Need an Evanston motorcycle accident lawyer to represent you? You have come to the right place! At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we have over three decades of experience representing motorcycle accident victims. We have chosen to center our firm around the needs of those in motorcycle crashes because we ride, too. We understand the lifestyle and the risks that come with taking to the open road.
Not all motorcycle accident lawyers are the same. Many rely on one-size-fits-all, cookie cutter tactics with the cases they represent. A motorcycle accident is not like any other motor vehicle accident. The injuries associated with these crashes are much higher. Frankly, most people do not walk away from motorcycle crashes without some degree of injuries.
We pride ourselves in taking the time to learn about our clients and their accidents. We begin with a free, no obligation consultation. When you call us at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE, you will speak with an experienced Evanston personal injury lawyer. We will discuss your motorcycle crash with you. We will explain how we can help you and just what to expect every step of the way. More importantly, we will be available at any time during the process should you have a question or a concern.
Many people contact us after receiving a settlement offer from the insurance company. In most cases, these offers do not represent fair compensation, even if serious injuries have occurred. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we do not believe you should settle for less compensation than you deserve. When you speak with an Evanston motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm, you can rest assured that we will put you first.
We are diligent when it comes to your financial recovery. Your legal representation should be professional and experienced. With over thirty years of experience specializing in motorcycle accident cases, we should be the legal team for you.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you likely have lots of questions. The days following your crash pass by in a whirlwind of activity. There is often a trip to the emergency room and sometimes a hospital admission. There is pain and usually time away from work. And, of course, there are phone calls from the insurance company.
We urge all of our clients to avoid discussing their case with the insurance adjuster. The words you use in those conversations, even in a casual way, can hurt your case. So often the insurance company tries to act as if they are on your side. But remember, their job is to make it so you recover compensation that is as limited as possible. Often, they present offers of compensation that might not even pay your medical bills.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
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Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury
One of the most common injuries after a motorcycle crash is a concussion. Otherwise known as traumatic brain injury, a concussion occurs when your head strikes an object with force, causing the brain to be jostled. The brain is a very sensitive organ, protected by the skull. Since the skull is in place, swelling or bleeding on the brain can lead to pressure and damage.
Even mild concussions can require time away from work to heal. And more significant traumatic brain injury can result in permanent brain damage. Signs of a concussion include headaches, confusion, mood changes, sleepiness, nausea and vomiting, and changes in the senses.
Since concussions are so common, anyone involved in a motorcycle accident should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some concussions can even result in post-concussion syndrome.
Fractures and broken bones are common in motorcycle accidents. Fractures of the wrist, ankle, leg, arm, and ribs frequently occur. Some fractures, like rib fractures, simply require time to heal. Others, like leg or arm fractures, require immobilization with a cast. In some cases, fractures can require surgery in order to set the bones properly. During surgery, the surgeon can secure the bones with plates and pins.
Fractures generally heal without complications. Unfortunately, for many motorcycle riders, having a fracture means taking time off work without pay. A construction worker with a broken leg, for example, may require eight weeks or more off work in order to heal.
Even after healing occurs, sometimes a course of physical therapy is advised. Physical therapy helps restore strength, movement, and flexibility to the injured area of the body.
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Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be particularly devastating. Any damage to the spine can lead to reduced sensation and, in many cases, paralysis. Although many advances have been made in medicine over the recent decades, there is little that can be done when the spinal cord itself is damaged.
Being paralyzed means that you have no sensations in a region of your body. Most paralysis victims will require a lifetime of medical care. Since a paralyzed person cannot feel anything, they are prone to additional injuries and infections. In addition, since their movement is restricted, they often must use a wheelchair or are bed-bound.
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Internal injuries can occur from the force of impact when your motorcycle crashes. They can also be caused by other injuries, for example when a broken rib tears the liver or spleen. Internal injuries often result in surgery. Surgical interventions are especially expensive and can require an extended hospital stay.
Many internal injuries can be treated effectively with surgery, but the healing process can take months. For some, the effects of internal injuries will cause problems throughout their life.
Although road rash is not particularly dangerous, it can at times lead to complications. Road rash usually occurs when a part of the body is scraped along the pavement, leading to significant friction and the abrasion of the skin. This extremely painful injury sometimes requires just cleansing and bandaging to heal.
Sometimes, however, healing is complicated by an infection. As the road rash is a large, open wound, infections are common. This can lead to increased pain and can extend the length of time it takes to heal. If you have road rash and notice increasing pain, redness, swelling, or pus, see a doctor right away for further treatment.
Road rash on the face, hands, or feet can be complicated. Those areas of the body have a lot of nerves and can be greatly affected by scarring. Road rash on any sensitive areas should be treated by a physician.
How Can An Evanston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer from Our Firm Help?
Injuries of all types are common in motorcycle accidents. Most will require some degree of medical treatment. Now, more than ever, medical care is incredibly expensive. It is an unfortunate truth that most injured motorcycle riders will receive tremendous medical bills during a time in which they are healing and may not be able to work.
This is why it is so important to find an experienced attorney to handle your motorcycle accident claim. The motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Firm of Kass & Moses take great pride in the attorney client relationship. We begin by assessing your case in a free consultation. Through the weeks and months that follow, we will speak with you often, updating you on your case.
Of course, you are free to contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns. Motorcycle accidents are traumatic because the injuries can be great, but they also can be emotionally upsetting. We do our part to answer any questions you might have about your motorcycle accident case. Since we have represented injured bikers for over three decades, we bring a wealth of experience.
If you or a loved on are a motorcycle accident victim in Evanston, Illinois, contact us right away to discuss your case. You can reach us anytime at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE. You can speak with an Evanston motorcycle accident lawyer today with a free case consultation.