Do I need an attorney after being in a motorcycle accident?
Motorcycle incidents often end up causing the most serious personal injuries to the bikers rather than anyone else involved in the accident. Each year in Myrtle Beach, thousands of bikers descend upon the city and unfortunately, a negligent or reckless driver could cause terrible injuries or even death to any of our visitors. If something like this has happened to you, it is imperative to work with a practiced motorcycle accident attorney that will take care of you and your family when tragedy strikes.
The Derrick Law firm has 30 years of experience as a South Carolina motorcycle accident law firm representing victims of these preventable accidents. The firm has tried cases on behalf of those who have been wrongfully killed in a motorcycle accident as well as those who have sustained life altering injuries. The Derrick Law firm is the motorcycle accident law firm in South Carolina that will make sure that your rights are the highest priority and fight for you in court. Members of the community also voted owner and Attorney Dirk Derrick, Best Attorney in the Myrtle Beach Herald Readers' Choice awards for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the U.S. Highway Safety Authority, the rate and number of motorcyclists who die each year on U.S. roads are rising radically. Motorcycle related fatalities rose 115 percent between the years 1997 and 2005. In one year alone (2005), motorcycle crash-related deaths increased by 13 percent making the death toll 4,553 that year. In fact, some of these statistics have been fed by the Conway and Myrtle Beach area. The Derrick Law Firm has the experience and knowledge to be the accident attorneys to get your case settled the right way.
Several factors that contribute to the number of motorcyclist deaths each year include a rise in motorcycle ownership, an increase in motorcycle size and a decrease in rider experience. The increase rate of fatalities has actually overtaken the increase rate of motorcycle registration. On top of this, the injury and death rates among middle-aged motorcyclists have increased faster than ever. In 2004, motorcyclists were 34 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle traffic accident than a passenger in a car (per vehicle mile traveled). Not to mention, 8 times more likely to be injured in total. The Derrick Law Firm has motorcycle accident attorneys who know the latest trends and facts about motorcycle incidents. It is this thorough and knowledgeable representation that you need in order to make sure that you and your family get your lives back to normal after a motorcycle accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a motorcycle crash and you are looking for a diligent and dedicated attorney who is ready to get results, contact The Derrick Law Firm.
The Derrick Law Firm is proud to offer office locations in Charleston, North Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, Conway, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach- call today at 843-484-0707 or toll free 800-704-5412.
It makes no difference whether South Carolina is your home or if you were just visiting when your accident occurred, The Derrick Law Firm will assist you throughout your recovery time after a severe accident or injury to make sure you are properly compensated for your losses. A motorcycle accident is more often than not a life-changing event for you and your family both emotionally and financially. Take this serious matter to The Derrick Law Firm as your motorcycle accident attorney- they know what getting your life back means to you.