If you were in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else being reckless and you suffered a severe injury, never doubt that you have rights. You deserve compensation for your injuries, and you deserve a law firm that is ready to stand up for your rights. That’s where the Thumbs Up Guys at Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward Injury Attorneys come in. Our Charleston, SC, motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to fight to help you seek justice and maximum compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve endured. Just call us at 843-885-8000 or contact us online to learn more with a free case review.
Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident?
Getting Help Is Simple
You don’t even have to leave your home! Our experienced motorcycle wreck lawyers are just a fast and simple phone call away.
You Deserve Compensation
You have rights, and you deserve to be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
No Hidden Fees
Not only is there no fee for your case review, but you won’t owe us a single penny unless we successfully win compensation for you.
We Know You’re Hurting
Over our years of representing those who have been hurt by reckless drivers, we’ve seen a lot of pain come through our doors. We know that suffering an injury in a motorcycle accident can be devastating. It can turn your life upside down and leave you lost, confused, and unsure of how to move forward with your life. There’s nothing that can be done to make that pain go away, but compensation for your injury can at least help ease the burden of medical bills, lost wages, and other financial losses.
A Charleston, SC, motorcycle accident lawyer like those at our offices can help you seek maximum compensation to account for those financial losses along with all of the invisible injuries, pain, and suffering you’re facing. Whether you’re in Charleston, North Charleston, or anywhere in South Carolina, let the Thumbs Up Guys help carry that burden and lift some of the stress off of your shoulders.
Has This Happened to You?
A wide range of injuries can result from a motorcycle accident. If you’ve suffered one of these catastrophic injuries due to no fault of your own, we’re here to help.
It’s not uncommon for those who suffer a motorcycle accident injury to lose function in one or more limbs. In the worst cases, you may be completely paralyzed.
Among the most serious injuries from these accidents is the complete loss of one or more limbs. This is a lifelong injury that can take years to adjust to and cost hundreds of thousands in medical bills.
Injuries to your spine can translate to many other types of harm, from chronic pain to loss of limb function, and can even result in damage to your heart, lungs, and basic body function when your brain can’t communicate with your body.
From whiplash to internal injuries and torn muscles and ligaments, soft tissue injuries can range from bruises to life-altering conditions. These types of injuries cover anything that isn’t bone.
Traumatic brain injury is in the news often, mostly related to sports and athletes, but a motorcycle accident can also result in life-altering brain damage. Your head doesn’t even need to strike a surface; simply whipping forward and stopping suddenly can cause significant damage.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents happen every single day, and they tend to be much more serious than other kinds of vehicle accidents. When you’re in a car accident, you have doors and a roof to protect you, but a motorcycle accident doesn’t offer that level of protection. Reckless driving can take many forms, and any of the following can cause an accident. If you’ve experienced these or any other instances of carelessness that resulted in harm, you may have legal options available.
- Ignoring street signs and signals
- Exhausted drivers
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Ignoring inclement weather
- Ignoring poor road conditions
- Simple bad decision-making
If you’ve suffered injuries and losses due to a serious motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s important to remember time is of the essence. Oftentimes, police on the scene never talk to the motorcyclist and fail to get the full story. This is why it’s crucial to contact the Thumbs Up Guys as soon as possible after your accident. Our experienced Charleston, SC, motorcycle accident lawyers can get our investigators out to the scene to secure any evidence, including speaking with witnesses the police may not have mentioned on their report. In these situations, the sooner you call us, the sooner we can get to work for you and start protecting your rights.
What Can Compensation Cover?
When you’re hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s careless actions, you can be eligible to receive a wide range of compensation.
You may be eligible to receive a lump sum to cover your past and future medical expenses. Your motorcycle accident attorney will need to work to determine the likely value of your medical treatment in the future.
If you’re unable to work, you may be eligible to get compensated for your lost wages, including wages you might have earned in the future at your job. Your Charleston, SC, motorcycle accident lawyer will help you to determine the value of your lost past and future wages.
Pain and suffering covers the invisible damages you’ve suffered. This means things like panic attacks, depression, your lost ability to enjoy life, and many other factors that aren’t easy to put a dollar value on.
If your injuries interfere with your ability to maintain a relationship, particularly a physical relationship with your spouse or significant other, you may be eligible to be compensated for loss of consortium.
Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
If you’ve been hurt by another driver’s reckless actions, let us fight for justice and the compensation you deserve. Learn more with a free case review today.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
While you can legally represent yourself, it’s not a good idea. The defendant and insurance company will have powerful attorneys on their side, and you need someone in your corner who knows how to stand up to them. We can fight for your rights and give you the best chance at significant compensation.
While nothing is certain, most cases settle out of court. That’s because going to court is time-consuming, expensive, and often an all-or-nothing affair. It’s usually better to settle things through negotiation. Still, sometimes negotiations fail and we do need to go to court. If so, contact the Thumbs Up Guys, we will fight every step of the way to get you the compensation you deserve.
The statute of limitations is a time frame during which you have to file a lawsuit against the other party involved in your accident. In South Carolina, that time frame is two to three years from the date of the accident, or in the case of wrongful death, two to three years from the death. We always advise our clients not to wait to file their claims, as crucial evidence and statements can lose their validity over time.
Never sign anything without first talking to your lawyer. No matter how much the insurance adjuster tries to bully you or strong-arm you, don’t agree to their demands. You can always refer them to your Charleston, SC, motorcycle accident lawyers.
Negligence is a legal term that’s at the heart of all injury cases. It means that you need to prove that the other driver acted in a truly reckless manner, that their reckless acts caused the accident, and that you got hurt as a direct result of that accident. We can help you prove that.