Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Chicago & Joliet, IL.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Kipnis & Kahn LTD. know how difficult it is for injured motorcyclists when trying to recover compensation for their injuries from the insurance companies of drivers who have caused the accidents. Many auto insurance carriers have simply taken a hard & unfair stance when it comes to handling claims involving injured or deceased motorcyclists. Our motorcycle accident lawyers are committed to getting the best compensation for motorcycle injury and fatality cases that Illinois law allows.
Motorcycle accident cases are always handled on a contingency fee basis and there is never a fee charged unless there is a financial recovery for you.
Motorcyclists at Risk For Serious Injury or Death From Other Drivers’ Negligence
With little protective equipment to absorb the impact from a collision with a vehicle, motorcyclists receive some of the most significant injuries of any person travelling on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 4,900 people were killed and 88,000 people were injured in motorcycle crashes in 2015. The fatality rate increased by over 8% from the previous year. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in the past 10 years, the number of motorcycles on the road went up over 60% but the amount of fatalities more than doubled during the same period.
This national trend keeps going up, just like it is in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Transportation report ‘2014 Illinois Crash Facts & Statistics’ (the most recent comprehensive review of Illinois road safety), over 100 motorcyclists lost their lives and over 2,600 motorcyclists were injured in crashes in that year while riding on Illinois streets & highways.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Kipnis & Kahn LTD. understands that injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents forever change the lives of those who are injured.
The Primary Causes of Motorcycle Crashes
To recover compensation for injuries related to a motorcycle accident, the injured party has the burden of establishing that the driver who caused the crash was negligent. Driver negligence can cover situations where:
- The driver failed to keep a proper lookout
- The driver was distracted
- The driver failed to yield
- The driver was driving speeding
- Failing follow traffic control devices
- The driver failed to gauge the speed or distance
- The driver operated his or her vehicle while intoxicated
- Left-turn crashes
- Rear-end accidents
- Intersection crashes
- Head-on crashes
- Lane change accidents
Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help You
When a motorcyclist is injured in an accident, it frequently impacts both the individual and his family. From the time our office is retained in a motorcycle accident case, we begin preparing aggressively preparing your case so we may present it in the most favorable light for a settlement with an insurance adjuster or when a lawsuit is filed, presenting the case to a jury.
To help build a strong case for you, Kipnis & Kahn LTD. will regularly do the following:
- Order police reports
- Take statements from witnesses to the crash
- Photograph the scene of the crash and damage to vehicles
- Review video footage of the incident
- Hire an accident reconstructionist to recreate crash
- Review computer recording or ‘black boxes’
- Order medical records and bills
- Talk directly to the insurance carriers for the parties
- Request copies of traffic light sequencing
2 Locations in the Chicagoland Area — Chicago & Joliet
Contact us today for an appointment and let our 40 plus years of combined experience help you.
20 N. Clark St. #2710 Chicago, IL. 60602
54 N. Ottawa St. #B80 Joliet, IL. 60432