Motorcycle Accidents

Were You The Victim Of Another Driver’s Negligence?

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Collisions between motorcycles and passenger cars, heavy semi-trucks and other vehicles occur far too often — and the results are often catastrophic. According to the CDC, more than 34,000 motorcycle riders were killed over a seven-year period. Nearly 1,222,000 more needed to be treated for injuries. A motorcycle rider is 26 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than a passenger of a car or truck, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

How Long Do I Have To File My Claim?

In South Carolina the statute of limitations for filing a motorcycle accident claim is three years. Consequences for missing this deadline will most likely mean you lose your right to compensation. Take action quickly and contact a lawyer if you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident.

Even sadder is the fact that the vast majority of such accidents are preventable. If you were harmed or if a loved one died as a result of the negligence of another driver, you have the right to seek financial compensation with a motorcycle accident attorney. John Price Law Firm, LLC is here to help you do exactly that. Our founding Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer has more than 25 years of experience that he will put to work for you.

You May Need Money To Cover Treatment

Trucks and cars encase their occupants in protective metal, but motorcycles offer no such protection. Riders involved in an accident are often thrown through the air, trapped under their bikes or subject to other serious trauma. The resulting injuries can be severe and frequently include:

Internal injuries– Internal bleeding and injury to internal organs can happen from something penetrating the skin during the accident or something hitting the body (blunt force trauma). The extent of these injuries are usually not realized immediately.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)– According to data collected by NHTSA, in a traffic accident 21% of helmeted riders and 15% of riders wearing a helmet suffered TBI. Fifty-four percent of riders who did not survive the accident had suffered traumatic brain injury.

Spinal cord injury– Partial or complete paralysis can result after injury to the spinal cord during impact in a collision. This horrific injury leaves a person permanently disabled for life.

“Road rash” or serious abrasions– These types of injuries are caused by a rider’s skin scraping across the ground in an accident. The severity of these abrasions can be mild to severe. They require immediate medical attention because of the risk of serious infection and scarring.

Broken bones– Serious accidents can result in broken bones, which can require the insertion of screws, rods, pins and other hardware. These injuries often take extensive rehabilitation, multiple surgeries and have a long healing time.

Head injuries– head injuries can result in headaches, concussions, amnesia, skull fractures, and brain damage

Lower extremities– Injuries can be caused to a rider’s knees, ankles, calves and feet, and are common in motorcycle accidents.

Other common injuries include:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Burns
  • Wrongful death

Catastrophic injuries usually require many months or even years of rehabilitation and treatment. This means that you need to obtain the money now that you will need down the road for any reconstructive surgeries, prosthetics, physical therapy sessions, etc. Our law firm will assist you in pursuing the full amount necessary to help you today and into the future.

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury at the hands of a negligent party, do not hesitate to contact our experienced South Carolina personal injury attorneys.

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Free Case Evaluation With Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Contact John Price Law Firm, LLC to schedule a free initial consultation about your motorcycle crash. Call us at (843) 632-5672 or send us an email. Our firm charges no attorneys’ fees unless we secure compensation for you. (Contingency fees are calculated before deducting expenses.)

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