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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Bloomingdale, IL

Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Bloomingdale, IL. If a negligent driver injured you and turned you life upside down, rely on the empathetic, experienced and aggressive legal advocacy of Burger Law to defend your rights and secure you the best possible compensation. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have dedicated their careers those who need help in Bloomingdale and throughout Illinois. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

It is unarguable that motorcyclists all but invisible on the Bloomingdale, IL roads. Riding a motorcycle provides relieves tension and stress and can provide a close sense of camaraderie with other bikers. Unfortunately, that can come at a cost: that can all come to a crashing halt when a thoughtless driver does not respect your safety and injures you. You did not ask to be in this situation, but now you are forced to deal with it. At Burger Law, our lawyer for motorcycle accident team abhors bullies who think they can disrespect motorcyclists' safety and resistant insurance companies that try to wriggle out of their responsibility. That is why we spend every day investigating claims, trying cases and accepting nothing less than a maximum financial recovery for those who sustain damages when they did nothing wrong. You deserve justice, and the Bloomingdale, IL motorcycle accident lawyers of Burger Law will get it for you. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT. You do not owe us a thing until you receive the compensation you are owed.

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How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Bloomingdale and Illinois?

Fourteen percent of motor vehicle deaths and four percent of injuries were sustained by motorcyclists, despite only barely over half a percent of vehicle traffic being motorcycles, according to research from the National Safety Council. In the United States, in 2020 82,000 people were injured and 5,579 perished in motorcycle crashes. In Illinois, of 3,077 motorcycle collisions, 2,404 caused injuries and 152 were fatal, according to the Illinois 2020 Crash Facts and Statistics. Regrettably, over 50 percent of those crashes came when a passenger car or truck collided with a motorcycle when the biker was driving in a straight line, which means the accidents were often due to another driver failing to notice motorcyclists. Wrecks happen most frequently in urban areas, especially on arterial roads.

According to findings from the Motorcycle Legal Foundation, Illinois is eighth in the country with close to 300,000 registered motorcycles, and fittingly was eighth in the country in fatalities in 2017.

Just under half of deadly motorcycle wrecks occur in the in the summer when the weather is nicer, and half happen between Friday night and Monday morning.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Bloomingdale, IL

A persistent and experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will be your rock when no one else will. From our first phone call to securing you maximum compensation, our team will:

  • Investigate your claim and ascertain who is at fault

    We have decades of experience investigating and litigating all categories of auto accidents, and know how to determine who is responsible. We will gather every bit of evidence available, including proof of your damages, dash or helmet cameras, medical reports 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 injuries

    Next, we will put a precise dollar amount on all of your medical expenses, lost wages and the way your injuries have emotionally and physically harmed you, and send a settlement letter to the insurance company demanding that you receive all of it. Every claim is different, and your compensation will be based on the severity of your injuries, how much time you lost from work recovering and how the injuries have affected you physically and emotionally. A fair settlement might be $20,000, or it might be $5,000,000.

  • Keep the insurance company on their toes

    An insurance adjuster's number one goal is to pay you as little money as possible, even nothing. Our Bloomingdale, IL motorcycle accident lawyers will immediately make them reverse track and put them on their heels. Insurance companies in Bloomingdale and throughout Illinois know they need to treat out clients fairly because they know that partial compensation is unacceptable to us. awards, honors and accolades that we have earned over the years are the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and being board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

When you hire Burger Law, we start working on your claim right away and do not back down until you are awarded the best possible recovery. Consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Bloomingdale, IL today at (314) 500-HURT to take the first step on your road to true healing.

What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Bloomingdale, IL?

No two crashes are totally alike, but analysis points to some concerning similarities. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:

However your accident unfolded, once you hire us the Bloomingdale, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team of Burger Law will immediately begin to carry out an exhaustive investigation and determine exactly who needs to be held accountable for not respecting your right to ride safely.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Bloomingdale, IL

As motorcyclists are are not protected by doors, roofs and airbags, injuries often require extensive medical treatment and can have permanent consequences. While just one in ten Illinois car occupants sustained an A-injury — meaning an injury that is severely debilitation — that number jumps up to almost 40 percent of motorcycle drivers, 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 Bloomingdale, IL will see to it that you receive compensation for them.

Bloomingdale, IL Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the people who come to us for legal counsel never been in an accident and naturally have questions about how a motorcycle accident claim works. Below are the answers to many of the questions our clients ask us:

Can I Still Get Compensation if I Was Not Wearing a Helmet?

The National Safety Council found that over the course of 15 years in the early 2000s, helmets saved more than 25,000 lives. That is because head injuries account for 41.4 percent of fatal motorcycle injuries.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers always recommend driving safely, including wearing appropriate safety gear when riding a motorcycle. Still, according to the 2022 Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual, it is not illegal to ride a motorcycle without a helmet in Illinois. That means that there is no basis for blaming you for being negligent under the law. While an insurance company may try to blame your injuries on your decision not to wear a helmet, an experienced Bloomingdale, IL motorcycle accident lawyer will tell them that they know that is nonsense.

Will I Have to Go to Court to Get Compensation for My Motorcycle Injuries?

Motorcycle accident cases rarely go to trial. According to research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only three percent of civil lawsuits are resolved by a jury. With a strong attorney on your side, the insurance company will not want to go into a lengthy trial they are likely to lose.

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

In most cases, you can still obtain a recovery even if another driver did not directly hit you. Proving a personal injury claim means showing someone was negligent and that their negligence caused the accident that injured you. So if you had no choice but to try an emergency maneuver after someone was driving erratically, you you still deserve compensation because you would not have sustained injuries if they had driver responsibly.

How Much Does a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Cost?

Motorcycle injuries happen in the blink of an eye, and injuries often create sudden financial hardships. That is why our Bloomingdale, 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 benefits for you:

  1. We have no reason to take up your claim unless we truly believe in its merits and that we can put a lot more money into your pocket.
  2. You will not receive any empty promises.

At Burger Law, our Bloomingdale, IL motorcycle crash lawyers will only take on your case if it is in your best interest.

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Can I Really Get More Money With 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 you can usually get a fair settlement on your own, with injuries that require more extensive medical treatment and more time off work, you will almost always need a motorcycle accident lawyer to be truly compensated.

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 the contingency fee has been paid. The same study also determined that people who hire a motorcycle accident lawyer are more likely to get. According to respondents in a different survey over nine in 10 respondents who hired a lawyer received a payout, compared to barely over half of people who did not seek legal representation.

Are There Any Third Parties Liable for My Injuries?

That depends on the specifics of your accident, but it is very possible that after a thorough investigation your motorcycle accident lawyer will conclude that one or more other parties are liable for your injuries:

  • You can file a product liability claim against a car or motorcycle manufacturer if a defective product such as faulty clutches contributed to your injuries.
  • A business can be responsible for their driver's actions if you were injured in a bus accident, truck accident or rideshare accident.
  • A local, state or federal government if a road hazard or poorly designed road contributed to your injuries.
  • A construction company if you were injured in a construction zone if they did not securely zone it off.

Different laws apply to making claims against different liable parties, so it is vital to hire a lawyer for motorcycle accident familiar with Illinois statutes and who is not afraid to stand up to powerful corporations. For example, who can be held liable in a product liability case depends on a variety of factors.

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

Yes. While somebody else may have caused the accident, a poor decision on your part may mean that you are partially responsible for your injuries. Illinois is classified as a "modified comparative fault" state. That means you will only be compensated for the part of accident that liable party is responsible for. For example, if a jury determines your injuries are worth $100,000 but that you are 20 percent to at fault for your injuries, you would be awarded $80,000.

It is important to note that under 735 ILCS 5/2-1116, you will not be able to make any sort of recovery if you are responsible for 50 percent of your damages.

What Is Included in the Financial Recovery for My Bloomingdale, IL Motorcycle Accident?

Your injuries affect you in more ways than just physical pain and needing to recover. There are also hospital expenses, time lost from work, possibly disfigurement and mental burdens as well. Compensation in personal injury claims is divided into two categories: economic damages and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages are all the money you either spent or lost because of your injuries. That includes all medical expenses like follow up doctors' appointments, physical therapy, crutches and more. It also includes any earnings you lost from not being able to work for a period because of your injuries. In severe cases, your finances may be impacted in the future as well. Such as if you can only safely work 20 hours a week now, or if you need a knee replacement that will have to be replaced in the future. In those cases we work with our network of economic experts to adjust for inflation and rising costs of medical care.

Economic damages also compensate you for out-of-pocket expenses such as having to hire a nanny to take care of your kids while you recover.

Noneconomic damages are not as cut-and-dry, but essentially compensate you for physical, emotional and mental hardships your injuries have caused. This can be anything from the physical pain and suffering you feel to not being able to play with your kids like before. If you used to play piano everyday but now cannot sit up straight at the bench, Burger Law's Bloomingdale, IL motorcycle accident lawyers will make sure you are compensated for that.

Our motorcycle crash and personal injury lawyers have helped the injured throughout Illinois receive compensation for a variety types of cases, including:

Bloomingdale, IL Motorcycle Safety Tips

The inherent danger of a motorcycle is a counterweight to the freedom they instill. Being thorough about safety is a must on a motorcycle. You can keep you and others as safe as possible by:

  • Taking a safety course — A safety course will instill in you how to stay safe on a motorcycle. After a basic course, you can take a further course that teaches advanced turning and emergency braking techniques.
  • Planning for the weather — Inclement weather both creates hazards for you and reduces visibility for you and other drivers.
  • Using the right safety gear — If a collision is unavoidable, protective equipment such as helmets and boots specifically made for bikers is key to avoiding more severe injuries.
  • Adhering to traffic laws — While it may seem fun to wave in between cars, the rules are meant to keep everyone safe, including you. Stay in your lane, ride at an appropriate speed and make sure your bike is compliant with other regulations set out in 625 ILCS 5/11.
  • Staying visible — Illinois law requires motorcyclists to have their headlights no matter what time of day it is. Having a bike and jacket with visibility stripes will ensure you can be seen at night.
  • Riding defensively — Motorcyclists are occasionally invisible on the road, and beyond the dangers of road hazards, some motorists are even aggressive towards them. Keep an eye out at all times and do not assume others will see you.

Of course, even when you do not do anything wrong you can still be injured by another person's negligence. That is when Burger Law steps in. Contact a motorcycle crash lawyer in Bloomingdale, IL now at (314) 500-HURT to get the best possible results in your claim.

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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Chicago, Illinois | Burger Law

In our 30 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 negligent actors can cause for motorcyclists who are just trying to enjoy a passion of theirs. These trying times will not last forever. With the help of Burger Law's Bloomingdale, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team, you will get the full compensation you need to truly recover and be made whole again. We are the most- and highest-rated personal injury law firm in the Midwest for a reason: we fight until there is nothing left to fight. Call an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Bloomingdale, IL now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free consultation.

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