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Recent Verdicts & Settlements

59 year old machinist crushed when a semi-truck rolled off hydraulic jacks because the parking brakes were not engaged.

outcome:
$725,000 SETTLEMENT

42 year old mother sustained a torn rotator cuff when she was sideswiped by a defendant truck driver carrying 40,000 lbs. of bricks.

outcome:
$325,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client suffered shoulder and ankle injuries when a teenage driver fell asleep at the wheel and crossed over the yellow line into oncoming traffic.

outcome:
$500,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client sustained aggravation to pre-existing spinal stenosis after being rear ended on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

outcome:
$475,000 SETTLEMENT​

Minor client suffered a knee injury on trampoline due to rocket bouncing requiring ACL reconstruction, medical and lateral meniscus repairs

outcome:
$322,030.70 JUDGEMENT

Client was injured in an extremely complex pedestrian accident

outcome:
$200,000 SETTLEMENT

Recovery made for estate of a talented young comedian who lost control of his vehicle while intoxicated.

outcome:
$225,000 Settlement

Our client suffered a shoulder injury when he tripped over rusty tomato cages in the garage of a general contractor

outcome:
$200,000 Settlement

57 year old mother suffered a fractured hip when she was t-boned by an intoxicated hit-and-run driver.

outcome:
$225,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client tripped over a tablecloth at a municipal building and had been turned down by 3 other firms when she was finally referred to our firm.

outcome:
$105,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client had a surgical tool left inside her body during an invasive surgery.

outcome:
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

Our client was attacked and bitten by a dog while on her postal route.

outcome:
$105,000 SETTLEMENT

We pride ourselves on being responsive to every client’s needs. We understand the challenges faced after being in a serious accident and the importance of attorneys being there for you. At Zayed Law Offices, ensuring every client receives the attention they deserve is our top priority.

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Bloomington Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Although operating a motorcycle can be fun, it comes with a few risks. One of the most common risks associated with riding a motorcycle is getting involved in an accident.

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents happen more often than you think. Consider the following statistics from the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • Approximately 5,300 people die as a result of being in an motorcycle accident every year.
  • Compared with vehicle passengers, motorcyclists have a 28 times greater chance of fatal injuries from an accident.
  • Since 2000, motorcycle helmet use has decreased by 6 percent.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
From slick road conditions to driver error, there are several causes of motorcycle accidents. Here are 9 reasons that motorcycle accidents occur.

1. Changing lanes in an unsafe manner. Switching lanes without warning can be dangerous. When vehicle operators and cyclists fail to check their mirrors before changing lanes, they can collide into another vehicle.

2. Drivers opening car doors. If a vehicle driver is parked on the side of a street, the door can hit a motorcyclist who is traveling on the same side of the street at the time the driver opens the door.

3. Motorcyclists speeding. Whether you’re operating a car or a motorcycle, traveling at high rates of speed is never a good idea. When you operate a vehicle over the speed limit, it becomes easy for you to lose control of the vehicle or crash into another vehicle.

4. Drinking and driving. Not only is driving under the influence against the law, it’s hazardous. Consuming alcohol slows down your reaction time.

5. Failure to use turn signals. Before you make a turn, it’s important for you to use your signal to alert the other drivers to what you’re doing. This is especially true when you’re making left turns.

6. Defective motorcycles. While it’s true that motorcycle companies strive to make safe motorcycles, sometimes they fall short. Defective motorcycle parts such as brakes and engines can cause serious accidents.

7. Bad weather conditions. If you own a motorcycle, you should make every effort to drive it on dry days. Rain, snow and sleet can cause your motorcycle to spin out of control.

8. Hazardous road conditions. The average vehicle can handle potholes, debris and uneven pavement. However, motorcycles are different. They can be derailed by even the tiniest bumps.

9. Driver inexperience. It takes time for you to learn how to operate a motorcycle effectively. Regardless of the mode of transportation, an inexperienced driver can make unwise decisions that cause accidents.

Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident
Here’s the truth about operating a motorcycle or any vehicle. In spite of your best efforts, an accident can happen at any moment. It’s essential that you know what to do if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident.

The first thing you should is get to a safe place. For instance, if your motorcycle is on fire, move away from it quickly.

After you’ve made it to a safe place, immediately call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance. If you’ve been injured, ask an onlooker to call for you.

If a police officer arrives on the scene first, ask for an ambulance. Even if you feel fine, you should go to the hospital for an examination. There could be some internal damage that you can’t see or feel.

Contact your insurance company to report the accident as soon as you can. Although insurance agents are trained to be friendly, be careful about the information that you provide to them.

Hire a motorcycle accident attorney to represent you. This is important because you should take steps to ensure that your rights are protected.

After you hire a motorcycle attorney, provide them with the information they need in a timely manner. This includes pictures, statements and witness names. Delaying the case could jeopardize your chances of any compensation that may be due to you as a result of the accident.

Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
When it comes to handling tough motorcycle accidents, only experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will do. Our motorcycle accident attorneys at Zayed Law Offices represent people who have suffered injuries from motorcycle accidents.

You shouldn’t delay if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident. Contact Zayed Law Offices to see how we can assist you.

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The legal team at Zayed Law Offices is committed to achieving extraordinary results for ordinary people. We consistently secure favorable settlements and verdicts for people who have suffered physically, emotionally and financially because of the negligence of others. If you are a victim, call our Chicago personal injury lawyers at (815) 782-0784 or use our free case evaluation form. You will not pay for our legal services unless we obtain compensation for you and your family.

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