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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Elk Grove Village, IL

Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Elk Grove Village, IL. If someone was negligent and you ended up injured, count on the honest, veteran and committed legal advocacy of Burger Law to protect your future and demand a complete recovery. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have committed their careers the vulnerable in Elk Grove Village and throughout Illinois. Call a qualified attorney now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

No one can deny that motorcyclists are second-class citizens on the Elk Grove Village, IL roads. Driving a motorcycle offers relieves tension and stress and can offer a close sense of camaraderie with other bikers. Unfortunately, there can be a price to pay: you can be robbed of that feeling when a thoughtless driver fails to notice you. You should not have to pay for another person's recklessness. At Burger Law, our lawyer for motorcycle accident team hates bullies who think they can disrespect motorcyclists' safety and resistant insurance companies that try to wriggle out of their duty. That is why we work tirelessly litigating cases, standing up in trial and accepting nothing less than full compensation for those who sustain damages when they did nothing wrong. You deserve justice, and the Elk Grove Village, IL motorcycle accident lawyers of Burger Law will deliver it. Call us today at (314) 500-HURT. You do not owe us a thing until you receive the compensation you deserve.

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How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Elk Grove Village 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 there were 82,500 motorcycle accident injuries and 5,579 deaths. In Illinois, of 3,077 motorcycle accidents, 2,404 caused injuries and 152 were deadly, according to the Illinois 2020 Crash Facts and Statistics. Regrettably, over half of those happened when the motorcycle was driving straight, which means the accidents were often caused by a car or truck driver failing to notice motorcyclists. Most of the crashes occurred in metropolitan areas, especially major city streets.

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

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

What Can a Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Elk Grove Village, IL Do for

A tenacious and knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer will fight on your behalf when it seems like everything is going against you. From the first time we meet to securing you maximum compensation, we will:

  • Investigate your case and ascertain liability

    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, police reports and more. Then, we will use our experience and network of crash experts to determine who we need to make a claim against.

  • Determine the value of your injuries

    Next, we will use our network of medical and financial experts to put an exact figure on your injuries, and write the insurance company on your behalf demanding full payment. 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.

  • Fight back against the insurance company

    An insurance adjuster's number one goal is to diminish your claim to the fullest extent they can. Our Elk Grove Village, IL motorcycle accident lawyers let them know that that is not going to happen. Insurance companies in Elk Grove Village and throughout Illinois know they cannot mess around with us because they know how tough we are. 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 immediately and do not stop until you get the full compensation you deserve. Speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer in Elk Grove Village, IL today at (314) 500-HURT to take the first step on your journey to true healing.

What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Elk Grove Village, IL?

Every accident is its own beast, but data shows some concerning similarities. The majority of motorcycle crashes fall in the following categories:

However your accident unfolded, once you hire us the Elk Grove Village, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team of Burger Law will immediately begin to perform a full investigation and determine exactly whose negligence caused your injuries.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Elk Grove Village, IL

As motorcyclists are are easily hurled from their vehicles, terrible injuries can occur in crashes. While just one in ten people injured in car accidents sustained an A-injury — meaning an injury that prevents you from walking, driving or otherwise participating in activities you used to be capable of — that percentage increases to 36 percent of motorcycle drivers and passengers, according to data from the Illinois Department or Transportation. The more common motorcycle accident injuries are:

No matter how bad your injuries are, Burger Law's motorcycle accident lawyer team in Elk Grove Village, IL is here to fight for you and make sure the insurance company cannot minimize the impact of your damages.

Elk Grove Village, IL Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the calls we get are from people who have often never had to hire an attorney before and are not entirely sure how a motorcycle accident claim works. Below are the answers to many of the questions our clients ask us:

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. That is hardly surprising, as head injuries account for 41.4 percent of fatal motorcycle injuries.

