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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Oregon, IL

Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Oregon, IL. If someone did not respect your safety and injured you, trust in the empathetic, accomplished and committed legal advocacy of Burger Law to stand by your side and win you the best possible compensation. Our motorcycle accident lawyers fight for the vulnerable in Oregon and throughout Illinois. Call a qualified attorney now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

It is unarguable that motorcyclists are not given the same respect other vehicles on the Oregon, IL roads. Riding a motorcycle offers a sense of freedom and excitement and can offer a close 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 thoughtless 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 hates bullies who think they can disrespect motorcyclists' safety and dishonest insurance companies that refuse to hold their policyholders accountable. That is why we work tirelessly litigating cases, standing up in trial and accepting nothing less than full compensation for those harmed through no fault of their own. You deserve justice, and the Oregon, IL motorcycle accident lawyers of Burger Law will deliver it. Speak to a qualified attorney immediately 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, find out how much your injuries may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.



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How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Oregon and Illinois?

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. Nationwide, in 2020 there were 82,500 motorcycle accident injuries and 5,579 deaths. In Illinois, there were 3,077 motorcycle wrecks which resulted in 2,404 injuries and 152 fatalities, according to the Illinois 2020 Crash Facts and Statistics. Sadly, over half of those happened when a passenger car or truck collided with a motorcycle when the biker was driving in a straight line, insinuating that the accidents were often because of a car or truck driver not respecting motorcyclists on the road. Most of the crashes occurred in metropolitan areas, especially on arterial roads.

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

Just under half of deadly motorcycle wrecks occur in the in the summer when the weather is nicer, and 50 percent occur between Friday night and Monday morning.

What Can a Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Oregon, IL Do for

A persistent and knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer will be your rock when it seems like everything is going against you. From the first time we meet to securing you maximum compensation, our team will:

  • Investigate your case and determine which parties are liable for your damages

    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, dash or helmet cameras, eyewitness testimony and more. Then, we will use our knowledge of accidents and network of crash experts to determine causation and liability.

  • Determine how much your injuries are worth

    Next, we will use our network of physicians and economists to put a precise figure on your injuries, 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 a variety of factors. Some successful resolutions end up being tens of thousands of dollars, while others can reach the millions.

  • Keep the insurance company on their toes

    An insurance adjuster's priority is to pay you as little money as possible, even nothing. Our Oregon, IL motorcycle accident lawyers do not let them get away with it. Insurance companies in Oregon and throughout Illinois have come to fear the Burger Law name because they know that partial compensation is unacceptable to us. 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 back down until you are awarded the best possible recovery. Speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer in Oregon, IL today at (314) 500-HURT to take the first step on your journey to true recovery.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Oregon, IL?

No two crashes are totally identical, but evaluation of available data reveals some common trends that lead to motorcyclists being put in harm's way on the road. The majority of motorcycle crashes fall in the following categories:

Whatever caused your collision, trust in the Oregon, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team of Burger Law to conduct a full investigation and determine exactly whose negligence caused your accident.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Oregon, IL

As motorcyclists are relatively unprotected, terrible injuries can occur in crashes. 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 drivers, according to data from the Illinois Department or Transportation. The more common motorcycle accident injuries are:

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

Oregon, 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 are not entirely sure what to expect in a motorcycle accident claim. 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 approximates that between 2002 and 2017, helmets were 37 percent effective at preventing fatal injuries. Indeed, head injuries are the most common fatal injury 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, there is no law in Illinois that requires motorcycle drivers to wear a helmet. That means that there is no basis for blaming you for being negligent under the law. There is no reason for your claim to be affected if you did not wear a helmet.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

Most likely, no. According to research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only three percent of tort claims are decided by a trial verdict. With a strong attorney on your side, the insurance company will not want to go into a lengthy trial they are likely to lose.

Can I Still Get Compensation if I Was Injured by an Emergency Fall?

If you performed the maneuver because another driver broke the rules of the road, 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 accountable because their negligence caused your injuries.

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. Our Oregon, 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 genuinely believe in its merits and that we can put a lot more money into your pocket.
  2. We have no reason to give you the run around.

At Burger Law, our Oregon, 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 Pay a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer More Money Than It Is Worth?

Insurance companies always try to say that a lawyer will only take money out of your pocket in the end. If your injury only required a quick trip to the emergency room it is true that we may not be able to add much value to your claim, with more severe injuries that affect your life in greater ways, you will almost certainly get get a higher payout if you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer.

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 same research also found that motorcycle accident lawyers also help people get help people get the full medical treatment they need. According to a survey of people who pursued auto crash injury claims over nine in 10 respondents who hired a lawyer got compensation, compared to only 51 percent of people without an attorney.

Are There Any Third Parties 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 make a product liability claim against a car or motorcycle manufacturer if a defective product such as faulty clutches contributed to 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 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 around a construction zone if they did not securely zone it off.

Different laws apply to making claims against different liable parties, so it is imperative to hire a lawyer for motorcycle accident familiar with 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 at Fault?

With the help of a seasoned attorney, 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 mediator determines you are owed $100,000 in damages but that the other driver is only 80 percent to blame for your injuries, you would be awarded $80,000.

It is important to remember that according to 735 ILCS 5/2-1116, you are not eligible for compensation if you are responsible for 50 percent of your damages.

What Is Included in the Financial Recovery for My Oregon, 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 scarring as well. Compensation in personal injury claims is largely broken down into two categories: economic damages and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages are all the money you either spent or lost because of your injuries. That includes all medical treatments like emergency room visits, physical therapy, assistive devices and more. It also includes any money you lost from not being able to work for a period because of your injuries. In the most awful situations, you may have future economic damages as well. Such as if you were a landscaper who is now confined to a wheelchair, or if you need vehicle or home modifications 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 repairing your motorcycle.

Noneconomic damages are less tangible, but essentially compensate you for subjective, non-monetary losses. This can be anything from the physical pain and suffering you have experienced to experiencing pain when going up the stairs. If you used to draw as a favorite hobby but now cannot hold your hand still, Burger Law's Oregon, IL motorcycle accident lawyers will demand that your recovery reflects that.

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

How to Stay Safe on a Motorcycle in Oregon, IL

The fun and freedom that motorcycles offer can be offset by how dangerous they can be when not driven properly. It is important to never underestimate how dangerous road hazards and other drivers are to you. 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. After a basic course, you can take a further course that teaches advanced turning and emergency maneuver techniques.
  • Planning for the weather — Inclement weather both results in slippery roads and reduces visibility for you and other drivers.
  • Wearing safety gear — If a crash is unavoidable, protective equipment such as helmets and visors specifically made for bikers go a long way in avoiding more severe injuries.
  • Obeying traffic laws — While it is natural to want to wave in between cars, we all have an obligation to keep the roads safe. Pay close attention to your surroundings, drive the speed limit and make sure your bike is compliant with other regulations set out in 625 ILCS 5/11.
  • Ensuring you are visible — Illinois law requires motorcyclists to have their headlights throughout the day. Having a bike and equipment 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 even drive hostilely around. Pay attention at all times and do not assume others will be respectful.

Of course, even when you do not do anything wrong you can still be injured by another person's negligence. That is what we are here for. Contact a motorcycle crash lawyer in Oregon, 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 represented hundreds of clients in Oregon and throughout Illinois. We have seen firsthand the horrible injuries reckless drivers can cause for motorcyclists who are just trying to enjoy a passion of theirs. These trying times will not last forever. Burger Law's Oregon, 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 fight until there is nothing left to fight. Call a veteran motorcycle accident lawyer in Oregon, IL now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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