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Columbia Drunk Driving Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

The attorneys of Goings Law Firm, LLC are ready to help you if you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver. We also have extensive experience helping families seek justice for loved ones who were killed in a tragic wreck. Drinking and driving is always unacceptable, and motorcyclists may be injured if they are forced to share the road with an intoxicated driver who fails to see them or fails to exercise caution. Our firm has helped injured bikers and their families get the justice they are owed, and we are ready to help you.

When an individual chooses to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are putting the lives of every motorist they come across at risk of serious injury and even death. Alcohol severely impairs a motorist’s’ abilities to drive safely and make good decisions behind the wheel. Drunk drivers often swerve in and out of lanes, drive over the speed limit, and overall drive extremely recklessly, making these accidents some of the most serious and severe in terms of damage and injury. In fact, statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that drunk driving deaths account for nearly a third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States—one death every 51 minutes.

For motorcyclists, the threat of coming across a drunk driver is even more serious. Because motorcyclists are fully exposed to vehicles on their bikes without any protective barrier, these accidents can be extremely gruesome and costly physically, emotionally, and financially. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver, it’s time to take action. At the Goings Law Firm, LLC, the Columbia motorcycle accident attorneys will help you take legal action against these negligent drivers so you can recover the financial compensation necessary to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your accident. Contact us today at (803) 350-9230 and take the first step to moving forward with your life.

Why Choose Us?

The lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, have dedicated their lives to fighting for people just like you who have been injured in motorcycle accidents because of negligent and reckless drivers operating motor vehicles under the influence of alcohol. We know firsthand the physical, emotional, and especially financial damage drunk driving accidents can inflict on victims and their families. We are experienced, hard-working, and above all, caring attorneys who take the time to get to know not only your case but also you and your family on a personal level. Our passion and purpose is to fight for your rights and stand by you throughout this challenging time so call today.

Drunk Driving Motorcycle Accidents

Outside of helmets and thick and padded clothing, there are relatively zero safety features—seat belts, airbags, et al.—on motorcycles leaving motorcyclists extremely vulnerable to other vehicles while on the road. That’s why motorcycle crashes, regardless of speed, result in more injuries and deaths than other motor vehicle crashes. And when drunk drivers cause them, the damages are much worse.

Following a motorcycle accident caused by an intoxicated motorist, the damages can, unfortunately, be quite costly to not only your physical and emotional well-being but also your financial security. Past and future medical bills and rehabilitation costs can be tens of thousands of dollars. You shouldn’t have to pay for these damages because of another person’s thoughtless and reckless actions. Our Columbia motorcycle attorneys will fight for you to recover the following damages:

  • All past, present, and future medical bills related to your injuries
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work during your recovery as well as future wages if you are unable to return to your job because of life-altering disabilities caused by your accident.
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Therapy or psychological treatment if you are suffering from anxiety, depression, or any other emotional trauma similar to PTSD following your accident.
  • Repairs to your motorcycle

Additionally, victims of drunk driving accidents may be able to recover punitive damages for negligent and reckless behavior. To learn more about the types of damages you can recover following your motorcycle accident, contact the Goings Law Firm, LLC today and speak with a representative.

Frequently Asked Questions

For most people, this is their first time dealing with injuries caused by a drunk driver, and many aren’t familiar with their rights and the legal process moving forward. Our team of attorneys are here to answer your questions, and to get started, we’ve provided a few answers to some common questions we hear below.

What is considered drunk driving?

Before we can pursue a drunk driving case, it’s important to establish what that means legally. In the state of South Carolina, any driver over the age of 21 who has a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher is legally intoxicated. For drivers under the age of 21, a blood-alcohol level of 0.02 constitutes drunk driving, and for driver’s who hold a CDL license, the legal limit is 0.04 percent.

What should I do following a drunk driving accident?

The moments following an accident are extremely important for not only your health but to also protect your rights. Whether you think you are injured or not, call 911 to receive treatment and also for the police to show up and test the driver’s BAC on the scene. If they are over the legal limit, the test can be used in your case. If you are able to, you should also collect personal information from the driver and any witnesses, take photos of the scene and damage, and get in touch with a Columbia motorcycle accident attorney.

Contact a Columbia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver can be overwhelming not only in terms of injuries or property damage but also when handling the claims process. You need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and future care. At the Goings Law Firm, LLC, we will fight for you every step of the way and ensure no money is left on the table. Contact a knowledgeable Columbia motorcycle accident attorney today at (803) 350-9230 and learn how we can help you hold the drunk driver responsible.

Last Updated : April 27, 2022
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