What is motorcycle accident?


Over 2,500 motorcyclists are injured in Illinois every year. Motorcycles also have a higher fatality rate than automobiles. It’s important as a motorcyclist to be careful when operating your motorcycle and maintain a duty of care that every driver on the road should adhere to. But when other drivers’ negligence or dangerous road conditions cause an accident, you may be entitled to damages.

Whether you were hurt in a motorcycle accident or a loved one was killed, you deserve compensation. James J. Gay Law, LLC will work with you to recover the compensation you deserve in a timely manner.

Illinois is a “fault” car insurance state

That means that the party who is found to be responsible for the car or automobile accident will be the one responsible for paying for the property damage and injuries that occurred as a result of the accident. Typically, a driver is found negligent, meaning that they were not reasonable careful when driving or operating their automobile or other vehicles. Some causes for negligence could be:

  • Speeding
  • Driving recklessly
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield right-of-way
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to obey traffic signs or lights
  • Impaired driving with alcohol or drugs
  • Fatigued driving
  • Sideswipe
  • Obstructed driving
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Head-on crash

If you or loved one have experienced these or other injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, call us for an appointment today.

Other causes of motorcycle accidents

Could include mechanical failures, bad weather, or road defects.

Since motorcyclists don’t have the added protection that drivers of cars and trucks have, injuries sustained in an accident can be severe. Some injuries that may occur to a motorcyclist are:

  • Bruises, cuts, or burns
  • Concussion
  • Broken bones
  • Dental injuries
  • Torn ligaments
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death *

How we can help you with your motorcycle accident case

In most motorcycle accident cases, you will not be dealing directly with the person who was operating the vehicle that causes the accident, but rather their insurance company. Auto insurance companies have units dedicated to dealing with claims and making sure that you get as little as possible for your accident. Luckily, you have your own partner in James J. Gay Law, LLC. We’ll deal with the auto insurance companies for you and make sure we don’t settle until you get the compensation you deserve.

We will fight to get you compensation for such things as:

  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Outpatient treatments costs
  • Medication costs
  • Other expenses associated with recovery
  • Disability and/or disfigurement
  • Loss of normal life
  • Wrongful death *

The next step in your motorcycle accident case with James Gay Law

Give us a call today and make an appointment. We’ll take a look at your case and discuss how we can get help you get back on your feet again with the compensation you need.

Give us a call today 312.800.1970 and make an appointment.

We’ll take a look at your case and discuss how we can get help you get back on your feet again with the compensation you need.

James J. Gay Law fights for individuals who have sustained injuries in a variety of situations. Different degrees of fault can exist and several elements are necessary to prove a case in court and be successful against the wrongdoer or negligent party in a tort action. Also, more than one person or party may be at fault, and responsibility may be apportioned among all of the wrongdoers.

In some instances, the victim may even be partly at fault for the tragedy but that does not necessarily mean the person does not have a right to bring a lawsuit. Consulting with an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer such as James J. Gay Law, LLC is important to determine whether or not a particular claim should be brought to court to achieve a fair resolution for an injured person.

Working with an experienced law firm is the only way to recover the damages you or your loved one are owed. Make an appointment with the James J. Gay Law and you’ll receive a free consultation with an experienced lawyer who can help you recover both monetary and non-economic damages.