Many 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. Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers is committed to representing injured bikers and offers 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 may not be prepared for the below challenges.
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.
Prejudice Against Bikers
While area businesses may appreciate the activity during a Bike Week, some local law enforcement and year-round residents may not be 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 can anticipate this prejudice and defend his client against it.
Bad-Faith Insurance Tactics
Insurers know there may be a hefty payout when their client injures a motorcycle rider and because of this, they may do whatever they can to deny or delay payment. Not only does Derrick Law Firm handle motorcycle accident claims, but they also represent victims of bad-faith insurance tactics.
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.
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 consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Conway, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.