Elgin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

When a negligent driver runs into a motorcycle, it is the motorcyclist who pays the price. While the person in the automobile usually walks away from the accident, the motorcyclist suffers serious injuries such as broken bones, road rash, spinal cord damage and head injuries.

At the Law Office of James P. Leahy in Elgin, Illinois, I offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and discuss your legal options if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. I also handle cases of motorcyclist death.

Who Will Pay for My Medical Bills and Other Damages?

The insurance company of the at-fault driver is responsible for paying your medical bills, lost wages and other damages from the accident. However, the insurance company will not pay you anything until your case is resolved. That may take several months, since you should not resolve your claim until you have reached what is known as "maximum medical improvement." Only then will you know whether you may have a lasting impairment from the accident.

If you have other medical insurance, you can have your insurance company pay for your treatment with the understanding that you will reimburse it from your settlement or award once your case is resolved. As your lawyer, I can negotiate with your insurance company so you can keep as much of your personal injury settlement or award as possible.

If you have no medical insurance, I can work with your medical providers to assure them that they will be paid out of your recovery when your case is resolved. In this way you can continue to receive medical treatment. It is essential for you to receive treatment for two reasons:

  • To recover your health
  • To document your injuries for your personal injury case

As your lawyer, I will also work with you to collect and preserve evidence of liability such as photographs of your damaged bike and the accident scene, statements from witnesses and the police report of the accident.

Contact Illinois Motorcycle Injury Attorney James P. Leahy

I offer a free initial consultation to new clients. To speak to an Elgin motorcycle accident attorney, contact me by e-mail or call my office at 847-348-8692 (toll free at 888-596-0289).