Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer In Charleston

Were you injured, or did you lose a loved one in a motorcycle accident in Charleston? You could be owed significant compensation if someone else’s negligence caused the crash. 

Experts estimate that for every mile traveled in 2018, the number of motorcyclists who died was nearly 27 times the number who died in car accidents. Through no fault of your own, you may be injured and experience long-term or permanent physical injury. 

The Charleston motorcycle accident lawyers of Cranton Meehan are here to help protect your rights and provide you with knowledgeable and aggressive representation. Our team has extensive experience seeking compensation to cover lost wages, hospital and medical bills, and other unexpected costs from a motorcycle accident.

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Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

how motorcycle accidents happen

Although there are a wide variety of reasons why motorcycles crash, there are some common factors in many of the accidents whose victims we help.

Less visibility

Drivers of larger vehicles may overlook a smaller motorcycle, especially if objects on or off the road hide the motorcycle.

Distracted driving

Distracted drivers are less likely to notice a motorcycle. Distractions include using cell phones, being sleepy, having animated conversations with passengers, or driving under the influence.

Cars making left-hand turns

Cars making left-hand turns do not always see a cyclist who is going straight through the intersection and may turn in front of or into a motorcycle.

Aggressive drivers

When drivers engage in road-rage behaviors, speed, tailgate, or dash in and out of lanes of traffic, they may be too preoccupied with what they’re thinking about or where they’re going to carefully scan their surroundings for bikers.

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A history of success in Motorcycle Accident Cases

William Crantford and Jerry Meehan opened Murphy Crantford Meehan in 2015. They created a full-service law firm to help protect the rights of their clients in Charleston, South Carolina. The team has the training and support to address complex legal issues. We have successfully recovered compensation for many clients, including:

  • $2.35 million after a tractor-trailer rammed a passenger car
  • $1 million after an 18-wheeler struck a passenger car from behind 
  • $1 million for a passenger injured in a DUI crash

These cases and more earned the firm an “AV” rating, which is the highest peer review rating they could receive. They were also certified as members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a membership limited to lawyers who have won million and multi-million-dollar verdicts.

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The Charleston motorcycle accident attorneys of Murphy Crantford Meehan are ready to fight for for you. Call us today at 843-376-4030 to discuss your rights and legal options during a free consultation. to discuss your rights and legal options during a free consultation.

What should I do After a Motorcycle Accident

What should I do After a Motorcycle Accident?

Accidents happen when you least expect them. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be overwhelmed. There are a few steps you can take to protect your rights.


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We handle cases like these all the time, and our clients all have questions. We’ve answered some of the ones we hear most often.

See your doctor and get examined for any injury that may not have shown up immediately. Unless a doctor diagnoses an injury, you cannot get compensation to help pay medical bills.

You can request a report online or print the Request for Collision Report (SCDMV Form FR-50) and mail it to the address on the form. 

South Carolina uses a comparative negligence rule. You could be eligible for compensation, even if the accident was partly your fault.

At Murphy Crantford Meehan, we work on a contingency-fee basis. That means you pay us nothing upfront. When you win compensation for you, we get paid. We don’t win money for you, you don’t owe us anything.

You must file a personal injury claim within three years of the motorcycle accident in Charleston, South Carolina. 

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