A 62-year-old man was killed after being struck by a car while he was attempting to avoid a wreck. The man died at Trident Hospital in Berkeley County, South Carolina. According to the Berkeley County Coroner, a group of motorcycles were traveling north on U.S. 17A in Goose Creek, when in an attempt to avoid the collision, the man fell from his bike, and was run over by a sedan traveling in the same direction.
While there was no evidence of negligence in this particular accident, most often motorcycle accidents are the fault of a driver of the car that strikes the motorcyclist. Further, motorcycle accidents almost always result in serious medical bills for the rider due to the fact that there is no protection on the bike itself, and when struck, it is usually the rider of the bike who is hit dead-on.
The medical bills for motorcycle accidents are almost always in the hundreds of thousands. There is almost always a helicopter flight involved, which costs upwards of $25,000, and an extended stay in the hospital can cost tens of thousands of dollars a week. This is why it is so imperative for the rider to have proper insurance coverage to ensure that none of these expenses come out of the rider’s pocket. It is very important for riders to discuss raising his or her coverage to prepare for such an injury.
If you have questions, or if you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP. We have motorcyclists in our office, and we understand the pressures associated with a motorcycle injury. For a consultation, give us a call at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999. We are here to assist you.