A moped accident can leave you with catastrophic injuries, mounting medical bills, the inability to work, and unspeakable physical and emotional pain. Compared to most other vehicles, moped drivers are at greater risk of significant harm in a crash.
If you sustained injuries in a moped accident, you deserve compensation, and a moped accident lawyer in Summerville, SC, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims. We want to make sure you receive the money you deserve, and the outcome of your case is important to us. That is why we do not get paid until you do.
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Laws for Moped Operators in South Carolina
South Carolina passed a new moped law in November 2018 regulating the operation of mopeds. The law reclassified mopeds as motor vehicles. Riders now must be licensed and must register their mopeds.
Since mopeds are now a class of motor vehicle, operators must follow the same rules of the road that apply to other vehicles, plus a few additional ones: mopeds are not allowed on any road with a speed limit higher than 55 mph, and moped operators may not ride faster than 35 mph.
Otherwise, mopeds have the same rights to the road as cars and trucks, and other motorists have a duty to watch out for them. A driver who behaves negligently or violates a traffic law and causes a moped accident is liable for injuries that result.
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Holding Another Party Responsible for Your Moped Accident Injuries
If another party caused or contributed to your moped accident, George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can hold them liable for the injuries you suffered. For your claim to be successful, we need to be able to demonstrate that:
- The other party owed you a duty of care;
- They did not uphold this duty;
- As a result, you suffered injuries, causing you to incur economic or non-economic damages.
Specific Duty of Care
First, we have to show that the other party owed you a duty of care. The nature of this duty depends on the identity of the responsible party. If it was another driver, they owed you a duty of care by virtue of operating a motor vehicle. If it is the owner of the property where your accident occurred, the state’s premises liability laws spell out their duty to you and other visitors.
Failure to Uphold Duty
Second, we must demonstrate that the party failed to uphold their duty of care to you. Again, the details of the defendant’s negligence can vary based on who the responsible party is. Our job is to collect evidence and paint a picture making it clear that the party was negligent in their duty.
Injury and Damages
Lastly, we must show that the other party’s negligence led to your injuries, which caused you to incur damages. We can use several types of evidence to make this connection clear:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Photo and video surveillance
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert witness testimony
- Medical records
- Doctors’ statements
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Determining the Responsible Party for Your Moped Accident Injuries
Our job as your Summerville, SC, moped accident lawyers is to identify every party that is responsible and hold them all liable for damages.
The Other Driver
We can show that the other driver is liable for the crash by presenting evidence of negligence, including:
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless or careless driving
- Improper lane change
- Following too closely
A Property Owner or Manager
If hazardous conditions on a private residential or commercial property in Summerville contributed to your moped accident, we may be able to hold the property owner or manager liable under South Carolina’s premises liability laws. These laws state that an owner or manager must promptly address any dangers that emerge on the property and must warn visitors of the hazard.
We will investigate the scene of your accident and collect evidence showing that the property owner or manager did not uphold their duty to you as required by the state’s premises liability laws.
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Our Moped Accident Lawyers Serving Summerville, SC, Help You Recover the Damages You Deserve
Our personal injury lawyers fight for fair compensation, which may include compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
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A moped accident lawyer serving Summerville, SC, at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers is ready to fight for you and help you recover damages for your injuries. To get a free consultation, call us or fill out our online form today.
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