Myrtle Beach Motorcycle Accident Claims Present Unique Legal Challenges

Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.

The Site of a Motorcycle-Car Wreck at a Myrtle Beach Intersection Derrick Law FirmMany people think of motorcycles when they think of Myrtle Beach and for good reason. As host to several hugely popular Bike Weeks, our area is flooded with bikers cruising up and down the Grand Strand for several weeks every year. Because of this motorcycle-friendly atmosphere, many year-round residents also ride motorcycles. However, whether it’s during a congested Bike Week or on an ordinary off-season day, when a biker is injured in a crash, he or she needs a personal injury attorney with experience handling motorcycle accidents. The Derrick Law Firm is committed to representing injured bikers and offers free case evaluations to both out-of-town guests and residents.

Why You Need a Myrtle Beach Attorney With Motorcycle Accident Experience

Motorcycle crashes present several unique challenges for injured riders seeking compensation from the at-fault driver. An accident attorney who does not have experience handling motorcycle crash claims will not be prepared for these challenges. The motorcycle accident attorneys at the Derrick Law Firm have successfully resolved hundreds of accident claims by overcoming challenges such as the following:

Severe Injuries 

When an unprotected biker is plowed down on Kings Highway, he is likely to sustain catastrophic injuries, even if he is wearing a helmet. Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, loss of a limb, road rash, and serious fractures can have life-altering consequences for the rider. These kinds of injuries mean that the victim needs an advocate who will fight for maximum policy limits to see that he will be taken care of for the rest of his life.

Prejudice Against Bikers 

While area businesses may appreciate the activity during a Bike Week, local law enforcement and year-round residents are not so welcoming. As a result, an injured biker may have a hard time getting fair treatment from the officer who responds to the crash or from bystander witnesses, even if the crash was clearly caused by a negligent driver. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will anticipate this prejudice and defend his client against it.

Bad-Faith Insurance Tactics 

Insurers hate paying on policies when their client injures a motorcycle rider because they know it’s going to be a hefty payout. Because of this, they will do whatever they can to deny or delay payment. Not only are the attorneys at Derrick Law Firm experienced in handling motorcycle accident claims, but they also represent victims of bad-faith insurance tactics. Our team will make sure the insurance company for the at-fault driver pays what you are owed.

Juror Misunderstanding 

If a motorcycle accident case goes to trial, it will be vital that the victim’s attorney can explain to the jury how motorcycles are ridden and how bikers must react in certain situations. The attorney for the at-fault driver’s insurance company will try to place blame on the biker in any way he can, so being familiar with riding techniques will be essential to defending the biker to a jury. Our attorneys have successfully argued on behalf of hundreds of bikers and will work hard to convince a jury of the driver’s negligence in your case as well.

When a motorcycle crash is caused by the driver of a car, truck, or another vehicle, the injured rider needs a lawyer who understands the challenges of the case and is prepared to meet them head-on.

Have You Been Injured In A Myrtle Beach Motorcycle Accident?

If you've been injured in motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Myrtle Beach, South Carolina office directly at 843.488.3165 to schedule your free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Conway, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.