South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Outstanding Legal Service from Real Riders
When you have been in a serious accident and want to pursue compensation for your damages and losses, you should work with a lawyer who fully understands your situation. If you were in a motorcycle accident, then how can you expect to get truly top-tier representation if you do not hire an attorney who is also a motorcycle rider?
At The Motorcycle Law Group in South Carolina, we are proud to be able to say that many of our lead attorneys are avid motorcyclists. They know the ins and outs of complex motorcycle accident cases through their extensive practice experience and histories as riders. This added layer of insight can take the opposition off-balance and give us unique opportunities to push the case forward in your favor.
Reasons why you should call The Motorcycle Law Group first:
- We are The Firm That Rides®, which means we directly understand what a motorcyclist is going through after they have been in an accident and even prior.
- We are local attorneys with multiple offices throughout South Carolina, so you never have to worry about going far for reliable counsel.
- We have more than a decade of experience with an intentional focus on complex and high-stakes motorcycle accident cases.
- We can help you prepare to speak with the insurance company before you ever say anything to them, reducing your risk of saying the wrong thing.
If you are talking to an attorney who cannot offer these same reasons for hiring them, then they might not be the right fit for your case. We encourage you to at least speak with our attorneys before making such an important decision that could largely impact the rest of your life, depending on how your case develops.
Important South Carolina Motorcycle Laws
To make the most of your motorcycle accident claim, it is important to have a complete understanding of South Carolina’s motorcycle laws. Each state has its own set of rules specific to motorcyclists. Whether or not you were complying with those rules when the crash happened can dramatically impact your liability and chances of getting a full recovery for your total damages.
Two important motorcycle laws in South Carolina are:
- Helmet use: Anyone under the age of 21 must wear a helmet when on a motorcycle in South Carolina, including passengers. If you were legally required to wear a helmet but were not, then more of the liability for your head injury could be placed on you than the other motorist.
- Lane-splitting: South Carolina is one of a few states that have explicitly made lane-splitting – the act of riding a motorcycle in between two occupied lanes of traffic – illegal. If you were hit while lane-splitting, then it could increase your liability for the accident by quite a lot.
As part of our service to motorcycle riders in South Carolina and along the east coast, we maintain up-to-date, annotated versions of state laws and statutes for South Carolina, as well as several other states where we practice. Please feel free to review these legal rules if you have any questions about how they could affect your case. For additional questions, you can always dial (855) 529-7433 and talk with someone from The Motorcycle Law Group – The Firm That Rides®.
Not Every Lawyer Can Handle a Motorcycle Injury Case
Most laws pertaining to automobiles apply to everyone on the road, whether you’re driving a car or riding a motorcycle. However, riders who are hurt in accidents tend to face unique challenges the average driver doesn’t have to worry about. Specifically, motorcycle riders are usually prejudged as “reckless thrill-seekers” who do not follow the rules of the road, which makes the entire case an uphill battle.
Insurance companies, their claims adjusters, and their attorneys understand these biases, too. They know that injury cases are more difficult for motorcycle riders by default. They use that knowledge to their advantage. Having a motorcycle accident lawyer that has focused a large part of their career on representing riders just like you, and is themselves a rider, often helps overcome this challenge.
As riders ourselves, we understand the struggles motorcyclists face on the road and the measures you take to protect yourself from the mistakes of other motorists and truck drivers. We know how to explain these nuances and challenges to judges and juries. We know how to humanize riders, so they’re not mischaracterized upfront as dangerous people. The South Carolina motorcycle lawyers at the Motorcycle Law Group have a deep understanding of motorcycle law, the physics of motorcycle accidents, the types of injuries that often occur, and how to effectively negotiate with the insurance company or take your case to trial after a motorcycle injury.
Damages Available to Injured Motorcyclists
When you choose our team to be your legal representatives, you can rest comfortably in knowing that talented attorneys and real riders are handling everything. Using our decades of collective legal experience, we can carefully calculate the damages that are owed to you, so you do not need to worry about leaving even a dollar behind.
You can seek compensation for numerous forms of loss and damage, such as:
- Past and future medical care
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Permanent disability complications
- And more
Strong Advocates for South Carolina Motorcyclists
Our South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers have in-depth experience fighting for clients who were injured in terrible wrecks and who have to file against powerful insurance companies. We aggressively pursue the best interests of our clients and work tirelessly to get to the truth of the wreck that injured them. With strong connections to outside industry professionals, we can investigate and piece together the often-obscured facts of motorcycle accidents that other firms might miss.
We can call upon other professionals to help investigate your case, such as:
- Accident reconstruction experts
- Medical experts
- Rehabilitative care experts
- Financial analysts
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Insurance companies usually will not be concerned about your future after a motorcycle accident. They are more concerned about how paying a claim will affect their bottom line. An insurance company is a business, after all, and all businesses need to make a profit.
There are few negotiations tougher than those pertaining to motorcycle accidents, where the insurance company goes into the case assuming they have the upper hand. Our South Carolina motorcycle accident attorneys know how to get results in even those difficult circumstances. We know how to prevail at trial, maximize settlements, file against all related insurance policies, and develop a clear picture of who committed the negligent actions that led to you or your loved one’s injury. In other words, we can make the most of your case while you stay focused on rest and recovery.
Contact The Motorcycle Law Group today to find out how we can help.
Decades of Experience
Our firm has been representing personal injury clients for over 30 years.
We Put Clients First
We make ourselves available after hours and on weekends for our clients. We'll get back to you the same day, even on holidays.
Giving Back to the Community
Our team is proud to support causes close to the motorcycling community as well as educate lawmakers on causes that impact riders and donate part of attorney fees to motorcycle rights for legislation.
We're a Firm That Rides
As avid motorcycle riders, each attorney with our firm understands the unique situations that motorcyclists face every day on the road.
Personable attorneys with expertise in personal injury and a specialty in motorcycle accidents.” - DJ Stephens
“I had contacted the office looking for help, and Matt Danielson and Daisha Schwear went above and beyond to assist me with my case. They made me feel very relieved, kept me up to date on everything, and I would without a doubt use them again. I wasn't able”- Andrew Day
“After being involved in a very serious accident with multiple injuries. My husband and I called on Matt Danielson for advice. It was the best call we ever made. From that moment on the only thing we had to do was concentrate on healing. Matt and his team t”- Christine Turner