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Motorcycle accidents are among the most horrific and deadly crashes on the highways. Even a seemingly minor accident can result in serious injury to the motorcyclist even when they are wearing the maximum in protective clothing and other gear such as a helmet and riding gloves. There are also no passenger restraints on a motorcycle either, which means that a rider can be thrown from the vehicle very easily. And, when not being thrown from the motorcycle, the victim is often attacked again by the bike when it circles back against a rider lying on the highway. Scenarios are rarely good in any situation. And, then the rider will face unique obstacles in collecting financial damages after the fact in many cases because of comparative negligence law and stereotypes regarding motorcyclists in general. As a result of multiple these factors, motorcycle accident claims can become complicated and well-defended requiring the injured accident victim to retain aggressive experienced legal representation when pursuing financial damages.

Accident Investigation

All accidents that result in personal injuries are investigated by local or state law enforcement agencies that will issue an official report regarding accident reconstruction. The report will typically state what actually transpired during the mishap, including general statements by the involved drivers or riders. Motorcycle accidents almost always result in injury, with many being very serious and even fatal. Official investigations can often leave out some detailed information still in question with respect to fault, which is the central discussion in all case settlement negotiations. Respondent insurance providers will always attempt to increase the personal negligence of the motorcyclist, usually based on stereotypes regarding cyclists operating dangerously on the highway. Also known as comparative negligence, this is a component of practically every bike crash. Your Aurora motorcycle accident lawyer from Zayed Law Offices can craft an independent investigation into the accident that is beneficial to your case, which can also include questioning witnesses and investigating officers.

Comparative Fault in a Motorcycle Accident

Fault is central to all highway accidents in Illinois, including assessment of the injured claimant when they were operating a vehicle at the time of the injury. The versatility of a motorcycle is often tempting for the biker to utilize movement in traffic that many drivers do not expect, such as lane-splitting to advance in congested traffic. Details can matter significantly when fault is being determined, but the official assignment of comparative negligence for riders only comes in a full trial. Claims of fault percentage during negotiations are typically speculation on the part of the insurance provider that is working to reduce the value of an obvious valid claim. The Aurora motorcycle accident lawyers at Zayed Law Offices understand this bargaining tactic, as the state of Illinois uses modified comparative negligence law with a 51% bar for financial compensation for injury claims by vehicle operators. This means that any motorcyclist who is injured in a crash cannot receive benefits if they are over 50% at fault for the wreck. This gives respondent insurance providers ample reason to want a jury decision when they think they can prove significant fault by the claimant, even if it includes using stereotypes about motorcyclists being dangerous operators on the highways.

Claimable Items

Motorcycle accident victims can claim the same damages as individuals injured in a car wreck, and many times the cases are much more valuable because the injuries tend to be much worse. Items that are typically claimed include financial compensation for:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages While Recovering
  • Lost Future Wages
  • Property Damage
  • Pain-and-Suffering


There are essentially two types of standard motorcycle accident damages that apply in each claim. Some compensatory damages are considered special damages that can be calculated by specific values regarding medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. While pain-and-suffering is considered a compensatory award, allowances for ongoing difficulties and pain-and-suffering can be difficult to calculate. This is also the element of a settlement that insurance companies want to avoid or work diligently to reduce through claims of comparative negligence by the injured claimant rider. And in Illinois, this particular component of a settlement negotiation is why many motorcycle accident cases go to court at the request of the insurance provider. Plaintiff attorneys usually opt for a trial when they think they can prove gross negligence on the part of the respondent party, which can result in possible punitive damages from a sympathetic jury.

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It is never a good decision to attempt handling a motorcycle accident claim personally because the case could be worth much more than realized. Bikers in Illinois should always call Zayed Law Offices for comprehensive and aggressive representation in pursuit of whole damage compensation.

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