Seeking Answers for Your Injury or Accident Claim? Look No Further
After an accident occurs or an injury is suffered, you may feel lost and confused. Few people who have suffered an accident or incurred an injury have an extensive background in this area. Without this knowledge, they are left wondering how best to proceed in order to protect their legal rights. Fortunately, we are here to provide you with the answers that you are looking for. Check out our many frequently asked questions and their accompanying answers for more information.
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I received documents from the insurance adjuster. Do I fill these documents out and send them back to the insurance adjuster?
Do NOT sign any documents from the insurance adjuster without letting an attorney review them first. A personal injury attorney who is experienced with accident cases and dealing with adjusters is best suited to handling these documents. They can ensure that your rights are protected and that you will get the compensation that you deserve.
Click here to view a sample of some of the documents that you may receive from an insurance adjuster that you should not sign without speaking to an attorney first.
How many people are injured or killed in the United States in motorcycle accidents?
Studies show that nearly 80 percent of all motorcycle accidents in the United States have an outcome of injury or death. This includes around 2,000 motorcyclists with accident related deaths and around 50,000 injured.
Who can sue for a motorcycle accident injury and death case in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, a claim may be filed by motorcycle operators and passengers alike. Certain states have different rules pertaining to what guidelines must be met in order to file a claim. It can help to speak with an accident attorney in your state to ensure that these guidelines are followed.
Who can be held responsible for injuries or death to motorcycle operators and passengers?
Whoever is found to be the at-fault party or to have contributed to the crash can be held responsible. This is typically found to be the driver or the car or truck involved in a motorcycle crash. If the operator of the motorcycle is found to be at fault, s/he can be held responsible for injuries to the passenger.
What if a loved one has been killed as the result of a South Carolina motorcycle accident that was not their fault?
Sadly, death is the outcome for many motorcyclists involved in crashes. When this type of tragedy strikes, a family member of the deceased may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. If someone you love has died due to a motorcycle , the best thing to do is seek legal assistance from a qualified South Carolina injury lawyer. It is crucial that you do this as soon as possible, since the statue of limitations can affect your claim and the outcome.
What can I do if I was injured because of a defect in my motorcycle?
A claim may be brought against the manufacturer of a motorcycle if it is found that a defect caused the death that resulted in injury or death. If we represent you in your claim, Shelly Leeke Law Firm will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if a manufacturing defect was present. Important note: In cases such as these, the motorcycle itself can be the most important piece of evidence in your claim. Do not discard the motorcycle after the accident. It will need to be investigated for evidence of how the defect caused the crash that resulted in injury or death.
What can I do if a defective roadway or unmaintained roadway caused a South Carolina motorcycle accident?
Roadway defects such as uneven pavement, potholes, too-tight curves, lack of signage, or poor upkeep account for a small percentage of motorcycle accidents. Roads are required by law to be safely designed and maintained; when they poorly maintained or designed, state legislature and other entities can be held liable for causing an accident.
Is an investigation of my motorcycle accident case important?
A prompt investigation is essential due to both the statute of limitations and the insurance company's need to attempt to prove the motorcyclist at fault so that they may decrease the value of the claim.
I did not carry insurance on my motorcycle. Can I still sue the driver who hit me?
Yes. Although it is recommended that you retain insurance at all times, lack of insurance on your motorcycle will not hinder your claim against the driver at fault.
An unidentified car cut me off, and caused my cycle to veer off the road. Do I have a case through my uninsured motorist policy?
Yes. If a crash is caused by an unidentified vehicle, your own uninsured motorist policy will allow you to file a claim for your injuries.