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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in South Carolina (SC) - Montlick & Associates



Montlick & Associates Standing Up for the Rights of Injured Motorcyclists

We Know What It Takes To WinTM Motorcycle Accident Cases in South Carolina

If you were or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in South Carolina, our lawyers at Montlick & Associates are only a phone call away. We have been fighting for justice on behalf of injured motorcyclists and their families for over 38 years.  Our attorneys Know What It Takes To WinTM motorcycle accident claims and we have the track record to prove it! In fact, we have recovered billions of dollars for our clients over the years.*

At Montlick & Associates we provide exceptional representation to each and every client and work to make sure that they have a personalized experience with our firm.** Our attorneys treat each client with the dignity and respect that they deserve, and are there when they need us the most.  We promptly return phone calls and keep our clients informed of all of the important developments in their cases.  Our lawyers, who are driven by a strong moral compass, treat each client’s case as if it were our own or a close family member’s, and operate with honesty, integrity and unquestionable ethics.

Contact Us 24/7 to Schedule a Free Case Consultation!

Contact Montlick & Associates to schedule your free case consultation with a South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer. You can reach us 24 hours a day when you call 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or dial #WIN (#946) from a cellphone. You can also visit Montlick.com to start a Free Live Chat with us or to submit a Free Case Evaluation Form telling us about your accident.

South Carolina Motorcycle Accidents Are Serious Business

Motorcyclists are aware that there is more of an inherent danger operating motorcycles on South Carolina roadways than that attributable to typical passenger vehicles. Motorcycles lack the basic safety features that have been standard in passenger cars for decades, such as seatbelts, safety restraint systems, and a reinforced passenger compartment.  As a result, the injuries associated with motorcycle accidents have the propensity to be more severe on average than the typical automobile accident.

Passenger vehicle occupants also have benefited from more recent, widely popular innovations that motorcyclists have not, such as back up cameras, crash avoidance systems, and distracted driving warning technology.  This lack of safety technology and features likely contributes to the over 5,000 riding deaths per year throughout the U.S.  Recent data shows that bikers are approximately 28 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than passenger vehicle occupants. Our lawyers understand the severe nature of these types of accidents, which often result in costly medical care, lost income, disability, and pain and suffering.  We fight hard on behalf of each client to maximize their right to compensation that they are entitled to by law.   

Pursuing a Motorcycle Accident Claim in South Carolina — Why Retaining an Attorney can be Critical to Protecting Your Rights

Dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence can be a daunting task, especially when you are enduring physical limitations and expensive medical care.  To make matters worse, insurance companies do not care about you, despite their representatives’ seemingly pleasant demeanor over the phone.  Insurance companies are in business to make money, and they make more money by paying you less.  Their goal is to pay you as little money as possible or nothing at all.  To that end, insurance adjusters tend to exploit injury victims’ lack of experience with the claims process, and employ strategies in an effort to do so.  For example, they often ask victims to provide recorded interviews, in an effort to gain information that can be used to deny or minimize claims. Additionally, they may offer claimants quick “lowball” settlements that they accept out of desperation before realizing the nature and extent of their injuries or learning their legal rights.

At Montlick & Associates, we protect our clients from these types of tactics, while our clients focus on getting well.  Our attorneys work tirelessly to maximize the amount of compensation our clients receive by law.  In circumstances when the insurance companies do not offer our clients enough compensation for their injuries, we will not hesitate, when appropriate, to file lawsuits against those responsible and fight for justice at trial.

Contact Montlick & Associates Now For Your Free Consultation

Hiring an attorney for your accident case can be an important decision to make for you and your family. At Montlick & Associates, we have been fighting on behalf of injured victims and their families for 38 years. If you or a loved one has been injured in motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, take advantage of your free consultation by calling us at 24/7 Nationwide at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or by simply dialing #WIN (#946) on your mobile phone. You can also visit us online at Montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.

Potential Damages in a South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Case 

Our lawyers pursue all types of damages that our clients are entitled to by law, based on the specific facts and circumstances, which may include compensation for:

  • Past present and future medical expenses;
  • Property damage to the motorcycle and accessories;
  • Past, present and future lost income and lost or diminished capacity to work;
  • Physical pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Loss of Consortium (a derivative claim made by the injured victim’s spouse)
  • Punitive damages, depending on the egregiousness of the defendant’s conduct
  • Wrongful death damages, including the full value of the life of the decedent, burial expenses, and others.

At the beginning of a motorcycle accident case, it is usually not possible to determine a precise value of the claim. The reason for this is that there are many factors that contribute to case value, such as, by way of example only, the nature and severity of the injury, whether the plaintiff is temporarily or permanently disabled, the strength of liability, the amount of medical expenses and lost wages, and the relevant facts and applicable law, to name a few. As such, each individual case is unique.  However, our attorneys can usually provide a range of predicted case value once allof the evidence has been assembled, we have learned the extent and long-term effects of the injury, we have reviewed all medical records and expenses, and evaluated the applicable law and the strength of the evidence.

Do Not Delay in Seeking Legal Assistance!

Each state has a statute of limitations pertaining to personal injury claims, meaning you must either file your lawsuit or resolve your claim before the deadline.  WARNING: Failing to abide by a statute of limitations will permanently bar your right to a recovery. Generally, in South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is three years from the date of your accident, but there are exceptions that can shorten or lengthen the deadline! By way of example only, claims against governmental entities typically carry even shorter deadlines. Additionally, there are other factors that can result in the application of different statutes of limitation, such as when asserting different types of claims (such as libel or slander by way of example) or if your action must be filed in a different state. An experienced attorney can review the facts and circumstances of what happened to you or your loved one to determine which legal deadlines apply.  

In addition to legal deadlines, there are other reasons not to delay in seeking legal assistance. Many personal injury plaintiffs are surprised to learn that many times even their own motorcycle and automobile policies in their household can provide valuable coverage, such as, for instance, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist, Personal injury protection (PIP), and/or Medical Payments (MedPay) coverage. However, these policies often contain contractual notification deadlines that, if not complied with, can trigger a denial of coverage. In fact, in our experience, many of our clients involved in motorcycle accidents have separate insurance policies for their bikes from those covering their automobiles, and multiple policies can potentially provide important insurance coverage for their claims. This makes it all the more important to make sure all notification deadlines are complied with for each applicable policy. 

Moreover, witnesses can become difficult to locate, or their ability to recall what happened can become less reliable with the passage of time.  Other times, important evidence can disappear or become destroyed.  Our attorneys at Montlick & Associates make sure all critical deadlines are met, and, when appropriate, interview critical witnesses and work to preserve important evidence.  

Contact Our Firm to Speak to a Qualified Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one sustained injury in a motorcycle accident in South Carolina, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law. You can reach us today by calling 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or by dialing #WIN (#946) from a mobile phone. You can also go to Montlick.com to send us a Case Evaluation Form or to tell us about your potential claim in a live chat.  

Sources:

https://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2018-05/ghsa_motorcyclists18.pdf 
https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/motorcycle-safety#topic-motorist-awareness 
https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-motorcycle-crashes

*Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results. Each case is unique.  Results depend on the facts and applicable law.  

**Legal Services are provided by Montlick & Associates, P.C. and when appropriate local associated law firms at no additional cost to you depending on the jurisdiction, and any specialized expertise required.  For more information, click here.


Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.