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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Elburn, IL. If you got hurt through not fault of your own, trust in the honest, experienced and dedicated legal representation of Burger Law to protect your future and win you a maximum recovery. Our motorcycle accident lawyers fight for those who need help in Elburn 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 Elburn, IL roads. Riding a motorcycle offers a sense of freedom and excitement and can provide a great sense of friendship with others who enjoy the same feelings. Unfortunately, it is not without its dangers: you can be robbed of that feeling when a careless driver fails to notice you. You did nothing to deserve the hospital bills and physical and mental pain that are haunting you right now. At Burger Law, our lawyer for motorcycle accident team loathes bullies who think the road belongs to them and dishonest insurance companies that try to wriggle out of their obligations. That is why we are constantly filing lawsuits, trying cases and demanding full compensation for those who sustain damages when they did nothing wrong. You deserve justice, and the Elburn, IL motorcycle accident lawyers of Burger Law will get it for you. Call us today at (314) 500-HURT. We charge no fees until you get your settlement or verdict check.

If another person broke the rules and injured you, find out how much your claim may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.



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Elburn, IL and Illinois Motorcycle Accident Statistics

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 the National Safety Council. Nationwide, in 2020 82,000 people were injured and 5,579 perished in motorcycle crashes. In Illinois, of 3,077 motorcycle crashes, 2,404 caused injuries and 152 were fatal, according to the Illinois 2020 Crash Facts and Statistics. Regrettably, the majority of those occurred 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 caused by a car or truck driver was not looking out for bikers. Wrecks happen most frequently in urban areas, especially major city streets.

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

Just under 50 percent of deadly motorcycle accidents occur in the between June and September, and 50 percent occur between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

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

A persistent and knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer will be your rock when it seems like everything is going against you. From initial consultation to securing you maximum compensation, we will:

  • Investigate your accident and determine liability

    We know auto accident claims, and know how to uncover the causes of accidents. We will acquire all the necessary evidence, including proof of your damages, pictures, police reports and more. Then, we will use our knowledge of accidents and consult with accident recreation experts to determine causation and liability.

  • Determine the value of your injuries

    Next, we will consult with physicians and economic experts to put a precise figure on your injuries, and immediately inform the insurance company that you expect to be fully compensated. How much you receive depends on a variety of factors. We have settled auto crash cases for anything from $20,000 to $5,000,000.

  • Stand up to the insurance company

    An insurance adjuster's priority is to pay you as little money as possible, even nothing. Our Elburn, IL motorcycle accident lawyers let them know that that is not going to happen. Insurance companies in Elburn and throughout Illinois know they need to treat out clients fairly 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 right away and do not stop until you are awarded the best possible recovery. Speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer in Elburn, 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 Elburn, IL?

Every accident is its own beast, but data paints a stark picture of common scenarios that lead to motorcyclists being injured when other people break the rules. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:

However your accident unfolded, you can be sure the Elburn, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team of Burger Law will perform 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 Elburn, IL

As motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than other motorists, injuries often require extensive medical treatment and can have lifelong consequences. While just one in ten people injured in car accidents sustained an A-injury — meaning an injury that is severely debilitation — that percentage goes up to almost 40 percent of motorcycle riders, according to data from the Illinois Department or Transportation. The more common motorcycle accident injuries are:

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

Elburn, IL Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our motorcycle accident clients have never had to hire an attorney before and naturally have questions about how a motorcycle accident claim works. Below are the answers to many of the questions people ask us:

Does it Matter if I Was Not Wearing a Helmet?

The National Safety Council reports that over the course of 15 years in the early 2000s, 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 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. There is no reason for your claim to be affected if you did not wear a helmet.

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 out of 100 civil lawsuits are decided 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 Get Compensation if I Was Injured by an Emergency Maneuver?

If you performed the maneuver because of another driver's negligence, yes. 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 after someone was driving erratically, you you can still hold the other driver responsible because your injuries are ultimately their fault.

Can I Afford a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

No one anticipates being injured, and the economic burden of medical bills and lost wages is often immediately severe. Our Elburn, IL motorcycle accident lawyers charge a contingency fee, or a portion of your final payout, instead of 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 put a lot more money into your pocket.
  2. You will not receive any empty promises.

At Burger Law, our Elburn, 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. 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 always need a motorcycle accident lawyer to hold the insurance company accountable.

According to a paper called "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 concluded that motorcycle accident lawyers connect people to the full medical treatment they need to recover. According to a survey of people who pursued auto crash injury claims over nine in 10 respondents with an attorney made any kind of financial recovery, compared to barely over half of people without a lawyer.

Are There Any Third Parties Liable for My Injuries?

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

  • You can make a product liability claim against a car or motorcycle designer, manufacturer or vendor if a defective product such as faulty steering systems 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 entity if a road hazard or poorly designed road caused your accident.
  • A construction company if you were injured around a construction zone if they were negligent in not exposing civilians to unreasonable risk harm.

Making a claim against a driver is much different than filing one against a manufacturer, so it is vital to hire a lawyer for motorcycle accident familiar with Illinois statutes and who understands how to litigate against different entities. 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 at Fault?

Yes. If someone else caused the accident, you may still bear some responsibility for your injuries if you did not follow certain safety measures. Illinois is considered a "modified comparative fault" state. That means that compensation is still available if you were partially to blame for your accident, but the amount will be less depending on how much you contributed to it. For example, if a mediator determines your injuries are worth $100,000 but that you are 20 percent to to blame 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 were more than half to blame.

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

You deserve a financial recovery for more than just the fact that your were inconvenienced by an accident. There are also hospital expenses, time lost from work, possibly disfigurement and mental anguish 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 costs like medication, physical therapy, crutches and more. If you could not fulfill the normal tasks of your job while recovering, you will get that money back as well. In the most awful situations, your finances may be impacted in the future as well. For example, if you were a potential professional athlete who now has a career-ending injury, or if you need assistive devices that will have to be replaced in the future. In those cases we consult with economic experts to adjust for inflation and rising costs of medical care.

Economic damages also provide reimbursement for general expenses such as Ubers or bus fare to and from medical appointments.

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 having difficulty sleeping. If you used to play piano everyday but now cannot sit up straight at the bench, Burger Law's Elburn, 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 Elburn, 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. 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 falls 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 an accident, safety equipment such as helmets and gloves specifically manufactured for bikers work wonders in avoiding more severe injuries.
  • Following the rules of the road — While it may seem fun to wave in between cars, the rules are in place for a reason. Stay in your lane, ride at an appropriate velocity and make sure your bike's seat, handlebars and headlight are all compliant with 625 ILCS 5/11.
  • Ensuring you are visible — Illinois law requires motorcyclists to have their headlights on at all times. Investing in a bike and jacket with visibility stripes goes a long way in helping others see you too.
  • Riding defensively — Motorcyclists are often unseen on the road, and beyond the dangers of road hazards, some drivers are even aggressive towards them. 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 what we are here for. Contact a motorcycle crash lawyer in Elburn, 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 represented hundreds of clients in Elburn and throughout Illinois. We know all to well the devastation other people can cause for motorcyclists who were simply trying to express their freedom to enjoy and share the road. You do not have to go through this alone. Burger Law's Elburn, 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 respect our clients, we fight hard for our clients and their cases mean something to us. Call an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Elburn, IL now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free consultation.

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