Helping Motorcycle Accident Victims In Northeast Illinois
The fatality rate among motorcycle riders is much greater than among drivers in motor vehicle accidents. Aside from the fact that Illinois does not require the use of helmets, there is very little in the way of protective gear that can prevent injuries for bikers when collisions happen. Even at relatively low speeds, broken bones are not uncommon. Motorcycle injuries that we see most often include:
- Road rash
- Severe cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
Some of these injuries result in disfigurement that can cause both physical and emotional problems. Skin grafts and plastic surgery are sometimes not enough to correct problems with vision, breathing and talking. If you have suffered these types of life-changing injuries due to another driver’s negligent actions, you deserve compensation.
Comparative Negligence In Motorcycle Accident Claims
Comparative negligence comes into play when it is determined that the motorcyclist is partially to blame for the accident. Illinois has a modified comparative negligence rule that limits the amount of settlement money an accident victim may collect based on the degree to which they are responsible for the crash. For example, if the motorcycle accident victim is determined to be 20% responsible for the collision, the dollar amount awarded by the court would be reduced by 20%. One of our main goals in representing motorcycle accident victims is to reduce the percentage of fault assigned to the motorcycle rider as much as possible.
If You Were Hurt In A Motorcycle Accident, Contact Jeremy M. Wang Law & Associates, LLC
For nearly a decade, I have been helping victims of motorcycle accidents get fair compensation for their injuries. I have seen that even in what seems like a minor motorcycle accident, injures can have a devastating, life-long impact. I work hard to make sure you get recovery for all of your past, current and future expenses. If you suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, call 630-225-8137 or fill out our online contact form. I’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve.