Motorcycle and Car Accident Lawsuits & Insurance Claims in SC
If you've been in a car accident or motorcycle crash in South Carolina, our personal injury attorneys can help.
Not all car and motorcycle accidents, of course, are serious. If you are lucky, you will escape a wreck with just a few bumps and bruises and a dented fender or scratched bike.
But if you are not as fortunate, a car wreck or motorcycle accident can result in serious, even permanent, injuries — through no fault of your own. This, in turn, can lead to dire financial consequences such as large medical bills, plus income lost while recovering from your injuries. In some cases, the ability to earn the same income as you did before the accident is greatly diminished.
Motorcycle riders face even more serious risks than auto drivers. Though motorcycles are only 3 percent of all registered vehicles, bike riders account for 4 percent of all injuries and a startling 14 percent of traffic fatalities.
Experience in all kinds of motor-vehicle cases
At M&G Personal Injury Group, we represent clients in a wide variety of cases stemming from auto wrecks, whether it is a car crash or motorcycle accident. We help victims of negligent and reckless driving, including speeding, failure to yield right-of-way or to obey traffic signals, or driving aggressively. We also have experience with wrecks caused by impaired driving due to use of alcohol or drugs. Driving while distracted by talking on the phone or texting is a rising problem, and we are familiar with the intricacies of those cases as well.
We also understand the intricacies involved in motorcycle accidents. One of our attorneys, Joe’Terrious Neal, is a biker, meaning that he is intimately familiar with the unique nature of these crashes. He combines his knowledge of the road with his legal skills to create the strongest case possible for an injured biker.
Things can get particularly complicated when you are involved in a traffic accident while on the job – whether you drive for a living or occasionally get behind the wheel of a fleet vehicle for company business.
In most cases, work-related car wrecks are covered under South Carolina’s workers’ compensation system. However, if a third party is deemed to be responsible for the car crash, you may have an additional claim that can be brought against the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company. The dynamics between your workers’ compensation claim and your third-party claim can be tricky. It is crucial that someone intimately acquainted with the relevant laws handles both claims. At M&G Personal Injury Group, we are well-versed in both.
Don’t fight car insurance companies alone
Regardless of the cause or type of motor-vehicle accident, injured people often face long-term health problems that require extensive hospitalization or ongoing treatment. A return to work or school can be delayed, adding another layer of complication to their lives. When the victims are children, such as one young client who was struck by a car while walking home from school, serious injuries can lead to a lifetime of expenses.
Our personal injury attorneys have the skills to help injured victims through any of these situations, so they do not have to fight the insurance companies alone.
More on this subject from our blog: