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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Chester, IL

Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Chester, IL. If a negligent driver injured you and turned you life upside down, rely on the compassionate, veteran and dedicated personal injury law firm of Burger Law to defend your rights and secure you a full recovery. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have pledged their careers the vulnerable in Chester and throughout Illinois. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

It is unarguable that motorcyclists are not given the same respect other vehicles on the Chester, IL roads. Riding a motorcycle provides relieves tension and stress and can offer a close sense of friendship with other bikers. Unfortunately, it is not without its dangers: you can be robbed of that feeling when a negligent 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 despises bullies who think the road belongs to them and dubious insurance companies that refuse to hold their policyholders responsible. That is why we work tirelessly investigating claims, convincing jury members and accepting nothing less than full compensation for those who sustain damages by someone else's negligence. This wrong needs to be made right, and the Chester, 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.

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Chester, IL and Illinois Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Fourteen percent of traffic fatalities and four percent of injuries were sustained by motorcyclists, despite only less than one percent of vehicle traffic being motorcycles, according to research from 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. Sadly, over half of those crashes came when the motorcycle was driving straight, which leads us to believe that the accidents were often because of another driver not respecting motorcyclists on the road. Most of the crashes occurred in densely populated areas, especially major city streets.

According to data from the Motorcycle Legal Foundation, Illinois is eighth in the country with 280,322 registered motorcycles, and proportionately was eighth in the country in deaths in 2017.

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.

How Can a Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Chester, IL My Claim?

A persistent and committed motorcycle accident lawyer will fight on your behalf when you need help the most. From the first time we meet to our final victory in a settlement or in court, your Burger Law motorcycle accident team will:

  • Investigate your case and determine who is at fault

    We know auto accident claims, and know how to determine liability. We will acquire every type of evidence we can, including how much coverage is available, dash or helmet cameras, eyewitness testimony and more. Then, we will use our experience and consult with accident recreation experts to determine causation and liability.

  • Determine how much your case is worth

    Then, we will use our network of medical and financial experts to put an exact figure on your injuries, and send a settlement letter to the insurance company demanding that you receive all of it. 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.

  • Play hardball with the insurance company

    An insurance adjuster's number one goal is to pay you as little money as possible, even nothing. Our Chester, IL motorcycle accident lawyers do not let them get away with it. Insurance companies in Chester 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 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 right away and work tirelessly until the scales of justice have been balanced. Consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Chester, IL today at (314) 500-HURT to learn more about the tremendous care and attention we offer our clients.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Chester, IL?

Every accident is unique, but research reveals some troubling similarities. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:

Whatever caused your collision, you can be sure the Chester, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team of Burger Law will carry out an exhaustive investigation and determine exactly whose negligence caused your injuries.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Chester, IL

As motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than other motorists, 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 figure increases to over a third of motorcycle drivers, according to data from the Illinois Department or Transportation. Some of the injuries we see most often in motorcycle wrecks include:

Burger Law's Chester, IL motorcycle accident lawyers have recovered compensation for people with minor whiplash injuries as well as permanent disabilities like paralysis.

Chester, IL Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the people who come to us for help never had to hire an attorney before and naturally have questions about the motorcycle accident claim process. Some of the most common questions we get are:

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

The National Safety Council estimates that between 2002 and 2017, helmets saved more than 25,000 lives. Indeed, head injuries account for 41.4 percent of fatal motorcycle injuries.

Driving safely saves lives, and that means wearing the right equipment when you are on a motorcycle. Still, according to the 2022 Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual, there is no law in Illinois that compels motorcycle drivers to wear a helmet. That means that there is no basis for blaming you for being negligent under the law. There is no reason for your claim to be affected if you did not wear a helmet.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

That is incredibly unlikely. According to research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only three percent of tort claims are resolved by a trial verdict. Settlements are usually favorable to both parties, as long as you have a great lawyer on your side.

Can I Still Get Compensation if I Was Injured by an Emergency Fall?

If you performed the maneuver because of another driver's negligence, yes. In order to prove negligence in a personal injury claim, you need to show that the other driver did something wrong that caused your injuries. So if you were injured because you were forced into an emergency maneuver because a driver tried to merge into your lane without looking, 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. Our Chester, IL motorcycle accident lawyers charge a contingency fee, or a portion of your final payout, not an hourly fee. You pay nothing upfront. That is important for two reasons:

  1. We will only agree to take on your case if we are confident we can add significant value to it.
  2. You can trust that we are not inflating our earnings with busy work.

