Chicago Lawyers Representing Injured Motorcyclists And Bicyclists
Traffic collisions between cars are common and can cause horrific results. Traffic collisions between the occupants of enclosed vehicles and motorcyclists or bicyclists are often devastating for bicycle and motorcycle riders. These individuals have no steel case surrounding their bodies while on the road and thus are subject to a higher risk of serious or catastrophic injuries or death.
When a rider is struck by a vehicle or thrown to the pavement or has a bike fall on them, the chances of bicyclists or motorcyclists walking away are slim. At Ori Law Group, our award-winning legal team can provide the tenacious representation you need if you or a loved one has been injured in a negligence-based motorcycle or bicycle accident.
Why Hire Us?
Our skilled and proven trial lawyers understand how to put you in a strong legal position for a negotiated settlement or litigation with the opposition; the other side usually includes insurance companies reluctant to give you compensation consistent with the full effects of your injuries. Over the years, we have recovered more than $150 million for clients in civil litigation.
Were you hurt in a traffic crash on your bike? We know how to thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances of your accident to build a compelling case seeking full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses. Learn more about your case in a free consultation with a Chicago motorcycle and bicycle accident lawyer. Contact Ori Law Group at 312-985-0299.
Causes Of Motorcycle And Bicycle Accidents
Human error on the part of motorists is a common cause for motorcycle and bicycle accidents. Because of their difference in size and weight, motorcycles and bicycles are often less visible to the other drivers on the road, especially in harsh weather. They may be blocked by other traffic, trees or roadside signs.
Motorists often assert that they didn’t see the rider when involved in an accident. This means that defensive driving and operation are necessary for those on motorcycles and bicycles – but sometimes it is not enough to prevent a crash. Common causes of motorcycle and bicycle accidents include the following::
- Drunk and/or drugged driving
- Motorists making left-hand turns in front of an oncoming biker
- Motorists opening car doors in the path of an oncoming biker
- Motorists failing to check blind spots when making lane changes or turns
- Swerving across lanes
- Perilous road conditions, including rain, snow, fog, obstacles on the pavement, potholes, traffic signs blocked by trees, and more
- Manufacturing defects in bikes
- Failure to follow other traffic laws, such as rolling through stop signs, running red lights, and more
- Motorists driving in bike lanes
- Motorcyclists engaging in lane-splitting
What if you are determined to be at partial fault in an accident? Illinois practices “comparative fault.” This means you can still recover compensation if your proportion of fault is less than 50%, but it will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Fighting For The Injured In Chicago And Nationwide
When you make a claim after a pedestrian or bicycle accident, the opposing insurance company will often assert that you were at fault in order to deny you compensation. That is why you need the services of an experienced personal injury team that knows how to challenge insurers with solid evidence and tough advocacy.
At Ori Law Group, we have the resources, skills and experience that to achieve an effective outcome in your case. Consult with one of our Chicago motorcycle and bicycle accident lawyers today. Get in touch with us via email or call 312-985-0299.