Motorcycle accidents can be devastating to the victims and their families. The injured individuals may face unexpected medical bills or be unable to work and may end up struggling with their ability to perform normal daily tasks due to their injuries.
If you or a loved one were injured while riding a motorcycle, you may be eligible to recover money for medical bills, pain, suffering, and more. A motorcycle accident lawyer serving Greenwood, SC from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you with your legal claim while you can focus on your recovery. For a free case evaluation, contact the legal team from George Sink, P.A., Injury Lawyers at (888) 612-7001.
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Our Team Handles all Kinds of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can occur due to a number of reasons. The team from George Sink, P.A., Injury Lawyers can help you no matter how your accident occurred. While we handle all kinds of motorcycle accidents, some of the most common types that we see are caused by:
- A driver failing to yield to a motorcycle when required by law to do so
- A driver failing to follow other South Carolina traffic laws
- A driver operating their vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Poorly maintained roads
- Commercial truck driver working while tired or under the influence
- The occupant of a parked car opening their door into traffic
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure who to turn to for legal help. The motorcycle accident lawyers serving Greenwood, SC at George Sink, P.A., Injury Lawyers are here to help fight for your legal right to damages. Call today for a free consultation: (888) 612-7001.
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Recoverable Damages in a Motorcycle Accident
South Carolina Code § 15-32-200 outlines the types of damages you are eligible to recover in a motorcycle accident. There are many different types of damage that you can claim depending on the nature of your motorcycle collision and injuries, however, most cases will generally include claims for:
Emergency Medical Bills
These bills may include an ambulance ride, life-saving measures taken by an ER doctor, surgeries, medication, and more.
Medical Bills Amassed During Recovery Period
Motorcycle accidents can be physically devastating and you may face a long recovery period. In most cases, you can recover medical expenses related to your recovery, including physical therapy, surgeries, pain management, prescription medications, and more.
If you missed time at work due to your injuries, you may be able to recover money to compensate you for your lost wages. You may also be eligible to recover damages related to being unable to work in the same capacity after your accident if your accident caused some kind of permanent impairment or disability.
Pain and Suffering
The physical injuries you sustained may be devastating, but you may also experience mental anguish, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological injuries. In some cases, you may be eligible to recover money to compensate you for these damages as well.
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How Our Legal Team Can Help You After a Motorcycle Accident
George Sink, P.A., Injury Lawyers is ready to help you with your motorcycle accident case. For each client, we work hard to:
Investigate Your Accident
Motorcycle accidents can occur due to a variety of causes. Our injury lawyers will investigate your accident to determine who was at fault and what contributed to your accident. We will also gather evidence through our investigation to support your case, which may include:
- Medical records
- Hospital bills
- Video of the accident, if any videos exist
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- The police report
- Photographs of your motorcycle or the accident scene
- Testimony from accident reconstruction specialists
One of the most important steps in any personal injury case is proving the negligence of the at-fault driver. This establishes their responsibility for your injuries and other losses.
We must prove the four elements of negligence in order to bring a successful personal injury claim. This means we must establish:
- That the at-fault driver owed you a duty of care, meaning they possessed a duty to drive safely and not cause harm to other drivers
- That the at-fault driver breached their duty of care – this is usually accomplished by showing that the other driver disregarded traffic laws or was driving recklessly
- That the at-fault driver’s breach of their duty of care caused your collision, which in turn caused you to suffer damage
- That you suffered damage as a result of the collision and what that damage is worth.
Our legal team will work hard to collect all the available evidence to prove each element of your negligence claim and establish your right to collect the money that you deserve.
Estimate Your Damages
The total amount of money that you will recover in your personal injury claim depends on the amount of damage that you suffered in your accident. Injured parties can claim any different types of damage including medical bills, lost wages, and the value of your property damage including your damaged bike and any other personal items you may have lost during the accident.
We will calculate all your damages and pursue the full amount along with money for your pain, suffering, and inconvenience. You should not have to pay because of someone else’s careless actions.
Pursue Damages for Your Injuries
After we investigate your accident, prove negligence, and estimate your damages, we will file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. While most cases result in a settlement that adequately compensates the injured party, sometimes the insurance companies refuse to negotiate in good faith. In these situations, the attorneys from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court on your behalf and will fight hard to get you the money that you deserve.
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Call a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Serving Greenwood, SC Today
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally three years. This statute of limitations governs nearly all personal injury cases, including motorcycle accidents. This means you usually have just three years to file your personal injury lawsuit and even less time to gather all the necessary evidence and pursue your claim. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle collision, contact a lawyer serving Greenwood, SC from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers as soon as possible.
Our legal team has helped over 40,000 people fight for the money that they deserve in personal injury cases.1 If you were injured while riding on a motorcycle, we are ready to fight for your rights and help you recover the compensation that you need. For a free consultation about your motorcycle accident, call George Sink, P.A., Injury Lawyers now at (888) 612-7001.
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