Motorcycle Accident Attorney in South Carolina

South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcyclists are not protected during a collision like drivers and passengers in cars and trucks. A motorcycle accident, particularly a collision with another motor vehicle, is certain to leave a rider hurt. Motorcycle accidents often cause serious or fatal injuries, as well as the costly losses that go with these tragic results.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Rock Hill, Lancaster, Beaufort, Bluffton, or elsewhere in South Carolina, you need to speak with a knowledgeable attorney at Schiller & Hamilton today. For more than 20 years, our dedicated motorcycle accident lawyers have been helping crash victims secure the full and fair compensation they need to recover and move forward with their lives.

Count on our SC Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for:

  • A fast response. Our team answers phones, replies to email, and chats online 24/7 with clients ─ including at night and on weekends and holidays.  
  • Direct consultations with our attorneys. We know you are looking for an attorney’s help, and that’s what you’ll get. We don’t hand off potential cases for assistants or paralegals to assess. Our attorneys meet personally with you to evaluate your claim.
  • Smart and strategic representation geared toward your goals. Our motorcycle accident attorneys are skilled negotiators and respected litigators. We measure our success by your satisfaction.
  • Motorcycle enthusiasts who understand you. We ride. We understand why you ride. We also know the disdain and sometimes outright prejudice motorcyclists face. We don’t let at-fault drivers get away with blaming riders for the harm they cause.
  • Outstanding customer service. Our team treats everyone who comes through our doors like family. We will do everything we can to make your life easier during this difficult time. That includes intervening with insurance companies and creditors so you can focus on your recovery and health.
  • A sympathetic ear. Schiller & Hamilton is committed to pursuing claims when we believe our attorneys can make a difference. But we won’t decide anything without meeting with you. If we think you can handle your claim without an attorney, we’ll say so. If we don’t think you have a viable case, we’ll explain why. No matter what, we will sit and talk to you to address your questions and concerns.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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“It was very excellent, I am actually going to have them handle another case for me and will be referring them to others. They handled everything professionally and communicated with me every step of the way. When I was tired of going to the doctor and just wanted to settle the case, they were right there behind me. Great people and firm.”

If you were injured in a South Carolina motorcycle accident that was someone else’s fault, we can demand compensation for medical bills and other losses related to the accident. Before you sign anything offered by an insurance company, you need to discuss your case with our respected South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers.

Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so our legal representation does not cost you anything unless we recover money for you.

South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Attorneys: How We Can Help

At Schiller & Hamilton, we understand that motorcycle riders are an independent breed who might put calling an attorney well down the list of things to do after an accident. And in a severe accident, your first priority should be getting the medical attention you need. Then, of course, you want someone to look at your bike to see whether it can be repaired.

What we want you to know is that decisions you make in the first hours and days after a motorcycle crash can have important and long-lasting consequences, especially if someone else was at fault.

Our team can move fast to investigate your accident, protect your right to make a claim, and take the pressure off you. Our motorcycle accident lawyers and supporting legal team frequently help clients by:

  • Protecting your rights and dealing with law enforcement or insurance accident investigators for you
  • Understand the South Carolina laws about riding with a helmet or lane-splitting
  • Advising creditors of your pending claim to keep them off your back
  • Gathering evidence needed to prove your claim, including witness statements, any available traffic or security camera footage, motorcycle damage reports and repair estimates, police reports, medical records, etc.
  • Ensuring that your injuries are documented through video, photographs, medical records, and emergency treatment notes
  • Hiring experts to analyze the physical and financial effects your injury will have on you over the course of your lifetime
  • Helping you find appropriate medical treatment and discussing ways to pay for it
  • Identifying all potential sources of compensation available to you
  • Finding someone who knows bikes like yours to assess its damage and repair or replacement needs

Do not rely on an insurance company to look out for your interests after a motorcycle accident. An insurance adjuster is obligated to settle your claim for the lowest amount possible while protecting the company’s bottom line.

Our attorneys will have your back. Only a personal injury attorney you hire has your interests in mind in a motorcycle accident claim. We do not charge a fee for our services unless we recover compensation for you. Schedule a free consultation now, and learn how our attorneys can help after a motorcycle accident in South Carolina.

Your South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Gets You Compensation

As experienced riders as well as motorcycle accident lawyers, we know how devastating a crash can be. Our team is here to help injured riders demand the compensation they deserve from negligent drivers and other liable parties. Depending on the circumstances in your case, we may work to recover payments for:

From the moment of the accident through recovery. In cases of disability, we work to recover the projected costs of ongoing care and assistance. Even if your health insurance covers most of your medical costs, we can seek the full amount that would have been billed to you. We will also explore compensation options through your Personal Injury Protection/MedPay policy.

Salary/wages and the value of benefits not realized because of your injuries. This includes projected losses if your injuries damage your ability to return to work or to otherwise earn a living.

Costs to repair or replace your bike, including the value of every bit of chrome, custom paint, or extra features you may have added. We will seek compensation for any other personal property that was damaged in the crash, as well.

Compensation to make up for the physical and emotional pain and distress and/or disfigurement you have been unjustly put through. If your injuries require you to give up motorcycling, you deserve compensation for that loss, as well.

Available to the loved one of a motorcyclist who has died in a fatal crash.

Compensation that is meant to punish the at-fault party for extreme or intentional misbehavior. This may be available if the driver in your case was drunk or under the influence of drugs, for example.

Medical expenses and lost income make up the majority of losses in most motorcycle accident claims. We work with independent doctors and financial planners and, when necessary, life care planning consultants to ensure we have a full accounting of the economic impact of your injuries.

Schiller & Hamilton has a long track record of success in motorcycle accident settlement negotiations and jury trials. Our compassionate attorneys also work with families who have lost loved ones and need to pursue a wrongful death claim. Contact us today for a free review of your case.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in SC: Cases We Handle

A collision causes injuries to a motorcyclist in the initial impact of the crash and the secondary impact as the motorcyclist is thrown from the bike to the ground. Injuries in a collision often go far beyond the “road rash” cuts and contusions a biker knows are coming any time he or she has to lay a bike down.

In serious motorcycle accident cases, we see such injuries as:

  • Head and brain injuries, including concussions and more serious traumatic brain injury (TBI), even when a rider was wearing a helmet
  • Back and spinal cord injuries, which can lead to paralysis (paraplegia or tetraplegia) if the spinal cord is severed or torn
  • Chest and abdominal injuries, which can fracture ribs and/or rupture vital organs, such as the heart, lungs, liver, and bowels
  • Fractures or amputations, particularly of a motorcyclist’s extremities, i.e., arms, legs, hands and feet, or jaw and facial bones

These types of injuries require emergency medical care followed by hospitalization, surgery, and rehabilitation over a lengthy recovery. Too often, motorcycle accident injuries are fatal or leave the motorcyclist permanently disabled.

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in SC: Get Help Now

Don’t put off talking to a skilled personal injury attorney about your legal right to compensation after a motorcycle accident. Our team can start investigating your case immediately while the evidence is still available and before South Carolina’s strict statute of limitations on personal injury claims becomes an issue.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers in Rock Hill South Carolina, Beaufort, Lancaster County, or Bluffton today. We can meet with you at one of our law offices, in your home, or at the hospital ─ wherever is most convenient for you. Contact us now for a prompt response.

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