What to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in South Carolina

To learn more about your legal options after a motorcycle accident injury, continue reading and reach out to our skilled Columbia personal injury lawyer. We are here to help you obtain the compensation you need to heal.

What are the common causes of motorcycle accidents in South Carolina?

There are a number of different ways that motorcycle accidents can happen. In some instances, they can occur as a result of inclement weather conditions, poorly maintained roads, or faulty mechanical parts. But, the majority of motorcycle accidents are a result of driver negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that our firm has seen includes:

  • Driving while sleepy or fatigued
  • Unsafely changing lanes
  • Ignoring blind spots
  • Speeding
  • Disregarding traffic lights, signs, or all other rules and regulations of the road
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

What should I do after a motorcycle accident?

If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident and would like to seek legal action and recover compensation, you will have the responsibility of fulfilling the burden of proof. This suggests that you will need to supply as much evidence as possible pointing to the negligence of another. If you can, take the next steps right after your accident:

  • Call 911. The police will be able to dispatch an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, and more.
  • Take plenty of photos and videos of the scene of the accident, as it can help your case. In some instances, motorcyclists can wear bodycams so that they have the footage if an accident occurs.
  • Seek medical attention to properly treat your injuries. Ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents indicating the severity and origin of your injuries.
  • Reach out to an experienced South Carolina personal injury attorney that can help you gather more evidence that can be essential to your suit.

How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident claim in Maryland?

If you would like to file a personal injury claim, you will need to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible after your motorcycle accident. The state of South Carolina has a statute of limitations of three years for most personal injury claims. This means that if you fail to file your claim within three years from the date of the accident, you will be barred from pursuing your claim entirely. Reach out to our firm today to ensure you don’t miss your claim’s deadlines. Our skilled legal team is on your side.

Contact Our Experienced South Carolina Firm

If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, elder abuse, or whistleblower protection, look no further than Mann Blake & Jackson Law. To discover more about our services and how we can assist you, contact our firm today.