At David Aylor Law Offices, we are experienced South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers. Getting compensated for a motorcycle accident is a complex and intricate process. Our law firm has been representing injured victims throughout South Carolina since 2007.
If you’ve been injured, we invite you to come see why we were Voted Best Law Firm in 2021 by Charleston City Paper. Contact us at (843) 548-1570 for a case consultation.
Lawyer for Motorcycle Accidents in South Carolina
Motorcycles have a right to be treated equally on the roads. They have a right to be there. Unfortunately, other drivers may not always be careful enough.
Because of the relatively small size of a motorcycle, any crash can be very serious for the motorcycle rider. The victim may claim compensation for their injuries.
Going about getting that compensation may seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. David Aylor is proud to represent motorcycle accident victims in South Carolina. He and his team will walk with you and work for you through the entire process.
What is the case worth? What if I have future medical needs? Can I get compensation for lost work? How do I value my pain and suffering? Our South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers are here to answer these questions and pursue your claim.
The David Aylor Law Offices is a full-service team of experienced professionals. To begin, contact us at (843) 548-1570 or complete our case evaluation form.
Types of Motorcycle Injuries
A motorcycle rider faces two collisions when a crash occurs – there is the impact with the other vehicle, and there is the impact of the road. The impact can easily tear through layers of clothing to cause injuries that will take a long time to heal. Your injuries may change your life completely.
Some common motorcycle injuries include:
- Paralysis; spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries including puncture wounds, fractures and concussion
- Broken bones, especially in the ribs, arms, wrists, hips and legs
- Road rash and whiplash
- Organ damage; internal bleeding and bruising
What If I’m Blamed for the Motorcycle Accident?
Remember the insurance company doesn’t want to pay you. Don’t panic if they blame you for the motorcycle accident. You can fight back against their allegations. If necessary, you can bring a claim to court for a neutral party to hear the case and decide. Usually, by building strong evidence, our motorcycle compensation lawyers can negotiate a fair settlement, even if the insurance company starts by blaming the victim.
Insurance Companies Don’t Watch Out for Motorcyclists
Insurance is a business. It’s common for them to want to blame the motorcycle rider. They may simply try to rely on your inexperience in the legal system to get you to agree to an amount that is too low.
If the insured party is responsible for the accident, they owe you compensation. It’s that simple. There’s no deduction or exception for a motorcycle rider. Riding a motorcycle doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve fair treatment. Our lawyers know the obstacles that motorcycle riders face, and we know how to counter them as we pursue compensation in your case.
South Carolina Motorcycle Insurance Policies
Anyone with a registered vehicle in South Carolina must have minimum liability insurance. Our lawyers investigate what insurance policies apply.
Usually, once we investigate the case, we write a demand letter. That’s a carefully drafted document that formally states your right to compensation and the basis for the amount. In response, the insurance company may pay the claim, deny it, or make a counter-offer.
At this point, we evaluate the response and determine the best course of action. When you work with us, you have a team of experienced negotiators as well as legal counsel to guide you through making the best decisions at each stage of the case.
How Can a Motorcycle Lawyer Help?
Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. Our motorcycle lawyers know how to put a price tag on intangible losses that you suffer like physical pain, disfigurement, humiliation and changes in lifestyle. In addition, we can raise and respond to complex legal and factual issues that may be critical to reaching a fair result.
Liability in South Carolina Motorcycle Accidents
To receive compensation for a motorcycle accident, you must prove that the other driver is at fault. There are a variety of reasons they may be at fault, including:
- Not watching out for whether motorcyclists are present
- Driving while distracted or tired
- Pulling into an intersection when the motorcyclist has the right of way
- Trying to cut off or impede the motorcyclist from riding
- Driving too fast in an area where motorcyclists are present
- Speeding, careless driving, reckless driving
Our lawyers know how to question witnesses and work with accident reconstruction experts to identify the underlying causes of a motorcycle accident.
Recoverable Damages in a South Carolina Motorcycle Accident
There are lots of types of losses from a motorcycle accident. South Carolina law recognizes that and allows you to claim a variety of recoverable damages:
- Medical expenses including surgery, hospital bills, ambulance cost, tests, imaging, therapy, home care and future care
- Lost wages, past and future, including benefits
- Damage to your motorcycle and riding gear
- Other personal property damage
- Out of pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death compensation
Are there any South Carolina motorcycle laws that could affect my claim?
Several South Carolina motorcycle laws could affect your claim:
- You may still receive some compensation even if you are found to be partially at fault. If you are 51% or more at fault, you cannot receive compensation
- There is a three-year deadline to file a claim
- A motorcycle accident victim has a right to a trial – you may screen jurors for bias against motorcyclists as part of the trial process
- At trial, you have the right to call witnesses and testify on your own behalf
- There are procedures for presenting evidence and pursuing your case.
An experienced South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer understands all these laws and tasks needed to make your claim a success.
Can I handle my case on my own?
You may be able to handle your case on your own, but the court has to treat you the same as if you had a lawyer. One mistake could ruin your case. When you’re injured in a motorcycle accident, you have one chance to get the right amount of compensation. Our experienced lawyers can give you the assurance that your case is in good hands.
How can I keep safe on the road?
Even though motorcyclists have a right to equal use of the roads, it’s always important to be wary of others. Always wear a helmet and safety gear, whether or not it is required. Obey traffic laws and leave enough following distance for other vehicles that may be nearby.
Contact a South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
There’s only a short amount of time to build a motorcycle accident claim. David Aylor has established a dynamic law practice, helping individuals throughout South Carolina.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a motorcycle accident, we can assist you with our skill, experience and aggressive representation in the compensation process.
Contact us at (843) 548-1570 or send a message through our case consultation form.