South Carolina Motorcyle Accidents Lawyer
Motorcycles are an inexpensive and eco-friendly mode of transportation, as well as a great way to enjoy the roads of South Carolina. However, motorcycle accidents are all too common and can result in serious injuries and even death. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in South Carolina, a personal injury lawyer from our team may be able to help you fight for compensation.
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, we work hard to help injured people have their cases heard so that they may be able to recover their damages. During your first consultation, we can review your case and go over legal options – all at no charge. Once you agree to work with us, our South Carolina motorcycle accidents lawyer from our firm will get started on your case.
Motorcycle Accident Victims Can Receive Compensation for Their Damages
An accident can affect motorcyclists greatly compared to drivers of passenger vehicles or larger vehicles due to their lack of protection. From suffering catastrophic injuries to losing their mode of transportation entirely, motorcyclists can suffer intense damages that have long-term and even permanent effects.
Compensation, then, serves as a way to recover certain damages that the motorcyclist suffered. Our team would have to calculate the value of your specific damages to gauge how much compensation is appropriate for you to demand. This total figure may be based on the following types of damages:
- Medical treatment costs
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, including psychological trauma
- Loss of income
- Reduced quality of life
- Reduced earning potential
- Loss of consortium
Our team may suggest other damages depending on your case’s circumstances.
Families May Fight for Compensation on Behalf of a Deceased Loved One
Depending on how severe the collision was, a motorcycle accident can kill a motorcyclist and other riding passengers. If you lost someone in this type of collision, our hearts go out to you. Having to live with the loss of a loved one can be unbearable, which is why we want to help you hold the liable party or parties accountable for their actions.
With a wrongful death action, you can pursue other damages, such as:
- Funeral arrangement costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of parental guidance
- Medical debts left by your loved one
Our team can manage your case for you while you continue to grieve because we know how overwhelming having to relive the trauma of the accident can be on people. We aim to support you on this journey, and that includes leaving the legal responsibility to us.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving South Carolina, call (800) 313-2546
You Get the Full-Service Treatment When You Hire a Lawyer from Our Firm
Working with an attorney at Anastopoulo Law Firm does not mean only one individual is handling your case. In fact, our team collectively puts effort into preparing your case so that it is comprehensive and accurate. When you work with our firm, you get the full-service treatment, meaning we offer to:
- Conduct a private investigation into your case to identify who may be held liable
- Collect evidence to support your claims, such as traffic camera footage or witness testimonies
- Review insurance policies to see how they may affect your case
- Communicate with involved parties, such as the other party’s insurance company
- Negotiate a settlement deal if possible so that you may avoid having to go to court
- Prepare legal paperwork necessary for your case
- Calculate your damages so that we understand how much compensation you should demand
If it becomes apparent that your case may have to go to trial, our team will also prepare materials for the litigation process. A lawyer from our team will present your case and discuss how the other party should be held liable for your injuries and damages.
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You Must Submit Your Case By Its Statutory Deadline in South Carolina
Many motorcyclists end their cases in an insurance settlement. However, when the other party’s insurer remains uncooperative during negotiations or refuses to admit liability, other action may need to be taken if you want to pursue compensation.
In the event you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit about your motorcycle accident, you must abide by South Carolina’s statute of limitations, found in S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. Per this statute, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file your case. If you do not file your lawsuit within this time frame, then:
- A judge may dismiss your case since you filed past its statutory deadline.
- The opposing party would also have grounds to request a dismissal if they find this out as your case is being heard.
- You may lose your opportunity to pursue and collect compensation, leaving you with the responsibility of covering your damages.
If you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit in South Carolina, then you generally have three years from your loved one’s death to file your case. The same rules apply if you file past its deadline.
Common Causes of South Carolina Motorcycle Collisions Include Driver Error and Vehicle Defects
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a broad range of issues and situations that occur on the road, including:
- Weather conditions
- Road conditions
- Motorcycle defects
- Dangerous and negligent driving of automobilists and motorcyclists
- Defects and other problems with other automobiles on the road
One of our lawyers can organize an investigation into your motorcycle accident to identify what caused it, then gather evidence to support these findings.
What to Do After Getting Into a Motorcycle Crash in South Carolina
A motorcycle accident can be an extremely scary and jarring experience. However, immediately following your accident, certain things can be done that could potentially greatly increase your ability to recover compensation and damages from the faulty party.
In addition to some of the basics covered in our Auto Accident FAQ, some steps you can take after a motorcycle accident include:
- Calling the police as soon as possible so that a police report can be entered and later used in your legal dispute
- Immediately seeking medical help
- Obtaining the name, phone numbers, and addresses of the other party involved in the accident, as well as the contact information of all witnesses to the accident
- Taking photographs of the accident scene, the damage to your vehicle or motorcycle, and your injuries
- Contacting Anastopoulo Law Firm immediately for legal help
If you were unable to retrieve evidence at the scene of the accident because it was too dangerous (e.g., you were on I-95 or I-77) or you were too injured, that is fine. Our team may be able to retrieve evidence from the scene if you contact us soon enough or search for evidence that captured the event.
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Call Anastopoulo Law Firm to Hire a Lawyer for Your Motorcycle Accident Case
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, we help people in South Carolina who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. If you were a victim of this kind of collision, call us at (800) 313-2546 to hire a lawyer from our team to represent you.