Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer & Motorcycle Rider – Because Bikers Matter!
You’re on this page, so chances are that…
- You have an injury from a motorcycle accident or someone you love does.
- You need some legal advice and a fighter to deal with your motorcycle accident and the insurance reps.
We are NOT your average lawyers – we are avid bikers ourselves.
We get it and we’ve got you covered!
You probably have some concerns about dealing with these big insurance companies and quite likely you or your family have some fears around the financial impacts of your accident. The good news is that we know exactly how to win these fights so you can focus on recovery – you have enough stress already.
We have over 70+ years of combined experience in Motorcycle Injury Law and it’s one of the driving passions behind the creation of our Chicago law firm.
We’ve seen first hand with our own personal friends, neighbors and clients the devastation an accident, a difficult recovery, or a failed recovery can cause, See some of our firm’s founder, Marc Shuman’s, personal story in the video below and why he decided to become a Chicago personal injury lawyer.
We don’t charge any upfront fees
Here at Shuman Legal we are 100% focused on the client. We are immediately invested in each and every case and don’t get paid until we win your case. That means we will fight to get you the highest settlement and we’ll make sure that you’re getting the immediate financial support you need to take care of yourself and your family. We live, work and ride in the same communities that you do. We are dedicated to the area, we know the law and will do everything we can to support you throughout the life of your case.
A Motorcycle Accident is NOT like any other kind of accident
We have over 35 years representing motorcycle accident victims and have a deep understanding of Illinois laws. This experience is on your side the minute you pick up the phone to call us. We are happy to answer your questions without pressuring you to become a client.
Why Your Motorcycle Accident Needs a Motorcycle Accident lawyer
Crazy fact – if you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Chicago you’re 6 times more likely to require an orthopedic consult than any other driver, of any other vehicle in the city or the state! It’s also highly likely that your injuries will be FAR more complex than what is usually seen in other vehicle accident traumas.
Injuries the eye can’t see can be devastating well into your future years. An orthopedic consult is far more expensive than a non-specialized consult and the goal of insurance is more often than not to save their company money – not to look after you in the best way possible.
Hidden trauma needs to be diagnosed and treated
Unfortunately, these all too often occurring injuries go unnoticed because of our bodies’ ability to handle a trauma for extended periods of time. Then when these injuries are recognized insurance companies fight that it must have occurred after the accident vs. being determined at a later time than the accident.
Getting the right medical review immediately or as soon as possible after an accident to check for these hidden traumas is really important. It is the first thing we support our motorcycle accident clients to do if it is not already done.
Our lawyers in Chicago will tirelessly fight your insurance to get you the right specialist or expert to consult on your injury so you get the best possible care and opportunity for recovery.
We negotiate with hospitals and doctors to reduce your bills
Part of the services our Chicago law firm offers our clients is that we fight tirelessly to reduce your hospital bills, as well as your doctor bills. Far too often injured motorcyclists are charged outrageous medical bills that either go way over your insurance overage or cause you to have to pay huge out of pocket expenses. Our team of negotiators will get to work to reduce your bills so that you get to keep more of the settlement you are awarded. We want you back on the road and back on your bike as soon as possible.
Biker Prejudice is Real
We know for a fact that way too many people have a preconceived negative idea about bikers. People judge first and ask questions later. That prejudice follows us into the hospital when talking to doctors when working with the insurance company, when getting the details of the police report you can be damn sure it’s there if your case goes to court.
We know how to deal with that prejudice and make SURE it doesn’t hurt your case. We will fight for you and your rights ALL the way!
Why choose us as your Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer
We are the Motorcycle Safety Lawyers ®. We are working daily in the motorcycle community 100% focused on keeping bikers safe BEFORE they ever get in an accident. We know the devastation from losing loved ones to a motorcycle accident and we do everything we can to keep bikers safe.
- Sponsor Accident Scene Management Classes to teach people how to minimize injuries and safe lives at an accident scene.
- We provide FREE motorcycle insurance policy reviews to make sure you’re properly covered if you have an accident. Over 33% of the policies we review have inadequate coverage if you are the victim of an accident. We do NOT sell insurance of any kind.
- We provide FREE “Watch for Motorcycles” bumper stickers and yard signs.
- We provide FREE “Do NOT Remove My helmet” stickers to put on your helmet in case of an accident.
- We support countless Motorcycle Charity events in our Chicago communities.
Motorcycle Safety Lawyers ® care about motorcyclists. The members of our team have been personally impacted by motorcycle accidents. For that reason, we do everything we can to help motorcyclists stay safe. We want to keep you safe. However, if the worst happens, we are here to fight to be sure you get what you need to recover as well as receive the maximum possible settlement.
Our Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer has developed specialized knowledge and understanding in regards to how unique the accidents, and the injuries, are for motorcycle riders. We created our Chicago law firms with this specific focus in mind. We have an advantage over other firms because we are riders ourselves, with loved ones who we have seen fail to survive motorcycle accident injuries AND we know first hand the trauma of families dealing with their financial and medical needs.
We’ve learned how to break through the bureaucratic walls insurance agencies put up to try to save themselves a few bucks.
We know how to fight and win your case and have the track record to show for it.
Call us right now today for a no-cost consult and let’s get a plan in place to get your life taken care of so you can properly recover, and get back on the open road we know you love!
Our Promises to You:
- We offer FREE consultations about your injury case and will clearly explain your legal options.
- We will NEVER PRESSURE you as the decision is always up to YOU.
- We will provide a FREE review of your insurance coverage to make sure you and your loved ones are properly protected. We do not sell any type of insurance.
- We only get paid or reimbursed if we WIN for you.
- You will have NO upfront FEES or incur any out-of-pocket expense if we represent you.
- We will not be satisfied until you win FULL compensation, benefits, and JUSTICE for your accident or insurance dispute in the Greater Chicagoland area.
The Hurt Report was the last major study done on motorcycle accident causes and recommended countermeasures here in the U.S. If you are curious what they discovered noted motorcycle journalist David L. Hough described the Hurt Report as “the most comprehensive motorcycle safety study of the 20th century.” – you can review it here.
A review of common motorcycle collision mechanisms of injury
Logan Petit, Theodore Zaki, Walter Hsiang, Michael P. Leslie, Daniel H. Wiznia
Published:7 Sep 2020