Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed After Motorcycle Accident Injuries

A personal injury lawsuit is often filed following motorcycle accidents. While there are various reasons as to why someone would file a personal injury lawsuit, one of the main reasons is to get injury compensation. Due to the typical serious nature of motorcycle accident injuries, there are often serious financial issues that can occur for the injured motorcyclist. In addition to medical bills that can be very high (and significant even for those who have good health insurance) there can be many other financial burdens, such as the inability to work for a time. Due to the typically complex nature of the physical trauma that occurs during a motorcycle accident, there can be significant amounts of uncertainty as to when or if a person will again be fully physically functional. As well, if a head injury occurs there can be various types of mental, cognitive and/or functional impairments.

Additional discussion of why an injured motorcyclist or passenger would consider filing a personal injury lawsuit is on the “Reasons For Filing A Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawsuit” page.

An example of an Illinois motorcycle accident and the subsequent personal injury lawsuit is seen in an East St. Louis motorcycle accident. This alleged accident with injuries and lawsuit is discussed in the Madison Record article of June 12, 2016. The article is titled “Man claims driver struck his motorcycle in East St. Louis while pulling out of lot.”

Ricky Perry is the (allegedly) injured motorcyclist and plaintiff. As seen in the article:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 18, 2016, he was operating his motorcycle westbound on State Street in the 5600 block of East St. Louis when the defendant’s vehicle pulled out of a parking lot and struck the motorcycle with great force. 

As a result, Perry claims he suffered severe physical injuries, loss of normal life, disfigurement and medical expenses. 

Additional information concerning personal injury lawsuits can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC ( is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Joseph Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Joseph Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.