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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

The type of damages one can claim in the event of a car accident under our legal system are: medical expenses, wage loss, pain and suffering, future medical expenses, future impairment of earning capacity, and future pain and suffering.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are a very popular form of transportation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle ownership is increasing every year. However, this means that there is an increase in the number of accidents as well. Compared to other vehicles, bikers are at an increased risk for injury because of their size. Yet most motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers. What is more, the size of motorcycles exacerbates the risk of catastrophic physical and financial losses. In fact, in the last ten years, motorcycle fatalities have nearly doubled. At Zayed Law Offices we provide vigorous representation to those involved in a motorcycle accidents. We will protect your rights in the event of injury.

A Chicago motorcycle accident attorney can help protect the rights of those suffering from the following injuries:

 

We at Zayed Law Offices provide vigorous representation to those injured in motorcycle accidents, and a motorcycle accident lawyer will ensure that insurance companies do not unfairly deny valid claims. We understand that motorcyclists are commonly and, incorrectly, assumed to be at fault. That is why it is important to contact an attorney immediately, so the insurance companies cannot shift the blame to the victims. Insurance companies will also try and minimize their payout by settling quickly so that full effects of head and neck injuries, which might take months to fully appear, do not come to light.

We are also aware that motorcycle accidents most frequently occur:

  • At intersections because motorcycles are smaller and therefore less visible
  • When cars or trucks pull out in front of a motorcycle causing an accident
  • When motorcycles are hit from behind
  • When another motorist changes lanes.

 

Besides the fault of other drivers, unsafe or hazardous road conditions could also be the cause of an accident. That is why it is important to contact an attorney immediately, so the proper steps can be taken to investigate each individual motorcycle crash. Along with skilled experts, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm will fully investigate the circumstances of the motorcycle accident and determine where liability lies.

Defective Motorcycle Products

A safe bike is very important. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to initiate a recall if there is a defective product in a motorcycle. The manufacturer is bound by federal law to provide free repair to any motorcycle that has been the subject of a recall. Rear tire, handlebar, and fuel line defects can all cause motorcycles to lose stability and crash. Victims of motorcycle crashes may be due punitive damages if a manufacturer negligently did not follow through with their legal obligations. If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, you should contact a motorcycle accident attorney at Zayed Law Offices to determine if a defective part or product might have been responsible for the accident. We will work tirelessly to get you the fair and full compensation you deserve.

The party who is at fault will be responsible.

A thorough and immediate investigation of a motorcycle accident is essential to maximizing your recovery. Insurance companies are likely to be at the scene of a serious motorcycle accident, and it is important to glean as much information as possible early on in a personal injury case.

Yes. Even if a motorcycle accident is caused by a vehicle that drives off unidentified, or if the motorcycle collision is caused by a hit and run situation, you will be able to file an uninsured motorist policy claim for your losses.

Yes. The law presumes that a remedy exists for every civil wrong. If you have been wronged, the person who was at fault will be susceptible to suit, even if you didn’t carry insurance on your motorcycle.

Whether or not you were wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle will not impact your ability to bring a lawsuit.

Sometimes motorcycle accidents are caused by roadway defects, such as potholes or rough paving, poorly designed curves, or inappropriate urban planning. These cases will usually require the assistance of a road design expert, surveyors, lighting experts, and a thorough investigation. The state may be liable for inappropriately designing or maintaining the road.