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

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Will I Pay a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer More Money Than It Is Worth?

Insurance companies want you to believe that it is actually the attorney that cannot be trusted. That is false. If your injury only required an appointment with your primary care doctor 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 certainly get get a higher payout if you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer.

According to a paper called "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 council 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 made any kind of financial recovery, compared to roughly half of people without an attorney.

What Other Parties Can I Hold Liable for My Injuries?

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

  • You can file a product liability claim anyone involved in the chain of distribution in motor vehicles if a defective product such as faulty protective gear caused your injuries.
  • A commercial company can owe you compensation for their driver's actions if you were injured in a bus accident, truck accident or rideshare accident.
  • A government agency if your injuries could have been avoided were it not for the a defect in the design of a road, or if they did not fix a known road hazard.
  • A construction company if you were injured near a construction site if they did not securely zone it off.

Different laws apply to making claims against different liable parties, so it is crucial to hire a lawyer for motorcycle accident who is well-versed in Illinois statutes and who is not afraid to stand up to powerful corporations. For example, product liability cases become complicated when the manufacturer no longer exists.

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

Yes. It may be true that you were not faultless in an accident somebody else caused. Illinois is referred to 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 fact-finder determines your economic and noneconomic damages add up to $100,000 but that you are 20 percent to at fault for your injuries, you would make a recovery of $80,000.

It is important to note that pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2-1116, you are barred from receiving compensation if you were more than 50 percent to blame.

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

You deserve a financial recovery for more than just the fact that your were inconvenienced by an accident. There are also medical bills, consequences for your ability to work, possibly disfigurement and mental burdens as well. You will compensated for two types of damages: economic damages and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages are all the money you either spent or lost because of your injuries. That includes any medical expenses like emergency room visits, chiropractic appointments, assistive devices and more. It also includes any money you lost from not being able to work for a period because of your injuries. In the most awful situations, 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 assistive devices that will have to be replaced in the future. In those cases we work with our network of economic experts to determine what those costs will be in the future.

Economic damages also cover other costs such as having to hire a nanny to take care of your kids while you recover.

Noneconomic damages are less tangible, but essentially compensate you for subjective, non-monetary losses. This can include the physical pain and suffering you have undergone to experiencing pain when bringing in the groceries. If you enjoyed biking on the weekends but now your knee clicks, Burger Law's Chester, 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:

How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries in Chester, IL

The fun and freedom that motorcycles offer can be offset by how dangerous they can be when not driven properly. It is important to never underestimate how dangerous road hazards and other drivers are to you. The best ways to reduce the risk of accident and injury is by:

  • Taking a safety course — A safety course will help you learn how to stay safe on a motorcycle. After a basic course, you can take a further course that teaches advanced turning and emergency maneuver techniques.
  • Looking at the forecast — Inclement weather such as rain or snow not only makes your bike harder to control, but decreases how visible you are to other drivers.
  • Not forgetting about safety equipment — In the event of a crash, safety gear such as helmets and boots specifically made for bikers is key to not sustaining a catastrophic injury.
  • Obeying the rules of the road — While it is natural to want to test your limits, we all have a duty to keep the roads safe. Pay close attention to your surroundings, do not drive too fast and make sure your bike is compliant with other regulations set out in 625 ILCS 5/11.
  • Ensuring you are visible — Under Illinois law, you are required to have your headlights on at all times. 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, and beyond the dangers of road hazards, some people even drive hostilely around. Prioritize your safety at all times and do not assume that passenger car drivers will do what is best for you.

Of course, do everything right and still pay the price when someone else breaks the rules of the road. That is what we are here for. Speak directly to a motorcycle crash lawyer in Chester, IL now at (314) 500-HURT to get a full financial recovery.

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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Chicago, Illinois | Burger Law

In our three decades years of experience, we have have secured our clients in Chester and throughout Illinois over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. We know all to well the horrible injuries other people can cause for motorcyclists who do not do anything wrong. This too shall pass. With the help of Burger Law's Chester, 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 respect our clients, we fight hard for our clients and we take their cases personally. Contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Chester, IL now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free consultation.

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