There was a motorcycle fatality last week when a deer hit a motorcycle in Georgetown County:
A motorcycle driver was killed Wednesday night after being hit by a deer in Georgetown County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at 9:30 p.m. on Francis Marion Drive near Cherokee Road in Georgetown County, troopers said. A 2002 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling west on Francis Marion Drive when a deer ran into the road, according to troopers.
The driver was wearing a helmet and the motorcycle spilled into the road, troopers said. The driver was killed. Their identity has not been released.
When a reckless driver causes a motorcycle fatality, you can sue the at-fault driver for compensation. What can you do if a motorcycle wreck is caused by a deer or other animal, though?
Assuming there are no third parties that can be held liable for the motorcycle crash, the answer depends on the type and amount of insurance coverage that you purchased. Your motorcycle accident attorney can help you to investigate possible sources of recovery, which may include:
- Your uninsured motorist coverage – every SC driver is required to carry a minimum amount of uninsured motorist (UM) coverage,
- PIP/Medpay insurance,
- Multiple insurance policies that can be stacked, or
- Umbrella policies that provide additional coverage for catastrophic events.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Charleston, SC
Charleston personal injury lawyer Dan Boles devotes a significant amount of his time to helping injured motorcyclists and has the experience that you need to investigate your motorcycle crash, negotiate with difficult insurance carriers, and try your case to a jury if you aren’t paid the full and fair value of your claim.
Call us at 843-576-5775 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation at our North Charleston or Walterboro offices or send us a message through our website.