Motorcycle accidents can be devastating. From severe, life-threatening injuries to thousands of dollars in property damage, collisions involving motorcycles and motor vehicles can permanently affect a rider’s life — but legal options are available for compensation.
Trust Duncan Law Group to represent your case. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to learn your story and guide you through the claims process, identifying and executing optimal strategies for your maximum possible recovery.
Many negligent driving behaviors can contribute to a motorcycle accident, from traffic law breaches to extremely dangerous actions. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Illinois include the following:
Defective motorcycle parts and unsafe road conditions may also result in an accident. In these situations, you may name the manufacturer of a defective part or a government agency in your claim.
Identifying the cause of your accident is the first step to filing your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit in Urbana-Champaign. Once you know how an accident occurred, you and your attorney can begin building your case for compensation.
Illinois follows a fault-based system for accident claims, meaning you have to prove the at-fault party in your accident was responsible for your collision. You will need to establish the presence of negligence by establishing the following four facts:
For example, say you are riding your motorcycle and the brakes suddenly stop working. You crash into a vehicle traveling through an intersection and suffer severe injuries. You are seeking $100,000 for medical expenses, property repairs, and other damages from the manufacturer of the defective brakes.
You can establish the manufacturer owed you a duty of care to ensure their products were safe and free of defects. Your attorney can connect you with an expert witness who can examine the brakes and determine if the part is defective, and you can use his or her testimony to establish the breach. Your medical records, witness testimony, and surveillance footage can establish causation, and your attorney will help you determine which damages you qualify for.
If you are in a motorcycle crash in Urbana-Champaign, trust the attorneys at Duncan Law Group to represent your best interests. We will work tirelessly to craft a compelling case in your favor, defending you against unfair stereotypes and proving the at-fault party’s negligence.
Contact us today to discuss your story and begin your first steps toward settlement.