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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Warren, IL

Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Warren, IL. If a negligent driver injured you and turned you life upside down, trust in the ethical, experienced and aggressive legal advocacy of Burger Law to protect your future and secure you a full recovery. Our motorcycle accident lawyers fight for the injured in Warren and throughout Illinois. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

There is no doubt that motorcyclists all but invisible on the Warren, IL roads. Riding a motorcycle offers relieves tension and stress and can provide a great 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 what somebody else did. At Burger Law, our lawyer for motorcycle accident team cannot stand bullies who think the road belongs to them and dubious insurance companies that refuse to hold their policyholders responsible. That is why we are constantly investigating claims, standing up in trial and demanding full compensation for those who sustain damages through no fault of their own. You deserve justice, and the Warren, IL motorcycle accident lawyers of Burger Law will get it for you. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT. You do not pay until you get your settlement or verdict check.

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How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Warren and Illinois?

Despite the fact that motorcycles account for barely over half a percent of all traffic miles traveled nationwide, they accounted for four percent of all injuries and 14 percent of total fatalities in traffic-related accidents in 2020, according to research from the National Safety Council. In the entire country, in 2020 82,000 people were injured and 5,579 died in motorcycle crashes. In Illinois, there were 3,077 motorcycle crashes which resulted in 2,404 injuries and 152 deaths, according to the Illinois 2020 Crash Facts and Statistics. Regrettably, over half of those crashes came when the motorcycle was going in a straight line, which means the accidents were often because of a car or truck driver was not looking out for bikers. Crashes are most common in densely populated areas, especially around tolls.

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

Just under half of fatal motorcycle accidents occur in the between June and September, and half occur on the weekends.

How Can a Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident in Warren, IL My Claim?

A tenacious and committed motorcycle accident lawyer will stand by your side when you need help the most. From initial consultation to our final victory in a settlement or in court, our team will:

  • Investigate your claim and determine liability

    We have decades of experience investigating and litigating all types of auto accidents, and know how to uncover the causes of accidents. We will acquire every type of evidence we can, including insurance policies, surveillance footage, eyewitness testimony and more. Then, we will rely on our familiarity with the law and liability and consult with accident recreation experts to determine causation and liability.

  • Determine how much your case is worth

    Then, we will consult with physicians and financial experts to put an exact dollar amount on your injuries, and write the insurance company on your behalf demanding full payment. How much you are owed depends on a variety of factors. We have settled auto crash cases for anything from $20,000 to $5,000,000.

  • Keep the insurance company on their toes

    An insurance adjuster's number one goal is to diminish your claim as much as they can. Our Warren, IL motorcycle accident lawyers let them know that that is not going to happen. Insurance companies in Warren 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 yield until you get the best possible compensation.

  • Be responsive and offer wise legal advice

    Client communication is one of our top priorities. Being injured in a motorcycle accident already leads to enough stress, so you need a law firm that will consistently let you know how your claim is going. We manage all documentation, negotiation and litigation so you can focus on your medical treatment and on your family. As your case progresses, we will provide legal counsel based on our experience. We will never be coy about whether or not we believe you can get more money or what your chances might be in front of a judge and jury. We know what we believe is best, but at the end of the day, your future is in your hands.

  • Take the fight to trial if we do not secure a fair offer in negotiations

    While most claims settle out of court, you may need a motorcycle accident lawyer in Warren, IL who knows how to win over a jury. You need a trial attorney who will argue on your behalf in a court of law. Among the numerous 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 investigating your accident and communicating with the insurance company immediately and do not stop until you are awarded the best possible recovery. Speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer in Warren, IL today at (314) 500-HURT to take the first step on your journey to true healing.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Warren, IL?

Every accident is unique, but evaluation of available data indicates some troubling similarities. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:

Whatever caused your collision, trust in the Warren, IL lawyer for motorcycle accident team of Burger Law to perform a thorough investigation and determine exactly who needs to be held accountable for injuring you.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Warren, IL

As motorcyclists are are easily launched 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 include severe lacerations, fractures, skull or chest injuries and abdominal injuries — that percentage jumps up to almost 40 percent of motorcycle drivers, according to data from the Illinois Department or Transportation. Some of the injuries we see most often in motorcycle wrecks include:

Whatever the extent of your or your loved one's injuries, Burger Law's motorcycle accident lawyer team in Warren, IL is here to fight for you and make sure the insurance company cannot minimize the impact of your damages.

