Motorcycle Accident Attorney – Nokomis & Litchfield, IL

While riding a motorcycle may provide a sense of freedom and enjoyment, it can be dangerous. Even the safest motorcyclists cannot predict the actions of others and may be at risk of being injured due to another’s negligence. If you have been involved in a crash, contact the Law Offices of Glenn & West, LLC to set up a free consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. We can help you to navigate your options and pursue monetary damages for your losses.

Request a free, no-obligation consultation in our Nokomis or Litchfield, IL offices or at your home.

Who’s Liable for a Motorcycle Accident?

One of the first things we will do when you hire us for representation is open an investigation into your case. The purpose of this investigation is to determine how your accident occurred and who should be held liable for damages.

In Illinois, a party who causes a crash can be held liable for the damages that result. Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include a driver speeding, drunk driving, driving while distracted (e.g., texting while driving), driving aggressively, failing to look before changing lanes, failing to yield, or performing another illegal or dangerous maneuver.

Damages Recoverable in a Motorcycle Claim

If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash and you believe that someone else is to blame for the accident, you can file a claim directly against this party’s liability insurance carrier or your own insurance carrier under your uninsured motorist coverage policy or under-insured motorist coverage policy. You may also need to file a lawsuit directly against the at-fault party. Types of damages that you can seek include compensation for your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • Loss of normal life
  • And more

Attorney Trent West will advocate for your right to recover for the damages you’ve suffered.

You Need a Serious Attorney

Motorcycle accident claims are different than standard car accident claims for a number of reasons, including that the injuries sustained by motorcyclists involved in collisions are often more severe. A motorcyclist who is hit by a car may suffer a traumatic brain injury, limb amputation injury, spinal cord injury, or a whole range of other tragic injuries.

The other reason that these accidents are different is that insurance coverage may be more complicated. The insurer of the at-fault party may try to argue that the motorcyclist—not their policyholder—is to blame. Additionally, the motorcyclist may not carry sufficient coverage to pay for their own injuries, so it is vital to file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

If you have been in a serious motorcycle accident, the best way to protect yourself is to partner with an experienced, dedicated, and knowledgeable attorney who has worked on cases like yours in the past.

Get Legal Help Today

If you have been injured, contact attorney Trent West today. We will aggressively advocate for your rights to a full compensation award. To start the process, give us a call or request a free consultation online.