Can I Sue for a Motorcycle Accident Injury in South Carolina?

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Motorcycle accidents are notorious for leaving a trail of damage and injuries behind. Unfortunately, they also happen more often than you may think. If you are someone who recently sustained a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering whether you’re entitled to compensation. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated Darlington County, South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer from the James Law Office to learn more about these accidents and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been wrongfully harmed in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How Do I Know if I’m Entitled to Compensation After Sustaining a Motorcycle Accident Injury in South Carolina?

After a motorcycle accident, you most likely have a dire need for compensation, as the injuries a motorcyclist can sustain are virtually unlimited and can include road rash, scarring, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, nerve damage, paralysis, and more. These all warrant costly medical bills, and often, bikers can’t afford them without compensation via a personal injury claim. That said, to win a personal injury claim of any kind, you’ll need to prove that you were hurt as a direct result of another driver’s negligence. This is known as satisfying the burden of proof. As long as you can do so, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident.

What Should I Do To Maximize My Chances of Winning a Personal Injury Claim?

To maximize your chances of winning your personal injury claim, you should do what you can to document how your accident happened. Of course, after a motorcycle accident, this isn’t always possible, as oftentimes, motorcyclists are severely injured, even to the point where they can only await the arrival of medical services to the scene. However, if you can, it will be worthwhile to do the following:

  • Take pictures of any damage done to vehicles
  • Ask witnesses for their information so you can reach them at a later date. Witness testimony can be extremely valuable.
  • Get the other driver’s insurance information
  • Ensure you keep copies of the accident report filed by police and any medical documentation pertaining to your injuries

Once your injuries have been treated, you should reach out to a personal injury lawyer who can help you collect and present this information to help satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. The James Law Office is here to guide you through every step of the claims process. Give us a call or contact us online so we can get working on your case.

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