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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Peru, IL. If you got hurt through not fault of your own, rely on the empathetic, seasoned and tenacious legal advocacy of Burger Law to defend your rights and win you full compensation. Our motorcycle accident lawyers fight for the injured in Peru 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 Peru, IL roads. Driving a motorcycle provides a sort of meditative connection between the mind and body and can provide a great sense of brotherhood with others who enjoy the same freedoms. Unfortunately, there can be a price to pay: that can all come to a crashing halt when a thoughtless driver fails to see you. You did not ask to be in this situation, but now you are forced to find some manner of recovery. At Burger Law, our lawyer for motorcycle accident team loathes bullies who think the road belongs to them and dishonest insurance companies that refuse to hold their policyholders accountable. That is why we have dedicated our lives to filing lawsuits, standing up in trial and accepting nothing less than a maximum financial recovery for those hurt through no fault of their own. You deserve justice, and the Peru, 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 receive the compensation you are owed.

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How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Peru and Illinois?

Even though motorcycles make up only .06 percent of all traffic miles traveled in the country, they accounted for four percent of all injuries and 14 percent of all deaths in traffic-related accidents in 2020, according to data from the National Safety Council. In the entire country, in 2020 there were 82,500 motorcycle accident injuries and 5,579 fatalities. In Illinois, of 3,077 motorcycle accidents, 2,404 caused injuries and 152 were fatal, according to the Illinois 2020 Crash Facts and Statistics. Unfortunately, the majority of those crashes came when the motorcycle was going straight ahead, which leads us to believe that the accidents were often due to another driver not respecting motorcyclists on the road. Crashes are most common in metropolitan 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.

Almost 50 percent of deadly motorcycle collisions occur in the in the summer when the weather is nicer, and half happen between Friday night and Monday morning.

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

A diligent and committed motorcycle accident lawyer will fight on your behalf when you need help the most. From initial consultation to our final victory in a settlement or in court, our team will:

  • Investigate your accident and ascertain who is at fault

    We know auto accident claims, and know how to uncover the causes of accidents. We will gather all the necessary evidence, including proof of your damages, dash or helmet cameras, eyewitness testimony and more. Then, we will rely on our experience and network of crash experts to determine who we need to make a claim against.

  • Determine how much your case is worth

    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 are owed depends on a variety of factors. A fair settlement might be $20,000, or it might be in the millions.

  • Keep the insurance company honest

    An insurance adjuster's main interest is to pay you as little money as possible, even nothing. Our Peru, IL motorcycle accident lawyers do not let them get away with it. Insurance companies in Peru 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. Discuss the details of your case with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Peru, IL today at (314) 500-HURT to take the first step on your road to true recovery.

What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Peru, IL?

No two crashes are entirely the same, but research paints a stark picture of concerning similarities. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:

Whatever caused your collision, trust in the Peru, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team of Burger Law to carry out a thorough investigation and determine exactly whose negligence caused your accident.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Peru, IL

As motorcyclists are relatively unprotected, the injuries sustained can often be severe and even lead to permanent disability. While just one in ten Illinois car occupants sustained an A-injury — meaning an injury that include severe lacerations, broken bones, skull or chest injuries and abdominal injuries — that percentage increases to over a third of motorcycle drivers and passengers, according to the 2020 Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics. Some of the injuries we see most often in motorcycle wrecks include:

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

Peru, IL Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our motorcycle accident clients have never had to hire an attorney before and therefore do not know the motorcycle accident claim process. 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 reports that over the course of 15 years in the early 2000s, helmets were 37 percent effective at preventing fatal injuries. That is hardly surprising, as head injuries are the most common fatal injury in motorcycle crashes.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers always recommend driving safely, including wearing the right equipment when you are on a motorcycle. However, 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. While defense lawyer may try to blame your injuries on your decision not to wear a helmet, an experienced Peru, IL motorcycle accident lawyer will set them straight.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

That is incredibly unlikely. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only three percent of tort claims are decided 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 Recover 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 caused the accident that injured you. So if your performed your emergency maneuver because someone was driving erratically, you you still deserve compensation because you would not have sustained injuries if they had driver responsibly.

