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Motorcycle Collisions with Drunk Drivers

No matter how careful we are, how prepared we are, or how much training we have in the safe operation of a motorcycle and defensive driving, a drunk driver can come out of nowhere and change or even end a motorcyclist’s life.  Next to a motorcycle v. eighteen-wheeler collision, it is the worst possible scenario.  ...


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Motorcycle Crashes in Charleston, SC – Do We Need Harsher Penalties for Failure to Yield? 

In December 2022 there were multiple motorcycle collisions in and around Charleston, SC, including two deaths resulting from motorcycle crashes and one person who was seriously injured after fleeing law enforcement on a motorcycle.  Below, we will also consider whether SC needs harsher penalties for failure to yield – probably the most common traffic violation ...


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What is Qualified Immunity and How Can it Affect Your Case? 

What is qualified immunity?  In 2020, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing and the protests that followed, there was much discussion about the doctrine of qualified immunity and how it 1) emboldened police to commit civil rights violations and 2) allowed police to avoid any consequences for their violations.  Lately, I haven’t heard much ...


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Motorcycle Accidents in Summerville, Greenville, Awendaw, Mount Pleasant, and Georgetown, SC

In October and November of 2022, there were multiple motorcycle accidents in and around Charleston, SC, including motorcycle fatalities, crashes that were likely caused by negligent drivers, crashes that were likely caused by the motorcyclist, and a motorcycle chase that began in Charleston, SC, and ended in a crash in Georgetown, SC. Please, “look twice, ...


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Motorcycle Accidents and Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Charleston, SC

Motorcycle accidents often result in the death of the motorcyclist or passengers, and, when the crash was caused by another driver’s negligence, the deceased person’s family may be able to sue for wrongful death.  A single moment of carelessness can result in the painful and unimaginable loss of a spouse, child, parent, brother, or sister, ...


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Motorcycle Crashes in Charleston, Orangeburg, Florence, Berkeley, Beaufort, Horry, Lexington, and Anderson, South Carolina

In September and October 2022, there have been numerous deadly motorcycle crashes across the state, including fatalities that were caused by negligent drivers of other vehicles. Some crashes may have been no one’s fault – one man was killed after a collision with a deer in Lexington County, for example. Other motorcycle crashes may have ...

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Negligence, Gross Negligence, Negligence Per Se, and Comparative Negligence in SC Motorcycle Accident Cases

What does negligence mean in the context of a motorcycle accident or other personal injury case in SC?  Negligence is the most common way to prove the other driver’s liability for the crash – if the other driver was negligent, then they are responsible for the damages that were caused by their negligence…  Below, we ...