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Chicago Motorcycle Accidents Due to Unsafe Lane Changes

Statistically, deaths and serious injuries are about 15 times as high for motorcyclists as they are for motorists. The frightening aspect of this statistic is that most motorcycle accidents are the fault of a motorist who simply didn’t see the motorcyclist because he wasn’t watching out for one.   In addition to this inherent danger, Chicago motorists are notorious for making sudden and unsafe lane changes. Normally this results in a honked horn; sometimes it results in an accident. When a motorcycle is involved, however, the seriousness of an accident is greatly multiplied. Catastrophic injuries and death are not uncommon.

Do You Know the Value of Your Claim?

Even though just about everyone knows that an injury victim is entitled to compensation for an accident caused by someone else, insurance companies love to take advantage of victims who don’t know the true value of their claim. Fortunately, most of them know better than to try to pull a fast one on a Malman Law client. If they don’t, they’ll have to learn the hard way.

The Malman Law Difference

The woods are thick, so to speak, with personal injury lawyers. In fact, any lawyer fresh from passing the bar exam can hang out a shingle and call himself a personal injury lawyer. At Malman Law, by contrast, we’ve got a stellar track record to back us up:

  • Our winning clients are numerous enough to fill an auditorium (over 15,000)
  • Since 1994, we have brought home over $200,000,000 for our clients
  • Our clients win 95 percent of the time

A Word From a Satisfied Client

“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

Related Practice Areas

Malman Law handles all different types of motorcycle accident claims, including:

Frequently Asked Questions

Victory is not automatic, but proving that the defendant broke the law definitely helps your case. Nevertheless, the driver might argue that:

  • his illegal lane changes were not serious enough to amount to negligence.
  • his illegal lane changes were not the cause of the accident.
  • the accident was mostly your fault.

Perhaps. Although Illinois has no law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets, it is still possible for you to be found at least partially responsible for your own injuries if you fail to wear one. Even if you are found negligent, you can still recover partial damages if the defendant’s fault was greater than yours.

Yes. Technically, the Illinois wrongful death act only permits the victim’s estate representative to file the claim. As the victim’s spouse, however, you are eligible for damages even if you’re not the one who files the claim. Damages might include:

  • Grief, sorrow and emotional suffering
  • Loss of financial support
  • Any other amount that the court finds “fair and just.”

If the truck’s gross weight is at least 10,000 pounds, the minimum insurance coverage is:

  • $750,000 if the truck is carrying ordinary cargo; and
  • up to $5,000,000 if the truck is carrying certain kinds of cargo.

Our Zero Fee Guarantee

You have no doubt heard the “billable hours” horror stories. However, None of those stories originated from our office, because we don’t fool with billable hours – we only get paid if you do. That means if we don’t win your case, you will owe us nothing. And if we do win (as we almost always do), your bill won’t come due until your money is in the bank.

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The Clock Is Ticking on Your Claim

Even personal injury claims grow old and die. Call us today, any time 24/7, at 1-888-836-5975. Or fill out our online form so we can set up an appointment to meet with you. Even if you can’t make it to our office, we can meet you anywhere in Chicago.
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