It is a common misconception that motorcyclists are irresponsible and reckless but the majority of accidents involving motorcycles are the fault of a negligent driver rather than the motorcyclist. Motor vehicles afford passengers with increasingly sophisticated technologies that keep them safe during accidents that cannot be implemented on a motorcycle. The nature of motorcycle accidents and the lack of safety devices to protect motorcyclists are why victims suffer such painful and serious injuries that require expensive medical procedures to recover from. The Chicago Injury Center is a law office dedicated to defending and representing the interests of those who have been injured in motorcycle accidents in Chicago, and which could have easily been prevented.
Common Causes of a Chicago Motorcycle Accident
Illinois law affords a motorcycle the same rights on the road as a car, but many motorists fail to notice them, follow too closely or drive into space that the cyclist is entitled to occupy on the road. All of these factors can contribute to or be the cause of an accident. On occasion, defective parts or design can cause an accident or influence the severity of injuries sustained by the motorcyclist as well. It is important to consult a motorcycle accident attorney in order to reconstruct your accident and determine the exact cause and what parties are liable for your injuries.
Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents in Chicagoland
The injuries caused by an accident can be severely debilitating and require multiple surgical procedures to treat. The most common injuries that result from motorcycle accidents include the following.
- Broken or shattered bones
- Trauma to the head, neck and spine that can cause partial or complete paralysis
- Injuries that require amputation
- Death of rider and or motorcycle passenger
The Power of Having an Experienced Chicago Motorcycle Accident Attorney Represent You in Your Case
It is an unfortunate reality that insurance companies, at fault drivers and motorcycle manufacturers will do whatever they deem necessary to limit their financial responsibility even if they are clearly liable according to law. The benefits of having a Chicago motorcycle injury lawyer representing your best interests are that someone who has experience working with insurance companies will be able to handle your insurance claim and make sure that you are treated fairly; your lawyer will be able to maximize the amount of damages are you able to collect in order to pay for your medical costs, time off work and pain and suffering; and you will have an advocate who is working with you every step of the way to help ensure that you have access to treatment while being able to afford it.
The attorneys at The Chicago Injury Center have the experience and access to resources required to ensure that every client we represent is able to receive the compensation he or she is entitled to. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Chicago or anywhere in Illinois, contact us today for a free consultation with an accident lawyer who will review the details of your case, inform you of your rights and let you know exactly what to expect moving forward.