Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Charleston, SC
Motorcycle riders can face serious injury and death because of negligent drivers. If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a motorcycle in traffic, you can turn to the Joel Bieber Firm for help.
Why Choose the Joel Bieber Firm?
We have won significant compensation for motorcycle riders in need of the financial resources that will help them work through motorcycle injuries they experienced. You can rely on our Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer for vigorous representation while you concentrate your efforts on recovery.
When you choose the Joel Bieber firm for your motorcycle accident case, you get a firm with:
- Years of experience winning millions of dollars for clients
- Award-winning attorneys who are respected in the industry
- A direct line to your Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer
- Personalized attention for each client
- Free initial consultations
You also get the benefit of working with a firm whose founder spent years working at a Harley Davidson shop selling motorcycles. The knowledge he gained there is an asset for our motorcycle clients. Contact our office today for a free consultation.
Compensation for Motorcycle Injuries
Compensation for your motorcycle injuries may be available if you were injured by a negligent driver and can prove the details of your accident claim are accurate. As a motorcycle rider, you may be familiar with the various forms of negligent driving on the road and how dangerous they are.
- Driving while distracted
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other substances
- Driving while tired or exhausted
- Failure to signal
- Excessive speeding
- Failure to yield
- Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
Each of these actions is negligent and can form the basis of a motorcycle accident claim if you can also show that their negligence caused your injury. For example, a drunk driver can’t be held liable for an accident they did not cause, even though they were driving drunk.
Negligence Per Se
Negligence per se refers to negligence that is assumed to exist. If a driver’s actions are considered to be negligent per se, the victim does not have to prove negligence. Violating a traffic law and causing the accident and injury the law was designed to protect against qualifies as negligence per se.
For example, a drunk driver who hits a motorcycle rider and injures them will likely be arrested and convicted of a DUI offense. This conviction relieves the plaintiff of their duty to prove negligence.
Besides the driver, there may be other parties who can be held liable for your injuries, such as commercial and employee drivers’ employers. If a driver hits you while they are on the clock, their employer may be responsible for your losses as well.
Additionally, parts designers and manufacturers are responsible for the safety of the vehicle and motorcycle parts they produce. Defective equipment and products can make otherwise safe vehicles and motorcycles dangerous.
Because of the potential existence of more than one source of compensation, you should always consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer before proceeding with your case, or you may risk forfeiting valuable compensation.
Injuries and Damages
The losses you suffer can ruin you financially, but compensation for your losses, known as damages, can help. Motorcycle accident victims can face high medical costs and may spend extended periods out of the workforce due to their injuries.
Some of the devastating injuries you might be facing include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury and paralysis
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Broken and crushed bones
If you or a loved one is suffering from any of these injuries, you know the financial toll they take. You also know the emotional and psychological costs involved with motorcycle accidents. These intangible losses are also the responsibility of the negligent driver and may include:
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of society
Sometimes, calculating damages for non-monetary losses can be a challenge. All motorcycle injury victims should know that insurance companies want to pay less, so they negotiate for lower payouts.
You deserve to have someone on your side negotiating for the settlement you deserve and should speak with a seasoned Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer for representation.
Speak with a Charleston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Contact the Joel Bieber Firm in Charleston to learn what you can do about your motorcycle accident injuries. You deserve recompense for the losses you are dealing with. Call our office today for a free and discreet consultation.
WHAT IS MY CASE WORTH?
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Motorcycle injury victims must file a lawsuit or settle their claim within three years of the accident. After three years, the claim will likely be invalid. Your motorcycle accident lawyer can help you file the required documents on time.
It depends on your injuries. For example, a broken arm will likely generate less compensation than a spinal cord injury because of the difference in medical costs and other losses.
Depending on your situation, your motorcycle accident claim could take a couple of months to a few years to be fully resolved. It all depends on the specifics of your case. Some motorcycle accidents are more complex than others and take much more time to resolve. Meeting with a Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer will help you get a better idea of how long your case might take.
Yes. You owe nothing at the beginning of your representation. When your Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer recovers your compensation, they will take a percentage of the award for their fees and costs.