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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Kane County, IL

Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Kane County, IL. If a negligent driver injured you and turned you life upside down, count on the empathetic, veteran and aggressive personal injury law firm of Burger Law to defend your rights and demand a maximum recovery. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have pledged their careers the vulnerable in Kane County and throughout Illinois. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

No one can deny that motorcyclists are not given the same respect other vehicles on the Kane County, IL roads. Riding a motorcycle provides relieves tension and stress and can provide a close sense of brotherhood with others who enjoy the same feelings. Unfortunately, that can come at a cost: you can be robbed of that feeling when a thoughtless 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 loathes bullies who do not care about the consequences of their thoughtlessness and dubious insurance companies that refuse to hold their policyholders responsible. That is why we spend every day litigating cases, convincing jury members and demanding a maximum financial recovery for those harmed when they did nothing wrong. You deserve justice, and the Kane County, IL motorcycle accident lawyers of Burger Law will deliver it. Call us immediately at (314) 500-HURT. We charge no fees until we win your claim.

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Kane County, IL and Illinois Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Despite the fact that motorcycles account for only .06 percent of total traffic miles traveled in the country, they made up four percent of all injuries and 14 percent of all deaths in traffic-related accidents in 2020, according to 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 crashes came when the motorcycle was going straight ahead, insinuating 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 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.

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 Kane County, IL

A meticulous and talented 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, our team will:

  • Investigate your claim and determine liability

    We have seen just about every auto accident case imaginable, and know how to determine the causes of accidents. We will gather every bit of evidence available, including proof of your damages, surveillance footage, eyewitness testimony and more. Then, we will use our familiarity with the law and liability and network of crash experts to determine who we need to make a claim against.

  • Determine how much your case is worth

    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 make a recovery for the entirety of your damages. How much you are owed depends on the specifics of your case. We have settled auto crash cases for anything from $20,000 to $5,000,000.

  • Keep the insurance company honest

    An insurance adjuster's priority is to devalue your injuries as much as they believe that are able to. Our Kane County, IL motorcycle accident lawyers will make sure they understand that we will not let them take advantage of you. Insurance companies in Kane County and throughout Illinois know they cannot mess around with us because they know that partial compensation is unacceptable to us. 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 keep fighting until there is nothing left to fight. Consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Kane County, IL today at (314) 500-HURT to discover more about what we can do for you.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Kane County, IL?

No two crashes are completely identical, but data points to some common scenarios that lead to motorcyclists being injured on the road. Most motorcycle wrecks are the result of:

Whatever caused your collision, once you hire us the Kane County, 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 Kane County, IL

As motorcyclists are are not protected by doors, roofs and airbags, the injuries sustained can often be significant and even lead to lifelong disability. While just 11.7 percent of people injured in car accidents sustained an A-injury — meaning an injury that is severely debilitation — that figure 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 Kane County, IL motorcycle accident lawyers have recovered compensation for people with minor whiplash injuries as well as permanent disabilities like paralysis.

Kane County, IL Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the people who come to us for legal representation never been in an accident 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 between 2002 and 2017, helmets saved more than 25,000 lives. Indeed, 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 appropriate safety gear when riding 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 Kane County, IL motorcycle accident lawyer will set them straight.

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

Most likely, no. According to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only three percent of civil lawsuits are decided 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 Recover if I Was Injured by an Emergency Maneuver?

In most cases, you can still obtain a recovery even if another driver did not directly hit you. 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 because another motorist was looking at their phone, you you can still hold the other driver accountable because their negligence caused your injuries.

Can I Afford a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

No one anticipates being injured, and few people save up just in case they will ever have to deal with being injured because somebody else broke the rules. Our Kane County, 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 have no reason to take up your claim unless we are confident we can add significant value to it.
  2. You will not receive any empty promises.

At Burger Law, our Kane County, IL motorcycle crash lawyers work for you, the injured, and only you.

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Can I Really Get More Money With a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Insurance companies always claim that a lawyer will only cost you more money in the end. If your injury only required a quick trip to the emergency room you can usually get a fair settlement without an attorney, with more severe injuries that have higher medical bills and cause more pain and suffering, 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 we take our percentage. The council also determined that motorcycle accident lawyers also help people get help people get 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 roughly half of people who did not seek legal representation.

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 file a product liability claim anyone involved in the chain of distribution in motor vehicles if a defective product such as faulty tires played a part in your injuries.
  • A commercial company can owe you compensation for their driver's negligence if you were injured in a 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 near a construction zone if important safety measures were not implemented.

Making a claim against a driver is much different than filing one against a manufacturer, so it is imperative to hire a lawyer for motorcycle accident familiar with Illinois statutes and who has won all of these types of cases before. 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 at Fault?

Yes. It may be true that you were not faultless in an accident somebody else caused. 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 fact-finder determines your injuries are worth $100,000 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 are barred from receiving compensation if you were more than half to blame.

What Compensation Can I Receive for My Kane County, 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 expenses, consequences for your ability to make a living, possibly disability and mental burdens as well. You will compensated for two types of damages: economic damages and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages compensate you for the financial impact of your injuries. That includes any medical expenses like emergency room visits, physical therapy, braces and more. If you could not fulfill the normal tasks of your job while recovering, you will be compensated for that as well. In severe cases, you may have future economic damages as well. For example, if you were a potential professional athlete who now has a career-ending injury, 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 cover general expenses such as Ubers or bus fare to and from medical appointments.

Noneconomic damages are less tangible, but essentially compensate you for physical, emotional and mental hardships your injuries have caused. 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 were the MVP in your local basketball league and now can no longer jump the same, Burger Law's Kane County, IL motorcycle accident lawyers will make sure you are compensated for that.

Our motorcycle crash and personal injury lawyers take on a variety types of cases, including:

Kane County, IL Motorcycle Safety Tips

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 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 both results in slippery roads and reduces visibility for you and other drivers.
  • Using the right safety gear — In the event of a crash, protective gear such as helmets and gloves specifically made for bikers go a long way in avoiding more severe injuries.
  • Following traffic laws — While it may seem fun to test your limits, the rules are in place for a reason. Pay close attention to your surroundings, ride at an appropriate velocity and make sure your bike is compliant with other regulations set out in the Illinois Vehicle Code.
  • Ensuring you are visible — Under Illinois law, you are required to have your headlights on at all times. Investing in a bike and jacket with visibility stripes will ensure you can be seen at night.
  • Riding defensively — Motorcyclists are often unseen on the road, and beyond the dangers of road hazards, some drivers are even aggressive towards them. Prioritize your safety at all times and do not assume others will see you.

Of course, even when you do not do anything wrong you can still be injured by another person's negligence. That is when Burger Law steps in. Contact a motorcycle crash lawyer in Kane County, 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 represented hundreds of clients in Kane County and throughout Illinois. We know all to well the devastation negligent actors 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. With the help of Burger Law's Kane County, 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 for nothing 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. Contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Kane County, IL immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free consultation.

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