Motorcycle Accidents

Lake County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Bikers know the exhilaration, freedom, and joy that comes with riding a motorcycle down a stretch of open highway on a sunny day. But bikers also know that the rush of riding comes with the risk that other drivers will fail to share the road with them. When that happens, the results are often catastrophic.

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Exposed and unprotected, even when wearing helmets and safety gear, bikers suffer massive injuries and death in crashes at rates much higher than vehicle drivers and passengers. Bikers trying to recover or families in mourning after such a tragedy can turn to Lake County motorcycle accident lawyer Kirk Moyer for help.

Passionate About Helping Bikers and Their Families

Kirk is passionate about obtaining justice and compensation for those who suffer because of others’ negligence, carelessness, or reckless behavior. This includes fighting for bikers and their families who face overwhelming burdens and endless challenges in the wake of a motorcycle accident. He understands that bikers can also face outdated stereotypes and unfair prejudices when seeking damages after a crash. With determination and skill, Kirk cuts through such obstacles and ensures that his motorcycle accident clients are treated fairly and with the respect they deserve.

With two decades of experience and millions of dollars in compensation recovered for clients throughout Chicagoland, Kirk has earned a reputation as a champion for injury victims in the courtroom and a compassionate counselor for them whenever and wherever they need him. He provides his clients with personal attention and brings them the peace of mind that comes from knowing that he will spare no effort to get them the maximum amount of compensation available.

Biker Injuries and Fatalities On The Rise

The appeal of riding has attracted more and more people, with bikers coming in all ages and from all backgrounds. But the increasing number of motorcycles on the road has also lead to a rise in the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), A total of 4,985 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2018. That’s more than double the number of motorcycle fatalities in 1997 and accounted for 14 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2018. One hundred sixty bikers were killed on Illinois roads in 2017 alone, according to the Illinois Department of transportation.

In addition to the thousands of lives lost, hundreds of thousands more bikers suffer catastrophic injuries in crashes each year. It’s easy to understand why motorcycle accidents take such a heavy toll. Helmets and other protective gear are often no match for high speeds, unforgiving surfaces, and hard impacts. That is why motorcycle accidents so frequently cause such severe, life-altering, or permanent injuries as:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Lost limbs
  • Eye injuries
  • Road rash
  • Broken bones
  • Neck injuries
  • Burns
Bikers Are Too Often Unseen or Unaccounted For

Many of the same factors that lead to serious car crashes – such as drunk driving, distracted driving, and speeding – are also the cause of many motorcycle wrecks. But the smaller size and more nimble maneuverability of motorcycles create unique dangers, especially when vehicle drivers don’t account for the presence of bikers near them. These hazards include:

  • Lane splitting
  • Increased vulnerability to road hazards and pavement defects
  • Cars making left-hand turns
  • Unsafe lane changes
Looking For the Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyer? Lake County Attorney Kirk Moyer Stands Ready to Fight For You

Bikers are some of the safest and most responsible people on the road. But some people still have unfair and inaccurate preconceptions about bikers as being reckless, dangerous, or unsavory. These prejudices can cause police officers, insurance companies, and jurors to consciously or unconsciously attribute fault to the biker rather than a negligent driver.

Kirk doesn’t let that happen. His clients deserve to be treated with respect and their cases decided on the merits. He makes sure that motorcycle accident victims get the justice and fair treatment they deserve so they can get the compensation they need.

Call Lake County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Kirk Moyer Today For Your Free Consultation

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in Lake County, Cook County, or Chicago, please give Kirk Moyer a call at (847) 244-3444 to arrange for your FREE initial consultation.