SC Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), 145 motorcycle accident fatalities occurred in South Carolina in 2017. Of those 145 deaths, 100 motorcycle riders were not wearing a helmet and the age range with the most deaths overall was 20-29 year olds.
As seen in the previous statistic, serious head injury is very common among fatally injured bikers. Helmets decrease the chance of death in an accident by 37% and are 67% effective in preventing brain injuries.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety notes that in 2016, the number of motorcycle accident deaths per mile traveled, was about 28 times the number of car accident deaths. Several factors that contribute to the number of motorcyclist deaths each year include the low visibility of motorcycles and the limited, if nonexistent, protection a motorcycle provides for the rider. Many riders may also be inexperienced or drive under the influence.
Do I need an attorney after being in a motorcycle accident?
Motorcycle wrecks often cause the most devastating personal injuries to the bikers involved in the accident. Whether a biker is wearing a helmet or not, motorcycle accidents typically cause serious trauma to bikers and require significant medical treatment. Many bikers incur high medical bills and often miss time from work. In cases where there are serious injuries caused by the negligence of another driver, you may need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to investigate your accident and make sure you get the benefits you need.
Each year in Myrtle Beach, for example, thousands of bikers visit the city for bike rallies like Harley Davidson Bike Week and Bike Fest during Memorial Weekend. While these are exciting events for bikers, there are always negligent or reckless drivers and bikers that cause serious accidents. While many of these bikers are from out of state, because their accident happened in South Carolina, they need a motorcycle accident lawyer that knows the laws of SC.
The Derrick Law Firm has over 30 years of experience as a South Carolina motorcycle accident law firm representing victims of bike accidents. The firm has represented 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 has the experience and dedication to their clients to outwork their opponents, obtain the full value of each case, and to treat clients like family along the way. If you are injured in a motorcycle wreck in South Carolina, call The Derrick Law Firm for a free case review at 843-248-7486.
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