Weitz & Luxenberg lawyers help motorcyclists seek compensation for their car accidents
Rob is a 45-year-old father of two who was suddenly paralyzed from the neck down because of a motorcycle accident. Rob lives in Chicago, Illinois, where they currently do not have any legislation requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets. He rode his motorcycle from his house in the suburbs into Chicago at dusk, and unfortunately crossed paths with a drunk driver. The driver merged lanes without signaling and cut Rob off, causing him to veer from the road into a ditch. The impact of hitting the ditch through him from his vehicle and Rob broke his neck when he hit the ground.
In these cases, Weitz & Luxenberg can help Rob seek compensation losses including, but not limited to:
- Medical treatment expenses
- Hospital stays
- Physical therapy
- Psychological therapy to help Rob cope with the event
- Any medication Rob now needs to take because of his injury
- Any hired help needed to assist Rob in daily life
Contract Weitz & Luxenberg today for a free legal consultation concerning your motorcycle accident case.
Motorcycle accident statistics
In 2007, the United States reached an all-time high with 5,154 riders who were needlessly killed in motorcycle accidents. In 2006, more than half of the riders were over the age of 40. In addition, motorcycles accidents have steadily increased each year in states that are lenient on motorcycle helmet laws (Illinois, Iowa, and New Hampshire)(NY Times).
Motorcycle accidents comprise an inordinate 13 percent of all traffic deaths each year. This number represents a 6.6 percent increase in motorcycle deaths from the previous year, amid an astonishing 17 percent rise in motorcycle accidents overall. This number actually went up amid an increasingly lower number of road deaths for all types of vehicles (LA Times).
Injuries related to motorcycle accidents
Because of the lack of protection by the steel frame, seatbelts, and airbags, injuries sustained while riding motorcycles are considerably more severe than those sustained while riding in cars. The following are a list of common motorcycle injuries:
- Brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
Many motorcycle injuries are severe enough to result in death. Simply wearing a helmet will decrease this likelihood greatly (The Hurt Report).
Weitz & Luxenberg can help you seek compensation
Weitz & Luxenberg will help you build your case and get the compensation you need. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have over two decades of experience, which they put to use to ensure that cases are resolved favorably as quickly as possible.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, please complete the form on this page for a complimentary review of your case. It is important we document your accident and its repercussions as thoroughly and as early as possible to build a case. Once you submit the form, a representative will contact you in shortly. Weitz & Luxenberg works on a contingency basis, so there are no legal fees at all until a lawyer secures a financial settlement or verdict for you.
Take the necessary steps now toward financial compensation. Contact Weitz & Luxenberg today.
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