Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers at the Elman Law Group are often engaged in order to get clients compensation for the injuries and other harm that has occurred. Motorcycle accident lawsuits involve a number of important facets, including investigations, negotiations, legal document preparation, legal document filing, court proceedings, and other aspects. Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers handle all of these facets in order to maximize the injury compensation received.
When a motorcyclist is involved in a motorcycle accident, a broad range of injuries and other harm can occur. As seen in statistics regarding motorcycle accidents, many lead to serious accident injuries, and at times fatalities, for the rider and (if applicable) passenger. Some injuries are minor injuries that will heal over time. However, a significant percentage of riders hurt will have moderate or severe injuries. In some cases injuries are considered to be critical injuries that will be life-threatening in nature.
One of the primary reasons for a motorcycle accident lawsuit is to get the maximum compensation available. Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers can (generally) get this compensation either through a settlement or through a court trial.
Medical Care Needed After A Motorcycle Crash
When someone is injured during a motorcycle crash, the type and extent of medical care required varies depending upon the injuries sustained. Typically, seriously injured motorcyclists will be first taken to the Emergency Room (ER) for assessment of the injuries and emergency medical treatment. Some of the more significant injuries can require hospitalization. Some serious injuries can require extensive hospitalization.
Medical tests may need to be performed. Depending upon the physical trauma that has occurred, surgeries and other medical procedures may also be required.
Following the medical care, proper injury recovery may dictate that physical and/or occupational therapy happen. These therapies will help those injured to regain the capability to adequately perform tasks and other actions.
Motorcycle accident injuries often, due to various factors, tend to cause more severe injuries than do other vehicle accident types. Among these factors are the inherent lack of structural impact protection. As seen in the Illinois motorcycle accidents summarized on this site, many involve serious injuries, and many are fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents.
Motorcycle Accident Injury Compensation
As far as potential accident compensation, a very significant issue is whether the injury or injuries will cause a temporary or permanent impairment. Both of these issues, if present, will be an important factor. An impairment can take many forms, but in general it will cause someone to be unable to function – either physically or mentally – in a normal manner.
Some of these impairments can be life-altering and cause substantial difficulties. Among the types of injuries that can lead to temporary or permanent impairments, and the associated disabilities, are spinal cord injuries and various serious traumatic brain injuries (TBI.) As further discussed on the “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) And Concussions” page, brain injuries range in both severity and impact.
While some minor concussions will have effects that will go away in a few weeks, more serious brain injuries can have substantial, long-lasting impacts that may be permanent. Serious brain injuries are often complex, and their effects can be difficult to predict. Severe brain injuries can lead to an immediate fatality or a death within a day.
For severe brain injuries that are not fatal, extensive medical care may be required. This medical care can include hospitalization, testing (including MRIs), surgeries, and various types of rehabilitation. Hardships associated with brain injuries include headaches; head pains; memory recall problems; loss of motor function; difficulty in performing tasks; and fatigue. As well, other symptoms can manifest depending upon the type and severity of brain injury.
Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawsuits
There are many reasons why people injured choose Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers to file a motorcycle accident injury lawsuit. Among these reasons is that an experienced motorcycle accident attorney will have the knowledge, experience, negotiation skills and other skills needed to get the most compensation for a given injury or injuries.
Among the types of compensation that can be sought include that for:
- current and prior medical costs
- future medical costs
- lost wages
- pain and suffering
- loss of consortium
- impaired earnings capacity
- loss of function
- other miscellaneous expenses
For individuals who have died in a vehicle accident that was not their fault, relevant parties can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the decedent (person who died.)
Elman Law Group has over 25 years of experience handling Illinois personal injury cases. We are Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers who handle personal injury lawsuits throughout Illinois.
During this 25+ year period, the Elman Law Group has established a reputation for its court trial capabilities. As seen in many cases, this ability to successfully go to court – as opposed to accepting a settlement offer – has often resulted in substantially more injury compensation for Elman Law Group clients.
To get a free legal consultation concerning your injuries, call the Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers at the Elman Law Group. Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney, can be reached at any time at 773-392-8182.
The backgrounds and results of the Elman Law Group’s lawyers are further discussed on the “About” page.