Surfside Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Surfside Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcycle Accidents in Myrtle Beach & the Grand Strand

While any motor vehicle accident can have devastating and life-altering consequences, motorcycle collisions tend to be among the most catastrophic. Sadly, even when they wear protective gear, motorcyclists are at a high risk of suffering severe or even fatal injuries.

At Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group, we understand the challenges motorcycle accident victims face on a personal level. We are not only dedicated personal injury lawyers, but we are also avid motorcyclists ourselves. Our team recognizes what you are up against, and we are prepared to fight for the justice you deserve.

Injured in a motorcycle accident in Surfside Beach or the nearby areas? Call The Team That Rides®—call (803) 926-7501 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Who Is at Fault in Most Motorcycle Accidents?

Most motorcycle accidents are the result of negligence—but who is to blame? While many people believe that motorcyclists are dangerous, risk-taking drivers, we at Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group know that this is not the case. In fact, the negligence of other motorists on the road is the most frequent cause of these collisions.

Some examples of how the negligence of other drivers can cause motorcycle accidents include:

  • Driving while distracted
  • Texting while driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to look out for motorcyclists
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Driving while intoxicated or impaired
  • Tailgating motorcyclists
  • Cutting motorcyclists off
  • Merging or turning unsafely or illegally
  • Passing unlawfully
  • Opening car doors into motorcyclists’ paths
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Driving aggressively

When motorists are negligent or act recklessly, they endanger the lives of everyone around them, especially motorcycle riders and their passengers. At Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group, we strive to hold at-fault drivers and other parties accountable for the immense harm they cause.

Can You Sue Someone Personally After a Motorcycle Accident?

It is possible to bring a lawsuit directly against an at-fault driver after a motorcycle accident. Typically, this course of action is recommended when the at-fault motorist’s insurance company disputes or denies your personal injury claim, or when the liable driver does not have insurance.

By filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit directly against the person or party responsible for the crash, you can seek compensation for your damages. A lawsuit allows to you seek both economic and non-economic damages, meaning losses that are associated with specific dollar amounts, as well as those that are more intangible in nature.

Some examples of economic and non-economic damages include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future care costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost quality of life

In cases involving egregious negligence or reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of others, it may also be possible to pursue punitive damages. These are meant to punish the defendant for their wrongdoing, rather than compensate the victim for specific losses.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits in South Carolina?

The statute of limitations, or time you have to file a lawsuit, on motorcycle accident cases in South Carolina is three years from the date of the accident and/or injury. In most cases, the clock starts running on the date of the accident, which is typically also the date of injury. However, in cases involving wrongful death, the statute of limitations extends three years from the date of death, regardless of whether this date is the same as the date of the accident.

Note that the statute of limitations only applies to lawsuits, not insurance claims. In fact, most insurance companies require you to file personal injury or property damage claims within a “reasonable period of time.” There is no universal standard as to what constitutes a “reasonable period of time,” but it typically means several days to a couple of weeks.

How We're Different

The Firm That Rides
  • 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.

Trust The Firm That Rides® with Your Recovery

When you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you need someone who understands what you have been through, as well as the difficulties you still face. At Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group, our Surfside Beach motorcycle accident attorneys have decades of legal experience and riding experience. We truly understand the challenges you are up against, and we have the legal skills, resources, and experience to help you fight for fair compensation.

Our team is always available when you need us. We can return your call or email at any time and from anywhere. As a client, you will receive our personal cellphone numbers so that you can always reach us. We prioritize client communication, accessibility, and honesty.

Call us today at (855) 529-7433 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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