Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

The exhilaration from being able to ride a motorcycle is what draws millions of riders to “take to the highway.” Unfortunately, the open roads inevitably expose bike riders to potentially serious injury or death, when a larger vehicle collides with the biker. In the legal industry, these civil accident cases are generically called “personal injury” cases or “PI” cases.

Court cases must identify the source of all losses for our clients, and then let a jury decide what amount (for each category) the “at-fault” party must pay. Some items of financial restitution pertain to hospital bills, ambulance transport, rehabilitation costs, and (in some cases) prosthetic limbs.

In some cases, our legal team also must help surviving family members (for a deceased biker) recover funeral expenses in fatality cases. In these types of civil litigation cases, the claims are called “wrongful death” litigation. South Carolina laws control which family member (or members) have the exclusive right to bring the wrongful death claim.

Greenville motorcycle crash lawyers E. Powers Price and James Hardy Price IV handle personal injury cases where compensation  for victims is fought for.

Recovering After Being Injured in a SC Motorcycle Crash

Just about any type of traffic accident has the potential to lead to serious injury. Some accidents, however, may be more likely to cause specific types of injuries. Motorcycle riders involved in motor vehicle accidents often suffer broken or shattered bones, head injuries, loss of limb, scarring, and other disfiguring injuries from sliding on the road surface, known as “road rash.”

A motorcycle injury attorney can help you and your family members recover monetary damages after a motorcycle accident. Often involving catastrophic injuries that created a permanent disability, a wrongful death, or caused a large medical bill for motorbike riders who incur serious bodily injuries.

A short list of the categories of compensation for motorcycle crashes might include:

  • Reimbursement for the biker’s lost income (lost salary or wages). When the crash causing permanent disability, these are very large dollar claims.
  • Payment for emergency treatment, inpatient medical bills plus any outpatient medical care costs
  • Reimbursement of related, past medical costs already paid out during recovery
  • A recovery can be obtained for property damage, if the wreck resulted in damage to the biker’s cycle, and possibly destroyed other personal property, like a cell phone, or a GoPro camera.
  • When egregious pain and suffering were caused to our client by the negligent party, this category’s “dollar amount” is left to the jury’s discretion, meaning they give it a “dollar value.”
  • In some cases, a reimbursement for our client’s attorney’s fees can be on the list of requested recovery items.
  • Punitive damages (damages to punish the negligent motorist) can be recovered in some PI cases where a negligent driver can be shown to have acted egregiously. One of the more common examples of this may be awarded against a DUI driver who caused the crash.

Price Law Firm in downtown Greenville SC has been a legal office since 1905. DUI, divorce, sex crimes, and federal crimes.

Not Seeing You and Your Motorcycle Isn’t an Excuse for Causing an Accident in SC

No doubt you’ve seen or heard the public safety slogan “Start Seeing Motorcycles” over the years, and it is good advice that holds true today. Drivers of cars and trucks often get by with a quick glance in the rear-view or side mirror to check for other big vehicles. Motorcycles, of course, are much smaller and have a lower profile than a big rig truck or an SUV, so they can go unseen by drivers who are too casual with their safety checks.

Frequently, the driver of a car or truck that has hit a motorcyclist will say, “I never saw them.” This might be true as the reason for the crash, but it is hardly an excuse — particularly when a larger vehicle might sustain only a dent or a scratch in a crash with a motorcycle, while the biker ends up with critical injuries.

The lure of the open road and enjoying the outdoors on a motorcycle is just part of many motorbike riders’ psyches. When tragedy happens, remember that all vehicles have equal access to the roads, including motorcycle operators.

James "Chip" Price was one of South Carolina's best criminal defense attorney. His children E,. Powers Price and James Hardy Price IV practice criminal defense, personal injury, and family law like divorce.

Call Today for a FREE Lawyer Consultation on Your South Carolina Motorcycle Crash Case

At Price Law Firm located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, our SC motor bike attorneys fight for you in order to hold those responsible for motorcycle accidents accountable for their negligent actions.

Our law firm owners were trained in civil litigation by our late father, James H. Price III, but better known by his nickname, Chip Price. Without question, Chip Price was very well known as being a top-rated motorcycle accident attorney in Greenville and the other upstate counties for 45 years.

SC map of areas in upstate South Carolina that our Price lawyers cover. The I-85 corridor and a 50 mile swath on either side of the Interstate roughly defines our law practice area. Call today for a FREE lawyer consultation and learn about our "no fee unless you win" contingency fees.

He taught us these same hard nose negotiation methods. By “drilling into” his children’s heads, he prepared us for the insurance company attempts to not fully pay claims. This important motorcycle crash litigation training from the venerable, seasoned Greenville motorcycle accident lawyer has served both partners well, in obtaining justice for our clients.

Call today to our Greenville SC office at 864-271-3535. Our lawyers for personal injury cases nearby will schedule an immediate FREE consultation regarding your motorcycle accident. This is the first step to letting our motorcycle crash lawyers get your life back.

Plus, if our lawyers near me need to come to your location, our personal injury lawyers are ready to do that. See the counties that we service in the upstate South Carolina map set forth above.