Motorcycle Accidents

motorcycle accident
In 2018, crashes on motorcycles formed less than 1% of total collisions on Illinois roads. They accounted for over 12% of the fatalities and over 3% of the injuries.

That means bikers are more likely to get injured from a crash than non-bikers. In the unfortunate event it happens to you, the Rockford law firm of Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. is here to help.

Do Not Let Them Get Away With It

Despite frequent arguments in these types of cases, motorcycles do not “come out of nowhere”. They share the road. They have the same rights and rules as other drivers. Bikers do not deserve to be ignored, and doing so could amount to negligence.

Insurance companies might try to shift the blame to the biker. Car or truck drivers often bring out the same old excuses. Try not to get frustrated — get the compensation you deserve, instead. A motorcycle accident attorney could help you:

  • Deal with bureaucrats and insurance companies
  • Show how the other driver acted irresponsibly
  • Negotiate an agreement that gets you the amount you really need
  • Give you the peace of mind you need to heal
  • Keep to your court schedule while you recover or grieve

Pursue Responsible Parties When You Are Injured In A Motorcycle Accident

Anyone who contributed to your injury should pay their fair share to help you put your life back together. It does not have to be all on your shoulders. In fact, the burden of responsibility might even extend past the other driver.

Motorcycles have some unique risks. Other drivers need to watch out more, especially at high speeds, but here are some other factors that frequently cause or worsen bike crashes:

  • Faulty equipment
  • Negligent repair jobs
  • Road hazards
  • Poor road maintenance

A shoddily manufactured tire might cause major damage to a car. On a motorcycle, the same problem could very well be deadly to the rider.

Those famous Illinois highway potholes, some long overdue for patches, might pop a hubcap off of a car. For a biker, that extra half-inch of bad road could be the factor that turns what would have been a quick swerve into a broken bone or head injury.

The bottom line: Details matter with motorcycle injury cases. Our lawyers know how to uncover the details that could help you get what you really need to recover.

Get A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer on Your Side

Call Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. at our toll-free number: 815-962-0044. We are ready to talk about your case or schedule a free consultation. Our law firm has over 50 years of combined experience with auto accident cases, and our attorneys handle cases directly — not clerks or paralegals.