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Chicago Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Fighting For Motorcycle Accident Victims in Illinois 

Motorcycle accidents happen all too often and result in serious injuries or even death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 5,000 people died in motorcycle wrecks. This number was one of the highest shares of all causes of traffic fatalities

In many cases, motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the riders. Instead, they are the victims of things such as negligent drivers and inadequate traffic infrastructure. If you or a loved one have been seriously hurt while riding a motorcycle, you could seek damages. 

At Driscoll Law Group, our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers have prepared and presented numerous claims. They have recovered millions of dollars that allowed victims of negligence to pay amassing expenses and move ahead with their lives. Find out what they can offer you by contacting our firm today. 

Sean Driscoll has obtained records settlements for motorcyclists in both Du Page and McHenry Counties. 

Call (312) 626-3008 or reach out online to schedule a free consultation with our Chicago motorcycle accident attorney.

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A Proven History Of Success
  • $5,500,000 Motorcycle Accident

    A record $5.5 million settlement on behalf of a motorcyclist struck by bus.

  • $5,000,000 Motorcycle Accident

    Settlement on behalf of a motorcyclist who was injured in Du Page County.

  • $1,000,000 Motorcycle Accident

    Motorcyclist injured due to driver's negligence in DuPage County.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Being involved in a motorcycle accident is scary. Not to mention, the moments, weeks, and months after can be difficult for victims dealing with the aftermath of a wreck and navigating the injury claim process. 

Despite the stress and confusion, taking the following steps can be beneficial:

  • Get Medical Attention: Immediately after the accident, see a doctor for treatment. This is an important step to take toward recovery, and it also will provide documentation of the injuries.
  • Report the Accident: Call the police after a wreck. Law enforcement will create an official report that can be valuable evidence in a claim.
  • Gather Information: If possible, collect the name, phone number, and insurance information of the other person involved in the accident. It can also be beneficial to gather the contact information of anyone who witnessed the incident.
  • Document the Accident Scene: Take photos or videos of the accident scene and any road conditions that caused the wreck.
  • Keep Records: Maintain an account of all medical bills and other financial losses that resulted from accident injuries.
  • Consult a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer: Getting started with an attorney soon after the wreck can be advantageous. A lawyer can offer guidance and counsel. Plus, they can negotiate with insurance companies or bring a case to court if necessary. Driscoll Law Group also has numerous investigators that can go out to the scene and interview any witnesses. 
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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents occur for various reasons, many of which involve negligence by other drivers. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Distracted Driving: Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, or engaging in other distractions could fail to notice motorcyclists on the road, leading to collisions.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces the reaction time for drivers, making it harder to avoid hitting motorcyclists, who are more vulnerable to high-speed impacts.
  • Drunk Driving: Intoxicated drivers have impaired judgment and reaction times, seriously increasing the risk of accidents with motorcyclists.
  • Lane Changes: Many motorcycle accidents occur when drivers change lanes without checking their blind spots, not realizing a motorcycle is in the adjacent lane.
  • Road Hazards: Potholes, debris, uneven pavement, and other road hazards pose a significant risk to motorcyclists, who can easily lose control under such conditions.
  • Weather Conditions: Adverse weather, such as rain, snow, or fog, can create slippery surfaces and reduce visibility, making it more challenging for all drivers, especially motorcyclists, to navigate safely.
  • Inexperienced Drivers: Inexperienced drivers could not be accustomed to sharing the road with motorcycles and can make errors that lead to accidents.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Common injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): Even with helmets, motorcyclists can suffer from TBIs in severe crashes.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis, significantly affecting the victim's quality of life and requiring long-term medical care and rehabilitation.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures are common in motorcycle accidents, often affecting the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis. These injuries can lead to extended recovery periods and may require surgeries.
  • Road Rash: When a motorcyclist slides across the pavement, the skin can be severely abraded, resulting in painful road rash. This injury can lead to infections and permanent scarring.
  • Internal Injuries: The impact of a motorcycle accident can cause damage to internal organs, leading to internal bleeding and other life-threatening conditions that require immediate medical attention.
  • Amputations: In severe crashes, limbs may be so badly damaged that amputation becomes necessary. This type of injury profoundly impacts a person's ability to live independently and maintain employment.
  • Emotional Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, motorcycle accident victims often suffer from emotional and psychological trauma, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.

How Our Attorneys Prove Negligence in Motorcycle Accident Cases

The key to personal injury cases, from car accidents to medical malpractice, is proving that a party’s negligence led to an accident that caused a victim’s injuries. In motorcycle wrecks, negligence might look like another driver speeding, failing to signal before changing lanes, or using their cell phone behind the wheel. Pedestrians, construction workers, and others could also be responsible for negligence that caused a crash. 

When our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers take cases, they utilize various methods to demonstrate how a party was negligent. They gather witness statements, secure surveillance footage, analyze police reports, consult crash experts, and employ other resources. Additionally, they bring evidence of the harm the negligence caused, from medical records to accounts of the difficulties crash victims faced. 

Every injury case is unique, so our team works closely with clients to develop a personalized legal strategy. Ours is not a firm where the attorneys are unresponsive or too busy to speak with individuals or families about their cases. This approach has yielded success and eased the process of making an injury claim for our clients. 

 Turn to Driscoll Law Group Today 

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation with one of our qualified and highly experienced attorneys. They can help you understand your legal options, as well as the types of economic and non-economic damages available. In past cases, we have secured money clients needed for past and future medical expenses, recovered their lost wages, and got payment for intangible struggles and losses. 

Find out what our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers can offer you by calling (312) 626-3008 or reaching out online.

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Reviews & Testimonials

Our Firm Puts You First
    "I was very happy with his dedication to me and am very pleased with the result."

    My family and I were provided security for our future as a result of Sean’s hard work.

    - John R.
    "Sean put tremendous efforts into our personal injury case."

    Sean’s knowledge of the Law and procedure was extremely impressive. The way he handled our case throughout the process assured us at all times that he always cared for our wellbeing and best interests.

    - Robert E.
    "His confidence and experience were desperately needed in the midst of the most difficult experience of our lives."

    I have no doubt that his skill as a trial lawyer during the two week trial allowed me and my family to be awarded fair compensation that will last for the rest of our lives.

    - Blaine W.
    "Highly recommend."

    If I even need help again in his area of expertise I am 100% giving him a call.

    - Nicholas R.
    "He will fight tooth and nail for you and your family to get the compensation that you deserve."

    Sean Driscoll is a bull when it comes to getting the justice his clients deserve. He will fight tooth and nail for you and your family to get the compensation that you deserve.

    - Tom S.
    "Communication was frequent and transparent."

    As my lawsuit ended Mr. Driscoll was very helpful and informative in leading me in the right direction that was best for my future.

    - David J.
    "I will always be grateful for my attorney and advocate, Sean."

    Sean fought for me. The case was on the eve of trial when the defense finally paid highest settlement in the county for any case.

    - Randy R.
    "His level of professionalism and fast response times were unparalleled."

    Sean Driscoll is, hands down, a fantastic attorney. He is also a great human. Sean represented me in an auto-accident (I was middle car) and I was thrilled with the outcome. 

    - Jorie J.

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