Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

GREENVILLE & SPARTANBURG MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS ATTORNEY

Every day on South Carolina roads, auto accidents, trucking accidents and motorcycle accidents cause very serious injuries that change the lives of the people involved. Working with an experienced lawyer can help injured people hold others accountable for the harm caused.

As a Spartanburg/Greenville car accidents attorney and founder of the Patrick E. Knie Law Offices, I have been helping accident victims throughout South Carolina for more than 35 years. I will conduct a thorough investigation of your case, looking at all of the potential causes and working with accident reconstructionists, highway design experts and vehicle engineering experts, to build the strongest case possible.

WAS IT JUST THE NEGLIGENT DRIVER AT FAULT?

While many car accident and trucking accidents are caused by the actions of a driver (and particularly drunk drivers), there may have been other causes to your particular motor vehicle accident. Maybe a defective automotive part failed and caused the crash or contributed to the injuries? Maybe it was dangerous highway conditions because of poor freeway design or signage problems or construction materials left on the roadway? I will ensure that all negligent parties are held accountable for their reckless actions.

DEDICATED REPRESENTATION IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS

I have handled a large number of motorcycle accident cases, achieving successful financial recoveries for bikers who were injured and families of those who suffered wrongful death in a fatal accident. It's common for other drivers to blame the accident on the motorcyclist, saying they didn't see the cycle, but failing to see another vehicle on the road is not the motorcyclist's fault. Drivers have a responsibility to remain aware of traffic conditions at all times, especially when backing into traffic, when turning and when changing lanes.

Motorcycle accidents, too, can be caused by dangerous roadway conditions. In a recent case my firm handled, we represented a biker who suffered serious injuries when he hit a large shift in the pavement. Roadwork had left some sections of freeway much higher than other sections. While federal law says the change in grade must be less than two inches, the ledge in this highway was almost four inches. It caused the motorcycle to crash.

TAKING CARE OF YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS

One of the biggest mistakes people make after a car accident is assuming that they have recovered from their injuries when they have not. The full extent of a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury may not be fully evident until months after the accident occurred. For example, a concussion may cause subtle but permanent brain injury. Many back and neck injuries are much worse than originally diagnosed by physicians. Many times what appears to be only a sprain or strain turns out to be a herniated disk requiring surgery.

At my Spartanburg/Greenville, South Carolina, auto accident law firm, I make sure that my client sees a neurologist, neurosurgeon, orthopedic specialist and other specialized medical professional so he or she doesn't risk settling with the insurance company for less than the case is worth.

CONTACT A GREENVILLE & SPARTANBURG TRUCKING ACCIDENTS ATTORNEY

Car accidents, trucking accidents and other motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries. It is important to seek full and fair compensation to help you move forward with your life. Contact me, a Spartanburg/Greenville car accidents lawyer, online. Consultations are free and confidential.

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