Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Chicago
Find Out If You Are Entitled to Compensation After a Motorcycle Collision
Although motorcycle riders are often portrayed as "wild and reckless," the fact is that most motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers. In a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), researchers found that the leading cause of motorcycle accidents is the failure of other drivers to notice the presence of motorcycles in traffic.
The most frequent motorcycle accident configuration is when a motorcycle is proceeding straight ahead and another driver turns left directly into the path of the motorcycle. According to the NHTSA report, intersections are the most likely location for motorcycle accidents to happen, when another driver violates the motorcyclist's right-of way while ignoring traffic controls.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle and they are vulnerable to serious injury in a crash. When a motorcycle comes to an abrupt stop in a collision, a rider can be thrown off the bike, colliding with objects in the pathway and ultimately with the ground. Common injuries in motorcycle accidents include:
- Biker's arm
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Lower extremity injuries
- Muscle damage
- Neck injuries
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
Legal Help for Injured Bikers in Chicago
If you have been hurt in a Chicago motorcycle crash caused by another driver, consult with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to claim compensation for all of your damages. The financial compensation sought generally includes the cost of medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses that are the result of the motorcycle accident.
Our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC are experienced trial lawyers, dedicated to aggressively pursuing the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive. We will negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf and fight for your rights in court to help you achieve your goals.
Contact us for a free case consultation with no obligation. There is no fee unless successful. We can be reached at (800) 996-4824.