Chicago's Motorcycle Injury Attorneys

Ted McNabola

Ted McNabola is an avid motorcycle rider who has been riding his entire life and has dedicated his career to protecting the rights of motorcyclists. Ted started riding motocross when he was eight (8) years old and has been riding ever since. He is also actively involved in helping Chicago’s motorcycle community. In fact, as a way to give back to the motorcycle community, Mr. McNabola started a program that provides free tows to motorcyclists involved in a collision called “McNabola Motorcycle Rescue”. McNabola & Associates, LLC is a financial supporter of Ride Chicago Motorcycle Safety School, Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride and other motorcycle charities.

Since Mr. McNabola is a rider himself, he is uniquely qualified to understand the challenges and risks faced by motorcyclists, especially in urban areas. Anyone who rides knows that motorcyclists are the victim of careless motor vehicle drivers. Ted has owned numerous motorcycles over the past thirty (30) years and currently owns a 1966 BMW R69S with a Steib side car and a Triumph Bonneville.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me After a Motorcycle Accident?

After an accident it can be easy to think that an insurance company will come through for you. However, contrary to what they say, insurance companies are not often on your side, and for good reason. At heart, insurance companies are a business who first and foremost care about their bottom line more than ensuring injury victims are properly compensated. Additionally, there is often a “motorcycle biased” against injured motorcyclists.

Meaning that it can be more difficult to recover proper compensation as insurance providers easily assume that because you were injured in a motorcycle accident you were riding dangerously, or you were injured because you choose to live a “higher risk lifestyle.” Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys know how to navigate this legal system and will fight for the compensation and justice you deserve after suffering injuries from a negligent motorist. We offer free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our experienced team today.

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

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation in 2017, 2,514 motorcyclists were injured in accidents and 160 motorcyclists were killed. In fact, Nationally, motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to suffer a fatal injury compared to drivers of cars. By far, the majority of these accidents occur on city streets, like those in Chicago. This evidence shows how dangerous our city’s roads can be for motorcyclists – even those who ride safely and wear protective gear.

Unfortunately, many car and truck drivers fail to properly share the road with motorcyclists. As such, motorcycle accidents are a far-too common occurrence. If you have been involved in an accident, its important to select an attorney who understands the unique challenges faced by motorcyclist driving in an urban area.

Motorcycle accidents are often caused by:

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

Damages in Motorcycle Accident Claims

After sustaining an injury in a motorcycle accident, you are left to face a long road toward physical, mental, and financial recovery. You likely have substantial or ongoing medical bills to pay, and you may not have a source of income if you are unable to work. By filing a personal injury claim, our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers can help you obtain the compensation you need.

Potential recoverable damages include:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Future medical needs and medical devices
  • Wrongful death if you lost a loved one in the accident

Our Community Involvement

McNabola Motorcycle Rescue

McNabola & Associates, LLC is thrilled to announce the founding of McNabola Motorcycle Rescue, will provide free tows to bikers after an accident. Yes, you read that correctly— McNabola Motorcycle Rescue will provide no-fee towing services to local motorcycle riders in the wake of an accident. There is no obligation to hire our 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. To learn more visit our Community Involvement Page.

Get started on your case today with a free consultation.

Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride 2018

Real People, Real Stories

  • “Edward W. McNabola, Esq was able to get me the most compensation allowed by the at fault driver.”

    - William J.
  • “Working with Ted and his team has been wonderful throughout the duration of my case. I would absolutely recommend his services to anybody in need. Ted and his team are intelligent, quick-working, and ...”

    - Anthony S.
  • “Ted was personable and easy to work with but a bulldog when it came to fighting for us.”

    - Sherry G.
  • “From start to finish they did everything the right way.”

    - Brad S.
  • “They took good care of me.”

    - Cathy P
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10 Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

  • 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.

  • Motorcycle Defects

    Errors in the design or manufacturer 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 judgment 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.

  • 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.

  • Driving Under the Influence

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

Request 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 our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers today to begin your journey to compensation and recovery. Call (312) 888-8700.

5 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 age 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

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