The month of May typically equates to an influx of motorcyclists through our area. Warmer temperatures and longer days make this the perfect time of year for riding. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most likely times for motorcycle accidents resulting in serious personal injuries to happen. When you or someone you love is involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to be aware of your rights to get the compensation you need to recover.
Motorcycle Accidents Common In South Carolina
There are several large motorcycle rallies held each year in May along the South Carolina coast, which typically bring large numbers of bikers through the Aiken area. According to an April 2020 WBTW News report, these rallies have been postponed this year as a result of the coronavirus.
While this will reduce traffic, local motorcyclists will still be taking to the roads. As a result, it is important to be aware of potential risks. Motorcycle accidents can happen as a result of the following:
Motorcyclists riding too close to one another and cutting one another off
Drivers who are not aware that motorcycles require additional room for turns and time to stop
Tailgating, in which drivers ride too closely behind motorcyclists
Speeding and going too fast for road, traffic, and weather conditions
Driving under the influence, both on the part of bikers and motorists.
When you suffer personal injuries as a result of the above or other types of reckless driving behavior on the part of others, you are entitled to seek compensation in a motorcycle accident claim.
Your Rights To Compensation In A Motorcycle Accident Claim
Statistics from the South Carolina Department of Safety (SCDPS) indicate more than 100 people are killed in motorcycle accidents each year in our area, while thousands of others suffer serious personal injuries. When these accidents occur due to the reckless actions of others, they can be held accountable for the losses you suffer as a result.
Both motorists and motorcyclists are required to maintain a mandatory minimum amount of insurance to protect them in motorcycle accidents for which they are to blame. If you suffer injuries due to another driver’s actions, you have the right to file a claim with their insurer.
Unfortunately, driving without insurance is a common problem in our area. If the other driver or motorcyclist is uninsured or if the insurance company ends up denying your claim, you may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. This often entitles you to additional amounts, which include:
Coverage of both current medical costs and any future treatments you are likely to require
Reimbursement for current lost wages and any losses in future income due to long term disabilities
Compensation for the pain and suffering your motorcycle accident resulted in
Contact Our Aiken Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
When a motorcycle accident happens, one of your first steps should be to reach out to the Surasky Law Firm, LLC so you can get the compensation you need to recover. We can help ensure you get the maximum amount you are entitled to in your claim. To request a consultation, contact our Aiken motorcycle accident attorney today.