Motorcycle Accidents And Wrongful Death In Illinois
Roughly 5,000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents every year in this country, and Illinois sees more than its share of accident fatalities. With increased ridership and swelling congestion, motorcycle accidents are on the rise. It may not surprise you to learn that motorcyclists are 26 times more likely than drivers of other vehicles to die in a crash, and two-thirds of such accidents are the fault of the other driver.
What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?
When someone is killed in a motorcycle accident such as this, his or her family is almost always able to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death lawsuit is precisely what it sounds like: a lawsuit designed to seek compensation for a death that was caused by the negligence of another person. Such suits are filed by spouses and family members for any number of reasons, and financial obligation is just one of them.
When a jury rules on your behalf in a wrongful death suit, damages can be assigned to any number of avenues, including medical and funeral bills, pain and suffering, and the future potential earning power of the deceased.
What You Need To Win A Wrongful Death Case
Motorcycle accidents are unique in many ways, and the dynamics of each collision pose a particular challenge to lawyers and juries. Winning a wrongful death case requires that you prove the negligence of another driver by invoking traffic laws, eyewitness testimony and forensic evidence from the scene of the accident. Putting together a case such as this requires considerable wherewithal and experience, which is why you want to work with attorneys who have succeeded in this area over many years.
We Are The Experienced Firm You Need For Your Wrongful Death Claim
At Klest Injury Law Firm, we have been litigating and winning wrongful death cases arising from motorcycle accidents for over two decades. If you are looking for an aggressive attorney who will work hard to help you obtain maximum compensation, look no further than our firm.
If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago or Schaumburg, we will come to you.