Chicago Motorcycle Accident? What You Must Know If You Had A Motorcycle Accident In Chicago
Chicago Motorcycle Accident? Learn the steps to take after a motorcycle crash to ensure you get a great settlement.
Hi guys, in this video we're gonna talk about Chicago motorcycle accidents, and What You Must Know If You Had A Motorcycle Accident In Chicago.
My whole family's been riding motorcycles for as long as I can remember.
My brother and I started riding motorcycles when we were nine or 10 years old. And, for people who've never ridden a motorcycle, they don't realize how unprotected you are.
So if you've been involved in a motorcycle crash, you need to hire a lawyer who knows what it's like to be on a motorcycle, and has seen what other motorists do when they're in the presence of a motorcyclist.
Why Are There So Many Motorcycle Injuries?
The short answer, of course is, that people don't pay attention to motorcyclists the way they ought to. Motorcycles are smaller than cars or trucks, and unfortunately, people in cars and trucks often don't pay any attention to motorcycles. That's why, I think, sometimes you're safer on a loud Harley Davidson than you are on a quieter motorcycle, or even one of those new electric bikes.
So here are the three things you need to know if you've been involved in a motorcycle crash.
First, hire a lawyer who knows something about motorcycles and motorcycle crash cases.
You know, having a Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer who has experience in the particular area of injury law where you need help is absolutely essential.
Attorneys like that know what to look for and what to avoid, as far as putting evidence in, and they understand that jurors are often very biased against motorcyclists. So hiring an attorney who has some experience in the are of law like motorcycle crashes is very important.
The second thing I wanna tell you is, that it's important to tell your doctor about all your injuries.
A common issue I see in motorcycle crash cases is, that people will talk to their doctor, and, for example, if they have a broken ankle, all of the treatment is focused on the broken ankle.
But, if you have problems with your foot, or problems with your shoulder, or your elbow, or something like that, you have to make sure that the doctor documents those injuries, and addresses them, even though it's natural in medicine for a doctor to treat the most serious injury first.
So if you've got a little pain in your shoulder or your elbow, but a fractured ankle, of course the doctor is gonna address the ankle first. But it's important to get all of your injuries documented in the medical records, because otherwise the insurance company will say that maybe your shoulder or elbow injury wasn't related to the crash.
So always make all of your complaints to the doctor, and make sure that they get document, even if they defer the treatment after your motorcycle injury.
The third thing you need to know about motorcycle crash cases is, that having a witness is key.
You know, there is prejudice against motorcyclists everywhere you go.
Most people have never ridden a motorcycle, and everybody's been on a road or express way when they somebody on a motorcycle driving like an idiot. Unfortunately, that prejudice affects all motorcyclists, and it's gonna affect you if your case goes in front of a jury, or even a judge.
So having an independent witness who says you were driving the speed limit, you were obeying all safety rules, and that it was the other guy, or person, who crashed into you, is really important in a motorcycle crash case.
If you keep this info in mind, you are definitely helping yourself and your case if you got hurt in a motorcycle crash.
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