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Motorcycle Accidents

Charleston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Charleston has the weather and the scenic beauty that motorcyclists find irresistible, but the city also sees its fair share of dangerous bike accidents. Often, these accidents are caused by drivers who simply fail to look for and safely share the road with motorcyclists. If you’ve suffered an injury in such an accident, it’s time to consult with an experienced Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer.

When You Ride

Your motorcycle packs considerable power that allows you to easily keep up with traffic while you handle the road more nimbly than other motorists can. This can set the stage for rear-end accidents when rear traffic fails to maintain a safe distance. When you’re on your bike, you lack the protective shell of a car and have only your helmet to shield you from the impact of an accident, which leaves you especially vulnerable to the negligence of other drivers.

The Dangerous Negligence of Other Drivers

Driver negligence puts everyone on the road at increased risk, but if you’re on your motorcycle, that risk is magnified.

Excess Speed

Speeding considerably enhances the inherent risks of the road. When a motorist exceeds the speed limit or drives too fast in relation to the road’s condition or the effects of weather on it, they are more likely to cause an accident, and the accident itself is more likely to be fatal. When excess speed is involved, it amplifies risk across all accidents.


Distracted driving has been identified as one of the most dangerous driving practices, and our affection for our smartphones has amplified the concern. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that – of all the distractions out there – texting holds top billing as the most alarming.


While it’s no surprise that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous, too many motorists refuse to take the matter seriously, and unsuspecting motorcyclists can pay the price. Drunk drivers are dangerous, unpredictable drivers whose physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments put motorcyclists like you at serious risk.


While drowsy driving doesn’t get the same amount of attention as drunk driving does, it fosters many of the same forms of impairment and is an exceptionally dangerous practice.

Your Physical, Financial, and Emotional Damages

If you’ve suffered an injury due to another driver’s negligence in a motorcycle accident, a careful assessment of your complete losses is key, including in all the following categories:

An Experienced Charleston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help

The practiced motorcycle accident lawyers at Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC – proudly serving Charleston, South Carolina – understand the impact a motorcycle accident can have in your life, and we have the experience, resources, and drive to help you recover compensation for the full scope of your damages  – in support of your most complete recovery. Learn more about what we can do by contacting us online or calling 864-301-8767 today.