Did you or a loved one suffer injuries in a moped accident in North Charleston? You may be eligible to recover compensation for the damages associated with your injury, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
A moped accident lawyer in North Charleston, SC, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can file a claim against the responsible party and their insurer and help you recover damages. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims.
We take on the insurance companies and help our clients get the fair compensation they deserve. Because we take the outcome of your case as seriously as you do, we do not collect a fee until you get paid, and the consultation and advice are always free.
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South Carolina’s New Moped Laws
South Carolina recently passed new laws governing the operation of mopeds on the state’s roads and highways. As of November 2018, mopeds (previously classified as bicycles) are now considered motor vehicles, and drivers must register them and have a license to operate them.
The same rules of the road that apply to cars and trucks apply to mopeds, with a few added restrictions. The operation of mopeds is limited to state roads with speed limits of 55 or under. Mopeds must travel in the far-right lane except when preparing to make a left turn. Anyone under 21 years old must wear a helmet when operating a moped.
All motorists have an implied duty of care to drive defensively, obey traffic laws, and watch out for each other. Drivers must watch out for mopeds and other small, vulnerable vehicles on the road. A driver who violates this duty and causes an accident is liable for the resulting damage.
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Holding Drivers and Other Responsible Parties Liable for Your Moped Accident Injuries
When you suffer injuries in a moped accident, resulting in medical bills, lost time at work, and a long list of other losses, the responsible party should be the one paying the bill. At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, our moped accident attorneys in North Charleston will identify who was responsible for your accident and gather evidence to hold them liable.
The responsible party is often the other driver in the collision. But it may also be someone else, such as a vehicle passenger.
The other driver in your moped accident may be liable if they violated a traffic law or otherwise exhibited negligence. Our attorneys conduct a full investigation into your accident, reviewing police reports, witness statements, photo and video footage, accident reconstruction, and more.
In some cases, we may bring in expert witnesses to testify. Our goal is to make the other driver’s liability clear and unmistakable.
Particularly in population-dense areas, vehicle passengers can cause or contribute to bicycle and moped accidents. It happens most often when a two-wheeled vehicle is traveling in a bike lane and a passenger in a parallel-parked vehicle opens a car door into its path.
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Building a Compelling Personal Injury Claim for a Moped Accident
To hold the other party liable for your vehicle accident, our claim must prove three things:
- The party had a specific duty to you;
- The party did not uphold this duty;
- You suffered injuries which resulted in economic or non-economic damages.
We have to show that the other party owed you a specific duty of care. If the party was a driver, they had an implied duty once they got behind the wheel. Our attorneys can establish the specific duty they owed you.
Failure to Uphold Duty
We then must demonstrate how the other party failed to uphold their duty of care to you. Our team will work to collect as much evidence as exists showing the other party’s negligence.
Injuries Resulting in Damages
Finally, we have to tie the other party’s negligence to your specific injuries and the damages you incurred as a result of them. These damages may be both economic (involving actual monetary depletion) or non-economic.
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Our Moped Accident Lawyers Serving North Charleston Help You Recover the Fair Compensation You Deserve
Our personal injury team takes on the responsible party or parties and their insurers to help you recover fair compensation, which may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
Call Us Today to See How a Moped Accident Lawyer in North Charleston Can Help You
The team here at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers is eager to get to work for you. Our moped accident lawyers in North Charleston, SC, want to help you recover fair compensation for your moped accident injuries. For a free consultation, call us or fill out our online form today.
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