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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in El Paso, IL. If you got hurt through not fault of your own, trust in the empathetic, veteran and dedicated legal representation of Burger Law to protect your future and win you maximum compensation. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have pledged their careers the vulnerable in El Paso and throughout Illinois. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

No one can deny that motorcyclists are second-class citizens on the El Paso, IL roads. Driving a motorcycle provides a sort of meditative connection between the mind and body and can provide a great sense of camaraderie with others who enjoy the same feelings. Unfortunately, that can come at a cost: all of those freedoms can be taken from you when a careless driver does not respect your safety and injures you. You should not have to pay for another person's recklessness. At Burger Law, our lawyer for motorcycle accident team loathes bullies who do not care about the consequences of their thoughtlessness and dishonest insurance companies that refuse to hold their policyholders accountable. That is why we work tirelessly filing lawsuits, trying cases and demanding a maximum financial recovery for those harmed by someone else's poor decisions. You deserve justice, and the El Paso, IL motorcycle accident lawyers of Burger Law will deliver it. Speak to an honest and experienced attorney today at (314) 500-HURT. We charge no fees until you get your settlement or verdict check.

If you were injured through no fault of your own, see how much your claim may be worth by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.



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El Paso, IL and Illinois Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Fourteen percent of motor vehicle fatalities and four percent of injuries were sustained by motorcyclists, despite only barely over half a 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, of 3,077 motorcycle accidents, 2,404 caused injuries and 152 were fatal, according to the Illinois 2020 Crash Facts and Statistics. Regrettably, over 50 percent of those occurred when the motorcycle was going straight ahead, which leads us to believe that the accidents were often because of a car or truck driver not respecting motorcyclists on the road. Crashes are most common in urban areas, especially on arterial roads.

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

Nearly half of deadly motorcycle accidents occur in the in the summer when the weather is nicer, and 50 percent occur on the weekends.

What Can a Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in El Paso, IL Do for

A tenacious and experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will be your rock when you need help the most. From our first phone call to our final victory in a settlement or in court, we will:

  • Investigate your claim and determine who is at fault

    We have decades of experience investigating and litigating all categories of auto accidents, and know how to uncover the causes of accidents. We will acquire every bit of evidence available, including insurance policies, dash or helmet cameras, eyewitness testimony and more. Then, we will use our experience and network of crash experts to determine causation and liability.

  • Determine the value of your claim

    Then, 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 be fully compensated. 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. 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 main interest is to diminish your injuries as much as they can. Our El Paso, IL motorcycle accident lawyers do not let them get away with it. Insurance companies in El Paso and throughout Illinois know they need to treat out clients fairly 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 investigating your accident and communicating with the insurance company right away and do not back down until you are awarded the best possible recovery. Speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer in El Paso, IL today at (314) 500-HURT to learn more about the tremendous care and attention we offer our clients.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in El Paso, IL?

Every accident is different, but research reveals some common scenarios that lead to motorcyclists being put in harm's way when other people break the rules. The majority of motorcycle crashes fall in the following categories:

Whatever caused your collision, once you hire us the El Paso, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team of Burger Law will immediately begin to carry out a thorough investigation and determine exactly whose negligence caused your injuries.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in El Paso, 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 11.7 percent of people injured in car accidents sustained an A-injury — meaning an injury that include severe lacerations, broken bones, skull or chest injuries and abdominal injuries — that percentage increases to 36 percent of motorcycle riders, according to data from the Illinois Department or Transportation. The more common motorcycle accident injuries are:

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

El Paso, IL Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the people who come to us for legal counsel never had to go through a claims process and are not entirely sure how a motorcycle accident claim works. 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 estimates that between 2002 and 2017, helmets were 37 percent effective at preventing fatal injuries. Indeed, 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. However, according to the 2022 Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual, it is not illegal to drive a motorcycle without a helmet in Illinois. So, according to state law, you did not do anything wrong and therefore are not to blame. While defense lawyer may bring it up in an attempt to devalue your claim, an experienced El Paso, IL motorcycle accident lawyer will set them straight.

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

That is incredibly unlikely. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only three out of 100 civil lawsuits are resolved 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 Get Compensation 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 your performed your emergency maneuver after 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.

