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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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Peoria Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Whether you’ve been driving motorcycles for years or you’re brand-new to the game, there are many things you should familiarize yourself with before you get on the seat of your bike. For example, one thing you should know is the helmet law in your area. They are not the same laws across the board in the United States, and you need to know what to expect in Peoria. You should also know it’s always safer to wear a helmet on your bike than to go without. You should also know what to do in case you are involved in a motorcycle accident. From the most common types of motorcycle injuries to what to do immediately following your accident, you should familiarize yourself with this information before you ride.

Injuries Are All Over the Board

There is no way to tell what kind of accident injuries you might incur if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Many factors such as speed and the cause of the accident dictate the type and severity of accidents, which means you have to know what to expect. Some of the most common injuries are as follows.

– Road rash
– Spinal cord injuries
– Neck injuries
– Broken limbs
– Fractures
– Broken bones
– Burns
– Concussion
– Brain damage

You can suffer from just about any injury when you’re on a motorcycle and you’re involved in an accident. If you’re hit by a car, you might roll over the hood of the car and through the grass. You could be hit by another car while lying on the road if they can’t see what’s going on.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

Anything can cause a motorcycle accident, and it’s not always the fault of the motorcycle rider. However, many motorcycle accidents are caused by riders.

– You’re riding distracted
– You’re riding in inclement weather
– You’re speeding
– You’re not obeying the signs on the road
– You’re riding recklessly
– Drunk riding

On the other hand, many accidents are caused by other drivers. Sometimes, the problem is as simple as they do not see a bike on their side and they switch lanes. It’s not uncommon, and it’s a dangerous situation. Here are a few other situations that cause drivers to cause accidents with people on motorcycles.

– Texting and driving
– Distracted driving
– Drunk driving
– Vehicle manufacture errors
– Careless or reckless driving
– Failure to obey the speed limit
– Failure to obey lights and signs

Anything can happen when you’re on your motorcycle. Wear your helmet, pay attention, and do what you can to keep yourself safe. You cannot control everyone else, but you can control yourself. There are times this makes all the difference.

What To Do If You’re In A Motorcycle Accident

Seek medical help right away. If you are able to call for help, call the police and report the accident. Get off the road if you can, but do not go far. Stay and wait to file an accident report with the police. This will prove useful to the insurance agencies as well as if you choose to file a personal injury claim. Once the police take your statement, go to the hospital even if your injuries appear minor. You still need to be checked for internal injuries, internal swelling, and even for debris in your road rash. It’s almost impossible not to suffer from some degree of road rash when you’re in a motorcycle accident.

Do not refuse medical attention. Once you’ve seen the doctor, call an attorney. You need to know what rights you have in your near future. You need to know what to expect, and you need to know if filing a personal injury claim is the right choice for you. You might be confused and have questions, and an attorney is here to hep you answer those. Furthermore, you must speak to your attorney about the settlement offer you receive. You can negotiate this amount. Insurance companies aren’t worried about you. They are worried about their bottom line. Don’t accept if it’s not enough.

You aren’t required to retain a personal injury attorney for a claim, but it’s wise to consult one to learn more about your rights. You might be surprised just how much there is you don’t know about the entire process of being involved in a motorcycle accident. The laws are strict, but they’re also vast. Learn what you can.

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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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