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Orland Park Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle Crashes in Orland Park

Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, but with freedom comes unexpected hazards. Without the protective shell of an automobile, you are at increased risk for severe injury. Accidents involving motorcycles can be particularly brutal, and motorcyclists who are involved in collisions often face significant medical costs. Michael J. Brennan is a motorcycle accident attorney in the Cook County area with over 35 years of experience helping accident victims recover damages and protect their rights. With our no pay until you win policy, you can rest assured that your case is our top priority. You shouldn’t have to go through the aftermath of a devastating motorcycle accident alone. Call today for a free case evaluation and take the first steps towards financial compensation.

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Injuries and Claims

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Thanks to Illinois’s Comparative Fault law, so long as you are not 50% or more responsible for the accident, you can receive financial compensation for your damages. Damages may include present and future medical expenses, loss of income, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering. If the other motorist’s conduct was particularly negligent, courts may decide to award punitive damages to deter reckless behavior.

Motorcyclists are at particular risk for unfairly low compensation, as insurance companies may try to claim that you hold more responsibility for your injuries. Small factors, such as failure to wear a helmet, road conduct, and vehicle maintenance can add up, and insurance companies will use these factors against you, to decrease your overall compensation. Michael J. Brennan has extensive experience with protecting the rights of motorcyclists and will fight for you to receive fair compensation for your suffering. Don’t let someone else’s negligence cause your life to go off course. Our team will be with you to help you recover financial damages and advise you through this traumatic experience.

What Are A Motorcycle Lawyers Responsibilities?

Your motorcycle accident lawyer will help you navigate the complicated arena of motorcycle accident liability. Insurance companies will try to give you a low settlement to protect their bottom-line. With the support of an attorney, you can protect your financial stability and your right to fair compensation. Our team will assess your damages and put together a claim to recover your expenses. We will communicate with all involved parties to ensure that your case is the strongest it can be. We can help you file your claim, negotiate with the insurance company, and, if they fail to offer fair compensation, we will help you take your case to court. Our team is located nearby, with offices in Chicago and Orland Park. We respond to all communications within a 24-hour period and will keep you informed at every step of the way. No case is too small, and no injuries too mild. If you are eligible for compensation, we will fight for that right, so that you can focus on your recovery and peace of mind.

What Are Common Injuries Following an Accident? 

What Should I Do After My Motorcycle Crash?

Seek Medical Care

If you or another individual is severely injured, seek immediate medical care. In the case of non-life-threatening injuries, medical professionals can verify that your injuries were a result of the accident, to ensure that you receive proper compensation.

Report the Accident

Accidents are a matter of public safety. If you have been involved in a collision call the Illinois Highway Patrol or the police. Then, file a report with your insurance company, informing them of the accident.

Exchange Information with Other Motorists

If any other drivers were involved in the collision, exchange contact and license information, vehicle descriptions, and insurance contact information. You will need this information to file for compensation.

Collect Evidence

Once you are out of harm’s way, collect as much evidence as possible. This will help prove liability and maximize your compensation. Photograph the position of the vehicles, then remove them from the roadway. Take photographs of damage to your vehicle and the other motorist’s vehicle and of any damage to the scene. Look for other evidence, such as skid marks, pieces of the vehicles, or injuries. Document evidence of environmental conditions, such as weather, broken guardrails, missing signs, damage to the roadway, or obstacles in the road. This evidence will help your motorcycle accident attorney build a strong case for you and maximize your compensation.

How Do I Collect Compensation?

Once you are out of harm’s way, the first step to collecting compensation is to contact the other motorist’s insurance company. An experienced attorney can help you present your case and protect your rights. If you are not offered a fair settlement, we will help you take your case to court. Michael J. Brennan has recovered over $10 million in damages for his clients in the past four years. You should not have to suffer for someone else’s negligence. Contact our team today to help you get your life back on track.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Crashes?

What if I am partially at fault?

Fault can be determined by a number of factors, including failure to wear a helmet or obey traffic laws. However, under Illinois’s comparative fault law, you may still be eligible for compensation. Contact our team today for a free evaluation of your case.

Will I have to go to a trial?

Our team will use proven negotiation tactics to try to get a settlement out of court, however, if you are not being compensated fairly, we will help you exercise your right to bring a suit against the liable parties.

What if no law was broken?

Personal Injury cases fall under civil law. Unlike criminal law, civil law does not require that a law be broken to determine liability.

How will I pay for medical care while the case is being argued?

Michael J. Brennan knows that medical care is expensive and that it may be hard for you to pay while we negotiate your compensation. We have extensive experience helping injured clients and will advocate for you to receive the necessary treatment and the best care possible while your case is being argued.

Contact our Motorcycle Accident Injury Team

Michael J. Brennan is a Cook County motorcycle accident lawyer with over 35 years of experience protecting the rights and financial security of motorcycle drivers in Illinois. If you have been the victim of a traumatic accident, we can help you protect your rights and recover costs. With Michael J. Brennan as your attorney, you will have legal advice at every step of your recovery. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. Our team is here to help.

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