Motorcycles offer little in the way of protection. As a motorcycle rider, you face the risk of catastrophic injuries if you get in an accident with another vehicle. These injuries can cause disability and can even be fatal.
Get the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation with our Columbia, Myrtle Beach and Kingstree motorcycle accident attorneys, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at 803-799-9400.
Common Contributing Factors in a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle riders tend to have a bad reputation, unjustifiably. Certain studies have shown that the drivers of passenger vehicles are often the cause of auto accidents involving motorcycles, not the motorcycle rider. When the driver of a different type of vehicle causes one of these crashes, the reason the crash occurs may be one of the following:
- Left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle
- Failure to yield right-of-way to a motorcycle
- Following too closely behind a motorcycle
- Failure to provide motorcycle with the full width of the lane
- Failure to judge the rate at which a motorcycle is travelling
- Failure to see and recognize a motorcycle
Injuries to the brain, spine and limbs are common in these accidents. Burns and deep flesh wounds are also typical. These injuries can be disabling, disfiguring or even fatal. At Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, we put all of our investigative resources to work in order to demonstrate to arbitrators, mediators, judges or juries exactly how your injury has impacted your life and why you should be compensated for it.
Your Motorcycle Accident Case
In your motorcycle accident case, our attorneys will fight aggressively to pursue compensation for each and every way your injuries have affected your life:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
Our goal is to help you get well again by recovering compensation on your behalf. After getting in a motorcycle accident, contact our attorneys as soon as possible. We can determine who is responsible and make sure that any statements you make to insurance companies are in your favor. Motorcycle accident injuries may require extensive, painful treatment and surgical intervention. You may need surgery to reduce the appearance of disfiguring scars. We believe you should be able to get the medical care you need without having to worry about an insurmountable financial burden.
The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming. If you are not sure what to do next, contact our attorneys. We will determine who is liable for your accident injuries and we will pursue compensation on your behalf. There are a number of parties who could potentially be at fault, and we have the experience and resources to determine who should be held accountable.
Determining Who Is At-Fault for Your Motorcycle Crash
One of the following parties may be responsible for causing your motorcycle accident:
- Other drivers
- Manufacturers of defective motorcycles
- Designers of defective roadways
- Municipal agencies responsible for road safety
Many motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers – when other drivers are careless and fail to account for motorcycles, or when they drive recklessly or aggressively around a motorcycle rider. In other cases, the motorcycle may have been equipped with defective parts, which can cause an accident. There are also cases in which roads are inherently defective or are in a condition that makes them unsafe. In all of these scenarios and others, our experienced attorneys can hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries.
Proving Fault in Your Crash
In addition to our many years of experience handling these cases, our attorneys will use all of the resources available to us to demonstrate how your accident was the fault of someone else. These resources include:
- Accident experts
- Medical experts
- In-house media and technology
- Years of trial experience
- Knowledge of relevant South Carolina laws
We understand how frustrating and isolating your situation can be. We are here to stand at your side, fighting for what is in your best interest, while you focus on getting the medical care you need to begin recovering from your injury. During your free case evaluation, we will ask about the details of your accident and determine who caused it. You deserve to be able to pay for the medical treatments your injury requires, and compensation awarded in an accident claim can help you do just that, as well as compensate you for your lost income, pain and suffering, and other things.
Arrange a Consultation in South Carolina
To find out if you have a motorcycle accident case, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at 803-799-9400 or contact us online today for a free case evaluation. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers serve people from across South Carolina, including Columbia, Kingstree and Myrtle Beach.