Chicago Motorcycle Accident Attorney

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Due to their small size and lack of protection, motorcycles impose a risk of life-altering injuries to riders. In fact, motorcyclists are more than 30 times as likely to suffer a fatal crash than drivers of passenger cars. With drivers constantly distracted by passengers, other drivers, and technology, it’s important to have someone on your side aggressively representing your rights after an accident.

Ted McNabola MotorcycleTed McNabola was selected as one of the top 100 consumer attorneys in Illinois in a survey of Illinois attorneys conducted by Law & Politics magazine. Ted has handled over 100 motorcycle accident cases over his career and is an avid rider himself. Many of these cases have settled for amounts well in excess of $1 million. In fact, he has been riding for over 40 years. Ted understands the unique risks that motorcyclists face and fights hard to secure compensation on their behalf. Put your case in the hands of not only an exceptional trial attorney but someone who is a rider himself and can bring a unique perspective to your case.

The Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers at McNabola & Associates, LLC passionately represent clients injured in motorcycle accidents. Our firm will thoroughly investigate your case to obtain compensation from the responsible party. With a success rate of 97% in cases he has accepted, Attorney McNabola and our team will fight for your rights after a motorcycle accident.

Call (312) 888-8700 for a free case evaluation!

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are commonly caused by the following:

Motorcycle Safety Foundation

If you interested in learning more about motorcycle safety initiatives, please learn more here.

McNabola Motorcycle Rescue

McNabola & Associates, LLC is thrilled to announce the founding of McNabola Motorcycle Rescue, a charity giving away free tows to bikers. Yes, you read that correctly—our firm will arrange no-fee towing services area motorcycle-riders in the wake of an accident. There is no obligation to hire our law firm.

Why are we doing this? Because we’re riders too, and our Chicagoland law firm is committed to assisting those injured in motorcycle accidents in every way possible. From cruiser motorcycle accidents to sport bike accidents to incidents involving uninsured motorists, providing legal representation to riders who have been involved in collisions has long been a cornerstone of our firm’s mission.

Offering free tows without requiring compensation simply felt like a logical extension of our mission. McNabola & Associates, LLC plans to continue its efforts to educate the public on all things related to motorcycle claims, MMR will give us a chance to interact with riders in a new and meaningful way.

For us, McNabola Motorcycle Rescue is not just a way to give back to the people of Chicago, it’s our way to give back to Chicago’s motorcycle community.

Get a Free Case Evaluation!

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to get legal help. McNabola & Associates, LLC will provide a free consultation and explain your legal options to help you make an informed decision about your future. As a small boutique firm, we will give your case the attention it deserves and allow you to focus on recovery!

Contact McNabola & Associates, LLC today to begin your journey to compensation & recovery.

Million Crashes a Year!
  • Motorcycle accidents accounted for only 1.5% of all crashes in Illinois in 2012, but 16.7% of all fatalities.

  • Illinois is one of only three U.S. states that does not mandate the use of helmets for riders of any age.

  • In 2011, 85 people died in motorcycle crashes on urban roads in Illinois, while 61 people were killed on rural roads.

  • Bikers aged 45 or older are the most likely to be injured or killed in an Illinois motorcycle accident.

  • The majority of motorcycle accidents occur when the rider is traveling straight ahead.

What to do after a Motorcycle Accident

1 Call for Emergency Services.

Dial 9-1-1 to get a police officer to the scene and summon an ambulance.

2 Gather Information.

Take down the name and contact information of everyone involved in the accident as well as any witnesses.

3 Gather Evidence.

Take photographs or videos of the damage to your vehicle, any visible injuries, and the surrounding area.

4 Contact an Attorney.

As soon as you are able, consult with a motorcycle accident attorney about your legal options.

10 Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

  • Motorcycle Defects

    Errors in the design or manufacture of a motorcycle part can contribute to a serious accident. The company that produced the defective part may be held liable under product liability law.

  • Dangerous Road Conditions

    Potholes, crumbling pavement, construction debris, and lack of proper signs and signals can all increase the chance that a motorcyclist will lose control of their vehicle.

  • Left Turn Accidents

    Left turns by either motorcyclist or another driver who make a right-of-way error or misjudgment of distance can cause severe injury.

  • Inexperienced Drivers

    Many Accidents result from errors of judgement made by inexperienced motorists.

  • Sudden Stops

    Because motorcyclists don't have any protective structure surrounding them, a rear-end accident resulting from a sudden stop can result in severe injury or death.

  • Lane Splitting

    Lane splitting is a dangerous practice that is not legal in Illinois. Driving between vehicles is especially dangerous for inexperienced riders.

  • Driving Under the Influence

    Negligent drivers who choose to drive while intoxicated can be held both civilly and criminally liable if they hurt someone.

  • Speeding

    Speeding is a leading cause of all types of auto and motorcycle accidents. Speeding reduces a driver’s chance of seeing a motorcyclist, and if they collide, the force of the impact can be fatal.

  • Car Doors

    Accidents often occur when the door of a parked vehicle is opened in the path of an oncoming motorcycle.

  • Unsafe Lane Changes

    When a driver fails to check his or her blind spot and signal before changing lanes, they risk colliding with another motorist in their path.

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