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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Deerfield, IL

Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Deerfield, IL. If a negligent driver injured you and turned you life upside down, believe in the compassionate, accomplished and tenacious legal advocacy of Burger Law to stand by your side and demand the best possible compensation. Our motorcycle accident lawyers fight for those who need help in Deerfield and throughout Illinois. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

It is unarguable that motorcyclists all but invisible on the Deerfield, IL roads. Riding a motorcycle provides a sort of meditative connection between the mind and body and can offer a great sense of companionship with other bikers. Unfortunately, there can be a price to pay: you can be robbed of that feeling when a negligent driver does not respect your safety and injures you. You did not ask to be in this situation, but now you are forced to find some manner of recovery. At Burger Law, our lawyer for motorcycle accident team loathes bullies who think the road belongs to them and resistant insurance companies that refuse to hold their policyholders accountable. That is why we spend every day litigating cases, convincing jury members and accepting nothing less than a maximum financial recovery for those injured through no fault of their own. This injustice needs to be undone, and the Deerfield, IL motorcycle accident lawyers of Burger Law will see to it that it is. Speak to an honest and experienced attorney today at (314) 500-HURT. You do not pay until you receive the compensation you deserve.

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How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Deerfield and Illinois?

Fourteen percent of traffic fatalities and four percent of injuries were sustained by motorcyclists, despite only only .06 percent of vehicle traffic being motorcycles, according to data from the National Safety Council. In the United States, in 2020 82,000 people were injured and 5,579 passed away in motorcycle crashes. In Illinois, there were 3,077 motorcycle crashes which resulted in 2,404 injuries and 152 deaths, according to the Illinois 2020 Crash Facts and Statistics. Regrettably, over 50 percent of those occurred when the motorcycle was driving straight, which means the accidents were often caused by another driver not respecting motorcyclists on the road. Wrecks happen most frequently in densely populated areas, especially around tolls.

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

The most common season for motorcycle crashes is summer, and half of all wrecks happen between Friday night and Monday morning.

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

A diligent and experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will stand by your side when you need help the most. From the first time we meet to the day you receive your payment, we will:

  • Investigate your case and ascertain who is at fault

    We have seen just about every auto accident case imaginable, and know how to determine the causes of accidents. We will obtain every type of evidence we can, including insurance policies, pictures, medical reports and more. Then, we will rely on our experience and consult with accident recreation experts to determine exactly how your accident happened and who needs to be held responsible.

  • 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 immediately inform the insurance company that you expect to make a recovery for the entirety of your damages. 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. We have settled auto crash cases for anything from $20,000 to $5,000,000.

  • Keep the insurance company on their toes

    An insurance adjuster's main interest is to diminish your injuries to the fullest extent they can. Our Deerfield, IL motorcycle accident lawyers do not let them get away with it. Insurance companies in Deerfield and throughout Illinois know they cannot mess around with us because they know we accept nothing but full compensation. awards, honors and accolades that we are proud to have 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 working on your case right away and keep fighting until there is nothing left to fight. Consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Deerfield, IL today at (314) 500-HURT to discover more about the tremendous care and attention we offer our clients.

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

No two crashes are completely identical, but data points to some common trends that lead to motorcyclists being put in harm's way on the road. The majority of motorcycle crashes fall in the following categories:

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your accident, trust in the Deerfield, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team of Burger Law to conduct a thorough investigation and determine exactly who needs to be held accountable for not respecting your right to ride safely.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Deerfield, IL

As motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than other motorists, the injuries sustained can often be grave and even result in permanent disability. While just one in ten Illinois car occupants sustained an A-injury — meaning an injury that include severe lacerations, broken bones, skull or chest injuries and abdominal injuries — that percentage goes up to over a third of motorcycle drivers and passengers, according to the 2020 Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics. Some of the injuries we see most often in motorcycle wrecks include:

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

Deerfield, IL Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our motorcycle accident clients have never had to go through a claims process and therefore do not know 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 found that over a recent 15 year period, helmets saved more than 25,000 lives. Indeed, 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 a helmet if you are on a motorcycle. However, according to the 2022 Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual, it is not illegal to ride a motorcycle without a helmet in Illinois. So, according to state law, you did not do anything wrong and therefore are not at-fault. While defense lawyer may try to blame your injuries on your decision not to wear a helmet, an experienced Deerfield, IL motorcycle accident lawyer will tell them that they know that is nonsense.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

Most likely, no. According to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only three percent of civil lawsuits are resolved by a jury. 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 Maneuver?

