Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Illinois
Our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers know there are many reasons why riding a motorcycle beats traveling by car. A ride on a motorcycle provides a sense of freedom as you take to the open road. It’s also an economical and practical way to get around. But any motorcyclist knows that riding carries risks. That’s why most riders, as a matter of survival, almost always ride defensively.
Unfortunately, too many motorists don’t safely share the road with motorcycle riders, and that puts people at serious risk. A motorcyclist’s body just doesn’t have the same amount of protection as a person inside an enclosed vehicle, even if the biker is wearing a helmet or other protective gear. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and you are on a motorcycle, you are three times more likely to be injured and 14 times more likely to be killed.
Now, here’s what the numbers don’t say about motorcycle accidents in Illinois. In an instant, your life or the life of a loved one can change forever. Suddenly, you may no longer be able to walk or be confined to a wheelchair. A loved one may even sustain a serious head or neck injury, resulting in paralysis or a traumatic brain injury. A motorcycle accident can even result in death. The risks are serious. The danger is real.
What are the common causes of motorcycle accidents?
Insurance companies might want to make you think that motorcycle riders are reckless, but we know that accidents often are traced back to the careless action of someone driving a car. In many cases, inattentive drivers crash into motorcyclists. Many drivers claim they never saw the motorcyclist or insist the rider was doing something reckless on the road. The truth is many drivers simply don’t look when changing lanes or stopping. And in recent years, many drivers fiddling with their cellphones or texting while driving cause many serious motorcycle accidents.
Proving the other driver caused your motorcycle accident is not as easy as you might think. Even if the other driver clearly caused the accident, you must compile enough evidence to support your case. At Coplan + Crane, we know how to investigate motorcycle accidents in the Chicago area. We know what information to look for and how to organize this data to build a strong case.
What are common motorcycle accident injuries?
Motorcycle accident injuries in Illinois can be severe, even fatal. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
Again, people involved in motorcycle accidents are very likely to sustain serious, disabling injuries. You may be unable to work for an extended period of time. Your life may change – and it’s likely another driver’s responsibility.
Expect More. Contact Oak Park motorcycle accident lawyers Coplan & Crane
Since motorcyclists have little protection around them, collisions with cars, trucks and other large vehicles often result in serious, sometimes fatal injuries, which may lead to a wrongful death claim.
Whatever kind of motorcycle injury you’re dealing with, we can help. Our attorneys have years of experience investigating and litigating serious motorcycle accident injury cases. We know how to find evidence to support your case and use this information to obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers puting injury victims’ rights first
At Coplan & Crane, we can help your family deal with the aftermath of your motorcycle accident. We represent clients in Chicago and all of Illinois. The lawyers at Coplan & Crane have dedicated their careers to helping victims, including those injured in serious motorcycle accidents in Chicago. We realize most motorcycle accidents are caused by the other driver. We realize most motorcyclists are safe, responsible people who follow the rules and don’t take unnecessary risks.