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What Are Common Causes of South Carolina Motorcycle Accidents? What You Should Know to Protect Your Rights

South Carolina motorcycle accidents can be devastating, especially in Lowcountry communities such as Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. In an instant, a scenic ride through historic downtown Beaufort, Hunting Island or Hilton Head Island can turn into a tragedy due to another driver's negligent or reckless behavior. Motorcycle accidents can have a variety of different causes. But all too often, drivers who cause injuries or fatalities to motorcyclists claim they simply "failed to see" a cyclist in the moments before a crash.

That's no excuse. The consequences of a motorcycle accident can be catastrophic for injury victims and their loved ones. Injuries may lead to extensive pain and suffering. Medical bills can be staggering. You may be unable to work and collect a paycheck. You may have to hire people to complete basic household chores.

If you or a loved one was injured or a loved one was killed in a wreck, contact a motorcycle accident lawyer at Twenge + Twombley today. Call our Beaufort office at 866-452-6315 for a free consultation.

South Carolina motorcycle accident causes

It's the responsibility of car and truck drivers to share the road safely with motorcyclists. A motorcycle is several times smaller than a passenger vehicle, which means they're harder to see on the road. That's why it's critical for drivers to look out for motorcycles at intersections, stop signs, and while changing traffic lanes on highways such as Highway 21 and Route 278. Drivers who engage in negligent behavior are much more likely to cause a crash. Common causes of motorcycle accidents across the Lowcountry include:

  • Inattentive drivers
  • Distracted or texting drivers
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk driving

Two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents involve a driver turning into a lane - and into the motorcycle rider's right of way. Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than people in other motor vehicles and five times more likely to be injured.

Contact Twenge + Twombley today

At Twenge + Twombley, we have a hard-earned reputation as a small law firm that delivers big results. That's because we put the needs of our clients first. Our attorneys strive to provide personalized, individual service to each of our clients. We're willing to take the time to answer your questions about your motorcycle accident claim. If we handle your motorcycle accident case, our experienced legal team will have your best interests in mind.

From the moment you contact us for a free case consultation, rest assured your case is in the hands of a knowledgeable, aggressive South Carolina motorcycle accident attorney. Call 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form today. We serve clients in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and other communities throughout South Carolina's Lowcountry.

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