South Carolina Moped Injuries Need an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
In this economy, mopeds-also known as scooters-have become very popular in the Florence, Darlington, Columbia, Midlands and Pee Dee, South Carolina region. Besides being priced as low as $900, they are convenient, quiet and extraordinarily energy efficient, costing under a penny a mile to run. Students ride mopeds around college campuses to get to class, professionals ride mopeds to work, teenagers drive mopeds to friend's houses and countless South Carolinians use mopeds for running errands. But just as golf cart accident statistics have shown those fuel-efficient vehicles to be extremely dangerous, mopeds and scooters can be treacherous too, and every year devastating moped accidents occur. Benjamin R. Matthews and Associates, LLC know moped laws inside and out and can help moped crash injury victims seek justice. Call us today toll-free at (803) 799-1700. We help South Carolina moped injury victims in the Midlands, which includes the Columbia area, and the Pee Dee region, including Darlington, as well as the Florence area.
Scooter Accident Injuries In South Carolina Can Be Catastrophic
In a study conducted from 2001 to 2005, the Center For Disease Control and Prevention found that mopeds were part of a group of recreational vehicles that comprised over 20% of traumatic brain injury Emergency Department visits. As those who live near golf courses know, golf carts and mopeds are popular. Yet with the differences between golf cart accidents and car crashes already drastic, when it comes to riding a moped, risks are even higher. Moped wrecks are also more dangerous than motorcycle accidents, because moped riders rarely wear protective gear besides sometimes having on a moped helmet. Even with helmets, moped and scooter riders can suffer many devastating injuries. A case in point was an accident in which two 13-year old boys, both of whom were wearing helmets, were nearly hit head-on by an SUV as they rode together on a moped. Instead the SUV sideswiped their moped, trapping one of the boys underneath and dragging him several feet, resulting in debilitating head trauma.
Moped collision injuries can take many forms:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Bone fractures
- Back and neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Cuts and abrasions
- Internal organ damage
Don't Let Devastating Moped Crash Injuries Ruin Your Life-Call Us Today
If you or a loved one suffered moped accident injuries, contact Benjamin R. Matthews and Associates, LLC today so we can fight for your rights. Reach us (803) 799-1700 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Every discussion is confidential and you pay nothing unless you win.