In recent weeks, there have been several motorcycle crashes in the area, including a crash in Folly Beach where a man and his son were ejected from their bike, a motorcyclist’s death in Greenville, SC that was ruled a homicide by the county coroner, and a fatal crash on River Oaks Drive in Myrtle Beach, SC.
If you are on the road this week, be safe.
If you are injured in a motorcycle collision, call our office now, because the motorcycle accident lawyers at the Boles Law Firm are ready to help you to recover the maximum damages you are entitled to under SC law and the facts of your case.
Motorcycle Crash in Folly Beach – Man and Son Injured on Folly Road
A man and his young son were injured after they were thrown from their motorcycle in a crash on Folly Road at the entrance of the Folly River Boat Ramp on July 2, 2022:
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) – The Folly Beach Police Department says a man and his child were injured and ejected from a motorcycle after a crash Saturday.
It happened on Folly Road at the entrance of the Folly River Boat Ramp around 3:45 p.m.
The young son was on the back of the motorcycle as the man was flying down the bicycle lane onto the island, according to Folly Beach Police Chief Andrew Gilreath.
The motorcycle hit a vehicle that was making a left turn after being waived through stopped traffic, Gilreath said.
Both the man and his son were ejected and injured. They were taken to the hospital.
Meanwhile, no one was injured in the other vehicle.
No charges have been announced in connection with the incident.
Although liability is unclear from the facts in the report, the motorcycle driver may have a claim against the other vehicle in the collision or others who were responsible for the crash.
If the adult driver was liable for the crash, they will not be able to recover damages from the driver of the other vehicle, but this doesn’t prevent the child from making an insurance claim against his father’s insurance company.
If the parent caused the motorcycle wreck, he is liable not only to anyone who was injured in the other vehicle, but he is also liable to the child who was thrown from the motorcycle, and his insurance policy is most likely on the hook to pay damages.
If the other driver was liable for the crash, or if the motorcyclist’s insurance company doesn’t pay the child full and fair compensation based on the child’s injuries and including damages for pain and suffering, the parent can seek the advice of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Charleston, SC to help recover damages on behalf of the injured child.
Motorcyclist’s Death in Greenville, SC Ruled a Homicide
The death of a motorcyclist who was struck by a vehicle on Ashmore Bridge Road in Greenville, SC, has been ruled a homicide by the coroner’s office:
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The death of a motorcyclist has been ruled a homicide following a crash in May on a Greenville County road.
We previously reported the crash happened on May 16 on Ashmore Bridge Road near Wyatt Drive.
The coroner’s office said the motorcycle was hit by a Ford Mustang following it. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the motorcyclist as Gunner Cole Adair, 22.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the motorcycle was reported stolen before the crash.
Following an autopsy, the coroner’s office ruled Adair’s death a homicide due to blunt force trauma.
This crash remains under investigation by the Greenville County Coroner’s Office and the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.
Homicide is not necessarily the same thing as murder, but it does mean that the coroner has determined that the other driver caused the motorcyclist’s death…
There are no caps on punitive damages in SC if the death was caused intentionally or if the defendant is convicted of a felony offense related to the crash.
Motorcycle Fatality on River Oaks Drive in Myrtle Beach, SC
A Myrtle Beach man was killed June 28, 2022, in a motorcycle crash on River Oaks Drive in Myrtle Beach:
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The coroner’s office has identified a man who was killed Tuesday night in a motorcycle crash on River Oaks Drive near Myrtle Beach.
William Corey, 31, of Myrtle Beach, died after the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a crash with an SUV in the 1300 block of River Oaks Drive, according to officials.
Corey was an employee at Backyard Sports Bar & Grill in Myrtle Beach, according to a manager at the restaurant…
The crash happened about 9:20 p.m., Horry County Fire Rescue said.
Corey was traveling north on River Oaks Drive, and an SUV attempting to turn left onto River Oaks Drive crashed with the motorcycle.
Two people in the SUV were not hurt.
Although there are not enough facts in the report to conclude whether there is liability for wrongful death on the part of the SUV driver, left turns into oncoming traffic without first looking for motorcycles is a common cause of motorcycle crashes…
Look twice, save a life, and, if you are riding in the Charleston or Myrtle Beach areas, assume that there will be reckless or careless drivers on the road – take care and be safe.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Charleston, SC
Charleston motorcycle accident 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.