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Chicago Motorcycle Accidents Due to DUI

Nothing sparks justified outrage more than a motorcycle DUI accident. As a motorcyclist, it is difficult enough for you to dodge careless motorists who change lanes without signaling, for example, or turn left into your path without even seeing you. It is beyond unfair when an intoxicated driver puts you in the hospital that way.

Prosecution vs. Compensation

Illinois enforces some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation. Indeed, even a first-offense DUI can be prosecuted as a felony if it results in a serious injury.  A successful prosecution, however, doesn’t result in any compensation for the victim – for that you must file a civil claim. Sometimes, a court can award both compensatory and punitive damages to a DUI accident victim even without a DUI arrest. However, a problem arises if the driver’s insurance coverage is insufficient to cover the damages award and the driver himself cannot afford to pay a large claim. When this happens, it might be possible to hold a second defendant partially liable.

Winning Is a Way of Life for Us

At Malman Law, we’re used to victory, because we’ve been doing it constantly since 1994:

  • Over 15,000 injured victims have received compensation through our efforts
  • We win 19 out of every 20 cases we accept
  • Over 95 percent of our cases are settled out of court
  • Many of our clients have received multimillion dollar settlements

A Former Client Speaks Out

“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

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Malman Law handles the following types of motorcycle accident claims, among others:

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