If the negligent actions of another driver harmed you while you were riding your motorcycle, a personal injury lawyer can help you. Depending upon the severity of your injuries, you may miss extended time from work, require future surgeries, and experience significant pain and suffering.
Your motorcycle accident injuries may make you eligible for a personal injury claim. The Kryder Law Group, LLC provides free case evaluations. There is no fee until we secure compensation for you. To learn whether your case may qualify for civil action, call the Kryder Law Group, LLC now.
Motorcycle Accidents and Liability For Your Injuries
No matter how defensively you operate your motorcycle, one dangerous driver can change your life forever. Determining liability for your injuries is necessary for filing a personal injury claim. Never admit fault for the accident, under any circumstances. While it is human nature to want to apologize, doing so can harm your chance for possible compensation.
A Calumet City motorcycle accident lawyer can investigate your accident by reviewing key pieces of evidence, including the official police report. Information about the accident from eyewitnesses — along with photos and videos — are helpful to an investigation.
Protect your chance of possible financial compensation by limiting who you speak to after the accident. If someone misinterprets what you say, they may use it against you later. The less you say, the better your opportunity for justice.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, you can feel comfortable sharing information about your case with our team. We listen carefully to our clients in order to obtain a complete understanding of their accident. Our team believes in open communication after your motorcycle accident and keeping you informed throughout the civil claims process.
Examples of Negligent Driver Behavior and Motorcycle Accidents
One of the key details of your motorcycle accident is identifying who is at fault for your injuries. Negligent driver behavior is often a factor in motorcycle accidents involving one or more passenger vehicles. This can include:
- Distracted driving: This includes any action that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel, and their mind off driving.
- Drowsy driving: Many people fall asleep behind the wheel, either because they did get enough sleep, or they experience side effects from prescription medication.
- Drunk driving: Under 625 ILCS 5/11-501, any driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher is legally intoxicated.
- Reckless or aggressive driving: Drivers who speed, purposely tailgate, or engage in other rash behaviors place motorcyclists at risk for serious injuries.
Motorcycles are, in fact, smaller and harder to see than passenger vehicles. A motorist who doesn’t adjust their mirrors to accommodate for their blind spots is unable to see an approaching motorcycle.
Whether a driver pulled out in front of your motorcycle, failed to grant the right-of-way in an intersection, or purposely ran you off the road, you deserve justice. The Kryder Law Group, LLC offers free case evaluations. There is no fee until we win your case. Call us now to learn how a Calumet City motorcycle accident lawyer can help you.
Consequences of a Motorcycle Accident
Many motorcyclists experience incapacitating injuries in crashes. These types of injuries prevent the victim from activities such as walking, driving, or other activities they were capable of before the accident.
If your motorcycle accident left you with incapacitating injuries that now limit your ability to work or to perform daily tasks without assistance, The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can help you.
We Can Help You if You Lost a Loved One to a Fatal Motorcycle Accident
Losing a loved one who died while enjoying a motorcycle ride is devastating. If driver negligence caused the death of your close loved one, you may be entitled to pursuing damages.
A wrongful death case is especially emotional and difficult. Holding the person responsible for your loved one’s death accountable for their actions is your right. You are not alone, and we are here to help you. You may have a limited time to take action under 740 ILCS 180/0.01.
Let a Calumet City Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help You
When a motorcycle accident leaves you in a hospital bed with serious injuries, the last thing you want is contact from an aggressive insurance company. Your time of pain and suffering is no time to make an important decision. You may not want to accept an initial settlement offer. It may seem like a large sum, but accepting it means you may be barred from pursuing civil litigation later (should your medical condition worsen).
Insurance companies like to settle cases quickly and before you hire legal representation. In order to protect your interests, do not speak with them. Their primary interest typically lies with offering you the lowest amount of compensation possible.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we know how to negotiate with insurance companies. If we are unable to secure the outcome you deserve out of court, we are ready to take your case to trial.
Statutes of limitations are deadlines for filing civil litigation. Reviewing the details of your case and collecting important evidence takes time. This is why it is important that you contact a Calumet City motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.
If your motorcycle accident left you with serious injuries or the loss of a loved one, let us help you. While each case is different, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC now for your free case evaluation.