Motorcycle accidents continue to rise in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. According to the Illinois State Police and the Secretary of State’s office, motorcycles account for only 3% of the vehicles on the road, yet they account for 15% of accidents that occur each year.
Additionally, accidents involving motorcycles result in serious or fatal injuries 80% of the time. Those are sobering numbers. The number one cause of fatalities involving motorcycles is a vehicle turning in front of or into the motorcycle. The Law Office of Daniel E Goodman, LLC has handled numerous motorcycle accident cases in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs over the years. In fact, Daniel Goodman is an avid motorcyclist and has been riding for years. One of the most common things the motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman, LLC have heard is that the driver of the vehicle never saw the motorcycle. Injuries involving motorcycles are often some of the most serious and quite often it is not the motorcyclist’s fault. In Illinois, May is motorcycle awareness month, and in 2014, to increase awareness and to remind drivers to be alert and look out for motorcyclists, one Illinois State Police district placed a 30 foot banner that moved around the area that said: START SEEING MOTORCYCLES.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle accident in Chicago, IL or the surrounding suburbs, you might consider an experienced attorney to help you understand what compensation may be available to you. Being the victim of injuries in a motorcycle accident is quite often serious and life changing, whether you were a passenger on the motorcycle or the driver. Those injuries can cause lost wages, extensive medical bills, pain, disability, disfigurement, paralysis and sadly, even death. In light of the fact that motorcycle accidents quite often have very serious injuries, sometimes the at fault driver does not have adequate insurance or even no insurance. In those cases, a claim for underinsured/uninsured coverage needs to be made. Accidents that are fatal are pursued as wrongful death cases. It can be complicated and that is why it is important to contact a lawyer to help you understand the process and what compensation is available to you.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Chicago, IL or the surrounding suburbs, contact the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman, LLC for a free consultation. One of our motorcycle accident lawyers will be happy to answer your questions.
Here’s what some of our clients have to say about our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers:
Approximately six years ago I was in a motorcycle accident. I visited several lawyers to see who would take my case, none of them wanted to take my case except for Daniel E. Goodman. In the accident I was hurt and needed surgery. As a result of all of the lost time from work I ended up losing my job along with my healthcare benefits. Eventually after the surgery and recovery period, I got a new job but was still left with a pile of medical bills. Even though it was a lengthy legal process of where the defendant passed away, Mr. Goodman made sure my medical bills were paid for. He also made sure that i got fairly compensated for the time I lost from work as a result of the surgery. I would personally recommend him to anybody needing legal assistance in a personal injury case.
– Michael G. – Chicago, IL
About 3 years ago I visited Dan Goodman because I was involved in a motorcycle accident. He took care of my case very well, always on top of my case and I got fairly compensated. I would recommend Dan Goodman to everyone who needs a great attorney.
– Victor C. – Chicago, IL