classifies mopeds as motor vehicles. Drivers must now carry a license and must register their mopeds with the state DMV.
The rules of the road that apply to car and truck drivers are mostly the same for moped operators. But if you are on a moped, you face a few additional restrictions. You may not drive on any road with a speed limit higher than 55, you must stay in the right lane unless turning left, and you must wear a helmet if you are younger than 21.
Aside from these few limitations, moped operators have equal rights to the road as other motorists, and drivers have an implied duty of care to watch out for mopeds and other small vehicles to avoid a car accident.
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Determining Liability for Your Moped Accident Injury
A moped accident may involve several responsible parties. Sometimes the fault is obvious, such as when another driver makes a clear violation of a traffic law and causes an accident with a moped.
Other times, it is less clear – for instance, a moped is involved in a one-vehicle crash caused by unsafe road conditions, or another vehicle gets too close (but does not make contact), causing the moped operator to panic and crash.
No matter the circumstances of your moped accident, George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers will investigate and identify all responsible parties, which may include:
The Other Driver
If your moped accident was a collision with another vehicle, the other driver may be liable. We examine the evidence and determine if they were behaving negligently or violating any traffic laws, including:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Improper lane change
- Reckless or careless driving
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Following too closely
The evidence we may review to prove the other driver’s liability may include:
- Police reports
- Accident reconstruction
- Witness statements
- Photo and video footage
- Expert witness testimony
Even if the driver did not break any specific traffic laws, they still may have failed to uphold their duty of care. Our investigation will reveal any negligence they may have exhibited and will bring it to light.
A Private Property Owner or Manager
When moped accidents occur on private property, the owner or manager is often liable for resulting injuries. South Carolina has strict property liability laws. These laws require owners and managers to maintain safe properties and to swiftly address any dangerous conditions that emerge. In the meantime, they must keep guests safe from these dangers, including by warning them.
We will investigate the scene of your private property moped accident, talk to witnesses, review footage if available, and research the background of the property. If the owner or manager was negligent under the state’s premises liability laws, we can hold them liable and collect compensation from them and their insurer.
Other Potentially Responsible Parties
Every accident is unique, which makes coming up with an exhaustive list of potentially responsible parties impossible. We investigate each case on its own.
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George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers Helps You Recover Fair Compensation
Our moped accident attorneys in Sumter, SC, want to make sure you recover the full scope of damages to which you are entitled. We fight for full and fair compensation, which may include money for:
- Medical bills
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
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Call for a Free, No-Risk Case Evaluation With George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers
The moped accident lawyers serving Sumter, SC, at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are eager to get to work on your case today. We want to help you recover fair compensation for your moped accident injuries in the quickest time possible. To get a free consultation with a member of our dedicated staff, call us or fill out our online form today.
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