Charleston Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycles are a convenient mode of transportation, but for many, they’re so much more. Riding a motorcycle is often less about reaching your destination and more about enjoying the ride. But if your long ride was cut short when you were hurt on your bike, you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side.
Hoffman Law Firm can help. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling South Carolina motorcycle accidents, and we’ll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve – so you can get healthy and get back on the road.
Trust our team to handle your motorcycle claim and communicate with the insurance company. Our Charleston motorcycle accident attorneys will also provide legal advice from a local perspective, starting with a free consultation.
Compensation for Motorcycle Crash Injuries
After you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, Hoffman Law Firm’s first priority is getting you the medical care you need. Bike repairs can wait – but your injuries cannot.
Once you’re on the road to recovery, we’ll discuss your insurance claim to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. While benefits vary depending on your motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Ongoing medical treatment (physical therapy, etc)
- Lost wages
- Motorcycle repairs
- Pain and suffering
Schedule a free consultation at Hoffman Law Firm to help determine the value of your case.
Common Injuries & How to Avoid Them
Motorcycle crashes can result in a wide range of injuries, spanning the spectrum from mild to severe. Here are some common injuries that motorcyclists suffer:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord trauma
- Facial fractures
While not always avoidable, many common injuries can be prevented by adopting some basic best practices.
- Always wear a helmet. Face shields or protective eye gear are also recommended.
- Wear long pants/sleeves made of a durable material, such as leather. Also, wear gloves and boots.
- Never ride while under the influence.
- Drive defensively, always keeping an eye out for distracted drivers.
- Avoid reckless behavior, such as speeding or lane splitting.
- Check the forecast first to prevent getting caught in inclement weather or low visibility situations.
- Prevent sit bone saddle sores on long rides by using chamois cream.
- Consult an expert at a bike shop to ensure proper bike fit.
The Importance of Wearing a Helmet
While South Carolina does not have a universal helmet law, the statistics prove that helmet use can help save lives and reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI). In fact, 66% of motorcycle riders involved in a fatal accident were not wearing a helmet, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (2017). Furthermore, 59% of bikers who suffered non-fatal injuries also failed to wear a helmet.
Injured in a Motorcycle Crash?
If you were hurt on your bike, call the Charleston motorcycle accident attorneys at Hoffman Law Firm. We’ll start with a free consultation, then handle the claim process from start to finish. That means you can avoid dealing with the insurance company and focus on healing from your motorcycle accident injuries.
Get in touch today to schedule your free consultation.