Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Charleston
Fighting For the Wrongfully Injured Since 1990
A total of 4,985 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and although that number was a 5% decrease from the year prior, it is still an enormously uncomfortable number. Any loss of life is a terrible tragedy, especially when the crash was caused by a careless mistake or an act of negligence.
If you or someone you love was harmed in a motorcycle crash in or near Charleston, our firm is prepared to help you. We understand how traumatizing these types of incidents can be, which is why we want to take the burden from your shoulders and walk you through each step of the process after a crash. Our team at Crumley Roberts has more than 30 years of legal experience under our belts, and we know what to do to advocate for the wrongfully injured, however complex the case may seem. If you believe you have an injury claim, we’re prepared to help.
Call (866) 691-0607 to discuss your case with our Charleston motorcycle accident injury attorneys. We’re available by phone 24/7 and we offer free initial consultations.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can occur in any number of circumstances, though there are some types of crashes that are more common than others.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Dangerous lane changes
- Drunk driving
- Lane splitting
- Car door collisions
- Left-turn accidents
- Sudden stops
- Drowsy driving
- Reckless driving
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Unlike passenger vehicles, motorcycles lack protective framework and seatbelts, which is why riders are more susceptible to life-threatening injuries in a crash. Even a seemingly minor crash could wind up becoming deadly if the motorcyclist is crushed under their vehicle or thrown from their bike.
Common types of motorcycle injuries include:
- Road rash
- Broken or fractured bones
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limb
- Internal injuries
Who Could Be Liable for My Damages?
Depending on the circumstances of your crash, several different parties could be liable for the resulting damage. If, for example, your crash was caused by a negligent truck driver, the driver and their associated trucking company could be liable for the damage you suffered. Or, if your bike crashed because of a mechanical failure, the motorcycle manufacturer may be liable for a defective design. Likewise, if road debris causes you to crash, the landowner or company guilty of causing the debris may be liable.
Determining liability can be extremely difficult to determine, and even trickier to prove, which is why it's always best to take your case to an experienced attorney for one-on-one attention. Our team at Crumley Roberts truly cares about our clients, and we are determined to do the right thing and stand up against the careless and negligent. If you were injured in a crash, we want to do our part to make things right.
Choose Crumley Roberts-- We Stand Up For You
After an accident, you need steadfast legal support and guidance you can rely on, which is precisely what we at Crumley Roberts are prepared to provide. We are passionate about fighting for the injured, and we want to help you as you pursue justice and compensation. We can use our ample resources to your benefit as we assess the circumstances of your case and build a solid claim in your name. Let us help with the legal process while you focus on what’s important-- healing.