If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be facing high medical bills with no way to pay them off. At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we want to help you recover compensation for your losses after a negligent party leaves you hurt.
A motorcycle accident lawyer in Oak Lawn from our firm can help you pursue damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses.
Worried About Hiring Our Firm? Don’t Be
Your first call and case evaluation are free, and we take our cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means we only get paid once we are successful in your case, so there is no risk in reaching out to our firm. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay our attorney’s fees, which pays for our time and efforts.
Check out our case results online to learn more about the outcomes we’ve secured for our previous clients. We have broken settlement records in both DuPage and McHenry counties.
How We Can Help After Your Motorcycle Accident
We will investigate your motorcycle crash, build your case, and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. We will not stop fighting until we get what we believe you are owed.
We will Investigate Your Motorcycle Crash
First, we will investigate your motorcycle accident to find evidence of the following:
- The other driver had a civil obligation to keep other road users (including yourself) safe.
- The other driver acted recklessly or carelessly.
- This negligence caused your motorcycle accident.
- Your accident caused you to suffer losses for which you can be compensated.
We will collect evidence like CCTV footage, photographs, witness statements, police reports, medical records, and anything else that can strengthen your case.
We will Negotiate a Settlement
Once we have built your case, we will take it to the insurance adjusters to negotiate the best possible settlement for you and your family. Let us handle the headache of the insurance company’s bureaucracy while you focus on resting and recovering with your loved ones.
We will Fight for Your Rights
Sometimes, negotiation is not enough. If the insurance company still refuses to pay the amount you are owed, then we will take your case to trial. In court, we will present the evidence we have gathered to a judge or jury. From there, they can make a decision about the outcome of your case.
Recoverable Damages in Motorcycle Accident Cases
The types of damages you can recover through a motorcycle accident lawsuit or claim are compensatory damages. This means that they are meant to compensate you for your losses, not to punish the other party for their recklessness.
There are two types of compensatory damages: economic damages, which are for financial losses, and non-economic damages, which are for intangible losses.
We Can Pursue Economic Damages for Your Monetary Losses
Economic damages include things like:
- Doctor’s bills
- Hospital bills
- Surgery costs
- Medication costs
- Home healthcare services
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
- Psychological counseling costs
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning potential
- Out-of-pocket losses
If you lost your loved one in a motorcycle accident, then you can also recover economic damages for their medical bills and lost wages, as well as their funeral and burial.
We Can Seek Non-Economic Losses for Your Emotional Hardships
Non-economic damages are compensation for the physical pain and mental suffering you have experienced since your motorcycle accident. At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we understand that these events can be traumatizing, leaving lasting physical, mental, and emotional scars.
Examples of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Impaired quality of life
You deserve to be compensated for the impact your accident and injuries have had on your health and happiness. Your motorcycle accident lawyer can explain your financial recovery options after reviewing your case in Oak Lawn.
We Can Determine the Cause of Your Accident
To file a successful claim or lawsuit, we must furnish evidence showing how your accident happened and how the other party acted negligently. We can use the police report, traffic camera footage, and evidence from the scene to determine the cause of your collision.
We may find that your accident was the result of:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Failure to obey a stop sign, red light, or another traffic signal
- Drowsy driving
- Weaving in and out of lanes
- Unsafe roadway conditions
- Inclement weather
You Can Seek Damages Even if You Partially Caused the Collision
Illinois operates on a modified comparative negligence rule, meaning that:
- You can seek damages as long as you didn’t cause most of the collision.
- Your portion of the fault will be deducted from your final settlement or court award.
- Multiple parties could share fault for one accident.
Determining fault in your accident is extremely important. You don’t want to miss out on compensation because you were wrongfully blamed for an accident you didn’t cause.
Call Us Today to Learn Your Options
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we are committed to helping injured victims of negligence and their families through times of struggle. We will represent your best interests, always working to get the amount you need and deserve after you have been injured.
Call us today at (312) 223-1700 to receive your free consultation and learn more about how a motorcycle accident lawyer in Oak Lawn will fight for you. You only have two years from the time of your accident to file your lawsuit, per 735 ILCS 5/13-202, so prompt legal action is crucial.