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Buffalo Grove Motorcycle Crash Lawyer

Lawyers in Cook County, IL Representing Injured Motorcycle Riders

For many motorcycle owners, getting out on an open-road ride is the perfect expression of personal freedom. In recent years, three-wheel motorcycles have gained in popularity, leading to increasing access for riders of all ages. Sadly, some motorcycle riders are not quite as careful as they should be, weaving around traffic and even popping "wheelies" as they accelerate. Thanks to this type of behavior, biases tend to exist against those who ride motorcycles in general, and when an accident occurs that involves a motorcycle, the rider is often blamed regardless of the truth.

The attorneys at Gruzmark Law, Ltd., know that motorcycle crashes can happen for a variety of reasons. We also realize that motorcycles can be tough to see for other drivers because of their size, but there is no excuse for careless or negligent driving. With this in mind, we work hard to get injured motorcycle riders the compensation to which the law says they are entitled.

Trusted Motorcycle Crash Lawyers on the North Shore

When you are involved in an accident while riding your motorcycle, your life can change almost instantly. The difference in size and weight between your bike and other vehicles, as well as your vulnerability as an exposed rider with no structural protection, can have devastating consequences in the event of a crash. According to recent federal estimates, motorcyclists are nearly 3,000 percent more likely to be killed in a crash compared to drivers and passengers in cars or trucks. The risk of any type of bodily injury is five times higher as well.

One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is the failure of other drivers to see a motorcycle that is approaching. The slim visual profile of a motorcycle means that drivers must pay attention, because when a crash occurs, the rider is usually the one who suffers the most. Crashes also may be caused by drivers who make sudden stops or careless lane changes. Motorcycle accidents can result in many different types of serious injuries, including:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Shoulder, hip, and other joint injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Severed limbs
  • Serious lacerations and cuts
  • Bruises, contusions, and road rash

In the most serious cases, such injuries could even be fatal.

Protecting Your Rights Against Unfair Biases

At Gruzmark Law, Ltd., we are well aware of the biases that tend to exist against motorcyclists as a whole. Unfortunately, the reckless behavior of some riders creates the presumption among the police and insurance adjusters that any time a motorcycle is involved in a crash, the accident was probably caused by the rider. This type of prejudice can even find its way into police reports, making it extremely difficult for riders who were injured by another driver's negligence to collect compensation.

The good news is that we know that the vast majority of riders are law-abiding motorists who take safety very seriously. With this in mind, our lawyers will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the details of your accident and the situation that led up to it. We will review all of the relevant details, gather useful evidence, speak with any credible witnesses, and determine the party or parties who should be held liable for your injuries. You can also depend on us to communicate openly with you so that we can have a full understanding of how your injuries have affected your life. If needed, we can even facilitate your medical treatment, allowing you to remain focused on healing.

Speak With a Qualified Legal Professional Today

If you have additional questions about seeking compensation for injuries you or a loved one sustained in a motorcycle accident, contact a skilled motorcycle crash lawyer at Gruzmark Law, Ltd. Call 847-729-7660 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We represent injured riders and their families in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, the North Shore, Glenview, Northbrook, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Skokie, and the surrounding areas.

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