Can I Afford a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

We know that injuries are always unexpected, and the economic burden of medical bills and lost wages is often immediately severe. Our El Paso, IL motorcycle accident lawyers charge a contingency fee, or a portion of your final payout, not an hourly fee. We only get paid once you are fairly compensated. 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 truly believe in its merits and that we can add significant value to it.
  2. You will not receive any empty promises.

At Burger Law, our El Paso, 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 love telling injured people that an attorney is not in their best interest. 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, people who hire an attorney for an auto accident receive three and half times more money than people who do not, even after considering attorneys' fees. The same research also concluded that people who hire a motorcycle accident lawyer are more likely to get. A second study found that over nine in 10 respondents who hired a lawyer received a payout, compared to roughly half of people without a lawyer.

What Other Parties Can I Hold Liable for My Injuries?

That depends on the circumstances surrounding your crash, but it is very possible that after looking extensively into your case your motorcycle accident lawyer will determine that there are other parties you can make a claim against:

  • You can file a product liability claim against a car or motorcycle designer, manufacturer or vendor if a defective product such as faulty ignition switches played a part in your injuries.
  • A commercial company can be responsible for your injuries if they were caused by bus accident, truck accident or rideshare accident.
  • A government entity 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 repair a known road hazard.
  • 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 vital to hire a lawyer for motorcycle accident who knows Illinois statutes and who is not afraid to go after every liable party. 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 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 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 fact-finder determines your injuries are worth $100,000 but that the other driver is only 80 percent at fault for your injuries, you would make a recovery of $80,000.

It is important to remember that pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2-1116, you will not be able to make any sort of recovery if the accident was more than 50 percent your fault.

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

Your injuries affect you in more ways than just physical pain and needing to recover. There are also medical expenses, lost wages, possibly disability and emotional pain as well. You will compensated for two types of damages: economic damages and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages are the sum total of your financial loss. That includes any medical costs like emergency room visits, physical therapy, assistive devices and more. If you could not work while recovering, you will be compensated for that as well. In the worst cases, you may have future economic damages as well. Such as if you were a warehouse worker who can no longer lift over 20 pounds, or if you need a wheelchair that will have to be replaced in the future. In those cases we work with our network of 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 repairing your motorcycle.

Noneconomic damages are not as cut-and-dry, but essentially compensate you for how your life has been affected in non-financial ways. This can be anything from the physical pain and suffering you have experienced to not being able to enjoy your favorite activities like you used to. If you used to draw as a favorite hobby but now cannot hold your hand still, Burger Law's El Paso, IL motorcycle accident lawyers will make sure the insurance adjuster or jury understands just how big of an impact your injuries have had.

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

How to Stay Safe on a Motorcycle in El Paso, IL

The fun and freedom that motorcycles offer can be offset by how dangerous they can be when appropriate safety measures are not taken. It is important to never underestimate how dangerous road hazards and other drivers are to you. You can keep you and others as safe as possible 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 falls techniques.
  • Looking at the forecast — Inclement weather such as rain or snow not only makes your bike harder to control, but affects how well other drivers can see you.
  • Not forgetting about safety equipment — If a crash is unavoidable, protective equipment such as helmets and visors specifically designed for motorcyclists work wonders in avoiding more severe injuries.
  • Obeying the rules of the road — While it is natural to want to stretch your freedom, the rules are in place for a reason. Pay close attention to your surroundings, drive the speed limit and make sure your bike's seat, handlebars and headlight are all compliant with the Illinois Vehicle Code.
  • Staying visible — Illinois law requires motorcyclists to have their headlights on at all times. Investing in a bike and clothing with visibility stripes will ensure you can be seen at night.
  • Riding defensively — Motorcyclists are hard for other drivers to see on the road, are often the subject of scorn from other drivers and more susceptible to road hazards such as poorly places signs. Keep an eye out at all times and do not assume others will see you.

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 El Paso, 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 three decades years of experience, we have represented hundreds of clients in El Paso and throughout Illinois. We know all to well the horrible injuries other people can cause for motorcyclists who were simply trying to express their freedom to enjoy and share the road. These trying times will not last forever. Burger Law's El Paso, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team will not let someone get away with hurting you. It is not an accident that we are the most- and highest-rated personal injury law firm in the Midwest: we always get great results for our clients. Contact a tenacious motorcycle accident lawyer in El Paso, IL immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a complimentary case evaluation.

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