Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Representing the Victims of Illinois Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are some of the most catastrophic motor vehicle accidents, often resulting in serious head injuries and even death. The dedicated Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers at Cogan & Power, P.C. understand that you may be facing a host of challenges, from severe injuries to medical bills to loss of normal life and, possibly, disfigurement. As dedicated accident and injury lawyers, we are committed to helping our clients through the wide range of issues they are confronting as a result of a motorcycle accident.
At Cogan & Power, we take a collaborative, compassionate approach to legal representation. Not only do we advise our clients of their legal rights and assist them with their legal claims, but we also help them manage any employment-related consequences of the accident, and invest ourselves in their comprehensive recovery and overall well-being. We understand that it is often difficult for injured clients to travel, so we frequently meet with clients in their homes, and each client has a one-on-one relationship and direct communication with the partner handling the case.
Our Chicago motorcycle attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to get you the compensation that you need and deserve. By focusing on accident and injury cases, we are able to draw on our depth of experience and vast legal skills. In fact, we have obtained a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients who were injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents.
In some cases, injuries from a motorcycle accident can be exacerbated as a result of medical malpractice, and as a premier Chicago medical malpractice law firm, we are able to handle the various and complex legal claims that may arise against multiple defendants. Our track record of success speaks for itself, as we have earned numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, including a record high settlement for the surviving family of a teenage girl who was injured in a motor vehicle accident and ultimately died as a result of medical malpractice.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Most motorcycle accidents are caused by the actions or inactions of other motorists on the road, though some dangerous motorcycle maneuvers can cause accidents as well. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Lane splitting
- Failure of motorist to see motorcyclist
- Failure of motorist to yield to motorcycle’s right of way
- Aggressive driving
- Poor weather conditions
- Improper braking and turning
- Road hazards
- Drunk driving
Liability for Motorcycle Accidents
Assessing liability for motorcycle accidents often involves complex legal issues and factual analyses. Issues of comparative negligence may come into play, and multiple defendants may be named if more than one other motorist was involved in the motorcycle accident. Moreover, if a motorcycle accident is caused by poor road conditions and road hazards, the federal, state, or local government agency responsible for maintaining the roads may be liable for the accident.
At Cogan & Power, we focus on representing personal injury victims, including victims of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. And we do so with personal attention, and a track record of success.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact Cogan & Power today at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your motorcycle accident with one of our knowledgeable Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.
“The outcome of my case has forever changed my life. Sara is a smiling face that has a lioness’s toughness that works hard for her ...”- Lakitsha L.
Great communication, quick responses, informed every step of the way. 10/10.” - Haley D
“Unfortunately I'm not allowed to give more stars because if I could I would.”- K. M.