Standing Up for South Carolina Bikers
Rider Justice is here to help South Carolina motorcycle riders who are injured in a motorcycle crash. We are driven to fight for injured riders and our team will aggressively go after maximum compensation. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to fighting for your rights after an accident. Every claim is different, and you need our experienced motorcycle attorneys on your side as soon as possible in order to pursue compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, bike repair, hospital bills and more. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Unfortunately, just like every other state in the country, South Carolina motorcycle riders also face discrimination in the legal system and the courts. Rider Justice was founded on the belief that motorcycle riders deserve equal rights under the law and we fight like hell to get you the money you are owed so you can heal and move forward.
We are motorcycle accident lawyers who fight for biker rights day in and day out. In our experience, motorcycle riders are often treated unfairly and, therefore, require aggressive attorneys in order to receive maximum compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash in South Carolina, give us a call for a completely free, no-obligation consultation to find out if you have a case. We’re proud to give every single client the care and attention they deserve all while taking the stress of insurance phone calls and hospital bills off your plate. We get to work so you can heal.
Rider Justice is the legal team you need when the absolute worst happens on the road.
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Rider Justice was founded by Scott O’Sullivan, a personal injury attorney who cares deeply about motorcycle riders and the motorcycle community. From his very first motorcycle crash case in 1998, Scott discovered that this was his vocation – his calling in life: to serve the motorcycle community and injured riders. This community is often stereotyped by the legal system and, therefore, South Carolina motorcycle riders must fight twice as hard for justice and compensation after a motorcycle crash.
If you have been injured in a South Carolina motorcycle accident, the Rider Justice team will fight like hell to get the money you are owed so that you can heal and move forward.
In addition to his professional service, Scott commits his personal time to non-profit board leadership and motorcycle event organizing, and he also provides free legal advice to BikerDown.
South Carolina Motorcycle Laws
Helmet: required if under 21
Motorcycle Endorsement: required
Gear: Eye protection required for under 21
Dead Red Lights: allowed after 2 minutes
Lane Splitting: Not Allowed
South Carolina and Motorcycles: Mountain Views, Tidal Pools and Ocean Vistas
Motorcycling is probably the best way to explore South Carolina. Not only is it rich with long, twisty roads but it’s also fragrant! All those people in cars miss the smells of the earthy marshes, the salty coastline, the dew-drop-drenched forests, the mossy waterfalls. South Carolina is a wonder for the senses and there is no better way to bask in its beauty than on two wheels!
South Carolina is divided into two distinct regions. The lower part (east and southeast of Columbia), which is also known as the Coastal Plain or Lowcountry, is mostly flat, offering gorgeous rides through farm country, marsh areas and then out onto the famous South Carolina coastline. The upper part (west and northwest of Columbia), which locals call “Upstate,” boasts verdant forests, gushing rivers and cascading waterfalls.
So how can you pick the best motorcycle rides in South Carolina? We’ve got a few for you here!
Motorcycle rides in Upstate South Carolina:
- Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway: This route, also known as Highway 11, follows the southern peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The highway traces the old Keowee Path or Cherokee Path, which was once used by the Cherokee, as well as by English and French fur traders. Motorcyclists will bask in the mountain views, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and forests! This ride has it all! (Except marshes and beaches. Go south for that!) Pack some food for a country picnic in Table Rock State Park.
- Back roads around Charlotte, SC: Bikers love the movie-ready back roads of Upstate South Carolina. Need a wooden bridge fix? Take a back road. Some favorites include Crowders Creek Lane, Sparrow Springs Road and Linwood Lane, all of which are near Charlotte. Bikers often remark on the low traffic, windy roads and beautiful views.
- US 178 Between Brevard and Anderson: Jump onto US 178 headed north from Anderson or south from Brevard. This highway has tight switchbacks, thick woods, and quick side trips to Jocassee Gorges and Twin Falls. This is a fall-colors-favorite with bikers.
Motorcycle rides in the Lowcountry of South Carolina:
- Edisto Beach: If you’re looking to get a feel for the marshes and small towns of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, take Route 174 south to Edisto Beach. You’ll ride through the town of Adams Run, across swampland, and under picturesque oak trees dripping with Spanish moss.
- Intercoastal Waterway: To enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, take SC-517 and cross the Intracoastal Waterway, a remarkable 3,000-mile inland waterway that runs from Boston to the Gulf of Mexico. Then, turn right onto SC-703 to cross the Breach Inlet Bridge to Sullivan’s Island, where you will delight in the island’s small-town charm. Continue south to Fort Sumter, site where the first shots were fired in the Civil War. This is a short jaunt, but take your time to stop and enjoy the large ships out at sea, Great Blue Herons, views of the Ravenel Bridge and more. This is a ride to be savored, not devoured.
- Francis Marion National Forest: Just north of Charleston (which you should absolutely visit!), this national forest boasts tidal creeks and estuaries where you can see several beautiful bird species. You can do a loop using SC-17, starting at McClellanville, heading north onto Guerrins Bridge Road. Then go north onto Halfway Creek Road until you hit SC-45 and go south back to McClellanville. Watch for Venus flytraps among the lush greenery!
Be Safe When Motorcycling in South Carolina
A word of caution: All of these South Carolina roads can be dangerous and South Carolina weather can be notoriously fickle, causing many motorcycle accidents for unsuspecting riders. (Don’t even get us started about the way auto drivers behave on twisty country roads. We’ve seen too many riders go down in South Carolina because of high-speed autos.) Whenever you ride your motorcycle in South Carolina, you should prepare for just about any weather event, ride defensively, and make sure you wear proper gear.
Ride South Carolina’s roads with joy! But please also ride safely. And if you ever need legal advice after a motorcycle accident in South Carolina, please call Rider Justice. We’ll drop everything to help you.
Free Insurance review
The worst possible time to find out you’re under insured, is after an accident. Before your next ride, call us and we’ll review your insurance with you to make sure you and your loved ones are properly covered. (We don’t sell motorcycle insurance, we just sue them.) Call now: (877) 562-9425