Contact our motorcycle accident lawyers to pursue your personal injury claim
Motorcycle accidents can have serious consequences for those involved. If you or your loved one have been injured, contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Carlson Bier. Our commitment to pursuing justice on behalf of our clients has resulted in rewards that have allowed our clients to have fulfilling futures.
We have worked with insurance companies, so we know the methods they pursue to avoid paying. Our in-depth understanding of how insurance companies work along with our decades of experience puts us in a unique position to craft a strategy to make sure you get the results you deserve. Contact Carlson Bier’s motorcycle accident lawyers today: 312-622-2900.
Why motorcycle accidents are so dangerous
Motorcycle accidents are more dangerous for the drivers and passengers than those in passenger vehicles or trucks. The driver and rider are more exposed and even when they use proper safety gear, there’s an increased risk of injury or death.
In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than those in passenger vehicles. In addition, a 2019 report from the NHTSA shows that although motorcycles make up only 3% of registered vehicles, they account for 14% of traffic fatalities. There were also about 84,000 motorcyclists injured, which is a 2% increase from 2018. And, when a motorcycle collides with another vehicle, those are more likely to be fatal.
Of course there are a range of injuries that can occur from these types of accidents. From broken bones and road rash to traumatic brain injuries, disfigurement, spinal cord injuries and other serious medical conditions, these types of accidents have dangerous consequences. Beyond the physical injuries, wrongful death and psychological damage can occur.
Whatever the circumstance, you need motorcycle accident lawyers that will fight for you. At Carlson Bier we will do a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident. We will put together a clear and winnable strategy. And, we will make sure you are fairly compensated for any short and long term injuries you are suffering.
Carlson Bier’s aggressive advocacy will help you get the results you deserve.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, we will put together a clear and winnable strategy for you.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents
We will uncover the cause of the accident, so we can file the appropriate claim.
There are many causes of motorcycle accidents in Illinois and as your motorcycle accident lawyers, it is our job to determine where the fault lies. When other drivers speed, change lanes without signaling, make illegal turns, or engage in reckless behaviors, all drivers are at risk.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
- Defective Motorcycle Parts – Errors can and have occured when motorcycles or safety equipment are manufactured. Faulty brake lines, tires, poor helmet design, and an improperly balanced bike can cause critical errors when someone is riding a motorcycle. If a malfunctioning part is the cause of an accident, you may have a personal injury claim and can pursue justice with our attorneys at Carlson Bier.
- Drunk Drivers – Although drunk drivers pose an incredible risk to everyone on the road, motorcyclists do not have the protection that cars and trucks offer. If a motorcyclist is struck by a drunk driver they are more likely to be hurt.
- Hazardous Roads – Potholes, road construction, a change in the type of road surface, or poorly marked curves or other changes can greatly impact a 2 wheeled vehicle. Motorcycles do not handle the same way as bigger vehicles and are more prone to falling.
- Negligence While Driving – There are many things that can distract a driver and cause an accident. Phones are the biggest distraction for drivers today, especially texting while driving. Drivers may also be speeding, change lanes without signaling, pass when there’s not enough space, or commit other errors that can result in a crash.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers will help you pursue justice
When you hire one of our motorcycle accident lawyers, we will work to determine why the accident happened, so we can file the appropriate personal injury claim. There are a variety of outcomes that can occur, it all depends on the circumstances of the accident. With our experience, passion, and knowledge of how insurance companies work, we can build a strong case to make sure you are taken care of now and in the future. Contact Carlson Bier today: 312-622-2900.
Contact Carlson Bier today to pursue your personal injury claim.