This year’s Myrtle Beach Fall Rally is in full swing this week. We hope everyone has good clean fun and stays safe on the roads.
Although no one likes to think about it, the consequences from a motorcycle accident can be severe. Especially in an area such as Myrtle Beach, with congested traffic almost year-round, you must always be vigilant for distracted, drunk, and careless drivers on the road. When a motorcycle rider is involved in an accident, they are more likely to suffer serious injuries or death than the person who is riding safely in an enclosed vehicle.
Stay safe, but if you do have an accident and need our help, our personal injury attorneys are standing by to take your call.
How Can I Prevent a Motorcycle Accident?
If you are driving a car or other vehicle, “look twice and save a life.” You may not notice the motorcycle that is turning in front of your car or pulling up in the lane beside you, especially during the Rally when there are motorcycles roaring all around.
If you are enjoying the Rally on your bike, take extra precautions and be alert. Myrtle Beach traffic is not like a nice quiet trip on the highway – traffic is congested, people are drinking and driving, and the worst can happen when you least expect it. The main causes of motorcycle accidents in Myrtle Beach include:
- Distracted drivers: it could be a person who is texting, talking on their phone, playing with the radio or other electronics, or just talking with other people in their car.
- Driving under the influence (DUI): whether it is the motorcyclist or auto driver, driving while intoxicated slows your reaction time and the consequences can be deadly.
- Failure to yield right-of-way: many people who don’t ride motorcycles themselves simply aren’t looking for motorcycles, don’t see them, and don’t yield to them when they are supposed to. Be alert!
- Other traffic violations: be alert for motorists who may run a red light or stop sign, make turns without signaling, or who are following too closely.
I Was in a Motorcycle Accident, What Should I do Now?
If you were injured due to another driver’s negligence, they are responsible for the damage that they caused. Our personal injury lawyers at Axelrod and Associates are ready to help you to gather the evidence that you need for your claim, to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, and to try your case to a jury if the insurance company does not pay what your claim is worth.
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, schedule a free consultation with a Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyer on the Axelrod team. Call us at (843) 916-9300 or fill out our contact form today.