Orland Park Motorcycle Accident Attorney with Offices in Cook and DuPage Counties
Personal Injury Lawyer Representing Victims in Tinley Park, Homer Glen, and Northern Illinois
Motorcycles are considered a symbol of freedom and a step away from the traditional lifestyle. Sadly, riders take on more than just the open road. They also assume a significantly higher risk of death and serious injury. In fact, statistical estimates place the risk of fatality for motorcycle riders at 27 times that of vehicle passengers and injury rates five times that of other drivers.
At Schwartz Injury Law, we recognize the devastating impact that a motorcycle crash can have on the lives of victims and their loved ones. Although we cannot bring back a loved one or return life to what it was before a crash, we can and will aggressively represent you in your motorcycle accident claim. We handle all of the legal details, giving you and your family the time and energy you need to heal or grieve. In every situation, our seasoned lawyer pursues the most compensation possible.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
When it comes to causation in motorcycle accidents, more often than not, the fault rests with the drivers of passenger vehicles. Most fail to see or detect the motorcyclist at intersections, when they are merging, or when they change lanes. Intersections are especially problematic when the passenger vehicle is turning left, and the motorcycle has the right-of-way. This type of accident alone accounts for nearly two-thirds of all two-vehicle motorcycle crashes. However, there are many other types of passenger driver negligence that can lead to a motorcycle crash. Some examples include:
- Drunken or intoxicated driving,
- Distracted driving (cell phone use),
- Deliberate or hostile action against the rider, and
- Failure to accurately register the rider's speed.
Tinley Park Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Because they are at an increased risk for fatality and catastrophic injuries, injured motorcycle riders need an advocate that is willing to fight for full and fair compensation. They need aggressive representation to ensure their losses and expenses are covered. Their families need compassionate support and skilled assistance while navigating through the wrongful death claims process, which can feel overwhelming in the midst of grief. Our attorney provides all of this and more.
Schwartz Injury Law stands behind the victims of motorcycle accidents with an unwavering dedication to their future and well-being. We aggressively protect their rights and interests. We skillfully prepare each case for litigation to help them work toward the most favorable settlement possible for their situation. Schedule your initial consultation to learn more. Contact us at 708-226-9000. We serve clients in Orland Park, Tinley Park, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Homer Glen, Mokena, Bedford Park, Palos Heights, and throughout Northern Illinois.