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.

What Clients are saying

100 stars! Mr. Goings and his staff did an amazing job in handling my case! They were with me every step of the way and made sure my case was handled with my best interest at heart! The process could not have been any easier. I am forever grateful to Mr. Goings and his team. South Carolina’s best attorney!

- Tiffany AL

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- Jason D

After representing me after I fell down the stairs at work and injured my back, I would recommend the Goings Law Firm to handle any personal injury matter. Robert and Jessica made me feel like my case mattered to them and that my goals were their goals. They were tireless advocates for me yet they were also willing to be upfront and honest in their assessments of my options going forward. I never felt pressured to choose one course of action over the other. They treated my case like their own.

- Anonymous

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- Anonymous

When I looked for an attorney for my bad car accident, I read the reviews for the Goings Law Firm. This firm had great reviews so I contacted them. Thankfully, Mr. Goings took my case and fully explained the process to me and he took the worry out of my mind. Before hiring him, I tried to settle my case with the insurance company on my own, but I was low balled- Mr. Goings and his office got me a lot more than I ever imagined. A big thanks to his office!

- Anonymous

The Goings Law Firm went above and beyond assisting me after a serious auto accident. Robert Goings and Katie Gould were thorough and kind explaining every step of the process to me, sometimes more than once. Robert was persistent and professional making sure that we received the highest allowable compensation from all parties. I could not have been more pleased with the overall outcome.

- Car Accident Client

It has been a great experience having you represent my family as Our Attorney. I have learned a lot, and have come to understand the importance of good counsel. You and your team are the best. You guys are officially our family Law Firm. Thanks Robert.

- Workers’ Comp Client

Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for Robert Goings, and his amazingly talented team at Goings Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Goings was always genuinely concerned about my health, and overall well-being, was instrumental in recommending the best medical treatment plan for my injury, and most importantly, he treated me as if I were family. Mr. Goings was extremely attentive to every detail regarding my case, and he executed professional results and recovery, well beyond my greatest expectation.

- Slip and Fall Client

Robert Goings was my lawyer when I was in a terrible car accident caused by a drunk driver. I would not be where I am today without Robert and his staff. He worked very hard for me and was with me from the beginning to the end. He stuck to his word and got me the compensation that I deserved. I really appreciate what Robert and his office has done for me.

- Personal Injury Client

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- Personal Injury Client

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- Anonymous

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- Personal Injury Client

Hands down one of the BEST attorneys in the state!! Robert Goings exceeded all of my expectations. He welcomed me and my daughter with open arms and he kept me informed every step of the way. I knew exactly what was going on in my case and I really like that about him. His entire staff was awesome and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. I guarantee you, you will be very pleased with Mr. Goings. Honestly, he definitely deserves more than 5 stars!!

- Personal Injury Client

After being rear ended in a car accident, I needed help navigating the insurance settlement. Having never needed the services of an attorney, I was very anxious about the whole process. Robert Goings & his staff were excellent to work with; at no point did I question my decision or feel that we would achieve anything less than the best possible settlement. I would never hesitate to recommend him to family, friends or strangers!

- Car Accident Client

Goings Law Firm was very helpful and patient with me. Goings Law Firm educated me about the legal side of things and help me understand my case. I would recommend Goings Law Firm to anyone.

- Workers’ Comp Client

Mr. Goings was caring and professional during a very difficult time in my life. I was faced with the sudden loss of my mother in a car accident, and Robert took the time to talk to me and check up on me throughout the duration of the case. I applaud his sensitivity and willingness to go the extra mile. I would recommend his firm to anyone that wants the best legal representation in South Carolina!

- Personal Injury Client

Robert and his staff have gone above and beyond, they are absolutely amazing at what they do. I would definitely call his office again if the need should arise.

- Workers’ Comp Client

I highly recommend Robert Goings! He is absolutely incredible!!! I had suffered from a dog bite injury and Robert went above and beyond to have me taken care of. He is extremely personable, I never felt like a “client”. He and his staff treated me as well as my family with genuine kindness. I am blessed to have had him take such great care of me and my case.

- Dog Bite Client

He was very kind and knowledgeable. He gave me status updates in a timely matter. I was VERY pleased.

- Personal Injury Client