Motorcycle Injury Claims Require Skilled Legal Help
Proving a motorcycle crash injury claim without the help of a skilled personal injury attorney can be challenging. In Illinois, it is necessary to show both negligence and liability.
This means it must be evident or shown that the driver of the other vehicle in the crash had the responsibility not to cause injury, failed in that responsibility, and thus caused damages, injury and financial loss.
At Wise Morrissey, LLC, our lawyers are skilled at pursuing motorcycle accident claim. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we know when and how to pull in medical experts, forensic accident investigators and eyewitness testimony. By partnering with us, you get the benefit of our decades of investigative and trial skill. This is often the difference between getting nothing or a low-ball offer and obtaining the compensation and medical care you need after a serious motorcycle accident.
You May Suffer Serious, Long-lasting Or Permanent Injury
Because, unlike the driver of a car or truck you are not surrounded by metal and are more vulnerable on your bike. Therefore, you will almost always suffer more serious injuries in a collision than the other driver. Common serious injuries for bikers include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries including paralysis
- Facial scarring and disfigurement that require several surgeries and can be permanent
- Leg injuries, including broken bones, that can require extensive PT and rehab
- Amputation, which can limit your ability to work
These injuries may result in permanent disability. You may need multiple surgeries or long-term medical care that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. You may not be able to go back to work. When this happens, you need a team of attorneys that is focused on a favorable outcome for you. We take our responsibility seriously with every client.
Drivers ‘Looked But Failed To See’ You
Why do so many drivers pull out in front of motorcycles? It is a phenomenon studied by neuroscientists and traffic professionals around the world. What was found is something called “looked but failed to see.” This is when the driver of a car turns, and “looks” in the direction of, and may even hear an oncoming motorcycle but does not register it. The driver is not expecting a motorcycle, so they pull forward right into the path of the biker. Drivers also pull out or into bicyclists.
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We know you have questions. We want you to have the information, support and legal representation you need and deserve. We always offer a free consultation for injury victims and their families. Call us in Chicago at 312-985-0930 today to speak with a member of our team. You can also fill out our online form if you prefer. We’ve obtained millions in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients and their families.