South Carolina is blessed with both a beautiful countryside and coastline. Because of these blessings, our state has many life-changing motorcycle routes that will make any rider happy. Obviously, this is a great state to own a bike, but riding comes with its own dangers. Unlike a vehicle that surrounds drivers and passengers in a metal cage, motorcycles provide no such protection, which often results in life-threatening injuries in motorcycle accidents. One local is facing this reality.
The motorcycle accident
Last Friday, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office reported the death of a motorcyclist following a motorcycle accident. Happily, they followed up that the motorcyclist had not died, but instead, had suffered life-threatening injuries.
The accident occurred near the 2700 block of King Street Extension in North Charleston. The investigation into the accident is ongoing, and the sheriff’s office has not released any additional details on the accident, including the causes, or if there were any other people injured.
Options after an accident
Nonetheless, depending on what happened, this motorcyclist may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who caused the accident. If a driver swerved into him, through something out of a window, etc. When those that share the road do so negligently, they are responsible for any damage that negligence causes.
If the motorcyclist dies, his surviving family members could also sue the negligent party through a wrongful death lawsuit. With both types of lawsuits, the victim or their family can be compensated for their damages, both to property and body, and all pain and suffering incurred. For the family in a wrongful death lawsuit, they can also claim loss of income and pain and suffering, among many other damages.
While now may not seem like a good time to seek non-medical help, help is help, and help is always a good idea. Speaking with an attorney early in the process can help victims because they can start an investigation, give victims their options, or at the very least, let them know whether they have a potential case.