Rockford motorcycle accident lawyers the injured can count on
Our motorcycle crash attorneys fight for you every step of the way
There are many motorcyclists in Rockford who enjoy riding on the open road. But a crash can turn that experience into a nightmare in seconds. They can be left with serious injuries that have a significant impact on their lives. The Rockford motorcycle accident attorneys at Coplan & Crane fight for the rights of injured motorcyclists and help them recover financial compensation.
Motorcycle accidents are usually caused by driver negligence. The truth is that many drivers don't even look for motorcycles on the road. And when they do see a motorcycle, they treat it as a nuisance that they try to get around as quickly as possible. This kind of thinking eventually leads to a motorcycle accident that leaves motorcyclists hurt.
Since motorcyclists have little protection in a crash, it is easy for them to be injured. Common injuries seen in motorcycle accidents include:
- Head and brain injuries - The force of impact from being hit by a car or throw to the ground can cause the brain to crash into the skull. This can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can have long-term effects.
- Biker's arm - When motorcyclists sense they are about to be in an accident, the natural instinct is to put their arms out for protection. The force of impact can cause nerve damage in the arm. This can result in motor difficulties with hands or fingers, as well as limited arm movement.
- Road rash - During an accident, a motorcyclist is often thrown to the ground and slides on the road before coming to a complete stop. The friction caused by contact with the road can cause painful serious cuts and bruises to the skin. Road rash can also result in nerve damage or scarring.
- Broken bones - In a motorcycle accident, a motorcyclist may be hit directly by a vehicle or thrown from the bike and onto the ground. The force of impact in either situation can result in broken bones. More complicated types of breaks are harder to treat and can lead to disfigurement or disability.
If another driver's negligence caused your accident, you deserve financial compensation. But negligent drivers typically deny doing anything wrong. And don't expect the insurance companies to help. In their view, you must have been responsible for the accident somehow. That's because they think of motorcyclists as irresponsible and reckless.
Get a Rockford motorcycle crash lawyer to fight for your rights
We know that's not true. That's why we investigate your accident to get the facts. Our legal team gathers evidence, reviews accident reports and interviews witnesses. We sometimes consult accident reconstruction experts, if needed. Our attorneys know how to build a strong case that proves you were the victim of another's negligence.
When insurance companies see that we are prepared to fight for you all the way to court, they often agree to enter settlement negotiations. But we are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injury. It includes lost wages and certain other damages, such as pain and suffering.
If you've been injured in a Rockford motorcycle accident, you need experienced and aggressive legal representation. Our firm has been helping the injured in Winnebago County recover financial compensation since 2005 through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts. Our firm has a reputation for getting results.