Chicago Hit & Run Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Hit and run accidents are dreadful whenever they happen, regardless of whether the victim was driving a car, a motorcycle, or walking as a pedestrian. Chicago hit and run drivers usually are afraid of the consequences of their actions and are selfish enough to leave the scene of the accident instead of owning up to their mistake.
Many times these at-fault drivers leave the scene of the accident with minor damage to their vehicle, often because they hit a smaller object like a motorcycle. However, the motorcyclist, their passenger, and the bike may be left in horrible shape with serious injuries.
The Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are committed to protecting the legal rights of motorcyclists injured in a hit and run accident anywhere in the State of Illinois. Our lawyers will take the steps necessary to locate the responsible party or file a claim with your insurance company via an uninsured motorist claim. As with all of our personal injury cases, we work on a contingency fee basis were when only earn a legal fee when we are successful in obtaining financial compensation for you.
Tips For Victims of Chicago Hit And Run Motorcycle AccidentsAll is not lost when the at-fault driver flees the scene of an accident. The first step for a victim of a hit and run accident is first to get medical assistance and to call the police to start an investigation.
Many times law enforcement will be able to find the person responsible for causing the traffic accident by listening to witnesses, viewing video surveillance, and other sources. The accident should be treated like any other, gathering as much evidence as possible. Even though the police will investigate and collect information, it never hurts for the victims to get the evidence as well.
- Take pictures. Most people have a camera or video option on their cell phones. Take photos and videos of the accident scene, bodily injury, and property damage and the scene of the accident.
- Get witnesses. If anyone is at the scene and witnessed what happened, make sure to get the names and contact information.
- Keep good records. Make sure to keep all receipts and documents of all expenses related to the accident, including medical records, medical bills, repairs, police reports, towing, and any other costs.
- Get the medical attention that you need. A delay locating a driver should not be a reason to forfeit medical care for an injury.
Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim With Your Own Insurance Company
Unfortunately, sometimes hit and run drivers are not found and motorcycle victims are left with the high costs of medical bills, motorcycle repairs, and lost wages. Other times, the driver of the vehicle is located but does not have insurance coverage. In other words, they are an uninsured driver.
Fortunately, a motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with a hit and run or uninsured driver can still recover financial compensation for their injuries (and their passenger) by filing an uninsured motorist claim with their own insurance company.
Under Illinois law, all motorcycle liability insurance policies are underwritten with uninsured motorist coverage (UM). When pursuing an uninsured motorist claim with your own insurer, you can recover the same damages as though you were pursuing a claim against the at-fault party.
Our Chicago personal injury attorneys have experience with insurance claims involving injured motorcyclists and can assist you in obtaining the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Our legal team at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can make sure you get what you deserve after being victimized in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident. We can advise you of your options and we work on a contingency fee basis, so there is no fee unless you are financially compensated. Contact us at 888-424-5757 to speak to a lawyer.
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