Injured in an Accident?

REQUEST A CASE REVIEW WITH A LOCAL MOTORCYCLE INJURY LAW FIRM

Personal injury attorney Matthew Marin with the Marin and Barrett Law Firm can help you hold the at-fault parties responsible for causing your Charleston motorcycle accident and physical injuries.  Hiring a highly rated Charleston motorcycle injury lawyer will allow you to maximize your financial recovery and take significant stress off your plate by allowing us to handle all of the legal aspects of your motorcycle accident case.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the aggressive Charleston based South Carolina personal injury law firm of Marin and Barrett, Inc. to find out how Charleston Motorcycle Accident Attorney Matthew Marin can help.  Attorney Marin has been ranked by the SuperLawyers organization as a “Rising Star” and now a “SuperLawyer” from 2014 through 2020. Call to schedule a free, no obligation motorcycle accident case evaluation today. We are available 24/7 at (843) 642-2449 to take your call.  Let Motorcycle Accident Attorney Marin can be your guide and counsel through every step of your case. He will fight to get you justice.

INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT? WE CAN HELP.

Injured in an Accident?

REQUEST A CASE REVIEW WITH A LOCAL MOTORCYCLE INJURY LAW FIRM

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we know how uncertain and scary everything must seem. In addition to dealing with the injuries and rehabilitation, you have to worry about mounting bills, lost income, and reckoning with what very well may be a lifestyle that has permanently changed.At Marin and Barrett, Inc., Attorney Matthew Marin is committed to helping you through this process, providing a line of defense between you and the insurance adjusters, and ensuring that you get full value for your injuries, pain, and suffering. You have the right to seek compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries, call us today at (843) 642-2449 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation today.​ ​

Personal injury cases, especially motorcycle accidents, can be complicated and should be handled by a dedicated and skilled  attorney. Obtaining legal representation from a skilled Charleston, South Carolina motorcycle accident attorney can give you the time you need to heal physically and emotionally while still ensuring that you will be able to receive just legal compensation for your losses.

What to Expect from Your Charleston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Being involved in a motorcycle accident and the accompanying serious injuries can be a terrifying experience, but the crash itself may be just the beginning. Those involved may suffer catastrophic injuries that require years of medical treatment and mounting medical costs. Motorcycle accident injury cases can be complex, involve accident reconstruction and questions about fault. It is extremely important to hire a skilled and aggressive Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer right away. In many cases, time is of the essence and your lawyer should immediately begin working on your case by:

  • Your lawyer should see you in person, whether at the office, your home, or the hospital
  • Gather evidence about the motorcycle accident, how it happened, and who may be responsible
  • Determine the party or parties who may be liable
  • Figure out what your case is worth
  • Negotiate with the other parties or their attorneys
  • File a lawsuit if required
  • Build a case for settlement or trial, depending on the case

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS: WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES?

Every accident is unique each has its own particular set of facts and circumstances, but there are general common causes of most motorcycle accidents. Some of the most frequent causes of motorcycle accidents include:

UNSAFE LANE CHANGES

Motorcycles are smaller than passenger cars and trucks and sometimes other motorists loose them in a blind spot or fail to check at all. What could be a simple honk of the horn for another car could spell disaster for an unseen motorcyclist.

DISTRACTED DRIVERS

Like many auto accidents, distracted driving accounts for a significant percentage of motorcycle collisions. Distractions include texting or talking on the phone, eating or drinking, interacting with others in the car, adjusting the radio, looking at a navigation system, or reaching for something.

OVERTAKING

Overtaking a motorcycle can often result in rear end collisions.

LANE-SPLITTING

This occurs when a motorcyclist operates between lanes, particularly in heavy traffic on the highway.

ROAD CONDITIONS

Bad road conditions are a fact of life in South Carolina. But potholes that may lead to flat tires in cars and trucks can lead to swerving, dismounting, or flying over the handlebars for motorcyclists.

CAR DOORS

Blindly opening a car door into the path of a motorcycle is bad for the car but oftentimes worse for the rider.

WEATHER

Riding in inclement weather can hinder visibility and traction and presents a hazard for any vehicle, particularly a motorcycle.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS

Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication is a major cause of all accidents, including motorcycles.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY STATISTICS

There is a lot to love about riding a motorcycle. Motorcycles are fun and exhilarating, fuel efficient, and riders share a sense of camaraderie on the open road. Unfortunately, riding can be extremely dangerous even when the driver takes every imaginable precaution. Part of the allure of riding is that there is nothing separating the rider from the wind and the open road – this is also what makes it so dangerous. Between the size discrepancy between motorcycles and other vehicles on the road and the relatively low level of protection for riders, oftentimes even the most basic accidents can have catastrophic consequences.

While motorcycles only account for 3% of registered vehicles on our roads, motorcycles account for nearly 15% of all motor vehicle fatalities, meaning a motorcycle rider is nearly five times as likely to be killed in an accident as another motorist. While the majority of motorcyclists and their passengers involved in a collision do survive, the death rate is alarming: 24.8%, meaning that nearly a quarter of motorcyclists tragically do not survive the accident.

One thing is clear, regardless of who is at fault, it is typically the rider who suffers the most severe consequences of a motorcycle crash. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, make sure you obtain every dollar you are entitled to. Call Attorney Matthew Marin today, our consultations are confidential and at no cost to you. We are available 24/7 at (843) 642-2449.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAW FIRM IN CHARLESTON, SC

Motorcycle riding certainly has its benefits, and the freedom and camaraderie are undeniable. But accidents do happen, and if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident you may have the right to seek financial compensation. The money you recover can help to cover expensive medical bills, make up for lost income while you recover from your injuries, and compensate you for the emotional stress of the accident and your injuries.

At Marin and Barrett, Inc., Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer Matthew Marin is here to help you assert your legal rights and recover the money you deserve. Call us 24/7 at (843) 642-2449 for a free, no obligation case review and consultation.