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Chicago Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

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.

If You or Someone You Love has Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident, Chances are Your Life is Changed Forever

The sad truth is that more and more of these accidents are occurring every day. Many motorcycle accidents result in serious injury or even death. Although motorcyclists are granted the same rights and protections under traffic laws as other motorists, they are often overlooked and even ignored on most roadways. Even when taking every possible precaution and following traffic safety laws, motorcycle riders are still injured by other vehicles every day because of driver negligence.

If you have suffered any of the following injuries due to the carelessness of another driver or unsafe road conditions, you could be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  • Concussions, brain damage or head trauma
  • Broken bones or fractured bones
  • Road scrapes or serious burns
  • Spinal cord injuries, paralysis
  • Limb damage, loss of limbs

No matter what the conditions of the accident serious injury can result. The Chicago motorcycle accident injury attorneys at The Horwitz Law Group are advocates of cyclists who have been seriously injured in accidents. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys have defended motorcycle riders and obtained settlements for injuries suffered in accidents. We will investigate your case and listen to your recollection of the events. Our professionals will investigate the scene of the accident and gather evidence to support your case. We document everything and ensure you are well prepared to win when your personal injury case is heard in court. We will evaluate your case and determine the highest amount you could possibly win in a settlement. It is our goal to fight to get you every penny you deserve.

Motorcycle Accident FAQ

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.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

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.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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.

Left Turn Motorcycle Accidents

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.

Motorcycle Accidents at Intersections

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.

Red Light Motorcycle Accidents

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.

Failure to Yield Motorcycle Accidents

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 by a driver who failed to yield at a Chicago intersection, contact The Horwitz Law Group.

Accidents Caused by Car Not Seeing Motorcycle

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.

Construction Zone Motorcycle Accidents

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.

Advocacy From a Chicago Motorcyclist Who is Also a Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago

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 others, contact a fatal motorcycle accidents attorney at The Horwitz Law Group to schedule a free consultation.



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for a 75-year-old woman who suffered an above the knee amputation due to being run over by a private school bus.


for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.


for a trucking accident resulting in the death of the driver.


for a 70 year old man who died, without any living relatives, seven months after being hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.


for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.


for a minor rear-ended on an expressway in Kankakee.


for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.


for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.


for a bicyclist hit by a car.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


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for a low-speed rear-end accident.


for injuries in a van accident pulling a trailer.


for a minor injured in a ride-share accident.


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for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a driver injured in an auto accident.


for injuries from a right-turning truck.


for a family injured in an auto accident.


for a law enforcement officer rear-ended by a truck.


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