Were You Or A Loved One Hurt In A Motorcycle Crash?
Our LaSalle-Peru law firm represents injured bikers
Motorcycles are a common sight on the open roads in Northern Illinois, especially in the Illinois Valley near Starved Rock State Park. Unfortunately, when the weather warms, not all drivers "Start Seeing Motorcycles." Even though a motorcycle is a vehicle and has the same right to be on the road as a passenger car, some motorists fail to share the road responsibly. This dangerous behavior can lead to devastating accidents.
What's worse is that insurance companies tend to treat bikers poorly. Even though most of the men and women who ride are safe, responsible operators, insurance companies tend to label motorcyclists as reckless thrill-seekers. If you or a loved one rides and were in an accident, you may have already faced this bias. They may try to blame you for the accident and deny your claim. That's not right. It's why you need someone who knows how to deal with the insurance company on your side.
The motorcycle lawyers at Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP have been helping injured bikers for decades. With over 120 years' combined experience handling complex injury cases, we can help you, too.
How were you or a loved one injured?
As soon as you contact us and retain our firm to handle your case, we'll contact the insurance company and tell them to make all future communication through us. We'll deal with them on your behalf so that you can focus on what's really important: recovering from your injuries. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators with the know-how to secure a settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries and loss. If the insurance company fails to make a reasonable settlement offer, we're ready to take them to trial.
Injured motorcyclists have rights. We'll work to protect them.
Take control of your case today. Call Schweickert & Ganassin at (866) 604-9075 to schedule your free consultation.
When a rider is thrown off a motorcycle, the natural instinct is to use an arm to break the fall or wrap the arms around the body. Unfortunately, this can lead to partial or total loss of use of the arm due to nerve damage. If you've sustained a biker's arm injury, you may be unable to work or care for loved ones and need compensation well above and beyond your medical bills. The experienced injury attorneys at Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP can help.
"Road rash" is a term used for skin injuries sustained when a biker's body rubs against the roadway after he or she is thrown from a bike. While road rash injuries are sometimes minor, they can be severe. Infection is a possibility if dirt or gravel enters the wound. You may be left disfigured and need painful skin grafts and other procedures.
Injuries to the lower extremities are very common in motorcycle accidents. Your leg may have been hit directly or caught when your bike fell on its side. Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP has represented numerous bikers that sustained serious leg injuries as the result of a collision with a motor vehicle, many of whom required amputation. However, even minor leg injuries can limit your mobility for a long time, affecting your ability to work, care for loved ones and enjoy life. These are all losses that the driver who hit you should be responsible for. Call Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP - we'll help you start moving forward again.
Motorcycle crashes often result in broken bones because of the amount of force and lack of bodily protection involved. A broken bone can take weeks or months to heal, leaving you out of work for an extended period of time. Depending on the nature of the break, surgery or other expensive medical procedures may be required, followed by several months of intensive physical therapy before you're back to 100 percent. During this time, it is more important than ever to have an experience personal injury trial lawyer in your corner advocating for your rights. Contact us today.
Even if you come away from a motorcycle crash feeling fine, you need to be seen by a doctor right away. It's very common for internal injuries, even life-threatening injuries, to have delayed-onset symptoms. The sooner you see a doctor, the better your medical outcome will be - and the easier it will be to hold the negligent driver accountable for your losses.
Hurting your back in a motorcycle crash can lead to serious long-term consequences. In addition to medical bills, back injuries can make it difficult for you to do your job or care for loved ones. Often, chronic pain is also a result of back injuries. You may be looking at tens of thousands in losses and an uncertain future. We can help. Call Schweickert & Ganassin today.
Even if you were wearing a helmet, if you landed on your head after a motorcycle crash, you may have suffered a serious injury to the brain or spine. Traumatic brain injuries can have serious, debilitating symptoms that last a lifetime. You may need expensive long-term medical care and assistance with rehabilitative services due to the effects of your injury. Our experienced injury attorneys can help you get financial compensation you need and rightly deserve.