When drivers of motor vehicles fail to share the road with smaller, slower vehicles, the riders or operators of those smaller vehicles often pay the price. This is true with bicyclists, motorcyclists, and moped operators. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a Moncks Corner, SC, bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be eligible to file for compensation.
At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we will review your case for free and may be able to help you file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit to recover the damages you deserve. We can handle your bicycle accident case from start to finish, fighting for the full compensation you need based on the facts of your case.
Call our team today at 843-407-0300 to evaluate your case.
Motor Vehicle Drivers Cause Cyclists to Suffer Serious Injuries
All too often the driver behind the wheel of a car, truck, van or other motorized vehicle does not take the time to check for smaller, slower vehicles such as bicycles. If you believe a careless or reckless driver caused your South Carolina bicycle accident, we may be able to help you hold them responsible for their actions.
We fully investigate every bike accident case we handle and find that many of them occur for the same handful of reasons. Some of the most common ways that motorists cause Moncks Corner bicycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting or talking on the phone
- Drunk driving
- General carelessness or inattentive driving
- Changing lanes without looking
- Failure to yield right of way when turning right or left
- Failure to look for bicycles in the bike lane
- Failure to look for bicycles before opening a car door
When we investigate your case, we will seek evidence to prove the driver acted negligently.
Let Our Team Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
Our team members take their role as your advocate seriously. We use a number of resources to investigate every bicycle accident case we handle. These may include:
- Professional teams to survey, photograph, and document the scene
- Interview witnesses when needed
- Work with accident reconstruction specialists to help us understand how and why the accident occurred
- Speak with medical experts to understand the scope and cost of your injuries
We will pursue a fair settlement agreement by negotiating with the insurer and seeking compensation based on the full value of your expenses and losses. If the insurance company denies your claim, refuses to negotiate, or refuses a fair settlement agreement, we will be prepared to take your case to court.
Recoverable Damages in a Bicycle Accident Case
There is no way to put an accurate estimate on how much your bicycle accident settlement or verdict might be worth until we complete a full investigation and have a better idea of the nature and scope of your losses and expenses.
We can, however, help you understand the types of damages you may be able to recover if we can negotiate a fair settlement or win a verdict in your case. Some of the damages we recover for our clients include:
- Medical care costs and related expenses,
- Ambulance transportation,
- Hospitalization and treatment
- Prescription medication and pain management
- Ongoing care costs and/or future care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of services
- Repair or replacement of your bicycle
- Replacement of your helmet, and other damaged personal property
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other emotional damages
If you lost a family member in a Moncks Corner, SC, bicycle accident, we can help you pursue damages through a wrongful death action. Reach out to us today to learn more about this type of civil suit.
Call Us Now Before Time Runs Out
South Carolina law usually gives us only three years to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver or another negligent party who caused your bicycle accident and injuries. If we do not reach a settlement agreement or file a civil lawsuit by the time the appropriate deadline passes, you may be unable to take legal action to hold the negligent party accountable for your bike accident.
We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible after a Moncks Corner bicycle accident. The sooner we get to work on your case, the more evidence may be available to us.
Talk to a Bicycle Accident Lawyer Serving Moncks Corner, SC
The bicycle accident team from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers is standing by to review the facts of your case and help you understand your legal options for compensation. Let us go to work for you and fight for the full range of damages you need and deserve.
Call us today at 843-407-0300 to get started with your free case evaluation.