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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Beach Park, IL

Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Beach Park, IL. If a negligent driver injured you and turned you life upside down, rely on the honest, seasoned and committed personal injury law firm of Burger Law to stand by your side and secure you full compensation. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have pledged their careers the injured in Beach Park and throughout Illinois. Call a qualified attorney now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

No one can deny that motorcyclists all but invisible on the Beach Park, IL roads. Driving a motorcycle provides a sort of meditative connection between the mind and body and can offer a great sense of fellowship with other bikers. Unfortunately, it is not without its dangers: all of those freedoms can be taken from you when a thoughtless driver causes you to crash. You should not have to pay for another person's recklessness. At Burger Law, our lawyer for motorcycle accident team cannot stand bullies who do not care about the consequences of their thoughtlessness and resistant insurance companies that refuse to hold their policyholders accountable. That is why we spend every day investigating claims, convincing jury members and demanding a maximum financial recovery for those harmed by someone else's poor decisions. This injustice needs to be undone, and the Beach Park, IL motorcycle accident lawyers of Burger Law will see to it that it is. Speak to an honest and experienced attorney now at (314) 500-HURT. We charge no fees until we win your claim.

If you were injured through no fault of your own, find out the value of your claim by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.



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How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Beach Park and Illinois?

Fourteen percent of traffic deaths and four percent of injuries were sustained by motorcyclists, despite only barely over half a percent of vehicle traffic being motorcycles, according to the National Safety Council. In the United States, in 2020 there were 82,500 motorcycle accident injuries and 5,579 deaths. In Illinois, of 3,077 motorcycle collisions, 2,404 caused injuries and 152 were deadly, according to the Illinois 2020 Crash Facts and Statistics. Regrettably, over 50 percent of those happened when the motorcycle was going in a straight line, insinuating that the accidents were often caused by a car or truck driver failing to notice motorcyclists. Wrecks happen most frequently in metropolitan areas, especially on arterial roads.

According to findings from the Motorcycle Legal Foundation, Illinois is eighth in the nation in terms of both registered motorcycles and motorcycle crash fatalities.

The most common season for motorcycle crashes is summer, and half of all wrecks happen between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Beach Park, IL

A diligent and talented motorcycle accident lawyer will be your legal advocate when it seems like everything is going against you. From our first phone call to our final victory in a settlement or in court, your Burger Law motorcycle accident team will:

  • Investigate your case and determine liability

    We know auto accident claims, and know how to uncover the causes of accidents. We will obtain all the necessary evidence, including insurance policies, dash or helmet cameras, eyewitness testimony and more. Then, we will rely on our familiarity with the law and liability and consult with accident recreation experts to determine causation and liability.

  • Determine the value of your claim

    Next, we will consult with doctors and economic experts to put an exact figure on your injuries, and write the insurance company on your behalf demanding full payment. How much you are owed depends on a variety of factors. Some successful resolutions end up being tens of thousands of dollars, while others can reach the millions.

  • Fight back against the insurance company

    An insurance adjuster's main interest is to pay you as little money as possible, even nothing. Our Beach Park, IL motorcycle accident lawyers will immediately make them reverse track and put them on their heels. Insurance companies in Beach Park and throughout Illinois have come to fear the Burger Law name because they know we know how to get great results. awards, honors and accolades that Burger Law has received are the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and being board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

When you hire Burger Law, we start investigating your accident and communicating with the insurance company without delay and keep fighting until there is nothing left to fight. Consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Beach Park, IL today at (314) 500-HURT to take the first step on your journey to true recovery.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Beach Park, IL?

No two crashes are entirely the same, but data shows some troubling similarities. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:

However your accident unfolded, you can be sure the Beach Park, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team of Burger Law will perform a thorough investigation and determine exactly who needs to be held accountable for injuring you.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Beach Park, IL

As motorcyclists are relatively unprotected, terrible injuries can occur in crashes. While just 11.7 percent of people injured in car accidents sustained an A-injury — meaning an injury that is severely debilitation — that percentage goes up to over a third of motorcycle riders, according to data from the Illinois Department or Transportation. The more common motorcycle accident injuries are:

Whatever the extent of your or your loved one's injuries, Burger Law's motorcycle accident lawyer team in Beach Park, IL will see to it that you receive compensation for them.

Beach Park, IL Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our motorcycle accident clients have never had to go through a claims process and naturally have questions about the motorcycle accident claim process. Some of the most common questions we get are:

Do I Still Have a Case if I Was Not Wearing a Helmet?

The National Safety Council approximates that over a recent 15 year period, helmets saved more than 25,000 lives. That is hardly surprising, as head injuries are the most common fatal injury in motorcycle crashes.

Persuading people to drive safely is an important part of what we do, and that means wearing appropriate safety gear when riding a motorcycle. However, according to the 2022 Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual, there is no law in Illinois that compels motorcycle drivers to wear a helmet. So, according to state law, you did not do anything wrong and therefore are not liable. There is no reason for your claim to be affected if you did not wear a helmet.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

Most likely, no. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only three out of 100 tort claims are decided by a trial verdict. This is because either the injured party accepts a low settlement without consulting with a lawyer, or because they hire a motorcycle accident lawyer who knows how to fight back against a resistant insurance company and get them the compensation they deserve.

Can I Still Recover if I Was Injured by an Emergency Fall?

If another driver is responsible for your emergency maneuver. Proving a personal injury claim means showing someone was negligent and that their negligence led to your damages. So if you had no choice but to try an emergency maneuver because a driver did not see you when turning left, you could still pursue a claim because you would not have sustained injuries if they had driver responsibly.