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 Peru, IL motorcycle accident lawyers charge a contingency fee, or a portion of your final payout, instead of an hourly fee. We only get paid once we win your case. That is important for two reasons:

  1. We will only agree to take on your case if we are sure we can put a lot more money into your pocket.
  2. We will always be straight with you.

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

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Will I Pay a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer More Money Than It Is Worth?

Insurance companies love telling injured people that an attorney is not in their best interest. If your injury only required an appointment with your primary care doctor 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 make a full recovery.

According to the study "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 council also determined that people who hire a motorcycle accident lawyer are more likely to get. A second study found that over nine in 10 respondents with an attorney got compensation, compared to barely over half of people without an attorney.

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 conclude 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 brakes played a part in your injuries.
  • A commercial company can be responsible for your injuries if they were caused by bus accident, truck accident or rideshare accident.
  • A local, state or federal government if a road hazard or poorly designed road contributed to your accident.
  • A construction company if you were injured in a construction site if they did not securely zone it off.

The claims and lawsuit process can vary greatly when it involves different types of defendants, so it is vital to hire a lawyer for motorcycle accident who is well-versed in 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 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 what is known 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 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 note that according to 735 ILCS 5/2-1116, you are not eligible for compensation if you were more than half to blame.

What Compensation Can I Recover for My Peru, 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 medical expenses, consequences for your ability to work, possibly disability and emotional scarring as well. Compensation in personal injury claims is divided 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 any medical expenses like prescriptions, physical therapy, crutches and more. It also includes any wages you lost from not being able to perform the tasks of your job for a period while recovering. In the worst cases, you may have future economic damages as well. Such as if you were a warehouse worker who can no longer lift over 20 pounds, or if you need a wheelchair that will have to be replaced in the future. In those cases we work with our network of economic experts to determine what those costs will be in the future.

Economic damages also cover out-of-pocket expenses such as having to put your kids in a daycare while you recover.

Noneconomic damages are not as cut-and-dry, but basically they are intended to compensate you for physical, emotional and mental hardships your injuries have caused. This can be anything from the physical pain and suffering you have undergone to experiencing pain when bringing in the groceries. If you used to draw as a favorite hobby but now cannot hold your hand still, Burger Law's Peru, IL motorcycle accident lawyers will demand that your recovery reflects that.

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

How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries in Peru, IL

The fun and freedom that motorcycles offer can be offset by how dangerous they can be when appropriate safety measures are not taken. Being meticulous about safety is a must on a motorcycle. Some important steps to take to stay safe include:

  • Taking a safety course — A safety course will instill in you how to stay safe on a motorcycle. There are also more advanced courses with advanced turning and emergency braking techniques.
  • Planning for the weather — Inclement weather both results in slippery roads and reduces visibility for you and other drivers.
  • Using the right safety equipment — If a crash is unavoidable, safety gear such as helmets and gloves specifically manufactured for motorcyclists work wonders in avoiding more severe injuries.
  • Adhering to traffic laws — While it may be tempting to test your limits, we all have an obligation to protect ourselves and others on the road. Pay close attention to your surroundings, drive the speed limit and make sure you are following the regulations set out in 625 ILCS 5/11.
  • Staying visible — Illinois law requires motorcyclists to have their headlights on at all times. Having a bike and equipment with visibility stripes goes a long way in helping others see you too.
  • Riding defensively — Motorcyclists are hard for other drivers to see on the road, are often the subject of scorn from other drivers and are affected much more by road hazards such as potholes. Prioritize your safety 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 when Burger Law steps in. Speak directly to a motorcycle crash lawyer in Peru, 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 Peru and throughout Illinois. We know all to well the horrible injuries other people can cause for motorcyclists who are just trying to enjoy a passion of theirs. These trying times will not last forever. Burger Law's Peru, 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. Speak directly to a tenacious motorcycle accident lawyer in Peru, IL today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a complimentary case review.

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