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Motor Vehicle Accidents

What To Do If You've Been Involved In A Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists must be extra cautious and drive defensively to ensure their own safety. Despite their best efforts, drivers of standard passenger vehicles and trucks still cause serious accidents every day. Distracted driving, sudden stops, erratic lane changes and other issues of driver negligence can easily put motorcyclists in grave danger.

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, you deserve to have support as you recover. Our job at Frederick & Hagle is to make sure you collect maximum compensation for your injury — something that most insurance companies will not offer unless you fight for it.

Help For Your Serious Injuries

We can make sure your settlement package reflects both the short-term and long-term effects of your motorcycle accident and injury. We handle cases that involve:

  • Road burn
  • Scars and disfigurement
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and mild traumatic brain injuries (MBTIs)
  • Lost limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Back, neck and spinal cord damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Fatal injuries that lead to a wrongful death claim

Don’t Let Them Blame You

Riding a motorcycle is not a crime. Unfortunately, that is how insurance companies treat many motorcycle accident victims. They blame the motorcyclist for not wearing certain protective gear. They try to say that the motorcyclist is partially to blame because the injuries would not have been as severe if he or she was driving a regular passenger vehicle.

The fact is, if someone else cut you off and made you lay your bike down, that person is to blame. If someone came to an abrupt stop because they were texting while driving, that driver caused the collision.

Our Trial Experience Can Make A Difference

Our attorneys have significant experience in personal injury trial law. We prepare cases so they can hold up in court, if needed. It has helped us achieve favorable settlements outside of court because opposing counsel knows we have the skill and evidence to back us up.

Contact our office online or by telephone at 217-367-6092 (toll free at 1-800-642-1227) to schedule a free initial consultation. From our office in Urbana, we handle cases throughout the Champaign-Urbana area and Central Illinois.


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