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Qualified Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Chicago roadways are home to an array of visually stunning motorcycles, everything from state-of-the-art bikes and high-octane monster cycles to lovingly restored vintage classics.

They are a proud part of the Windy Cindy transportation scene, and they deserve our appreciation and respect.

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are disconcertingly common in Chicago and all across the state of Illinois. Bikers are hurt to no fault of their own every day here, owing in part to the vulnerable nature of their vehicles and the careless disregard displayed by so many other motorists.

The overwhelming majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by cars.

Driver negligence is a real concern for bikers, whose vehicles offer almost no protection from the terrible force of an impact.

Indeed, Chicago motorcycle accidents are known to produce horrible, unthinkable injuries. In many cases, the occupants do not survive. Those who do make it through the ordeal may face a lifetime of suffering, hardship, and impairment.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Chicago

Chicago Motorcycle Accidents Due To Unsafe Lane Changes: Any local driver will tell you that unsafe lane changes are frequent occurrences on Chicago roads. An ill-advised lane change that would merely inconvenience a motorist, however, can cause a high-speed accident for a motorcyclist.

Chicago Motorcycle Accidents Due To Opened Car Doors: Few actions are more thoughtless than opening a car door into oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, few actions are more dangerous if you are a motorcyclist. Justice demands compensation if you are injured in this manner — and at Malman Law, justice is our business.

Chicago Motorcycle Accidents Due To Speeding: The laws of physics dictate that the faster an object is moving, the more serious the accident will be if a collision occurs. The vulnerable position of a motorcyclist, deprived of the frame protection that a motorist enjoys, virtually guarantees a serious injury.  

Chicago Motorcycle Accidents Due To Sudden Stops: A motorist is obligated to keep his vehicle under control at all times. Generally speaking, a motorist who stops suddenly is presumed liable for any accident that results. When the other vehicle is a motorcycle, however, the consequences can be particularly serious.

Chicago Motorcycle Accidents Due To DUI: A DUI accident often triggers two legal proceedings — a criminal prosecution and a civil claim for damages. Unique legal issues may be raised. Punitive damages may be possible, for example, and under certain circumstances, a third-party alcohol vendor can be joined as a second defendant.

Common Injuries from Chicago Motorcycle Accidents

Head Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents In Chicago: Even though Illinois is one of the minority of states that do not require motorcyclists to wear helmets, a defendant can still raise the defense of failure to wear a helmet. With a good lawyer, however, this defense will not necessarily succeed. Moreover, a motorcyclist can suffer a head injury even while wearing a helmet.  

Road Rash From Motorcycle Accidents In Chicago: A motorcyclist is far more likely to suffer a “road rash” injury than a motorist is. Since these injuries can be excruciatingly painful, and since permanent scarring can result, the potential value of a “road rash” claim can be quite high. A lot, however, depends on the skill and dedication of your lawyer.

Muscle Damage From Motorcycle Accidents In Chicago: If you suffered muscle damage in a motorcycle accident, you might not realize the full extent of your injuries until some time afterward. Don’t settle for token compensation that barely covers your medical bills — you might be entitled to quite a bit more to cover non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and disability.

Biker’s Arm From Motorcycle Accidents In Chicago: A “biker’s arm” injury can occur when you draw up your arms to cushion yourself from the initial impact of a motorcycle accident. Although certain symptoms might not show up immediately after the accident, permanent nerve damage sometimes results. When a biker’s arm injury occurs, you are entitled to considerably more than simple reimbursement for your medical expenses.

Leg Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents In Chicago: When you ride a motorcycle, your entire body is exposed. No part of your body is more exposed than your legs, and a collision that might have amounted to a fender-bender for a motorist can result in a catastrophic injury for a motorcyclist.   

Research Matters

When it comes time to pay accident victims for their injuries, insurance companies put up a real fight. Proving liability and demonstrating the value of your suffering can be difficult.

Fortunately, our Chicago, Illinois motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive experience in fighting the world’s biggest insurance companies on behalf of injured bikers. We’ve operated in Chicago since 1994 and have handled more than 20,000 cases since then, including numerous motorcycle injury claims.

We understand these cases and we know what it takes to push the insurance companies toward an advantageous settlement. If they refuse to negotiate fairly, we’re also ready and able to hold them accountable in a court of law.

Our process begins with research. We will visit the accident scene, reconstruct the accident itself, work with motorcycle and medical experts, and scrutinize all of the available evidence in order to put your best foot forward. We will proceed exclusively in your best interest, with the unfailing goal of maximizing your compensation.

Fortunately, Illinois has a number of tough motorcycle laws on the books.

Fortunately, Illinois has a number of tough motorcycle laws on the books, and the city of Chicago is committed to strict enforcement.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Chicago, you may be entitled to considerable monetary reimbursement under the laws of this state. Specifically, your recovery may include:

Working with an experienced and aggressive law firm can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. At Malman Law, we’ve spent the last twenty years protecting the rights of injured Chicagoans, and we would like to do the same for you.

Our firm respects motorcyclists. We believe in their right to share the road, and we are dedicated to holding negligent drivers responsible for endangering the lives of bikers in Illinois. You can count on us.

Malman Law’s No Fee Guarantee

At Malman Law, no one is turned away because they can’t afford a lawsuit. In fact, we proudly offer every single personal injury client our Zero Fee Guarantee. That means you are never asked to pay a penny for our services unless (and until) we achieve an in-court victory or a successful out-of-court settlement in your case. Never let your financial situation stand in the way of justice. Put your trust in a law firm willing to invest its time and talent in you.

There is no case too big and no cast too small. We are passionate about every single client we embrace.

Free Consultation with Experienced Chicago Motorcycle Injury Lawyer

No one deserves to endure the aftermath of a motorcycle accident alone. If you’ve been injured in one of these terrible crashes — even if your injuries were relatively modest — we know that you’ve been through an overwhelming ordeal. We want to help you access the relief to which you are entitled under the law.

Our Chicagoland motorcycle accident lawyers are also extensively experienced in wrongful death litigation. Sadly, motorcycle accidents are among the deadliest traffic incidents in Illinois. If you and your family are in the middle of heartbreak, you can turn to us in your hour of need. We will shoulder all the stress of litigation so that you can focus on your own needs during this difficult time.

Remember, time limits do apply to these claims. The sooner you take your next steps, the better.

Please call 888-751-2297 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. We are here to help.

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Contact Chicago’s Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Malman Law right now at 1.888.751.2297 or fill out our free online consultation to learn more about your rights. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will help you to reclaim the cost for your injury, medical bills and other injuries expenses caused due to motorcycle accidents.

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