Motorcycle Accidents

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Motorcycle Accidents


The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reports that in 2017there were 311,679 crashes involving motor vehicles in Illinois. Crashes involving motorcycles accounted for 1.1 percent of total crashes, 15.4 percent of fatal crashes, and 3.5 percent of injury crashes. Sadly, many of these accidents were preventable if it weren’t for the unreasonable choices of other drivers on the road. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, there is legal help available to you. It is crucial that you speak with an experienced Chicago motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident.


Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Several different factors and actions can lead to a motorcycle accident. To determine who might be at fault for your accident, it is essential to know what caused it.

Common causes of Illinois motorcycle accidents include:

Speeding, drunk or impaired driving, unsafe lane changes, car doors, lane splitting, sudden stops, driver inexperience, left turns, hazardous road conditions, poor weather, motorcycle defects

When you hire a Joliet motorcycle accident lawyer to be your advocate, they will research and examine all the facts in your case to determine what factors might have caused your accident and who is liable for your injuries.

The ideal outcome in your injury claim is to obtain compensation for these damages. Sometimes it can be done through a settlement with the insurance company, and other times it needs to be done through litigation.

Either way, having a skilled Joliet motorcycle accident attorney is the best way to ensure you receive fair compensation for your damages.

Damages in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are not protected the same way car drivers and passengers are. As such, they are more likely to be injured or killed in a crash. Their injuries can lead to grave financial and emotional losses. These losses are frequently referred to as damages. The type of damages individuals can claim in a motorcycle accident will vary from one accident to the next and will rely heavily on your injuries.

Economic damages can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Prescriptions
  • Medical devices
  • Transportation costs to and from medical appointments
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental anguish

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Call a Joliet Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

Motorcycle accidents can result in significant consequences such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. These injuries can be life-changing and result in tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. If someone else caused your accident, you deserve to be compensated for the bills that you incur and for your pain and suffering. At Pinkston Law Group, P.C., our mission is to obtain fair compensation for you, whether this means negotiating a settlement out of court or going to court to litigate your case.

To schedule your motorcycle accident case evaluation with an experienced Joliet motorcycle accident lawyer, contact us today. The sooner we can go to work assessing your case, the more successful it can be.



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