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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

MYRTLE BEACH MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

Why You Need the Top Lawyers in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles can be convenient and enjoyable modes of transportation. However, they don’t offer much protection to the rider when an accident occurs. At The Yates Firm, we understand the shock you feel in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident. It’s overwhelming wondering what you’re supposed to do next and how to best recover. You might be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party, and we could assist you with filing a claim.

Motorcyclists are at an increased risk of severe injuries and even death whenever they take their bikes out for a ride. Navigating through traffic and on hazardous roads can be a challenge. Unlike a car, a motorcycle doesn’t have an airbag or seatbelt. If a crash occurs, you’re at the mercy of your surroundings.

The Myrtle Beach motorcycle accident attorneys of The Yates Firm are ready to seek the money you’re owed from the negligent individual responsible for the crash. We will fight by your side to hold them liable so you can heal your injuries and move forward with your life. Call 843.692.3237 today for your free consultation.

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CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE
ACCIDENTS

IN AN INJURY CLAIM...

Motorcyclist Accident Law Firm In Myrtle Beach

Passing too Closely

Passing a motorcyclist without leaving enough space between the car and motorcycle can result in a sideswipe collision. Motorcyclists often get run off the road when someone tries to pass them but doesn’t keep their distance. If you’ve been a victim of negligent driving, contact The Yates Firm today for a free consultation.

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Defective Roadways

Debris, potholes, construction scenes, and other hazardous conditions can be catastrophic for a motorcyclist. The sudden impact of running over a tree branch or hitting a large pothole can puncture a tire or eject the rider from their motorcycle causing serious injury or even death.

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Dooring

Dooring accidents occur when drivers park their cars and don’t look for oncoming motorcyclists before opening their doors. This lack of attention causes them to open their door into the path of a rider, resulting in blunt force trauma to the rider’s head or body as they collide with the door or fall to the pavement.

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Speeding

Speeding motorists can lose control of their vehicles and crash into nearby riders. Accidents occurring at high speeds often lead to debilitating injuries for motorcyclists. Since there isn’t anything protecting the rider other than their helmet, they can suffer significant physical harm during the crash including spinal and traumatic head injuries.

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Drowsy Driving

Most motorcyclists don’t understand the risk they take when they get on their bikes despite feeling tired. Fatigue or drowsiness causes a slower reaction time, poor decision-making, and reduced motor skills. In 2019, 697 people died in accidents involving drowsy drivers.

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Failing to Check Blind Spots

Blind spots are areas drivers have a hard time seeing on either side of their vehicles. Looking in the rearview or side-view mirror isn’t adequate. Drivers should also look over their shoulders to check for people riding in their blind spots. Changing lanes without looking can cause a collision with a motorcyclist already in the lane.

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Driver Distractions

Texting is one of the most common distractions people engage in while operating their vehicles and lead to many accidents. However, there is a range of other distractions that can redirect a driver’s focus and attention to something other than the task of driving. Eating and drinking, singing along to the radio, and looking at a GPS can also prevent motorists from noticing dangerous conditions and maneuvering their cars to avoid crashing into a motorcyclist.

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Driving Under the Influence

Alcohol and drugs limit a person’s functional capacity. They lead to physical and mental impairments and could cause the driver to fall asleep at the wheel and cause an accident. If someone chooses to drive after drinking or doing drugs- that’s criminal and they’re likely to end up in an accident. When they drive in an impaired condition, it’s much more challenging to follow traffic laws and see motorcyclists riding nearby.

Passing a motorcyclist without leaving enough space between the car and motorcycle can result in a sideswipe collision. Motorcyclists often get run off the road when someone tries to pass them but doesn’t keep their distance.

 

Debris, potholes, and other hazardous conditions can be catastrophic for a motorcyclist. The sudden impact of running over a tree branch or hitting a large pothole can puncture a tire or eject the rider from their motorcycle.

Dooring accidents occur when drivers park their cars and don’t look for oncoming motorcyclists before opening their doors. This lack of attention causes them to open their door into the path of a rider, resulting in blunt force trauma to the rider’s head or body as they collide with the door or fall to the pavement.

