What is comparative negligence?

If you sustained injuries due to a motorcycle accident in Illinois, you may be entitled to collect compensation for your injuries from the insurance of the at-fault driver. Being involved in an motorcycle accident and suffering injuries in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!

At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight accident victims. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover compensation for their injuries. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you! We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Your recovery may be less than the total amount of your damages or even completely denied depending on the amount of fault, if any, that you may share in the motorcycle accident. As such, even if you believe the Chicago motorcycle accident is your fault, don’t admit fault, don’t agree to pay for damages and don’t sign any statement that assigns blame without being advised to do so by an experienced Chicago motorcycle accident attorney. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Illinois is a comparative negligence jurisdiction. This means that when determining the fault of the parties, any negligent acts that you, the Plaintiff, committed may be taken into account in determining liability. If your negligence as the Plaintiff amounts to more than 50% of the cause of your injury, then you are barred from making a recovery. If you as the Plaintiff are found to share in the fault, but the percentage of the fault given you as the Plaintiff is less than 50%, then the amount of compensation to which you the Plaintiff are entitled to will be reduced by that percentage. If you have questions about your accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation.

For instance, imagine you are speeding on your motorcycle when the Defendant, who is heading in the opposite direction, fails to stop at a stop sign and travels in front of your vehicle. The Defendant may have been negligent in failing to stop, but your excessive speed may have contributed to your inability to stop in time. Then assume you are injured and you have suffered $100,000 in damages. When we subsequently bring this claim on your behalf, the jury must determine the percentage of fault between the Defendant and you. If the jury determines that the your percentage of fault for speeding was 30% of the cause of the accident, then the most you may be entitled to recover is $70,000, the equivalent of the $100,000 in damages minus the 30% of fault attributed to your negligence. If, however, it is determined that your fault for speeding is 50% or more in causing the accident, then you are completely barred from recovering for your injury, because your fault is more than that of the Defendant’s. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!

When you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you have just involuntarily thrust yourself into a complex legal web and will be faced with many burdens to overcome. Our experienced staff is always available to discuss and explain in detail all aspects of your potential claim. Advice is free and we are here to ensure that you are well informed about your rights and your options.

We have years of experience working with families in situations similar to yours, and it is our honor and duty to be able to serve you during your time of need. Call the Law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin if you’ve experienced a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent or careless driver to receive the help you deserve. Reach out to our lawyers today to discuss your rights, available choices and next steps or to simply seek free advice from experienced attorneys.

My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by injury and accident victims, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of the accident. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced tractor trailer attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.

If you have questions about your injury and accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.