Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are a group of people at high risk of sustaining severe injuries in accidents due to not being seen by other motorists on the road, or other drivers not giving them the same amount of space on the road that would be afforded to another vehicle. Motorcycle injuries are often life changing because of the limited protection that a motorcyclist has on the road and many motorcycle accidents kill the cyclist. The sad reality is that most motorcycle accidents can be prevented, but negligent drivers simply do not pay enough attention to cyclists on the road.

chicago motorbike accident attorneysA Rise in Fatalities Amongst Bikers

Over the last ten years, many more people have taken to the road on a motorcycle and as a result, it is an expectation that there would be more motorcycle accidents. The amount of fatalities has doubled, however, while the amount of cyclists has only increased by 63%.

Most of these fatalities occur in accidents that involve a motorcycle and another vehicle. These numbers are alarming and call for better driver education and stiffer punishments for driver negligence.

Painful Treatment Options and Surgeries

Motorcycle injuries include compound fractures, severe lacerations, shattered bones and injuries to the head and neck that can change the life of the motorcyclist forever. Many of these injuries require surgery and rehabilitation, which can take months or years. Not only is the recovery process painful, but it is very expensive. Chicago Motorcycle Injury Attorneys can accurately assess the lifetime costs of your motorcycle injuries and help you recover enough in damages that you will not be burdened by the high costs associated with your recovery.

Motorcycle Injuries & Deaths

If you have a family member who has been killed in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit on his or her behalf due to wrongful death. In most cases, the victim’s spouse, parent or child is most likely to bring the lawsuit, but it is advisable to consult with an attorney to determine which family member should file. Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys understand the pain that comes with a loss in the family and are determined to holding the responsible party liable and collecting the maximum amount in damages that you are afforded to by law.

Legal Experience that Produces Superior Results For Injured Motorcyclists

Our motorcycle accident lawyers have extensive experience working with experts in the fields of medicine, rehabilitation and accident reconstruction. These ties allow us to present your case effectively and in a manner that will win the largest amount of compensation possible by accurately presenting the costs of your medical care over the duration of your recovery. We also take into account the long term impact of your injuries and the financial burden that will result.

Very few motorcycle collision attorneys have handled the breadth of cases that our team has. We know the law and the medicine involved in collisions involving: orthopedic injuries, fracture injuries, herniated cervical and lumbar injuries, disc injuries, de-gloving accidents, spinal cord injures, brain damage injuries, leg fractures, quadriplegia, amputations and fatalities.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or lost a loved one due to reckless driver, contact us today to schedule a risk free consultation. At Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys, we guarantee our work through our promise never to charge you a dime unless we recover damages on your behalf. Give us a call now to learn more about your rights and to schedule your consultation.

Sources:

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811701.pdf
http://www.iihs.org/research/fatality.aspx?topicName=Motorcycles
http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/810982.pdf

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