Guidance Regarding Serious Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Riding a motorcycle is one of the most freeing experiences you can have out on the road. Being injured in a motorcycle accident is one of the most stressful and painful experiences you and your family will ever deal with. At the Chicago-based law offices of Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC, our injury lawyers are committed to helping motorcycle accident victims recover the compensation they need to get their life back on together.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Because motorcycles do not offer the same safety protections as larger vehicles and other drivers do not respect motorcyclists as they should on the roadways, you can sustain severe injuries in a motorcycle accident, such as:
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury or other head injuries
- Back and neck injuries such as ruptured disks or broken vertebrae
- Bone fractures and complex orthopedic injuries requiring surgery
- Road rash and scarring
- Wrongful death of motorcycle riders
Many of these injuries require extensive medical care, long periods of rehabilitation and time away from work. Most families do not have the means to shoulder these financial and emotional burdens without help. Fortunately, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to help deal with your injuries.
At our law firm, we have helped many riders injured in motorcycle accidents in Chicago and surrounding communities. We know how catastrophic injuries can change lives forever, and we’re prepared to help you protect your claims after a collision with a motor vehicle.
How To Protect Yourself From A Motorcycle Accident
There are many different safety tips that motorcyclists need to know before heading out on roadways throughout Illinois. Wear a helmet in case you are thrown from your motorcycle. Dress in bright or reflective clothing so that other motorists can see you better. Always signal your turns or lane changes.
Unfortunately, no matter what you do, there is still the chance that an accident can happen. If you are hit by another motor vehicle, make sure you speak to an experienced law firm about your personal injury claim.
An Important Note About Insurance Companies
Because of the serious injuries often present in motorcycle accident cases, the insurance companies involved will be reaching out to you soon after the crash. They are not calling to see how you are feeling, but rather trying to get you to make a decision about your case before you know what sort of care your injuries will require.
In many motorcycle accidents, the injuries suffered will require life-long treatment. You do not want to make any decisions about your injury claim until you have a firm idea of what care you need, and what sort of medical expenses will result. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers before you have any conversations with an insurance company, even your own insurer.
Get Help From An Experienced Lawyer | Free Initial Consultation
You can turn to an accident lawyer at Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC to take the worry out of your personal injury case and pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
We have more than 30 years of experience investigating and litigating injury cases. Having worked for the other side, we know how the insurance companies and their lawyers think. We are prepared to counter their arguments and fight for you, the victim.
Our injury lawyers will help you understand what your motorcycle accident case is worth and give you the information you need to decide whether to settle or take your case to trial.
Contact us to learn more. We represent accident victims throughout the Chicago area.
We don’t get paid until you do. Our attorneys take accident cases on a contingency fee basis.
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