Motorcycle accidents are among the scariest on the roads. In 2019, 5,014 motorcycle drivers died in crashes and were 29 times more likely to die than passengers in a car during a car crash. Some estimates are that motorcycle accidents accounted for 14 percent of traffic deaths and 3 percent of car accident injuries in 2019. The causes of these are numerous, with the leading cause of motorcycle accidents being driver negligence hitting a motorcycle.
South Carolina is an at-fault state. When another driver is the cause of an accident, they will be responsible for the damages.
Driver Negligence as the Main Cause of Motorcycle Accidents
Vehicle drivers don't always look in their blind spots or keep their eyes on the road. Between distracted driving, such as texting, and bad driving habits, cars hit motorcycles on the road all the time.
It is the main cause of motorcycle accidents and leads to countless unnecessary injuries and expenses every year.
Bad roads are notoriously responsible for many kinds of car accidents. They are not good for motorcycles either.
If a road has been improperly maintained, this could be a dangerous condition for anybody on it. Roads become bad in bad weather as well. Try to stay off of the roads if you can when the weather is poor.
Drinking and Driving
Drunk driving is also a leading cause of motorcycle accidents, and some will say it is the main cause of motorcycle accidents. If someone else is under the influence and hits you, they will be responsible for all damages and compensation.
Call a South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Attorney After a Crash
When you have been in a motorcycle accident, your life could be changed permanently. It will take time to recover from trauma sustained in the accident. Call our South Carolina motorcycle accident attorneys at the Hopkins Law Firm at 843-314-4202 and schedule a free review of your case.
What do I do if I get a settlement offer?
If you get a settlement offer, call us, and we can review it for you. Never accept a settlement offer until you have sought legal advice. It could be someone at fault trying to give you a lesser amount than you deserve to avoid the legal action that will get you more compensation.
How long will it take for my motorcycle accident case to resolve?
The length of time it will take for a motorcycle accident case to resolve will depend on the complexity of the case. If there are many damages and injuries, and there is resistance with some parties, it could take some time. If the case goes to court, the process will be lengthier. It could take a few months or over a year. We want this resolved for you as quickly as possible so that you can go on with your life.
What kind of compensation can I get?
You can get compensation for any loss you've incurred. That could be property damage, medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and more.