“Biker’s arm” is not a repetitive strain injury like tennis elbow – it is caused by impact. It is a common result of a motorcycle accident because you will instinctively draw in your arms in anticipation of an immediate collision, thereby causing them to bear the brunt of the impact.
One potential pitfall arises from the fact that the pain of biker’s arm might not manifest itself immediately after the accident, thereby tempting you to avoid going to the hospital until the symptoms become obvious. Such a delay in medical treatment can give the defendant room to argue that your condition was not caused by the accident. Motorcycle biker’s arm might involve nerve damage that could cause long-term immobility in your arms and fingers. If you work with your hands for a living, this immobility might cripple your earning capacity and justify extremely high compensation. Expert legal assistance is essential.
It usually makes a difference when you tell the insurance company that you have retained Malman Law to represent you. After all, most of them are familiar with our track record:
“Two years ago, I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet.” – Malman Law Client
Malman Law handles the following types of motorcycle accident claims, among others:
Yes, under certain circumstances you can. But even if you win, you will have to settle for reduced compensation. Under Illinois comparative fault rules, if your percentage of fault was:
You can file a claim under the Illinois dram shop law, and you can win if the driver’s resulting intoxication caused your injuries. This law is useful if your damages are high and the defendant was uninsured or underinsured. As of January 20, 2018, the liability of a nightclub was limited to
Be especially careful to observe the following dos and don’ts:
Most motorcycle accidents occur because a motorist simply didn’t see the motorcyclist. Make sure you understand how blind spots work, and avoid them if you can. Motorcyclists are relatively few on U.S. roads, and many motorists are simply not watching out for them.
If you select Malman Law to represent you, you will not receive any kind of bill from us until and unless the opposing party pays compensation in the form of a settlement or a verdict. That means if you don’t receive compensation (and 95 percent of our clients do receive compensation), you won’t owe us a dime.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim