Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Hampton, SC
After an accident, your financial and personal stability are in jeopardy. Not only are you facing significant financial setbacks, but you may also be dealing with the physical and emotional effects of a collision. If you were injured by a negligent driver, we will fight for the compensation you need to support yourself and your family while you recover (and for any anticipated expenses you may have in the future).
Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Hampton, SC represent clients in fatal and serious injury cases, including brain and spinal cord injuries, severe bone fractures, loss of limbs, disfigurement, and permanent loss of physical function and independence. We will handle your case from start to finish, so you can focus on your recovery.
How Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Can Help You with Your Claim
Whether you’re dealing with temporary or permanent consequences of a motorcycle accident, we can file a claim for your financial recovery. Initially, this means investigating the accident’s cause to establish fault. During this process, we will gather the evidence required to demonstrate the other party’s negligence.
Financial Damages You Can Include in Your Claim
To evaluate a settlement offer, we must assess the full extent of your current and anticipated losses. With an amount in mind beforehand, it is easier to review what the at-fault party’s insurance offers you and weigh this against your expectations. To create this estimate, we evaluate:
- Current and ongoing medical bills, treatment, and rehabilitation costs
- Known and anticipated income loss
- Property damage or loss
- Pain and suffering
- Disability or disfigurement
Sometimes, insurance companies undervalue or devalue your claims for compensation. Our negotiations aim to fight these tactics and secure a more appropriate settlement for you. We also protect you from bad-faith offers by handling communication with insurance companies on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Hampton, call 803-222-2222
What is The Average Settlement for a Motorcycle Accident?
When assessing your financial damages, there is no “one size fits all” settlement. Everyone we represent is unique, so we build our cases to reflect your story and the challenges you face due to the accident.
Injuries can vary significantly from case to case, as can the circumstances of each accident. Further, due to the limited physical protection on a motorcycle, riders often come off the worst after an accident–resulting in significant injuries, expenses, and losses.
For a recent client, we recovered a settlement of $475,000 after a motorcycle accident caused the victim undue financial and personal consequences. We hope you’ll allow us to fight for a favorable outcome in your case, too.
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Why Choose Us To Help With Your Motorcycle Accident Case?
At the Anastopoulo Law Firm, we pride ourselves on working hard to support our clients through every phase of the injury claim process. With over 25 years of experience helping injured people, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements. We fight for results that make a genuine difference in the lives of everyone we represent.
What Our Clients Say
The greatest testament to our success comes from our client satisfaction. To get an idea of our services and our passion for justice, you can read some of our testimonials. Here are a few from previous personal injury clients:
“Great law firm. Emailed them the other night and the next day they were at my house. This is what I call great service.” -.Bill Blinn
“They were a big help to me and worked fast to get me what I deserved. I would recommend them to anyone who has been in any kind of accident.” – Betty Rubio
“Wonderful team, they went above and beyond for me. No question went unanswered and anything I needed they provided. Would use again and always refer people to use them. They’re the best.” – Joel McCall
Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
Motorcycle accidents can happen for various reasons; however, primary causes include driver negligence, speeding, and other drivers failing to see motorcyclists.
Lack of Driver Awareness
Motorcyclists have a smaller visual profile, making it more difficult for other motorists to see. Despite taking precautions such as wearing high visibility safety gear and avoiding blind spots, 41% of all motorcycle crashes occur because the other driver did not see them, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
We need to determine why they did not see you as this relates to who is financially liable for paying damages. For example, if the other driver was texting when the accident happened rather than concentrating on driving, they would be financially responsible for your injuries.
Regrettably, left-turn accidents (caused when a turning vehicle hits a motorcyclist going straight through an intersection) account for 42% of fatal crashes, according to the NHTSA.
If a negligent driver injured you while making an unsafe left turn, our motorcycle accident attorneys will provide everything you need for your insurance claim. We do the heavy lifting so that you can focus on your recovery.
In South Carolina alone, two crashes every hour stem from distracted driving according to the Department of Insurance (SCDOI). Reading or texting while driving is cited as the most dangerous form of distraction behind the wheel. However, other major distractions include other passengers, in-car technologies, and reaching for objects or devices.
Distracted driving is a type of driver negligence. As such, if a distracted driver caused your accident, they will be liable for your injuries and other related losses.
‘Dooring’ or Fixed Object Accidents
Prevalent in urban areas, ‘dooring’ accidents occur when a parked driver ignores their surroundings before opening their door to exit their vehicle. The door then blocks the path of another motorist who doesn’t have time to stop or avoid a collision.
Again, the stationary vehicle’s driver will most likely be liable.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is an ongoing public safety concern. According to the latest data from the NHTSA, one person dies every 45 minutes in an accident related to drunk driving.
While a drunk driver will likely face criminal charges, we support you by building a civil case against the impaired driver to pursue compensation for damages related to the accident and your injuries.
Unsafe Lane Switching
Motorists who do not check their blind spots or fail to signal before making lane changes can put motorcyclists at risk of being seriously injured. In the case of a driver not checking their blind spot, the merging driver is typically at fault as the motorcyclist has the right of way.
As for turn signals, motorcyclists are especially dependent on other drivers for signals that will give them an idea of what to expect ahead of and around them. Drivers who don’t use their blinkers are endangering other motorists.
Knowledge is Power After a Motorcycle Accident
Understanding why motorcycle accidents happen and what to do if you or a loved one is injured can help take the stress out of the claims process, which can be a time-consuming burden – especially while recovering from your injuries.
Not only can we handle filing and pursuing your case, but we can offer answers to your questions and timely updates on the status of your claim as often as you’d like. Information can provide peace of mind for those suffering financial insecurity after an accident. We hope to provide that for you during the legal process.
We Are Here To Help You
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, the South Carolina personal injury lawyers at Poulin | Willey | Anastopoulo, LLC. are committed to helping you to rebuild your life. Motorcycle accidents can have a wide-ranging and long-lasting impact on your home and work life, so we work hard to fight for the compensation you need on a contingency-fee basis. Starting a claim is simple and begins with a free consultation with our team who can determine your legal options. Then, if we can help, our Hampton motorcycle accident lawyers can start working on your case.