If you or a member of your family was injured by a negligent motorcycle rider, you do not have to bear the cost of the accident on your own. An Aurora negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyer can help you understand the process of filing a claim for compensation, file within the Illinois statute of limitations, and evaluate the value of your compensation claim.
When you are ready to pursue the motorcycle rider who caused the accident that led to your injuries, contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC at (312) 223-1700. One of our team members will help you get started filing the claim you deserve for the injuries you endured. If a family member is killed in the collision, you might be eligible for compensation through a wrongful death suit.
How Motorcycle Collisions Occur
Motorcycles share streets and roads with cars, pedestrians, and other vehicles every day. When you encounter a motorcyclist in traffic, the last thing you expect is for a collision to occur. When collisions do occur, some dangerous motorcycle rider maneuvers that can cause accidents include:
- Passing or overtaking vehicles
- Making left-hand turns
- Making right-hand turns
- Skidding or losing control
- Changing lanes
An Aurora negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyer can help you uncover the cause of the collision, assign liability to the at-fault driver, and start the process of filing a claim.
Injuries That Add to the Financial Impact of a Motorcycle Accident
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, if you or a family member was involved in a motorcycle collision, the injuries you sustained can range from minor cuts and scrapes to injuries that permanently change your physical appearance and alter your physical abilities. A catastrophic injury might even alter your cognitive ability and your ability to care for yourself.
In Illinois, when you are injured by a negligent motorcycle rider — or anyone else, for that matter — your injuries are classified into three categories:
A-Injuries Are Incapacitating
According to 2018 Illinois Crash Facts, A-injuries are devastating and have a long-lasting effect on your life. They can prevent you from engaging in activities you once enjoyed or from returning to work to support yourself and your family. A-injuries can have significant short-term and long-term recuperation costs.
B-Injuries Are Visible Injuries That Do Not Pose as Much Danger
B-injuries are less severe but can also have long-lasting repercussions and require healing times that put your life and lifestyle temporarily on hold. B-injuries can keep you off your feet and force you to change certain aspects of your lifestyle until healing is complete.
C-Injuries Are Minor But Still Cause Damage
C-injuries can leave you with immediate discomfort and can result in prolonged aches, pains, limping, nausea, and minor head injuries.
Because many of these injuries can require ongoing treatments and lengthy recovery times, they also come at great expense. The medical expenses that follow a collision with a motorcycle rider should be the responsibility of the person who caused the accident.
If you or someone you love was involved in a collision with a negligent motorcycle rider and suffered injuries that fit into one or more of these categories, you do not have to fight for compensation on your own. An Aurora negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyer can help you build a solid case for compensation against the at-fault driver.
Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC at (312) 223-1700 to speak to one of our team members today.
Understand How Timelines Affect Your Case
When you are ready to seek compensation for the motorcycle accident that caused your injuries or led to the death of a loved one, an Aurora negligent motorcycle rider accident attorney can help you understand the role of time in filing your claim for compensation.
- Under Illinois Compiled Statutes — specifically 735 ILCS 5/13-202 — in general, you have two years to file a lawsuit for the personal injuries you sustain in an accident.
- Under 735 ILCS 5/13-209(a)(1), in general, you have one year to file a lawsuit for the wrongful death of a loved one in a motorcycle accident.
Avoid putting your claim at risk. The time you have to file a lawsuit for compensation can run out if you are not careful. While you concentrate on healing from your injuries, your lawyer can start preparing your case. The sooner you act, the sooner the process of collecting compensation can begin. Contact a member of our team to get started today.
An Aurora negligent motorcycle rider accident lawyer can help you understand why you should not be financially responsible for an accident you did not cause and how you can hold the at-fault driver liable instead. Call us to speak to a member of The Kryder Law Group, LLC about your potential for a monetary award.
Get a Free Consultation Today
A motorcycle accident that leaves you or a family member injured — or costs your family member their life — can also leave you deeply in debt, if you do not seek financial compensation from the driver who caused the accident. With guidance from an Aurora negligent motorcycle rider accident attorney, you can:
- Build a comprehensive claim
- Assign liability
- Negotiate for a favorable settlement
- Focus on healing while a lawyer handles the insurance companies
When you are ready to review your case and explore your potential for compensation, call The Kryder Law Group, LLC at (312) 223-1700 to speak with a member of our intake team today.