Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcyclists are not afforded the same level of safety that those traveling in passenger vehicles receive. Without the protective body of a car to absorb impact, motorcyclists have different risk factors and patterns in motorcycle injuries, according to a study published in the journal of Accident Analysis & Prevention. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle, you may be eligible to seek financial recovery.
Motorcyclists have a 34-fold higher risk of injuries than those traveling in other vehicles, resulting in prolonged recovery periods, missed time off work, and life-altering complications.
You do not have to go through the legal process alone. At Adesina Law Firm we provide exemplary service for survivors of motorcycle accidents. When you work with us, you can expect that Adesina Law Firm, PC will thoroughly examine your case, including its cause, liability, and resulting damages.
When your accident occurred may affect how long you have to act under the state’s statute of limitations. Failing to move forward within this window may affect your ability to seek compensation.
We Will Prove the Negligent Party is At-Fault
How your accident occurred will be the starting point of assigning liability to the at-fault driver.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that the following risky driving behaviors were contributing factors in all types of vehicular accidents:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol
Environmental hazards and vehicular malfunction may also play a part in causing accidents.
You may not see the reason for your collision listed here. However, when we meet with you and learn about your situation, we can examine the details of your testimony to determine your accident’s cause. For example, we may be able to make the argument that the responsible driver was too tired to be driving if they were driving for a long period of time or if your accident occurred late at night.
If you were hit by a young motorist, we may be able to argue that inexperience contributed to your injuries. If we cannot pinpoint a certain action or behavior that contributed to your accident, we may be able to establish human error as a probable cause.
After we have established liability, Adesina Law Firm, PC can begin the process of pursuing the other party’s insurance company for your damages. Remember: every detail of your case is important. No matter how your accident occurred, we want to hear about every detail of the events before the collision.
What You Need to Know About the Services We Provide
Your financial recovery is our main priority. We perform a vast array of services that are designed to promote each case’s chance of success, either out of court or before a judge. We believe that you should not have to deal with the financial and emotional aftermath of an accident you did not cause.
With your best interests in mind, we can provide the following services:
- Initiating prompt legal action to fall before the state’s statute of limitations expires
- Establishing liability for your accident
- Collecting items that support your damages, including medical bills, and photographic evidence of the accident scene
- Contracting the assistance of a medical professional or accident reconstruction expert to better understand your collision and resulting injuries
- Negotiating for a beneficial settlement on your behalf
- Arguing your case before a judge, if necessary
Our goal is to do what we can to help you put this challenging time behind you. Motorcyclists have protections under the law, and we are dedicated to making sure that you receive fair benefits. Do not hesitate to reach out to Adesina Law Firm, PC today.
We Work on a Contingency Basis
To minimize your financial risk when working with us, our team operates on a contingency basis. At the beginning of our partnership, we will draw up a contract that outlines our expectations, services, and methods of payment. When you work with us, we only get paid if your case comes to a successful conclusion.
From there, we take a predetermined portion of your settlement to cover our rendered services. The agreed-upon percentage will be clearly outlined in our contract agreement and is only implemented upon your explicit approval.
The Illinois Statute of Limitations May Limit How Long You Have to Take Action
Illinois has a statute of limitations of up to two years for personal injury victims under 735 ILCS 5/13-202. However, certain elements may play a role in extending or limiting this timeframe, including:
- When your accident occurred
- What date you filed your claim
- When your injuries were treated or diagnosed
- The ages of those involved in the collision
A legal professional can examine the details of your situation and determine how the state’s laws apply to your case. We recommend that you speak with one of our representatives promptly, as building a successful case takes time. We want to give your case the attention it deserves without being pressured by the clock.
Call the Adesina Law Firm Today for a Consultation
You should not be facing a mountain of increasing expenses because of the reckless actions of another.
Some of the damages you may be able to recover include:
- Medical bills- including prescriptions, treatment, and hospital stays
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Psychological distress
If you lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident in Chicago, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf.
There is no way that you could have anticipated your accident upon starting your motorcycle. A 2016 Rules of the Road document published by the Illinois Secretary of State’s office states that “Motorcycle riders have the same rights and responsibilities as other roadway users.”
Motorists must adopt safe driving practices to uphold their duty of care, meaning that they should not recklessly endanger others while driving. A negligent driver should be held responsible for your damages.