Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Lexington, South Carolina

Motorcycle riders face greater risks of being in an accident and suffering serious injuries.  While motorcycle riders are often fully aware of the risks and dangers they face, other drivers are often indifferent or unaware of the risks they pose to motorcycle riders.  No matter how careful, observant, well trained or defensive a motorcycle rider may be, they cannot always avoid aggressive, distracted or indifferent drivers.  If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Lexington, SC and want an experienced attorney on your side, give Salley Law Firm, P.A. a call today!
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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Some of the risks and dangers specific to motorcycles include:
  • Less likely to be seen by other drivers due to the size of motorcycles
  • Less stability. creating greater risk of accident because of defective roadways
  • Less stability and weight, creating greater risk of the motorcycle rider losing control when contacted by another vehicle and thereby having a serious wreck
  • Less structure and safety features to help protect the rider from injury, creating a greater chance of injury and of serious injury
  • Encountering drivers who are hostile and more aggressive toward motorcycle riders  

WHAT COMPENSATION MAY I BE ENTITLED TO AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?

When you are in a motorcycle accident, there are different types of damages that you can be compensated for.  Automobile insurance policies usually have separate liability coverage for damage to property and for bodily injury.  There are various damages and expenses that fall under these two classes of coverage.  Punitive damages are damages that can be covered under both the property damage liability coverage and the bodily injury coverage.  Punitive damages punish the at fault driver for reckless/grossly negligent actions (i.e. DUI or texting while driving, etc.)
Property damage liability coverage can include:
  • Accident related repairs of your motorcycle
  • The value of your motorcycle if a total loss
  • Loss of other property/personal items (i.e. destroyed clothing, cellphone, etc.)
  • Punitive damages

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact Salley Law Firm.  Our experienced and dedicated attorneys can be reached at (803) 356-5000 or toll free at (800) 321-6125.
Bodily injury liability coverage can include:
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical expenses
  • Permanent injuries and scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earning capacity and future wages
  • Punitive damages
  • Wrongful death of a family member


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