When a person dies in a motorcycle accident, finding out the truth about how the accident happened can sometimes be difficult. Police responding to the accident may only hear the account of the other driver — and that version can be self-serving. It often takes a lawyer's help to find out the truth.
At Cavanagh Law Group, our lawyers have a great deal of experience investigating all types of fatal motor vehicle accidents. Our goal is to ensure that family members of the accident victim receive full compensation for their loss. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation in wrongful death actions for families in Chicago and throughout Illinois.
Lose a family member in a fatal motorcycle accident? Contact our attorneys today for a free case evaluation.
A Search for the Truth
Many fatal motorcycle accidents are caused by inattentive drivers who:
- Make left hand turns in front of motorcycles;
- Swerve into lanes occupied by motorcycles;
- Fail to yield to motorcycles at intersections;
- Pull out in front of motorcycles from a driveway or side street; and
- Run into stopped motorcycles.
Even though the accident may clearly be the fault of the person in the four-wheeled vehicle, it's common for drivers to shift blame to the motorcyclist. For example, the driver may say that the person on the motorcycle was speeding or weaving in and out of traffic. If the insurance company of the other driver assigns at least 50 percent of the blame to the motorcyclist, it may not offer to pay his or her family members anything.
The sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can go to work collecting and preserving evidence that can help prove what happened and hold the negligent party accountable. Our lawyers have obtained record settlements in fatal accident cases.
Contact Our Illinois Wrongful Death Attorneys
For more information, contact our fatal motorcycle accident attorneys in Chicago at 312-425-1900 or by e-mail.