Chicago Motorcycle Accident Attorney
According to the most recent data issued by the Illinois Department of Transportation, while motorcycle crashes account for just over one percent of vehicle accidents, they involve almost 15 percent of all fatalities.
Unlike persons in passenger cars or trucks, motorcyclists are not protected by anything but a helmet and possibly leather gear. If other drivers are careless, the consequences of a collision are often extremely serious or fatal. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, the Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can help.
Why Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
In any injury case, it is typical for the lawyers representing the at-fault party to try to reduce the value of legitimate injury claims. Insurance company lawyers are working for their employer. Their goal is to pay out as little as possible, no matter what is actually fair or equitable. Never attempt to deal with a serious motorcycle accident injury case without an experienced Chicago motorcycle accident attorney.
Motorcycles can be difficult for other motorists to see. A much greater degree of driving skill is required to keep a motorcycle upright. Irregularities in the road surface that would not affect an automobile can be a risk. At present, motorcycle riders in Illinois are not required by law to wear a safety helmet.
Do I Have a Motorcycle Accident Claim?
For decades, the Chicago personal injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates have helped thousands of men and women in Illinois find the best path forward in the aftermath of accidents and injuries. The fastest way to get help after a motorcycle accident is through a no-cost consultation with our team. Get an expert assessment of the strength of the case and the size of the settlement we may be able to pursue. Our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers can provide an initial consultation by phone. We can also chat live through the “Live Chat” feature on this website.
If your injury has had long-term consequences, you owe it to yourself to try to seek maximum compensation.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by any of the factors that commonly cause other road accidents. However, the difference between motorcycle accidents and other accidents can be seen in the severity of the injuries. The following situations are especially dangerous for motorcycle drivers:
- A driver leaving or entering a vehicle can cause an accident by opening a door in the path of an oncoming motorcycle.
- A driver that is changing lanes can fail to look carefully and collide with or pull into the path of a motorcycle.
- Debris on a road, potholes on poorly maintained roads, missing signage or similar road hazards can cause accidents.
- Intoxicated drivers, or those who are texting, pose a great risk through this reckless behavior.
- A defect in the design or the manufacture of the motorcycle.
Get the Help You Need to Rebuild Your Life
You will need help after being seriously injured or disabled in a motorcycle accident. Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates has the resources to undertake every task necessary to build a compelling case on your behalf.
You won’t be asked to pay until we have achieved a settlement or verdict in your favor. Contact us and get on the path to the compensation you deserve.