Careless or reckless driving may cause fatal motorcycle accidents in South Carolina, and many motorcycle riders suffer devastating injuries. When a passenger vehicle driver causes a Greenville motorcycle accident, the victim may hold them liable and collect compensation for their related expenses and losses.
If you or a family member suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, contact a motorcycle accident lawyer in Greenville, SC. The attorneys at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are here to help. We offer complimentary case reviews.
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Damages We Recover for Our Clients in Greenville Motorcycle Accident Cases
Many people wonder how much their case may be worth, but there is no way we can know this until we complete an investigation. Only after a full investigation will we understand the nature and value of your accident-related expenses and losses.
No two motorcycle accident cases are the same, and your damages may be drastically different from those suffered in similar accidents. However, we can help you understand the types of damages you might be able to recover if we can win a settlement or verdict in your case.
We handle many of these cases, and some of the most common types of damages we can collect for our clients include medical treatment, other economic damages, and noneconomic damages.
Medical Treatment and Related Damages
- Emergency transportation, such as in an ambulance or by medevac
- Medical care and other treatment-related costs
- Prescription drugs
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Outpatient therapy
- Any necessary medical equipment
- Accessibility equipment, including wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs
- Ongoing and future care costs, as estimated by experts
Other Economic Damages
- Lost wages for time you missed at work
- Diminished earning capacity, if you cannot return to work
- Lost benefits, if you cannot return to work
- The cost of renovations to your home to ensure accessibility
- Repair or replacement of your motorcycle
- Replacement of your helmet
- Replacement of accessories and other damaged personal property
- Any other out-of-pocket costs related to your accident, injuries, or treatment
Sometimes accident payouts come from noneconomic damages. In addition to the economic damages you suffered that we can prove by bills, receipts, and other documentation, you also suffered damages that are more difficult to prove.
Noneconomic – or emotional – damages compensate you for the enormous emotional and psychological toll of the accident and injuries. Common noneconomic damages include:
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Mental anguish
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Reaching a Settlement After a Greenville, SC, Motorcycle Accident
Because South Carolina has a fault-based auto insurance system, the state requires all motorists to carry liability insurance. This policy will cover the damages suffered by the victims of an accident the policyholder causes. Under the state’s current auto insurance laws, each driver should have a minimum of:
- $25,000 per person for bodily injury
- $50,000 for everyone hurt in a single accident
- $25,000 for all property damaged in the accident
This liability insurance policy allows us to settle many motorcycle accident cases out of court. After we investigate your accident and build a strong case against the policyholder, we send a demand letter to the insurance company.
This letter explains the evidence we have against the driver, as well as the full value of your damages. It includes a payout amount to cover your expenses and losses. The insurance company may respond with a much lower counter-offer. The claims adjuster could also:
- Agree to pay our claim
- Deny our claim
If the insurer does respond with a counter-offer, this kicks off a series of settlement negotiations. Often, we can reach a fair settlement agreement during these negotiations.
If the insurance company opts to deny our claim or refuses to agree to a fair settlement, we will discuss filing a personal injury lawsuit to recover the money you deserve.
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Filing a Lawsuit Against the Driver of the Passenger Car Who Caused Your Greenville Motorcycle Crash
In some cases, we may need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver to try to hold them liable for the injuries and damages you sustained. This will require you to appear in court while we represent you to the judge and jury. We will be by your side throughout this process.
In court, we will present the case we built against the other motorist and ask the court to rule in your favor. We will argue for compensation that covers your full expenses and losses.
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Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Greenville, SC
A motorcycle accident lawyer in Greenville, SC, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers may be able to help you. If we believe you have a valid case against the driver who caused your crash, we will investigate your accident and build a solid case to prove negligence, liability, and fight for the full value of your damages.
Call us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our South Carolina personal injury attorneys.
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