If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a driver making an unsafe or improper lane change, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other accident-related injuries. A Chicago unsafe lane change lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you take on the responsible parties and fight for compensation.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers handle accidents involving improper lane changes. We can build a compelling case on your behalf and fight for you. We never shy away from tough cases and want to hear from you even if other lawyers have turned you away. The consultation and case evaluation are free, and we never collect a fee until we recover money for you.
To discuss your case with the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm team today, call our office for a free consultation at (800) 794-0444.
Unsafe Lane Change Accidents in Chicago
Illinois has traffic laws that govern lane changes, and for good reason. An unsafe lane change invites an accident, and motorcyclists, due to the lack of protection and safety features offered by their vehicles, are at the highest risk of severe injury from a collision.
There are many types of lane changes deemed unsafe and thus illegal. No matter how your accident occurred, our team wants to look into it and determine how we can help you recover compensation. We can investigate and evaluate your accident for free and go over all your legal options with you.
Discover how a Chicago unsafe lane change lawyers can handle your legal case.
Failure to Check Blind Spot
Not all drivers who make unsafe lane changes are reckless. Sometimes all it takes is a lapse in judgment and concentration in which a driver cuts from one lane to another without checking their blind spot. Other times, a driver makes a quick lane change without checking because an obstacle appears in their path. In this scenario, there may be more than one responsible party for an accident that results.
Reckless or Aggressive Driving
Reckless and aggressive driving often involves weaving in and out of traffic, potentially including one or more than one unsafe and illegal lane change. If you were hit by a driver who appeared to be making sudden and abrupt lane changes, we can investigate and gather evidence that their behavior behind the wheel was reckless and illegal.
Drunk drivers, because of their reduced judgment, vision, and reaction time, are more likely than sober drivers to make unsafe lane changes. We can look for evidence that the person who caused your accident was under the influence at the time of the collision.
Distracted driving can also lead to unsafe lane changes. A driver whose attention is diverted by something other than the road (e.g., a phone or electronic device) may fail to go through the proper steps–signaling or checking blind spot–before changing lanes.
Improper passing often involves an unsafe lane change. If a driver crosses a double yellow line to pass, for instance, they risk causing a head-on collision or forcing another driver off the road to avoid one. We seek to hold drivers liable when their improper passing maneuvers lead to accidents.
The Responsible Parties
The responsible party for your Chicago unsafe lane change accident will typically be the driver who caused the collision. This person is most often the motorist who hit you but could also be the motorist who caused the other driver to swerve into your lane to avoid an accident.
Because it is critical to paint an accurate picture of how the accident transpired and who caused the chain of events that led to the collision, we can conduct an extensive investigation and review every piece of available evidence in your case, including police reports, eyewitness testimony, photo and video evidence, accident reconstruction, expert witness testimony, and much more.
For a free legal consultation with a unsafe lane change lawyer serving Chicago, call (800) 794-0444
Your Chicago Unsafe Lane Change Accident Damages
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we fight for compensation for our injured clients. In Illinois, you are eligible to recover both economic and noneconomic damages resulting from a car accident. When we evaluate your case, we can tabulate the full slate of damages you have incurred and give you an estimate of how much your claim is worth.
We can fight the responsible party and their insurance company for compensation for the various losses you have incurred, both economic and noneconomic. Your settlement or award could include compensation for:
You may be eligible for compensation to cover your current and future medical expenses, including doctor bills, surgery expenses, drug costs, and more.
You could receive payment to make up for the income you have lost while missing work.
Reduced Earning Capacity
The responsible party may owe you for any long-term reduction in your income due to your injury.
Pain and Suffering
We fight to make sure our clients seek compensation for both their physical and emotional pain and suffering, when applicable.
Chicago Unsafe Lane Change Lawyer Near Me (800) 794-0444
The Statute of Limitations
According to Illinois Law §735 ILCS 5/13-202, The statute of limitations in Illinois is two years for personal injury claims but could vary based on a number of circumstances. Call a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your rights and obligations.
Call (800) 794-0444 for a Free Motorcycle Accident Consultation
The Chicago unsafe lane change lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm want to get to work for you today. For a free consultation, call us at (800) 794-0444.