Aurora Motorcycle Accident Attorney Seeks Justice for Injured Bikers
Accomplished Illinois firm handles insurance claims and litigation
Although motorcycle wrecks only account for about 1 percent of motor vehicle accidents on the state’s roads, the Illinois Department of Transportation reported that in one recent year, bikers comprised 12 percent of traffic fatalities. Hitting the open road on a bike can be a thrill, but with few protections as they ride, motorcyclists often suffer debilitating, or even fatal harm in a crash. At Amoni Law Offices, P.C., Larry Amoni is an Aurora motorcycle accident lawyer with more than 40 years of experience serving clients in the Western Suburbs and other locations. Our firm battles in personal injury and wrongful death cases to hold the drivers who hit bikers responsible for their actions.
How a motorcycle injury claim works
You have two years from the date of a motorcycle accident to file a lawsuit. As an experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyer in Aurora, Larry Amoni provides comprehensive legal guidance from start to finish. We will explain all of your options and aggressively work toward a favorable resolution during settlement discussions and, if necessary, at trial.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents in Illinois
Drivers, and even law enforcement personnel, might try to pin the blame on the motorcycle rider after a collision involving a car or truck. However, some of these crashes occur when the driver fails to recognize a biker’s road rights. Other common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Failure to see a motorcyclist during a lane change
- Refusal to yield the right of way to a biker
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Road hazards, construction zones and poorly maintained roads
- Poor weather conditions
- Drunk or otherwise impaired driving
- Unsecured debris that strikes a motorcyclist
Motorcycle accidents often result in serious physical injuries. Brain injuries, spinal cord damage and other permanent and debilitating conditions can lead to staggering medical bills and the need for long-term treatment. Furthermore, the mental trauma associated with an accident may require psychological therapy. It is our responsibility to assert your legal rights effectively no matter what type of harm you’ve suffered.
Issues motorcycle accident victims face
Wearing a helmet cuts down on the likelihood that you will suffer a severe head injury in a motorcycle accident. However, Illinois law makes helmet use optional, and motorists cannot reduce their liability by claiming that the plaintiff could have lessened the damage by protecting their head. Our firm provides clear legal guidance on this issue and other relevant state law provisions. Drivers who cause vehicle collisions are often uninsured or lack enough coverage to pay for the medical bills of the people they’ve hurt. Attorney Larry Amoni will look at the uninsured motorist provision in your insurance policy and represent you in negotiations with your carrier and a possible lawsuit against the negligent driver.
Compensation for motorcycle accident victims
Like victims of other types of vehicle crashes, people hurt in motorcycle accidents can collect payment for the healthcare expenses, lost income and rehabilitation costs linked to the collision. Damages are also available to compensate plaintiffs for their pain and suffering they experienced and the effect that their crash-related injuries have on their ability to live as they did before. Once your claim is resolved, if your health care provider or the insurance company places a lien against your award or settlement, we will continue to fight for every cent of the compensation you deserve.
Contact an aggressive Aurora motorcycle accident lawyer to set up a free consultation
Amoni Law Offices, P.C. litigates claims on behalf of Illinois clients who have been injured in motorcycle collisions. We are located in Aurora and handle cases throughout the Western Suburbs. You can schedule a free initial consultation by calling 630-473-4008 or contacting us online.