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. Still, according to the 2022 Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual, Illinois does not require the use of a helmet. So, according to state law, you did not do anything wrong and therefore are not at-fault. While defense lawyer may bring it up in an attempt to devalue your claim, an experienced Elk Grove Village, IL motorcycle accident lawyer will set them straight.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

That is incredibly unlikely. According to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only three out of 100 civil lawsuits 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 Maneuver?

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 you still deserve compensation because your injuries are ultimately their fault.

How Much Does a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Cost?

Motorcycle injuries happen in the blink of an eye, and the economic burden of medical bills and lost wages is often immediately severe. That is why our Elk Grove Village, 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. That is important for two reasons:

  1. We have no reason to take up your claim unless we truly believe in its merits and that we believe your damages are worth much more than what the insurance company is currently offering.
  2. You can trust that we are not inflating our earnings with busy work.

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

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Will I Just End Up Losing Out on Money if I Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

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 the insurance company may cover all your damages just to get the claim out of the way, with injuries that require more extensive medical treatment and more time off work, you will almost certainly get more money if you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer.

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 considering attorneys' fees. The same study also found that motorcycle accident lawyers also help people get help people get the full medical treatment they need. According to respondents in a different survey over nine in 10 respondents with an attorney received a payout, compared to only 51 percent of people without a lawyer.

What Other Parties Can I Hold 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 file a product liability claim anyone involved in the chain of distribution in motor vehicles if a defective product such as faulty handlebars played a part in your injuries.
  • A commercial company 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 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 around a construction site if they did not securely zone it off.

Making a claim against a driver is much different than filing one against a business, so it is imperative to hire a lawyer for motorcycle accident familiar with 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 Responsible?

Yes. Accidents usually happen at high speeds and are the product of quick decisions or indecision. As a result, it is possible to contribute to an accident without it entirely being your fault. 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 the other driver is only 80 percent 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 were more than half to blame.

What Is Included in the Financial Recovery for My Elk Grove Village, 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 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 all medical costs like emergency room visits, physical therapy, crutches and more. It also includes any wages 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 were a landscaper who is now confined to a wheelchair, or if you need a knee replacement that will have to be replaced in the future. In those cases we consult with economic experts to determine what those costs will be in the future.

Economic damages also provide reimbursement for other costs such as the cost of fixing 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 include the physical pain and suffering you feel to having difficulty sleeping. If you used to play piano everyday but now cannot sit up straight at the bench, Burger Law's Elk Grove Village, 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 numerous types of cases, including:

How to Stay Safe on a Motorcycle in Elk Grove Village, IL

The fun and freedom that motorcycles offer can be offset by how dangerous they can be when not driven properly. Being meticulous 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 get you familiar with how to stay safe on a motorcycle. There are also more advanced courses with advanced turning and emergency braking 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.
  • Using the right safety equipment — If a collision is unavoidable, safety gear such as helmets and jackets specifically made for motorcyclists work wonders in not sustaining a catastrophic injury.
  • Adhering to the rules of the road — While it may seem fun to see just how much you and your bike are capable of, we all have an obligation to protect ourselves and others on the road. Stay in your lane, ride at an appropriate speed and make sure your bike is compliant with other regulations set out in the Illinois Vehicle Code.
  • Staying visible — Illinois law requires motorcyclists to have their headlights throughout the day. Having a bike and gear with visibility stripes goes a long way in helping others see you too.
  • Riding defensively — Motorcyclists are occasionally invisible on the road, are often the subject of scorn from other drivers and more susceptible to road hazards such as poorly places signs. Pay attention at all times and do not assume that others see you or are looking out for your safety.

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. Contact a motorcycle crash lawyer in Elk Grove Village, IL now at (314) 500-HURT to get maximum compensation.

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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 know all to well the horrible injuries negligent actors can cause for motorcyclists who do not do anything wrong. These trying times will not last forever. With the help of Burger Law's Elk Grove Village, 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 always get great results for our clients. Contact a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer in Elk Grove Village, IL today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a complimentary case evaluation.

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