The Office of the Illinois Secretary of State regulations makes insurance coverage mandatory for legally registered vehicle and motorcycle owners. If you added uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage to your insurance policy, you should be able to rely on that coverage if a driver with no insurance coverage strikes your motorcycle and injures you.
You do not have to bear the burden of motorcycle accident expenses that another person caused. A Chicago uninsured motorcycle accident lawyer can examine your insurance policy and help you explore other options for recovering the expenses and losses of a motorcycle accident with an uninsured motorist. Contact the client intake team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm by calling (800) 794-0444 today.
We Can Help You Receive Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident
If you or a family member suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, the resulting expenses should not be your responsibility. You should also be able to collect compensation from the at-fault driver if a family member dies in a vehicle versus motorcycle collision.
By filing a personal injury case on your behalf, our team can help ensure you do not add the stress and frustration of an undue financial burden to the pain and anxiety of physical recovery. When the negligence of the at-fault driver is the cause of your motorcycle accident, the driver should bear responsibility for your medical expenses and other injury-related financial damages, not you.
Our Team Will Advocate for You After a Motorcycle Accident
When a full-sized vehicle strikes your motorcycle, the resulting injuries can require extensive recovery times. While you recover, we can start taking steps to prove fault, assign liability, and identify methods for you to collect compensation from an uninsured motorist. We will:
- Conduct independent investigations
- Interview witnesses
- Review your insurance policy
- Investigate other assets of the at-fault driver
You do not have to fight for compensation alone. Our client care team is dedicated to ensuring your recoverable expenses are paid by either the at-fault driver or by your own insurance carrier.
Know Which Accident Expenses Are Recoverable
If you or a family member suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident in Chicago, or if a family member is killed in the accident, you could be eligible to recover one or more of the following types of financial expenses and losses:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical bills
- In-home medical assistance and assistive equipment
- Current income loss
- Future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Long-term disability
- Funeral and burial expense for the loss of a loved one
Every motorcycle accident will have its own set of expenses and losses. Review your medical bills, lost income, and other injury-related expenses with your lawyer to determine the specific value of your personal injury claim. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today for a free consultation.
Seek Compensation for Your Injury-Related Expenses
Motorcyclists and their passengers are particularly vulnerable to physical injury in a motorcycle versus vehicle collision because their body is directly exposed to the impact of the accident. A Chicago uninsured motorcycle accident lawyer can help you collect a financial award to cover the cost of treating your injuries. Illinois Department of Transportation sorts injuries into three different categories:
- A-Injuries are severe enough to limit your physical ability, prevent you from walking, or inhibit your ability to engage in the work or social activities you enjoyed prior to the accident
- B-Injuries are readily apparent but typically short term and can include minor head injuries, bruises, and deep cuts that might temporarily limit your physical ability
- C-Injuries are minor injuries that do not fit into category A or B such as loss of consciousness, temporary limping, or emotional trauma
No matter which category your injuries fit into, they should not wreak havoc on your finances. The cost of treating the injuries you suffer in a motorcycle accident should be covered by the at-fault driver. If the at-fault driver is uninsured, your insurance policy might pay for damages if you chose to add uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage to your policy.
Know When to File Your Financial Recovery Claim
When a vehicle driver causes a motorcycle accident, you should be able to recoup the financial expenses and losses of the accident from that driver. If a personal injury lawsuit is your only option for financial recovery against an uninsured driver, your time to file a lawsuit for financial compensation is limited.
Illinois Civil Code § 5/13-201 generally allows two years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit. Complying with the state’s timeline is critical because failure to do so could mean you inadvertently forfeit your right to file a claim at all. If that happens, the cost of treating your injuries and repairing or replacing your motorcycle will fall entirely to you. Our team can help ensure you comply with the state’s time restriction and file your lawsuit in a timely manner.
For a free legal consultation with a uninsured motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Chicago, call (800) 794-0444
Do Not Hesitate to Pursue Compensation
Were you involved in a motorcycle accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver in Chicago? If so, you might still have options for financial recovery. Our team does not shy away from tough cases, so you do not have to give up on your opportunity to collect financial compensation. We also work on a contingency fee basis which means you do not pay anything out of pocket and nothing up front. We take our fee only after a financial settlement is reached.
A Chicago uninsured motorcycle accident lawyer will guide you through the step-by-step process of building and filing a successful compensation claim. Contact the personal injury team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm by calling (800) 794-0444 as soon after the accident as possible.