Riding motorcycles is a popular activity and the total motorcycle registrations increased 51% between 2000 and 2005. In 2006, Americans bought over 1.1 million motorcycles. Despite their popularity, the inherent nature of motorcycles makes riding them a potentially dangerous undertaking. Unlike cars and other vehicles, motorcycles offer drivers and passengers no protection. There is nothing between the rider and the open road, other than the clothes the rider is wearing and possibly a helmet.
The Chicago attorneys at The Horwitz Law Group have decades of experience representing injured motorcycle riders. We have crafted this FAQ list to answer questions including causes of accidents and why it’s important to hire an experienced lawyer with trial experience.
Accidents between motorcycles and other vehicles usually result in serious injuries and sometimes fatalities. Surviving family members in Chicago can seek compensation through a wrongful death case.
Chicago riders can be seriously injured in a wide range of accidents. These accidents can be caused by unsafe intersections, vehicles that fail to follow posted signals, and construction and road hazards.
These accidents tend to be more prevalent as drivers tend to look for full-size vehicles when turning and do not notice motorcycles. If you were injured in a traffic accident in Chicago, an experienced attorney can guide you through monetary compensation.
Whether it is controlled by a traffic light or stop signs, drivers often ignore the safety signals and cause accidents at intersections. The Chicago injury attorneys at The Horwitz Law Group provide exceptional representation to injured motorcycle riders.
In Chicago, a car will often speed through a red light at an intersection and collide with another vehicle. When this vehicle is a motorcycle, the rider might suffer catastrophic injuries or even death.
Motorcycle accidents are commonly caused by drivers not realizing that a motorcyclist had the right of way at an intersection or simply did not see the rider. If you were injured when a driver failed to yield at a Chicago intersection, contact The Horwitz Law Group.
Chicago streets can be narrow and poorly lit. The vast majority of motorcycle accidents are caused when drivers do not see motorcyclists, whether by poor lighting, speeding, ignoring posted signs and signals, or inattentiveness.
There are several ways Chicago construction zones can lead to serious motorcycle accidents. Construction zone accidents can be the result of insufficient warning signs, poorly placed or missing barriers, or equipment or debris blocking a traffic lane.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, one of our experienced Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers can explain your legal options.
At The Horwitz Law Group, we offer experienced, strategic advocacy focused on financial recovery for victims and their families. Call us at 312-641-9200 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.
Advocacy From a Motorcyclist
Our primary attorney, Mark Horwitz, is a Harley rider and knows how difficult it can be to protect yourself against other drivers. Mark has been riding motorcycles since the age of 8 and has been a member of the Illinois Harley-Davidson motorcycle riding club (HOG) since 1994. As a person who rides and understands the dynamics of how a motorcycle reacts at the time of a sudden movement of another motorcycle, Mark Horwitz, understands how to fight the insurance company when they attempt to place some or all of the blame of the cycle crash on the motorcycle driver.
Maximize Recovery for the Serious Injuries you Have Sustained
Injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident are often very serious. Motorcycle riders don’t have anything to protect them from the physical impact that occurs when they are struck by a car, truck, another motorcycle or any other kind of motor vehicle. Motorcycle riders and drivers are easily thrown off their motorcycles and onto roads, guardrails, other vehicles involved in the collision and oncoming traffic. Injuries in a motorcycle accident can range from mild scratches and bruises to severe burns, broken bones, internal injuries, severed limbs, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and even death.
At The Horwitz Law Group, we understand the seriousness of your injuries and that there is a very good chance that your life may never be the same. We can refer you to the proper medical and reconstructive experts who can give you the care and treatment that you need. We are here to fight for your rights and do everything we can to make sure that you receive the maximum recovery for your pain, suffering, lost wages, medical bills, disfigurement, and any other compensation that you need and deserve.
Experienced Representation That Yields Results
Our Chicago personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will only pay us for our time and services if we collect damages for you. We offer aggressive, personalized service to ensure our clients recover the full compensation they are entitled to. At The Horwitz Law Group, we are members of A.B.A.T.E. and we are committed to sending the drivers of cars, trucks and buses the message that they have to pay more attention to motorcycle riders. We want to work for you because we care about you and we want to help you recover from your devastating accident.
If you have been severely injured or have lost someone you care about in a bike wreck due to the carelessness or negligence of other, contact a Fatal Motorcycle Accidents at The Horwitz Law Group by calling 312-641-9200.
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