Learn What To Do After An Accident With A Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
There’s nothing like the wind in your hair and the cool breeze on your face, and the sense of freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle. But, as all motorcyclists know, riding can be dangerous, and the risks increase when other drivers on the road fail to pay attention, violate traffic laws, or act with disregard for the safety of others. When a driver such as this causes an accident and a motorcyclist gets injured, taking action quickly is imperative.
Can I File a Lawsuit if I Am Harmed in a Motorcycle Accident?
After you are harmed in a crash, you should seek medical care for your injuries right away, and be sure that the accident is reported to the police. Then, you should file a claim with your insurance company. Your insurance company will investigate the accident to determine who was at fault. If you believe that the other driver was at fault, you should hire an attorney; an insurance adjuster will likely try to offer you as small of a settlement as possible to save the insurance company money, and may even try to pin the accident on you.
How Do I Prove Fault after a Crash?
Proving fault after a motorcycle crash is an important part of recovering the compensation that you deserve. When you work with the lawyers at the Arami Law Office, PC, we will help you to prove fault by:
- Taking pictures of injuries and damages;
- Hiring accident reconstruction experts;
- Interviewing witnesses;
- Requesting copies of police reports;
- Requesting data from the involved vehicle’s internal computer, if one exists; and
- Working with other experts.
By proving the fault of the other driver, you significantly improve your chances of recovering your full damages amount.
What Types of Compensation Can I Recover?
Injuries incurred by a motorcyclist are often severe, and sometimes permanent and disabling. These injuries can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical care, in-home treatment, future surgeries, lost wages, and more. When you file a claim, you have the right to seek compensation for all of these losses. You also have a right to seek compensation for the value of your pain and suffering. Our attorneys can help.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
You have two years after the cause of action accrues (the date of your motorcycle accident) to file a claim for damages in Illinois. However, it is best to not wait this long, as evidence may be destroyed. Instead, contact an attorney the moment you are able.
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