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.

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

Motorcycle injuries happen in the blink of an eye, and injuries often create sudden financial hardships. That is why our Deerfield, IL motorcycle accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means we take a percentage of your final compensation as our fees. You pay nothing upfront. Beyond easier access to quality legal representation, there are two other benefits for you:

  1. We will only agree to take on your case if we are sure we believe your damages are worth much more than what the insurance company is currently offering.
  2. We will always be straight with you.

At Burger Law, our Deerfield, 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 love telling injured people that an attorney is not in their best interest. If your injury only required a quick trip to the emergency room it is true that we may not be able to add much value to your claim, with more severe injuries that affect your life in greater ways, you will almost certainly get get a higher payout if you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer.

According to the study "Attorney Involvement in Auto Injury Claims" from the Insurance Research Council, people who hire an attorney for an auto accident receive three and half times more money than people who do not, even after the contingency fee has been paid. The same research also found that people who hire a motorcycle accident lawyer are more likely to get. According to respondents in a different survey 91 percent of people who hired a lawyer received a payout, compared to barely over half of people without an attorney.

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 determine that there are other parties you can make a claim against:

  • You can make a product liability claim against a car or motorcycle manufacturer if a defective product such as faulty steering systems played a part in your injuries.
  • A business can owe you compensation 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 problems with the design and/or maintenance of a road contributed to your injuries.
  • A construction company if you were injured in 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 essential to hire a lawyer for motorcycle accident familiar with Illinois statutes and who has won all of these types of cases before. For example, who can be held liable in a product liability case depends on who was responsible for what part of the vehicle reaching the market.

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

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 considered 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 you are owed $100,000 in damages but that you are 20 percent to liable for your injuries, you would make a recovery of $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 50 percent of your damages.

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

The idea of "being made whole again" is meant to compensate you for more than just being in pain and recovery. There are also hospital cost, time lost from work, possibly disability and mental tribulations as well. Compensation in personal injury claims is divided into two categories: economic damages and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages are the sum total of your financial loss. That includes any medical treatments like medication, physical rehabilitation, crutches and more. It also includes any wages you lost from not being able to work for a period while recovering. In the worst cases, your finances may be impacted in the future as well. For example, if you were a landscaper who is now confined to a wheelchair, or if you need a wheelchair that will have to be replaced in the future. In those cases we consult with economic experts to how much you need to continue a comfortable lifestyle and pay for those medical expenses.

Economic damages also cover other costs such as the cost of fixing your motorcycle.

Noneconomic damages are harder to define, but essentially compensate you for subjective, non-monetary losses. This can be anything from the physical pain and suffering you have undergone 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 Deerfield, IL motorcycle accident lawyers will demand that your recovery reflects 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 Stay Safe on a Motorcycle in Deerfield, 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 instill in you how to use good judgment on a motorcycle. There are also more advanced courses with advanced turning and emergency maneuver techniques.
  • Looking at the forecast — Inclement weather both results in slippery roads and reduces visibility for you and other drivers.
  • Not forgetting about safety equipment — If a collision is unavoidable, safety equipment such as helmets and gloves specifically manufactured for motorcyclists go a long way in preventing injuries.
  • Obeying traffic laws — While it is natural to want to test your limits, the rules are meant to keep everyone safe, including you. Pay close attention to your surroundings, do not drive too fast and make sure you are following the regulations set out in the Illinois Vehicle Code.
  • Ensuring you are visible — Illinois law requires motorcyclists to have their headlights no matter what time of day it is. Having a bike and equipment with visibility stripes helps other drivers be aware to your presence.
  • Riding defensively — Motorcyclists are hard for other drivers to see on the road, and beyond the dangers of road hazards, some people are even aggressive towards them. Prioritize your safety at all times and do not assume others will see 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 Deerfield, 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 Deerfield and throughout Illinois over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. We know all to well the devastation other people can cause for motorcyclists who are just trying to enjoy a passion of theirs. You do not have to go through this alone. With the help of Burger Law's Deerfield, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team, you will get the full compensation you need to truly recover and be made whole again. It is not an accident that we are the most- and highest-rated personal injury law firm in the Midwest: we do not back down. Speak directly to a seasoned motorcycle accident lawyer in Deerfield, IL now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a complimentary case evaluation.

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