Get results with an experienced Oak Park motorcycle crash attorney
When the weather is nice, many people in the area can be seen riding their motorcycles in and around Oak Park. But too many drivers don’t notice motorcycles, or treat them as little more than a nuisance. This can lead to accidents that leave motorcyclists with serious injuries. The Oak Park motorcycle accident attorneys at Coplan & Crane fight for their rights.
Motorcyclists have very little protection on the road. So when there’s a motorcycle accident, the injuries they suffer can be very serious. These injuries include road rash, broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and paralysis. Recovery can take months or even years. Some motorcyclists never fully recover and are left permanently disabled.
People injured in a motorcycle accident are left with rising medical expenses that become overwhelming very quickly. Their lives are turned upside-down and they are usually left unable to return to work. Injured motorcyclists should not have to pay for the damages they suffered when a negligent driver caused the crash. But recovering financial compensation can be very complicated.
Oak Park motorcycle crash lawyers holding reckless parties responsible
One reason is that negligent drivers usually don’t accept any responsibility for what happened. Some drivers in motorcycle accidents were speeding or driving recklessly. Others were texting. Some were driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. But they’ll deny doing anything wrong, because they don’t want to get into trouble.
Insurance companies also don’t like to pay motorcycle accident claims. They have this idea that motorcyclists are irresponsible and take risks on the road. The way they look at it, if you were involved in a motorcycle accident, you must have caused it somehow. But we know from experience that motorcyclists tend to be very responsible and are often extra cautious on the road.
When you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident in Oak Park, you need an experienced attorney who knows how to build a strong case that insurance companies have to take seriously. Our legal team investigates your crash to get the facts. We gather evidence, interview witnesses and if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts.
Our Oak Park motorcycle accident lawyers know how to build a case that proves the negligence of another driver caused the accident that left you hurt. We also determine the total damages you have suffered. This includes current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages when you couldn’t work, and other damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Oak Park motorcycle accident lawyers who know how to get results
Since 2005, our motorcycle crash attorneys have been helping injured motorcyclists recover the financial compensation they deserve. Many times, we are able to reach a resolution of your case that meets your needs through a negotiated settlement. But if the insurance company won’t negotiate, we are ready to fight for you in court, where we have won many sizable awards for clients.
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for taking legal action is two years from the date of your crash. But it takes time to build a strong case. And the longer you wait, the more likely it is that key evidence can be lost or destroyed, and the memories of a witness can fade.
Learn more about how an experienced Oak Park motorcycle accident lawyer can help. Contact our Oak Park law firm today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys. And if you can’t make it to our office, we can come to you.