Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Greenville, SC
If you have been in a motorcycle accident in Greenville, South Carolina or the surrounding area, you are not alone. Unfortunately, Greenville had the dubious honor of having three of the top ten “accident count hotspots” in the country in 2019:
- I-85 at Pelham Road Exit (#1)
- I-85/I-385 Interchange (#3)
- I-85 between Maudlin Road and Highway 291 (#10)
As a rider, you are more vulnerable than others out there on the road. If you can’t avoid these hotspots, please exercise caution when driving through them. And if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call an experienced Greenville motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we fight hard for our clients’ rights.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
On a motorcycle, you are more exposed and less protected than the drivers around you. And you can be seriously injured in a collision. Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road Rash
- Arm and Leg Injuries
- Head Injuries
If you have been seriously injured, or a loved one has died, in a motorcycle wreck, it’s time to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Greenville, SC.
What Should I Do If I Was Seriously Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle crash, you should seek medical attention immediately. If possible, it is also important to collect as much evidence as possible from the accident (photos, police accident report, and contact information of everyone involved as well as any witnesses), and document anything and everything you can remember about the accident and your medical care. The insurance company will be doing their homework, and you should be just as diligent about collecting evidence to back your story. Most importantly, you should contact an experienced Greenville motorcycle accident lawyer.
Is Lane Splitting Legal in Greenville?
Lane splitting is against the law in Greenville. As tempting as it might be to follow what seems to be the best path through congested traffic, South Carolina law prohibits all riders from riding “between lanes of traffic, or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles” per SC Code Section 56-5-3640 (c).
However, if you were in a motorcycle accident in Greenville and were lane splitting at the time, you may still be able to obtain a partial financial recovery for harms and losses you incurred in the accident. SC state law follows a comparative negligence rule which allows you to potentially recover damages as long as you were not more than 50% at fault. Talk to a Greenville motorcycle accident attorney to help you fight for the maximum compensation you may deserve.
Is Helmet Wearing Required in Greenville, SC?
Only motorcycle riders (operators and passengers) under the age of 21 must wear a helmet in Greenville. There is no universal helmet law for riders 21 and older. That’s why you see riders with the wind in their hair as they cruise down Main Street!
Why Hire Us as Your Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Greenville, SC?
At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we will listen to your story, and we will only take your case if we think that we can help you. Then, we will use our experience to try to build your strongest possible case:
- Collect and preserve evidence
- Establish the facts of your case
- Try to determine fault of the involved parties
- Identify harms and losses you have suffered
- Fight the insurance company
And we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we get paid as a percentage of the total, or gross, recovery – if we don’t recover compensation from your case, there is no attorney’s fee.2 This way, you don’t have to worry about the cost of legal representation upfront. Instead, you can focus on getting better, and we will focus on trying to get you the maximum compensation you may deserve.