FAQs about Motorcycle Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that, per vehicle miles traveled, motorcycle riders are 5 times more likely to be injured in a crash than passenger vehicle riders. At Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC, we represent motorcyclists who have been injured in accidents caused by the negligence of others.
Below, we offer answers to some commonly asked questions about motorcycle accidents.
What Is The Time Limit To File A Lawsuit After A Motorcycle Accident?
In Illinois, the statute of limitations (time limit imposed by law) is usually two years from the date of the accident. However, the sooner you consult with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney, the better to let your lawyer obtain and preserve the evidence to support your injury claim.
Do I Need An Attorney To Settle My Motorcycle Accident Case?
If you have sustained serious injuries in a collision that was someone else's fault, your best course of action is to speak with a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Insurance companies are in business to make profits, and simply do not have your best interests at heart. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can make a dramatic difference in the value of your settlement or verdict.
Will I Be Reimbursed For My Lost Wages If I Am Unable To Return To Work After A Motorcycle Accident?
Your lost wages will be part of the compensation sought by our firm. If you have been seriously injured and as a result are unable to return to work in your former occupation, you may also be able to include lost earning potential and other financial damages in your demand.
Are Motorcycle Accidents More Likely To Be Fatal Than Car Accidents?
Yes. NHTSA reports that the occupant fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled was 23.41 for motorcycles, as compared with 0.90 for passenger cars and 0.73 for light trucks.
Contact Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC today for a free case evaluation. We take on Chicago motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis – no fees unless we win.
Call us today at (800) 996-4824.