Speeding motorists can lose control of their vehicles and crash into nearby riders. Accidents occurring at high speeds often lead to debilitating injuries for motorcyclists. Since there isn’t anything protecting the rider other than their helmet, they can suffer significant physical harm during the crash.

Most people don’t understand the risk they take when they get behind the wheel of their cars despite feeling tired. Fatigue or drowsiness causes a slower reaction time, poor decision-making, and reduced motor skills. In 2019, 697 people died in accidents involving drowsy drivers.

Blind spots are areas drivers have a hard time seeing on either side of their vehicles. Looking in the rearview or side-view mirror isn’t adequate. Drivers should also look over their shoulders to check for people riding in their blind spots. Changing lanes without looking can cause a collision with a motorcyclist already in the lane.

Texting is one of the most common distractions people engage in while operating their vehicles. However, there is a range of other distractions that can redirect a driver’s focus and attention to something other than the task of driving. Eating and drinking, singing along to the radio, and looking at a GPS can also prevent motorists from noticing dangerous conditions and maneuvering their cars to avoid crashing into a motorcyclist.

Alcohol and drugs limit a person’s functional capacity. They lead to physical and mental impairments and could cause the driver to fall asleep at the wheel. If someone chooses to drive after drinking or doing drugs, they’re likely to end up in an accident. When they drive in an impaired condition, it’s much more challenging to follow traffic laws and see motorcyclists riding nearby.

 

COMPENSATION FOR
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT VICTIMS

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$4,000,000

Total Recovered

for a client hit head-on by a commercial vehicle

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$145,000

Total Recovered

for a client hit by a reckless motorcycle driver

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$199,500

Total Recovered

for a client hit by a commercial vehicle

Non-economic losses, such as emotional distress and pain and suffering, are also eligible for compensation. In a lawsuit, you could receive punitive damages if the negligent driver acted with wanton, reckless, or willful conduct.

$4,000,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client hit head-on by a commercial vehicle​

$145,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client hit by a reckless motorcycle driver​

$199,500​
Total Recovered for a client hit by a commercial vehicle​

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS..

The Myrtle Beach motorcycle accident attorneys of [firm-name] are familiar with state laws and legal procedures. Myrtle Beach is where we are from, and we use our ties to the community to provide our clients with dependable legal representation and services.

You deserve to hold the negligent party accountable for the harm they caused. You can depend on us to fight by your side for the maximum compensation available and try to reach the best possible outcome in your case.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I'VE BEEN HURT IN A

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN MYRTLE BEACH?

01

REPORT THE ACCIDENT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT 
You should call 911 to report the crash. Wait for an officer to show up at the scene to investigate. The accident report they write could serve as significant evidence in your case. If the investigating officer determines that someone else is responsible for causing the accident, it could help you prove you deserve compensation from the at-fault driver’s auto insurance carrier.

02

GO TO THE HOSPITAL
Go to the emergency room after leaving the accident scene. If your injury is too severe or your motorcycle isn’t in good condition, you should let an ambulance transport you. The physician can diagnose your injury and recommend a treatment plan for your recovery.

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SEEK ONGOING TREATMENT
If you require follow-up care after your initial visit to the hospital, listen to the doctor’s recommendations. You should attend all necessary appointments to treat the injury you suffered. Medical records are critical in motorcycle accident cases.

04

HIRE A LAWYER
Hire an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer from The Yates Firm. We can take on the responsibility for your case, so you can focus on recovering. We will file an insurance claim on your behalf and negotiate for a settlement we believe is fair. If the insurance company offers a low settlement amount or denies the claim altogether, we have the resources to proceed with a lawsuit.

05

MAINTAIN EVIDENCE
You should keep every document associated with the crash during your ongoing case. If you receive medical bills in the mail or a repair estimate for the damage to your motorcycle, keep copies and forward them to [firm-name]. Evidence is necessary to prove your injury happened in the crash and the expenses you incurred as a result.

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CONTACT US

If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident due to the negligent actions of another driver or party, do not hesitate to call The Yates Firm at 843.692.3237.

We offer a free initial consultation so you can receive the legal guidance and advice you need to pursue your case. Our Myrtle Beach motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to take your call and help you get on the road to recovery.

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