Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle versus Car, Car Wins Again!

When you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident, your world often literally turns upside down!

Peter Brown has handled serious motorcycle accident claims since 1985 when he was a multi line adjuster with Progressive Casualty Insurance Company.

With South Carolina’s roads becoming increasingly congested with more distracted drivers than ever before, motorcycle accidents are becoming more common. The failure of cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles to yield to oncoming motorcycles cause the majority of the devastating motorcycle accidents in the Grand Strand each year.

South Carolina is known as one of the most biker friendly areas on the East Coast. However, an increased number of motorcycles on the road combined with tourists unsure about the lay of the land, cause several avoidable accidents each year. Other causes of motorcycle accidents are poor road maintenance, uneven lanes and poorly placed road signs. Some common injuries from motorcycle accidents include road rash, broken bones, head and neck injuries and all too frequently, death. The lack of protection afforded from a motorcycle often results in life threatening injuries. Not surprisingly, head injuries are the #1 cause of death and injury in motorcycle crashes.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact a motorcycle accident attorney immediately. The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. will investigate and determine the cause of the accident and help you make the proper insurance claims. If you are unsure who was at fault for the accident, we will help you determine that and help you to make a claim if appropriate. We have experienced accident reconstructionists on call to document and evaluate any incident.

THE MOTORCYCLIST’S RIGHTS:

Motorcyclists share the same rights as all other motor vehicles. Likewise, motorcycle riders have equal rights and protections for compensation as a result of accidents and the resulting injuries.

Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney immediately after an accident is critical. Insurance companies often blame motorcyclists before assessing the accident scene because they assume motorcycles are more reckless and dangerous than other motor vehicles. Don’t be fooled by the insurance company’s representative!

Don’t let the insurance company force you into settling quickly and for less than your claim is worth. You are entitled to legal representation and fair compensation. Because a majority of motorcycle accidents involve leg and back injuries, we offer the availability of an extensive team of medical experts, ranging from orthopedic specialists to physical therapists, that can help deal with issues of chronic pain, prosthetic devices and gait analysis.

Passengers on motorcycles often have valid insurance claims no matter who was at fault. As one can imagine, emergency room treatment, specialists, possible surgery and the prospect of a lengthy term of rehabilitation along the path to recovery are frequent byproducts of motorcycle accidents. Lost hours from work for one or both spouses often debilitate a family that might have already been struggling prior to the accident.

After working as a multi-line insurance adjuster who handled serious motorcycle and auto accident claims for Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, Mr. Brown attended Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, GA. While in law school, Mr. Brown clerked for an insurance defense firm in Atlanta, Georgia before joining the firm upon his graduation. As an insurance defense attorney, he learned the strategies and defenses that insurance companies and their representatives use to defend claims.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown is dedicated to representing individuals who have been injured or killed by the negligence of others.

LET US HELP FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

The last thing you want to deal with is the insurance company for the “at fault party.” This is when you are most likely to give up your rights. You are distracted and they know it. They can delay returning calls, approving rental vehicles and accepting liability until they have gathered all the information they need to protect their insured.

Their adjusters are well trained and know to immediately investigate the accident in an effort to protect the insurance company and limit their exposure. They will be photographing the scene, interviewing witnesses, and taking statements designed to help further their defense. Insurance companies do not want you to hire an attorney, especially one who knows their tactics.  We know their tactics, we have walked in their shoes.

NOW IS WHEN YOU NEED US MOST! LET US HELP!

You need an experienced motorcycle/auto accident attorney to lift the burden from your shoulders so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries and getting your family’s life back to normal. Let us quickly investigate your accident and help you with your property damage claim while you or your loved ones focus on recovering from the injuries. Insurance companies are huge corporations who make millions of dollars settling claims quickly and for as little as possible. You need to level the playing field and hire a law firm that routinely handles serious collisions.

WHAT NOT TO DO:

Please do not give any recorded statements or discuss the facts surrounding the accident with the other driver’s insurance company. (Often times that insurance company might also be your company, which can also work against you.) Certainly do not discuss your injuries, as the more serious injuries may not become apparent until several days or weeks after the original swelling, bruising and more obvious “surface symptoms” subside. A recorded statement to “only being sore,” will surely make your case more difficult and be used against you if you later discover that your situation requires surgery to repair an injury such as a herniated disc you incurred as a result of the collision. Only a trained medical professional can properly evaluate your injuries. Let us help guide you through this difficult time that contains so many potential landmines.

MAKE AN INTELLIGENT AND INFORMED CHOICE OF AN ATTORNEY WHO REGULARLY HANDLES MOTORCYCLE AND AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS AND IS AWARE OF HOW THE CLAIM IS LIKELY TO BE HANDLED BY THE INSURANCE COMPANIES INVOLVED.

Please Call An Experienced Accident Attorney at the Law Office of Peter Brown. Contact us to evaluate your case and advise you of your options (843-971-0099).