What if I Do Not Have the Money to Pay for a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

No one anticipates being injured, and few people save up just in case they will ever have to deal with being injured because somebody else broke the rules. That is why our Beach Park, IL motorcycle accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means we take a percentage of your final compensation as our fees. We only get paid once we win your case. Beyond easier access to quality legal representation, there are two other advantages for you:

  1. We will only agree to take on your case if we are sure we can add significant value to it.
  2. We have no reason to give you the run around.

At Burger Law, our Beach Park, IL motorcycle crash lawyers work for you, the injured, and only you.

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Will I Just End Up Losing Out on Money if I Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Insurance companies want you to believe that it is actually the attorney that cannot be trusted. That is false. While in some cases with mild injuries it is true that we may not be able to add much value to your claim, with more severe injuries that have higher medical bills and cause more pain and suffering, you will almost always need a motorcycle accident lawyer to keep the insurance company honest.

According to the study "Attorney Involvement in Auto Injury Claims" from the Insurance Research Council, you are likely to get up to 350 percent more for an auto accident with an attorney, even after considering attorneys' fees. The same study also found that people who hire a motorcycle accident lawyer are more likely to get. According to a survey of people who pursued auto crash injury claims 91 percent of people with an attorney received a payout, compared to roughly half of people who did not seek legal representation.

Are There Any Third Parties Liable for My Injuries?

That depends on things such as road conditions, if the driver was driving in relation to their job and motorcycle or car parts, but motorcycle accident lawyers often reveal other liable parties:

  • You can make a product liability claim anyone involved in the chain of distribution in motor vehicles if a defective product such as faulty handlebars caused your injuries.
  • A business can be responsible for your injuries if they were caused by bus accident, truck accident or rideshare accident.
  • A government entity if a road hazard or poorly designed road contributed to your accident.
  • A construction company if you were injured near a construction zone if important safety measures were not implemented.

The claims and lawsuit process can vary greatly when it involves different types of defendants, so it is vital to hire a lawyer for motorcycle accident familiar with Illinois statutes and who is not afraid to go after every liable party. For example, there are special restrictions regarding who you can sue in the government and how long you have to sue them.

Can I Still Make a Recovery for My Motorcycle Accident if I Am Partially to Blame?

With the help of an aggressive attorney, yes. If someone else caused the accident, you may still bear some responsibility for your injuries if you did not follow certain safety protocols. Illinois is classified as a "modified comparative fault" state. That means the compensation you receive may be reduced by the portion of blame you share. For example, if a jury determines you are owed $100,000 in damages but that the other driver is only 80 percent at fault for your injuries, you would receive $80,000.

It is important to mention that pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2-1116, you will not be able to make any sort of recovery if you are responsible for half of your damages.

What Compensation Can I Recover for My Beach Park, IL Motorcycle Accident?

Your injuries affect you in more ways than just physical pain and needing to recover. There are also hospital expenses, consequences for your ability to work, possibly disfigurement and mental anguish as well. Compensation in personal injury claims is largely broken down into two categories: economic damages and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages are the sum total of your financial loss. That includes all medical bills like follow up doctors' appointments, physical therapy, crutches and more. If you could not work while recovering, you will be compensated for that as well. In the most awful situations, your finances may be impacted in the future as well. For example, if you were a warehouse worker who can no longer lift over 20 pounds, or if you need assistive devices that will have to be replaced in the future. In those cases we consult with economic experts to determine what those costs will be in the future.

Economic damages also cover out-of-pocket expenses such as Ubers or bus fare to and from medical appointments.

Noneconomic damages are not as cut-and-dry, but essentially compensate you for physical, emotional and mental hardships your injuries have caused. This can include the physical pain and suffering you have undergone to experiencing pain when bringing in the groceries. If you were the MVP in your local basketball league and now can no longer jump the same, Burger Law's Beach Park, IL motorcycle accident lawyers will make sure you are compensated for that.

Our motorcycle crash and personal injury lawyers take on numerous types of claims, including:

How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries in Beach Park, IL

The inherent danger of a motorcycle is a counterweight to the exhilaration they instill. It is important to never overestimate your abilities on a motorcycle. The best ways to reduce the risk of accident and injury is by:

  • Taking a safety course — A safety course will get you familiar with the rules of the road for motorcyclists. There are also more advanced courses with advanced turning and emergency braking techniques.
  • Looking at the forecast — Inclement weather both makes your bike less stable and reduces visibility for you and other drivers.
  • Using the right safety gear — If a crash is unavoidable, safety equipment such as helmets and boots specifically made for motorcyclists is key to not sustaining a catastrophic injury.
  • Following the rules of the road — While it may be tempting to wave in between cars, we all have a duty to keep the roads safe. Avoid weaving in between cars, drive the speed limit and make sure your bike is compliant with other regulations set out in 625 ILCS 5/11.
  • Ensuring you are visible — Illinois law requires motorcyclists to have their headlights no matter what time of day it is. Investing in a bike and equipment with visibility stripes goes a long way in helping others see you too.
  • Riding defensively — Motorcyclists are occasionally invisible on the road, are often the subject of scorn from other drivers and are affected much more by road hazards such as uneven pavement. Keep an eye out at all times and do not assume others will be respectful.

Of course, you can still become injured through no fault of your own. That is when Burger Law steps in. Contact a motorcycle crash lawyer in Beach Park, IL now at (314) 500-HURT to get maximum compensation.

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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Chicago, Illinois | Burger Law

In our three decades years of experience, we have beaten large corporations, resistant insurance companies and gotten great results for our clients. We have seen up close the damage reckless drivers can cause for motorcyclists who do not do anything wrong. These trying times will not last forever. Burger Law's Beach Park, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team will not let someone get away with hurting you. It is not for nothing that we are the most- and highest-rated personal injury law firm in the Midwest: we respect our clients, we fight hard for our clients and we take their cases personally. Call a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer in Beach Park, IL today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free consultation.

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