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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Justice, IL

Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Justice, IL. If someone was negligent and you ended up injured, count on the compassionate, accomplished and aggressive personal injury law firm of Burger Law to protect your future and demand the best possible recovery. Our motorcycle accident lawyers fight for the injured in Justice and throughout Illinois. Call a qualified attorney now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

It is unarguable that motorcyclists all but invisible on the Justice, IL roads. Driving a motorcycle provides a sense of freedom and excitement and can provide a great sense of brotherhood with other bikers. Unfortunately, it is not without its dangers: all of those freedoms can be taken from you when a careless driver causes you to crash. 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 despises bullies who think they can disrespect motorcyclists' safety and resistant insurance companies that refuse to hold their policyholders accountable. That is why we are constantly filing lawsuits, convincing jury members and accepting nothing less than full compensation for those hurt when they did nothing wrong. You deserve justice, and the Justice, IL motorcycle accident lawyers of Burger Law will get it for you. Call us today at (314) 500-HURT. You do not pay until you get your settlement or verdict check.

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Justice, IL and Illinois Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Even though motorcycles make up less than one percent of total vehicle miles traveled in the country, they accounted for four percent of all injuries and 14 percent of total fatalities in traffic-related accidents in 2020, 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 wrecks, 2,404 caused injuries and 152 were fatal, according to the Illinois 2020 Crash Facts and Statistics. Regrettably, over 50 percent of those crashes came when the motorcycle was driving straight, which leads us to believe that the accidents were often caused by a car or truck driver failing to notice motorcyclists. Wrecks happen most frequently in urban areas, especially around tolls.

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

The most common season for motorcycle crashes is summer, and half of all wrecks happen on the weekends.

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

A persistent and experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will do what needs to be done when it seems like everything is going against you. From initial consultation to securing you maximum compensation, we will:

  • Investigate your claim and ascertain which parties are liable for your damages

    We have decades of experience investigating and litigating all categories of auto accidents, and know how to determine the causes of accidents. We will obtain every type of evidence we can, including how much coverage is available, surveillance footage, medical reports and more. Then, we will rely on our knowledge of accidents and network of crash experts to determine who we need to make a claim against.

  • Determine the value of your claim

    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 write the insurance company on your behalf demanding you be paid for all of the compensation you are owed. 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 main interest is to pay you as little money as possible, even nothing. Our Justice, IL motorcycle accident lawyers let them know that that is not going to happen. Insurance companies in Justice and throughout Illinois know they cannot mess around with us because they know that partial compensation is unacceptable to us. bad faith failure to settle so they know we will not give up until you make a full recovery.

  • Keep you informed and offer sound legal advice

    Client communication is one of our top priorities. Being injured through no fault of your own already leads to enough stress, so you need a law firm that will consistently be by your side. We handle all documentation, negotiation and litigation so you can focus on your medical treatment and on your family. As your case progresses, we will recommend certain actions based on our knowledge of the law. We will never be misleading about what we believe a fair settlement is or what your chances might be in front of a judge and jury. We know what we believe is best, but when all is said and done, we know you need to make the best decision for your family and future.

  • Take the fight in front of a judge and jury if we do not secure a fair offer in negotiations

    You need a motorcycle accident lawyer in Justice, IL that does more than consult with experts and fill out paperwork. You need someone who will argue on your behalf in a court of law. Among the many 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 immediately and work tirelessly until the scales of justice have been balanced. Speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer in Justice, IL today at (314) 500-HURT to take the first step on your road to true recovery.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Justice, IL?

Every accident is its own beast, but evaluation of historical data shows some common scenarios that lead to motorcyclists being put in harm's way on the road. Most motorcycle wrecks are the result of:

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your accident, once you hire us the Justice, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team of Burger Law will immediately begin to perform an exhaustive investigation and determine exactly whose negligence caused your injuries.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Justice, IL

As motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than other motorists, injuries often require extensive medical treatment and can have permanent consequences. 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 number 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:

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

Justice, IL Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the people who come to us for legal representation never had to go through a claims process and naturally have questions about the motorcycle accident claim process. Below are the answers to many of the questions our clients ask us:

Does it Matter if I Was Not Wearing a Helmet?

The National Safety Council found that over the course of 15 years in the early 2000s, helmets were 37 percent effective at preventing fatal injuries. That is because head injuries are the number one cause of death in motorcycle crashes.

Persuading people to drive safely is an important part of what we do, and that means wearing the right equipment when you are on a motorcycle. Still, 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 Justice, IL motorcycle accident lawyer will set them straight.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

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

In most cases, you can still obtain a recovery even if another driver did not directly hit you. 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 had no choice but to try an emergency maneuver because someone was driving erratically, you you still deserve compensation because your injuries are ultimately their fault.

How Much Does a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Cost?

No one anticipates being injured, and few people save up just in case they will ever have to make an injury claim. That is why our Justice, 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 Justice, IL motorcycle crash lawyers believe that honesty and integrity are as important as any other quality in a law firm.

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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 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 more severe injuries that have higher medical bills and cause more pain and suffering, 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, you are likely to get up to 350 percent more for an auto accident with an attorney, even after considering attorneys' fees. The council also determined 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 made any kind of financial recovery, compared to barely over half of people who did not seek legal representation.

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

  • You can file a product liability claim against a car or motorcycle manufacturer if a defective product such as faulty brakes contributed to your injuries.
  • A business can be held liable for your injuries if they were caused by 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 repair a known road hazard.
  • A construction company if you were injured near a construction zone if they were negligent in not exposing civilians to unreasonable danger.

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 understands how to litigate against different entities. For example, there are special restrictions regarding who you can sue in the government and how long you have to sue them.

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

With the help of an experienced attorney, 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 what is known 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 jury determines you are owed $100,000 in damages but that you are 20 percent to to blame for your injuries, you would receive $80,000.

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

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

Your injuries affect you in more ways than just physical pain and needing to recover. There are also medical bills, lost wages, possibly disfigurement and emotional pain as well. You will receive a financial recovery 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 prescriptions, physical therapy, braces and more. If you could not work while recovering, you will get that money back as well. In severe cases, 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 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 general expenses 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 include the physical pain and suffering you have experienced to not being able to play with your kids like before. If you enjoyed biking on the weekends but now your knee clicks, Burger Law's Justice, 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 claims, including:

How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries in Justice, IL

The inherent danger of a motorcycle is a counterweight to the freedom 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 help you learn the rules of the road for motorcyclists. 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 decreases how visible you are to other drivers.
  • Using the right safety gear — In the event of a collision, safety equipment such as helmets and jackets specifically made for bikers work wonders in not sustaining a catastrophic injury.
  • Following traffic laws — While it is natural to want to stretch your freedom, 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 625 ILCS 5/11.
  • Staying visible — Under Illinois law, you are required to have your headlights throughout the day. Having a bike and equipment with visibility stripes will ensure you can be seen at night.
  • Riding defensively — Motorcyclists are occasionally invisible on the road, and beyond the dangers of road hazards, some people even drive hostilely around. Keep an eye out at all times and do not assume others will be respectful.

Of course, you can still become injured through no fault of your own. That is when Burger Law steps in. Call a motorcycle crash lawyer in Justice, 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 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 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 Justice, 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. Call a veteran motorcycle accident lawyer in Justice, IL now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a complimentary case evaluation.

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