Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorneys

Whether you’ve been riding motorcycles since you were a teenager or it is a recent hobby of yours, you’ve always known the risks. It’s exhilarating and fun, but it is dangerous; there is no hiding that. You only have your helmet, gloves, gear, and defensive driving skills to truly protect you. In most crash situations, that’s not enough to keep you from being injured, or worse, killed.

There will always be the stigma that riding motorcycles is unsafe and after an accident people immediately jump to blame the motorcyclist. But at Franks Gerkin McKenna we see these motorcycle accidents from all sides. We’ve represented the victim’s families, their loved ones taken away from them way too quickly because a car driver didn’t check his or her blind spot before changing lanes. We’ve fought for compensation for paralyzed riders, unable to walk again.

These accidents happen in an instant–mere seconds, but they affect you for a lifetime.

Don’t let it affect you and your family more than it already has. Don’t let this accident take control of your short-term and long-term financial health. Call a Northern Illinois injury attorney today.

If your loved one has been injured or killed in a crash involving a motorcycle, please contact our Northern Illinois motorcycle injury lawyers at Franks Gerkin McKenna. We fight aggressively and passionately for our clients each and every day. And we want to fight for you through this incredibly difficult situation.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Road rash
  • Internal bleeding

Unfortunately, the most common injury for a motorcycle accident is death. Over 4,000 people die annually as a result of motorcycle accidents. Many times these accidents could have been prevented. Sometimes the crashes were the fault of the motorcyclists, but many times a motorcyclist is killed a result of a negligent driver. And because they were on a motorcycle—with less protection—they were severely injured while the other party ended up leaving the scene unscathed.

How can a motorcycle accident injury attorney help me?

As motorcycle injury attorneys at Franks Gerkin McKenna we can help you in a few tangible ways:

  1. Investigate the cause of your accident: Automobile crashes happen so quickly and you may not even know the actual cause. This is why it is crucial that you do not assume fault for the crash, even if you think it was your fault. We’ll speak with witnesses, examine the scene, talk with police officers, and more. The only way we’ll be able to competently fight for you is if we know all of the facts. The more information we can collect, the better prepared we’ll be to seek compensation for you and your family.
  1. Seek compensation for your injuries: As motorcycle crash injury lawyers, our goal at the end of the day is to achieve monetary compensation for you and your family. With piles of medical bills from doctor appointments, surgeries, and physical therapy treatments, compensation is what you need most after a motorcycle accident injury.

If you are a family member and you’ve lost a loved one due to negligence causing accident, we don’t underestimate how much financial compensation you need. Perhaps you’ve lost someone’s income or you’ve been left with exorbitant amounts of debt, not to mention the hospital payments, funeral costs, and more.

We know that this is the main reason you’ve called our law office, and it should be, because we are successful, experienced personal injury lawyers.

In Illinois, you can seek compensation for the following:

  • Lost wages
  • If you have suffered a permanent disability, you can potentially be compensated for lost earning ability.
  • Current (and future) medical costs
  • Pain and suffering

Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorneys

What is lost earning ability?

Here’s an example of how someone could receive lost earning ability after his or her motorcycle accident:

Sally was a surgical resident at the local hospital. To save money (and to be able to park in her small, small parking space) she opted to ride a motorcycle to and from work. As she was making her way home on the tollway, the driver of another vehicle changed lanes and sideswiped her. 

She suffered severe injuries, including injuries to her hands; from which she was told she would never fully recover. She would now be incapable of becoming a surgeon due to the extreme nature of her injuries.  

Sally would be compensated for her lost wages as a surgical resident, but she would also be compensated for her lost earning ability. This is because her ability and her potential to earn money have now changed. Before her accident, she had the potential to make a certain amount of money as a surgeon. And now she does not, meaning that she has lost out on exponential amounts of wages.

This scenario couldn’t just happen to Sally the surgeon, either. When your job hinges on your ability to do certain physical acts, this could apply to you as well.

These are the types of things an experienced, proactive personal injury attorney will consider as he or she is fighting for your rights after your motorcycle accident. At Franks Gerkin McKenna, we don’t just think about how your crash will affect you now; we think about how it will affect yours and your family’s future. We’re forward thinking; we try to stop problems before they happen.

We’re forward thinking; we try to stop problems before they happen.

Call our Marengo, Illinois law office today and we’ll get the fight started. We can do as much or as little over the phone. Or come in the office! It is completely up to you; if anything, this should be a convenient, worry-free process. We’re cost-conscious and efficient; we know the great ordeal you’ve been through and we won’t waste your time.

Contact our Northern Illinois motorcycle accident personal injury lawyers today. Let’s fight for your life, now and in the future.