A Chicago Law Firm Dedicated to the Rights of Motorcycle Accident Victims
Aggressive personal injury lawyer advocates for your best interests
Motorcycle accidents are often very serious in nature, as riders lack the protection afforded to the drivers of automobiles. At Michael T. Friedman & Associates, we are passionate about fighting for the rights of motorcyclists, especially those who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others. Our firm has a reputation for excellence in the community, serving injury victims for more than two decades and winning numerous high-stakes cases over the years. We understand the impact of a personal injury on you and your loved one, and we will work hard to represent your best interests after a motorcycle crash.
The unique dangers of motorcycle accidents
Unlike the drivers and passengers of conventional vehicles, motorcycle riders don’t have a “cage” to protect them. They are also smaller than other automobiles, so they are more difficult to detect for other motorists on Illinois roads and highways. As a result, these crashes tend to be severe, with significant injuries to riders being a common consequence of a motorcycle accident. It is also worth noting that in 2013, these crashes accounted for about 17 percent of all auto accident fatalities in Chicago, and roughly 3 percent of those involved in motorcycle accidents died. Brain and head injuries are also a concern, as the state has no laws requiring riders to wear helmets. This makes it so important to work with a personal injury attorney from our firm, as we have the skill and compassion necessary to represent the victims of these often-serious crashes.
Taking legal action after a crash
Motorcyclists face a certain degree of discrimination in our society, as many investigators, lawyers and jury members believe that irresponsible bikers cause a majority of accidents. However, studies consistently show that car and truck drivers cause most collisions by failing to pay attention and neglecting to yield to motorcycle riders’ equal rights to the road. A personal injury attorney with our firm vigorously pursues these cases, as well as accidents resulting from problems like defective roads and faulty traffic signals. We work quickly to preserve physical evidence and locate and interview witnesses to ensure your side of the story is told and that the responsible parties are held accountable for the damage they’ve caused.
Consult an experienced motorcycle accident attorney today
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a motorcycle crash, call on a respected attorney at Michael T. Friedman & Associates, based in Chicago. Our office is located in The Loop, with ample access to public transportation and convenient parking. For a free initial consultation, call 312-339-8816 or contact us online. We also take on cases on a contingency basis, so you pay no attorney’s fees unless your claim is successful.