Warren, IL Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the people who come to us for help never had to hire an attorney before and are not entirely sure what to expect in a motorcycle accident claim. Below are the answers to many of the questions people ask us:

Do I Still Have a Case if I Was Not Wearing a Helmet?

The National Safety Council reports 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, 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. There is no reason for your claim to be affected if you did not wear a helmet.

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

Motorcycle accident cases rarely go to trial. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only three out of 100 tort claims are resolved by a jury. 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. 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 your performed your emergency maneuver after a driver did not see you when turning left, you could still pursue a claim because their negligence caused your injuries.

What if I Do Not Have the Money to Pay for a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Motorcycle injuries happen in the blink of an eye, and injuries often create sudden financial hardships. That is why our Warren, IL motorcycle accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means we take a percentage of your final compensation as our fees. We only get paid once we win your case. Beyond easier access to quality legal representation, there are two other advantages for you:

  1. We will only agree to take on your case if we genuinely believe in its merits and that we believe your damages are worth much more than what the insurance company is currently offering.
  2. You will not receive any empty promises.

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

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

Insurance companies always claim 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 you can usually get a fair settlement on your own, with more severe injuries that have higher damages, you will almost always need a motorcycle accident lawyer to fight for you and demand justice.

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 council also determined that motorcycle accident lawyers are integral in getting the full medical treatment they need. According to respondents in a different survey 91 percent of people with an attorney made any kind of financial recovery, compared to only 51 percent 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 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 anyone involved in the chain of distribution in motor vehicles if a defective product such as faulty clutches contributed to your injuries.
  • A commercial company can be held liable for your injuries if they were caused by 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 fix a known road hazard.
  • A construction company if you were injured near a construction zone if they did not securely zone it off.

Different laws apply to making claims against different liable parties, so it is crucial to hire a lawyer for motorcycle accident who knows Illinois statutes and who is not afraid to stand up to powerful corporations. 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. While somebody else may have been largely responsible for the accident, a poor decision on your part may mean that you are partially responsible for your injuries. Illinois is referred to 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 to blame for your injuries, you would make a recovery of $80,000.

It is important to remember that pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2-1116, you will not be able to make any sort of recovery if the accident was more than 50 percent your fault.

What Compensation Can I Recover for My Warren, 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 cost, consequences for your ability to make a living, possibly disability and mental anguish as well. Compensation in personal injury claims is largely broken down into two categories: economic damages and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages compensate you for the financial impact of your injuries. That includes any medical expenses like medication, chiropractic appointments, crutches and more. It also includes any earnings you lost from not being able to perform the tasks of your job for a period because of your injuries. In the worst cases, you may have future economic damages as well. For example, if you were a landscaper who is now confined to a wheelchair, or if you need a joint 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 general expenses such as Ubers or bus fare to and from medical appointments.

Noneconomic damages are harder to define, but basically they are meant to compensate you for subjective, non-monetary losses. This can include the physical pain and suffering you have experienced to experiencing pain when going up the stairs. If you used to play piano everyday but now cannot sit up straight at the bench, Burger Law's Warren, IL motorcycle accident lawyers will demand that your recovery reflects that.

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

Warren, IL Motorcycle Safety Tips

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 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 instill in you how to stay safe on a motorcycle. After a basic course, you can take a further course that teaches advanced turning and emergency maneuver 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.
  • Wearing safety equipment — If a crash is unavoidable, protective equipment such as helmets and jackets specifically made for motorcyclists is key to not sustaining a catastrophic injury.
  • Obeying traffic laws — While it may be tempting 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. Avoid weaving in between cars, drive the speed limit and make sure you are following the regulations set out in 625 ILCS 5/11.
  • Ensuring you are visible — Illinois law requires motorcyclists to have their headlights throughout the day. Investing in a bike and jacket 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. Prioritize your safety at all times and do not assume others will see you.

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. Speak directly to a motorcycle crash lawyer in Warren, 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 have secured our clients in Warren and throughout Illinois over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. We know all to well the devastation other people can cause for motorcyclists who were simply trying to express their freedom to enjoy and share the road. This too shall pass. With the help of Burger Law's Warren, 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 fight until there is nothing left to fight. Call a veteran motorcycle accident lawyer in Warren, IL today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free case review.

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