Proving Negligence in a Columbia Motorcycle Accident Case
Drivers have a legal responsibility to obey traffic laws and to protect others from harm by operating their vehicles with reasonable safety.
To recover compensation after a motorcycle accident in South Carolina you must show that the other driver acted negligently and that you were injured as a result of that negligence.
Our attorneys at Joye Law gather statements from witnesses, police accident reports, video surveillance if available, and other physical evidence to show that the other driver was speeding, disregarding traffic signals, driving distracted or somehow negligent.
You must show that you suffered injuries and financial losses as a result of the driver’s negligent behavior. Our attorneys gather your medical records and income statements to show how your injury occurred and the effect it has had on you.
Some insurance companies engage in the blame game and try to shift the blame to the person riding a motorcycle to avoid paying a valid injury claim. We are alert to those kinds of insurance company tactics.
Our team of experienced accident attorneys at Joye Law is ready to help you prepare and pursue a personal injury lawsuit after a motorcycle accident in Columbia or elsewhere in South Carolina.
How Are Damages Calculated for a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Columbia?
After a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, you are entitled to claim compensation for your losses including:
- Doctor bills and hospital bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Prescription medications and medical devices
- Motorcycle damage or replacement
- Permanent disability and disfiguring scars
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings from missed work
To determine your monetary damages, our attorneys gather receipts for your medical bills, vehicle repairs, and proof of your lost income. We also assess whether you will need ongoing medical care or physical therapy. If so, we will work with medical experts to estimate your future medical costs and living assistance related to your injury.