Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycles are great recreational and transportation vehicles. Their low operating costs and exciting riding experience makes them popular in Illinois and throughout the world. Whether you take your bike out for the weekend or drive it to work on a daily basis, the potential to come face to face with a life-altering accident is high. Negligent drivers can easily overlook motorcycles due to their small profiles. The resulting wrecks are dangerous and often lead to life-threatening injuries for motorcycle riders.
Riders and passengers face significant risks when traveling by motorcycle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 112,000 motorcycles were involved in a crash in 2012, including property-damage-only crashes. In 2013, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents, and motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities that year.
Most bike crash victims were not drunk, speeding, or engaged in illegal activity. Rather, they were the victim of other drivers’ careless driving habits. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Illinois, you will need the representation of an experienced law team by your side to gain the compensation needed to cover injury associated expenses.
Even the most cautious motorcyclists can fall victim to the negligence of individuals in a matter of moments. When your life is turned upside down by a motorcycle accident, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander can help you determine the best course of action to secure the compensation due under the law.
Motorcycles do not offer the protection of closed vehicles, making them inherently more dangerous to operate, even for seasoned riders. When a wreck does occur, motorcyclists have only the protection of their riding gear to mitigate damage and injury. Motorcyclists are approximately 26 times more likely than occupants of passenger cars to die in a crash.
The most common cause of motorcycle wrecks arises from drivers turning left into the path of a motorcyclist who has the right of way or from pulling out into an intersection without carefully evaluating the environment.
With the increased risk of injury in motorcycle accidents, victims require compassionate legal representation. At The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander, all accident victims receive personalized representation. Our hope is to make your legal experience following an accident as painless as possible so that you can focus on regaining your health.
Injuries Associated with Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accident victims most commonly suffer lower body injuries, followed by upper body and head related injuries. Lower body injuries can prevent motorcyclists from pursuing their riding hobby. Hospitalization, physical therapy, and other forms of rehabilitation may be necessary in the event of an injury.
Without additional help after an accident, many victims face the struggle of surmounting medical expenses on top of the pressures of healing. For many, seeking legal representation is not optional; it is the only way to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Demonstrated Results | EKH Law
Our firm has been representing accident victims in Chicago and the surrounding areas since we opened our doors in 1996. We rely on years of experience in the personal injury law space. Our founder, Gene Hollander, has been practicing in the area since 1986.
Those who are injured in an accident have rights. To ensure that your rights are fought for after an accident, you will need a qualified team on your side. At The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander, we are ready to fight for you. Please contact our proven Chicago personal injury lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident. We are ready to help you with a free case evaluation.