Motorcycles are a fun way to travel, but they can be deadly in the event of a collision. The same features that make motorcycles so exhilarating—the lack of enclosure, the precarious balance on two wheels—can leave you fully exposed to the brunt of an impact with another vehicle.
Between the medical bills, lost wages, and reduced earning capacity, the costs of a motorcycle accident can be substantial—and that is just the financial component. It can also take a heavy physical and emotional toll. For all of this stress, difficulty, and inconvenience, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, our Harvey motorcycle accident lawyers will take on the liable party and hold them responsible for the collision. The initial consultation is free, and we never charge a fee unless we settle or win your case.
For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call The Kryder Law Group, LLC.
Determining Liability for Your Harvey Motorcycle Accident
Your legal team will need to assign liability before they can move forward into the negotiation process. Many personal injury claims—no matter their basis—rest on proving that the responsible party’s negligence resulted in your injuries. These are often referred to as “the four elements of negligence.”
For your case to be successful, your lawyer must establish:
- The liable party had a duty of care to take reasonable precautions to not hurt other people.
- This party violated this obligation by partaking in risky behavior that would not be expected of a reasonable person in the same position.
- As a result, they caused the accident in which you were injured.
- You have suffered financial losses because of a collision you did not cause.
Your lawyer will need to investigate your claim to collect pertinent evidence to support your account of events. To learn more about what this means, we encourage you to reach out to The Kryder Law Group, LLC, today.
Our Harvey Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Help You Recover the Compensation You Deserve
A motorcycle accident can cause you to incur a long list of financial losses, but they can lead to just as many noneconomic damages. At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we believe you deserve compensation for those, as well.
Noneconomic losses include damages like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. While none of these items can be calculated in dollar terms, they exact an undoubtedly heavy toll, which can be factored into the value of your claim.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can help you recover a monetary award that includes compensation for the following and more:
We will collect evidence from your doctors and medical care providers to determine not only what costs you have already incurred but also what your medical bills will look like going forward. This can include the cost of treatment, follow-up care, and prescribed medications.
We will help you make up the income you have lost at work due to your injuries. If you are permanently disabled, we will fight for a monetary award that pertains to that particular situation.
Reduced Earning Capacity
We will also fight to help you make up the difference between your anticipated future earnings and what those earnings would have been if your accident had not happened.
Pain and Suffering
Even though this category cannot be quantified in dollar terms, it merits compensation, especially when it is caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Pain and suffering generally refer to noneconomic damages relating to the emotional sphere of one’s injuries.
In Illinois, there is no statutory cap for how much a claimant can seek for these types of losses.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
A serious motorcycle accident injury can not only put you out of work, but it can also keep you from partaking in hobbies you once enjoyed. We believe that recreation is an important part of a happy, meaningful life. If someone else’s actions took that part of your life away from you, we will hold them accountable for these losses.
You can begin your free case evaluation today by calling The Kryder Law Group, LLC.
Illinois Does Not Require Motorcyclists to Wear a Helmet
Illinois is one of three states that does not require motorcyclists to wear a helmet. That said, if you were not wearing a helmet at the time of your accident, the other driver and their insurance company might still try to use it against you. They might say that because you did not take reasonable safety precautions, you made your injuries unnecessarily worse.
The Harvey motorcycle accident lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, will push back against any attempt by the other side to escape liability by shifting the blame onto you, helmet or no helmet. We will fight hard for the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
Even if you were partly at fault for your motorcycle accident, you may still be eligible for partial or full compensation from the other party. The Kryder Law Group, LLC, will investigate your situation and build a case that supports your need for financial recovery. Do not avoid calling a lawyer just because you are afraid the accident was partly your fault.
The Statute of Limitations in Illinois
According to the Illinois General Assembly website, Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations on motorcycle accident lawsuits that resulted in bodily injuries. Yet, depending on who was involved in your accident, this timeline may or may not apply to you. Speaking with a member of The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can explain what this may mean for your case.
Call Today to Speak with a Harvey Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can help you take on the insurance company and recover a monetary award for your motorcycle accident injuries. The sooner we can get started on your case, the sooner you can learn more about your options for financial recovery.
For a free consultation, call a Harvey motorcycle accident lawyer today.