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North Myrtle Beach is an area that provides a number of scenic rides for motorcyclists, but no ride is without inherent risks. Motorcycles are smaller and lighter than most other vehicles on the road. Not all drivers watch for motorcycles, maintain safe distances, or drive with caution around them. This is especially true of drivers in North Myrtle Beach who are often on vacation and unfamiliar with the area.
When another motorist is distracted, reckless, aggressive, or otherwise negligent, a serious injury accident could occur. Due to the lack of protection afforded motorcycle riders and their passengers, an accident often causes life-altering or fatal injuries.
The skilled motorcycle lawyers of the Jebaily Law Firm represent those who were hurt in the greater North Myrtle Beach area. We fight to protect the rights of bikers and we won’t let the negligent party – or their insurance company – take advantage of you when you’re hurt.
We are proud of our track record of successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we’re ready to fight for you. Call us or contact us online now to take advantage of a free consultation.
Many motorcycle crashes involve other motor vehicles, and it is usually another driver’s negligence that is to blame for the crash. Common kinds of negligence can include:
Some motorcycle crashes don’t involve other vehicles. A motorcyclist is not to blame for an accident stemming from a defective part, an improperly repaired motorcycle, or a defective roadway, for example. Instead, it may be possible that a manufacturer, maintenance company, or governmental entity is liable in such instances.
South Carolina only requires operators and passengers of motorcycles who are under 21 years of age to wear helmets. While a helmet is certainly valuable for preventing head injuries in some crashes, they do not afford any protection for the rest of a person’s body.
Motorcyclists can be susceptible to a wide variety of potential injuries that may include:
When a motorcyclist or their passenger is killed in an accident, the family of the deceased person may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party or parties.
The insurance company for the other motorist involved in your accident is very likely to accuse you of being at least partly at fault for the crash. There is an unfortunate and unfair bias against those who own and ride motorcycles, often enhanced by negative portrayals in film, TV, and the media.
Just because you ride a bike does not mean that you are affiliated with a violent gang, nor does it mean that you are reckless when riding. Because of these prejudices and stereotypes, however, motorcycle injury claims can sometimes be more challenging to prove than an accident involving only passenger vehicles.
At the Jebaily Law Firm, we won’t let insurance companies get away with using stereotypes to shift the blame onto the motorcyclist. We are ready to fully investigate the true cause of the crash and fight for your rights in negotiations or in court.
When a motorcycle crash was caused by another driver talking or texting on a cell phone, then an attorney could be able to subpoena that driver’s phone records. Evidence of phone activity at the time of a collision could be used to prove negligence, for example.
In many cases, one of the most valuable things you can do after an accident is take as many pictures as you can of everything involved in the crash, from the vehicles to the people to all other notable factors, like obscured road signs or skid marks. Photographic evidence can provide very helpful evidence relating to accident scenes as it relates to evidence that will ultimately be cleaned up and disappears forever.
You are required to have a motorcycle beginner’s permit in order to get a motorcycle (Class M) driver’s license if you have not had a driver’s license but have driving experience. If you fail the Class M road test three times, you must complete and pass a South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV)-approved motorcycle safety course.
South Carolina Code § 56‐5‐3630(c) states that no person can operate a motorcycle while carrying any package, bundle or other article that prevents them from keeping both hands on the handlebars. Under South Carolina Code § 56‐5‐3650(A), any motorcycle carrying a passenger needs to be equipped with footrests for the passenger. South Carolina Code § 56‐5‐3650(B) prohibits operating any motorcycle not equipped with a rearview mirror.
South Carolina Code § 56‐5‐3670 requires all persons under 21 years of age to also wear goggles or a face shield in addition to a helmet.
The Jebaily Law Firm can immediately step in and handle all conversations with insurance companies on your behalf. You need to remember that insurers are never on your side, not matter what promises their adjusters might make you about how you will be taken care of.
Some insurance companies may quickly offer a lump-sum settlement to make your case go away quickly – and cheaply. You can be certain that the amount being offered is nowhere near what you are entitled to.
Our firm is prepared to negotiate for a just settlement to your case that accounts for all of your past, present, and future losses. At the same time, we will also prepare your case for trial in the event that an insurance company is unwilling to provide the appropriate amount of compensation.
If you sustained severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a motorcycle crash in North Myrtle Beach or a surrounding area of South Carolina, do not delay in hiring an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. You can contact the Jebaily Law Firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get help with your case.
Our firm has more than 100 years of combined experience and has been fighting for injury victims for Over 50 Years. We can discuss your rights during a free consultation when you call us or contact us online.