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August 6, 2022

Columbia, SC – Motorcyclist Hurt in Crash with Van at Lake Murray & Woodrow St

Columbia, SC (August 5, 2022) – A motorcyclist was injured after being involved in a traffic accident in the Columbia area. 

The crash occurred at the intersection of Lake Murray and Woodrow Streets. A motorcycle reportedly collided with a van at the scene. The rider was hurt and taken to a local hospital for treatment. No one in the van was injured in the crash. 

An ongoing investigation into the collision is underway. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents in South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Motorcyclist Hurt in Crash with Van at Lake Murray & Woodrow St

Although riding a motorbike may be thrilling, it also exposes the rider to extra risks on the road. In South Carolina, there were 1,819 motorcycle accidents in 2010, which is a 5.8% rise from the year before. 1,984 individuals were hurt in these incidents, and 81 people lost their lives. In South Carolina, a motorcyclist is typically 41 years old when they are killed or seriously injured in an accident. 7.7% of all fatalities on state roads are the result of motorcycle accidents.

The last thing you should be concerned about after a motorbike accident in South Carolina is receiving compensation for your losses. It’s probable that you won’t be able to cover these damages out of pocket since motorcycle accidents often cause considerable financial losses. This does not necessarily mean, however, that your insurance company is ready to help you.

Since insurance companies are for-profit businesses, it only seems sensible that they would want to maximize their financial performance. That profit will often result in a loss for you. It’s likely that even if you are hurt and in agony after an accident, they won’t come to your rescue.

This implies that motorcycle riders will have a harder time receiving reimbursement. The insurance company may have attempted to humiliate you by making an insultingly low settlement offer or by attempting to shift the blame for your injuries onto you. Even worse, inaccurate and outdated stereotypes about motorcyclists may make it more challenging to be fairly compensated for one’s efforts.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorbike accident, Monge & Associates will do all in their power to ensure that you get the compensation to which you are entitled. To be eligible for lost wages compensation, you must first submit a personal injury claim. Call us at 888-688-1924 right once to discuss your case with a Columbia motorcycle accident attorney and find out how we may be able to assist you in recovering from your injuries.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.