Were You Injured in a Moped / Scooter Accident?
Mopeds have become a popular form of transportation in South Carolina, especially for those looking to save gas money. With more mopeds and scooters on our roadways, however, there has also been an increase in moped accidents, injuries, and deaths.
According to state troopers, there has been a significant jump in the number of wrecks involving mopeds in South Carolina. In the first six months of 2014, 18 people died on mopeds, compared to just 7 in the first half of 2014. Because these statistics are so alarming, state lawmakers have been working to pass new moped laws.
The Rights of Injured Victims
Although there is a push to improve moped laws, the largest concern is still on roadway safety. Mopeds are slow moving motor vehicles that usually have a maximum speed of only 30mph. Just as with motorcycles, mopeds also offer little protection to riders. In traffic accidents, these factors often lead to moped riders suffering serious injuries.
Motorists in larger vehicles should always be mindful of mopeds, but there are a number of negligent behaviors that can cause them to overlook riders or otherwise place them in danger, including:
- Distracted Driving
- Texting While Driving
- Drunk or Impaired Driving
- Unsafe Lane Changes
When drivers fail to drive safely and responsibly, they open the door to causing serious harm to others on the road, especially vulnerable moped riders. When this happens, moped riders and their families may have the right to recover financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages by filing a personal injury claim.
Discuss Your Case with a South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured in a moped accident – or if you’ve lost a loved one in a traffic collision – our legal team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help. Our firm is committed to representing victims and families who suffer harm due to the negligence and carelessness of others, and we are prepared to fight for the money injured victims deserve!
To discuss your case with a South Carolina auto accident attorney, contact us today for a FREE consultation or fill out an online case evaluation form. We offer free case reviews to help you learn more about your rights and how we can help, and we represent clients across the state of South Carolina from multiple office locations.