If you are a Chicago resident who was injured in a motorcycle accident caused by defective parts, you may be eligible for compensation. The manufacturer of the faulty motorcycle, along with other potentially liable parties, should be held accountable for your medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other economic and noneconomic damages associated with your injury. A Chicago motorcycle defective parts lawyer can help you take on the responsible parties and seek financial recovery.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our motorcycle accident attorneys can investigate your accident, determine who was liable, and hold them accountable. Because we understand our clients expect results, and we agree they should pay for nothing less, we never charge a fee until we recover compensation for you.
To receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a member of the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm team today, call us at (800) 794-0444.
The Responsible Parties for Your Chicago Motorcycle Accident
If you believe your motorcycle accident in Chicago was caused by a defective vehicle component, we may be able to hold the manufacturer liable, along with other parties who may share in the responsibility for your accident, such as other drivers.
Our Chicago motorcycle defective parts lawyers can investigate your accident and determine exactly how it happened, including which parties were liable through their actions, inactions, or negligence. Once we know what happened and who caused it, we can collect the evidence we need to hold those parties financially liable for your injuries. We can then pursue them and their insurance companies for compensation to cover your economic and noneconomic losses. Rather than charging an out-of-pocket fee, we get paid only when you recover a settlement or award, and never before.
The responsible parties for your Chicago motorcycle accident may include:
The Motorcycle Manufacturer
If the accident resulted from a flaw or defect in the motorcycle itself, we can hold the manufacturer liable for damages in a defective products claim. A unique feature of this type of claim is that we may not even have to prove actual negligence. In other words, we do not have to show that the manufacturer did anything blatantly or explicitly wrong in designing and assembling your motorcycle that turned out faulty. As long as you were using the motorcycle for its intended purpose and did not materially alter it from its original form, we can hold the manufacturer liable if the motorcycle featured a flaw or defect that led to injury.
An Aftermarket Parts Manufacturer
If you did modify the motorcycle by installing an aftermarket part, such as a new exhaust system or larger engine, we may be able to hold the manufacturer of that part liable if it contributed to the accident. In the course of our investigation, we can determine exactly where the flaw or defect originated, and which manufacturer was responsible for putting it there.
Even if your motorcycle accident resulted from a defective vehicle component, another motorist may also be partly liable for your injuries. Our investigation can determine if your accident was partly caused by the actions of another driver, and if it was, we can gather evidence and hold them liable. For example, a faulty braking system on your motorcycle may have prevented you from stopping in time to avoid striking another vehicle, but the driver of that vehicle may have set the chain of events in motion by cutting you off or improperly passing you. If so, we can hold them partly liable and pursue compensation from them.
There may be additional liable parties not listed above. We will know for sure after we investigate your accident and gather evidence. To learn more about the process and what to expect, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Your Recoverable Damages for a Chicago Motorcycle Accident Involving Defective Parts
Under Illinois law (Section 2-1115.2) motorcycle accident victims can recover compensation for both their economic and noneconomic damages. That means the at-fault party is responsible for compensating you not only for the actual financial losses you have incurred from your injury – your medical bills, lost wages, prescription drug costs, and so forth – but also for your noneconomic damages, meaning losses that cannot be quantified in dollar terms. These may include your pain and suffering, emotional damage, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can take on the responsible parties and pursue compensation for your injuries. We will aim to recover a settlement or award that includes compensation for:
This includes not only your current medical bills but also those we expect you to incur in the future.
Your lost wages refer to the income you have lost while missing work on account of your injury.
Reduced Earning Capacity
This refers to any long-term income loss resulting from a reduced work capacity due to your injury.
Pain and Suffering
These damages are for not just your physical pain and suffering but also your emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.
For a free legal consultation with a Motorcycle Defective Parts Lawyer serving Chicago, call (800) 794-0444
The Statute of Limitations
The Illinois statute of limitations on motorcycle accident cases is typically two years but can vary based on a number of factors. Our team can help you file a quick lawsuit if necessary to avoid any important deadlines expiring.
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The Chicago motorcycle defective parts lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can start working for you right away. We do not charge a fee until you get paid. For a free consultation, call (800) 794-0444. We do not shy away from the tough cases and there is no obligation.