What Makes Motorcycle Accident Cases Unique?
Motorcycle accident cases may involve issues of bias that are not typically present in car accidents. Bias about motorcycle riders may arise from a small number of bikers who drive recklessly or weave dangerously in traffic. In our experience, most motorcyclists that we meet are safe drivers who pay attention to traffic safety laws and are victims of other motorists’ violation of their right of way.
In dealing with insurance company adjusters and police investigating crashes, motorcyclists and accident attorneys may have to overcome biases and misconceptions about bikers. For example, a driver may have failed to see a motorcycle and claimed the motorcyclist “came out of nowhere” and must have been speeding.
An insurance company may claim the motorcyclist was exceeding the speed limit because another driver misjudged the motorcycle’s approaching speed at an intersection and turned in front of the motorcycle, causing a collision. It is important to work with an experienced lawyer who is sensitive to bias against motorcyclists. At Joye Law Firm, our motorcycle accident attorneys have handled numerous motorcycle accident claims. Our injury lawyers know how to gather and present factual information to prove the motorcyclist was a victim of another driver’s negligence.
How Can a Myrtle Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Help Me?
A Myrtle Beach motorcycle wreck attorney at Joye Law Firm can help in a number of ways if you have been seriously injured in a crash or your loved one has. We will:
- Investigate your motorcycle accident
- Locate witnesses and search for surveillance camera footage that may show how the crash occurred
- Determine who was responsible for the accident
- Identify applicable insurance policies
- Help you obtain medical treatment
- Calculate your present and future losses
- Send demand letter to insurance company
- Seek to negotiate with the insurer for just settlement
- File personal injury lawsuit
- Seek justice for you in court if a settlement cannot be reached.
First of all, we will spend the time giving you a clear understanding of your legal options and the compensation that may be available through an injury claim.
What Compensation Can Be Awarded for my Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
You may seek compensation by filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit for the following types of losses:
- Doctor bills and hospital bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Motorcycle damage or replacement
- Permanent disability and disfiguring scars
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings from missed work
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash caused by another driver or by dangerous road conditions, you should consult with a knowledgeable Myrtle Beach injury lawyer about your legal options. Trying to deal with the other driver’s insurance company on your own can be extremely frustrating. The insurance adjuster may be biased against bikers and contend the accident was your fault. Alternatively, the insurer may minimize your injuries and offer you far less than the cost of the medical bills to treat your motorcycle accident injuries.
Being unfairly blamed for causing a motorcycle accident can cost you of thousands of dollars in an insurance settlement. Without the guidance an experienced attorney, you may be uncertain what a reasonable settlement should be for your injuries.
The factors that will affect the compensation available include the extent of the motorcyclist’s injuries, whether more than one party contributed to the accident and the insurance policies available to provide compensation.
You do not need the stress of dealing with insurance companies while recovering from serious motorcycle crash injuries or caring for someone who has been seriously injured. You need a Myrtle Beach motorcycle accident attorney who knows South Carolina personal injury law and can advocate for a full settlement for you. Call for a free consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer at Joye Law Firm.