Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Beaufort County

Fighting For Motorcycle Accident Victims in South Carolina

Bauer & Metro, P.C. routinely accepts new clients who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, motorcycle wrecks tend to result in severe injuries and/or death. Let's face it: when a car or truck strikes a motorcycle, it's not a fair fight. The biker almost always loses. 

If you've been injured while riding a motorcycle, call Bauer & Metro, P.C. for a free consultation. We are prepared to investigate the accident, help you get medical treatment, and identify all of your legal options. We are local lawyers who live and work in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. We are intimately familiar with local roads and highways, unlike larger national law firms that advertise but have no real connection to South Carolina and the Low Country. 

Call Bauer & Metro, P.C. today at (843) 920-2844 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our motorcycle accident attorney in Beaufort County.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

The moments following a motorcycle accident can be chaotic and disorienting, but taking the right steps is essential to protect your legal rights. Here's a guide on what to do after a motorcycle accident:

  • Prioritize Safety: Ensure everyone involved is safe. Move to a secure location, away from oncoming traffic, and assess injuries. If necessary, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact Law Enforcement: Call the police at the accident scene. A detailed police report can serve as crucial evidence when filing a motorcycle accident claim.
  • Exchange Information: Exchange insurance and contact information with the other parties involved. Obtain contact information for any witnesses, as their statements may be valuable in establishing the sequence of events.
  • Document the Scene: It's important to take photos of the accident scene, like vehicle damage, road conditions, and any relevant traffic signs or signals. This visual documentation can be powerful evidence for your claim.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Even minor injuries, seek prompt medical attention. Some injuries may not be displayed immediately, and having a medical record can be pivotal in establishing the connection between the accident and injuries.
  • Do Not Admit Fault: Refrain from confessing fault or making statements that could be interpreted as an admission of guilt. Remember to stick to the facts concerning the accident with the police and other parties involved.
  • Contact an Attorney: Reach out to our Beaufort County motorcycle accident lawyer as quickly as possible. Having legal representation early in the process can help you protect your rights and ensure a thorough investigation into the accident.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries due to the lack of protective barriers for riders. Common injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): Head injuries are a very significant risk in motorcycle accidents, even when wearing a helmet. TBIs can have long-term consequences, affecting cognitive function, memory, and emotional well-being.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The impact of a motorcycle accident can lead to spinal cord injuries, causing paralysis or significant impairment. These injuries may require extensive medical care and rehabilitation.
  • Fractures and Orthopedic Injuries: Broken bones and orthopedic injuries are common in motorcycle accidents, often requiring surgeries, rehabilitation, and long recovery periods.
  • Road Rash: Motorcycle riders are susceptible to road rash, a painful injury when the body slides against the road surface. It can result in skin abrasions, infections, and scarring.
  • Internal Injuries: The force of impact in a motorcycle accident can cause internal injuries, like organ damage or internal bleeding. Prompt medical attention is necessary to identify and address these injuries.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Victims of motorcycle accidents could be entitled to various damages in a personal injury claim, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for past and future medical expenses related to the accident, including hospitalization, surgeries, medication, and rehabilitation.
  • Lost Wages: Recovery for lost income due to the inability to work during the recovery period. Future earning capacity may also be considered.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical and emotional pain, distress, and suffering endured as a result of the motorcycle accident.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursement for repair or replacement of the damaged motorcycle and other personal property.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: In the tragic occurrence of a fatal motorcycle accident, surviving family members may seek compensation for funeral costs, loss of financial support, and emotional distress.

Contact Our Beaufort County Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

Our Beaufort County motorcycle accident lawyers at Bauer & Metro, P.C. are here to provide dedicated legal representation. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Your rights matter, and we are committed to advocating for justice on your behalf.

Schedule your free initial consultation by contacting our Beaufort County motorcycle accident attorneys at (843) 920-2844. Trust local experience. It matters.

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  • "If you find yourself in need of a hand, I would recommend Metro & Bauer to anyone."
    Jonathan F.
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