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Getting compensated for a motorcycle accident where you are not at fault

On Behalf of | Jun 2, 2022 | Personal Injury |

As a biker, you know the risks of the road, whether from unsafe driving conditions or other motorists. When an accident happens, there is the potential for significant injuries to follow.

The last thing you want to deal with following an accident is paperwork, phone calls and insurance questions. While your priority is to deal with the injuries you sustained and work towards healing, you are also entitled to compensation when you are not at fault for the accident.

Paying your expenses

Illinois follows the traditional fault-based system of assigning responsibility for car accidents. Under tort liability, the driver who is at fault for the accident is the one held responsible for paying for the damages and injuries that take place. Because this system is in place, you can use legal help and insurance services to ensure any expenses resulting from the accident receive compensation. Though an insurance company may offer to settle a claim with you, these offers tend to be much lower than what you are eligible to receive.

Ignoring your options

When injured in a motorcycle accident, you may lose time at work, undergo multiple surgeries and require rehabilitation. You could also be permanently disabled. Motorcycle injury cases are unique to each situation, but they all share a common thread of devastating consequences. Your legal compensation options include medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, disfigurement and more.

Without guidance through the complexities of personal injury cases, you may not get a fair deal to handle your injuries. No one deserves to get into a motorcycle accident, but when you are not at fault, you do deserve compensation.