Orland Park Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer

Will County Personal Injury Firm

Motorcycle accident cases are significantly different from car accident and truck accident cases. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and are looking for an attorney to handle your case, you may want an attorney who has specifically handled motorcycle accident cases.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, car accident or truck accident in Chicago or the southwest suburbs of Chicago, I encourage you to contact me, attorney James A. Payonk Jr. I have 25 years of legal experience, and I know how to effectively handle all motor vehicle accident claims, including motorcycle accidents.

I have law offices in Orland Park, Illinois. To contact me to schedule a free consultation at either office, call 708-966-2408, or contact me by e-mail.

Why Motorcycle Accidents Are Different

Drivers should take extraordinary care when encountering a motorcyclist due to the difference in vehicle size and the lack of safety equipment available to motorcyclists.

Car and truck drivers know that motorcyclists do not benefit from air bags and many other safety devices commonly placed in cars and trucks. They are also keenly aware of the difference in the size and weight of their vehicle and a motorcycle. When determining the appropriate standard of care a driver should use when encountering a motorcycle, the size differential between a motorcycle and other automobiles is important. I believe strongly that drivers should take additional precautions for the safety of motorcyclists when passing a motorcycle or driving behind a motorcycle.

Juries Have a Predisposition Against Motorcycle Riders

Another significant difference between motorcycle cases and all other auto accident cases is that juries often have a negative first impression of motorcyclists. They often feel that motorcyclists have chosen a dangerous form of transportation and feel a lesser degree of sympathy for motorcycle accident victims.

It is important for your attorney to understand this bias. I have handled many motorcycle accident cases over my 25 years of legal experience. I know how to negotiate and litigate effectively. I will advise you honestly and candidly about your case. If your case goes to trial, I will show the jury the nature of your injuries and how it has affected your work, your family and your life. I will aggressively seek full and fair compensation on your behalf.

Contact My Law Office in Orland Park or Chicago

To speak with an attorney about a motorcycle accident, call 708-966-2408, or contact me by e-mail.

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James A. Payonk, Jr.

10705 W 159th St.
Orland Park, Illinois 60467

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