Car And Motorcycle Accidents FAQ

If you were involved in a car or motorcycle accident, you probably have numerous questions about your legal rights and options, your eligibility for compensation, and the next steps you should be taking. At The Collins Law Firm is based in Naperville, Illinois, we have more than 20 years of experience answering our clients' questions and helping them recover the full compensation to which they are entitled.

We answered some of the most common car and motorcycle accident questions below. However, many people find that the best way to receive the specific answers they need is by meeting with one of our experienced lawyers.

We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe us nothing if we fail to secure compensation on your behalf.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I Was In An Accident, But I Am Not Sure If I Am Injured. Should I See A Doctor?

How Much Compensation Can I Receive From A Lawsuit?

I Was Injured In A Motorcycle Accident, But I Wasn't Wearing A Helmet. Can I Still Recover Damages?

I Was Hit By An Uninsured Or Underinsured Driver. Am I Entitled To Coverage?

Do I Need A Lawyer If I Was In A Car Or Motorcycle Accident??

Yes. Some car or motorcycle accident injuries are immediately apparent, but other injuries take longer to become obvious. Your doctor may recognize symptoms or injuries that are not apparent to you. In addition, if you decide to file a lawsuit, having complete medical records can help ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve.


If you were injured because of another driver's negligence, by law, you have the right to receive compensation for your injuries. At The Collins Law Firm, we help accident victims receive compensation for every category of damage allowed by law, including:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability/loss of a normal life
  • Disfigurement

If your loved one was killed in an accident, you may also receive compensation for loss of other categories of damages, including loss of companionship, support, end-of-life medical expenses, and funeral expenses.


Illinois is one of the few states that do not have mandatory helmet laws. If your motorcycle accident was caused by the negligence of another driver — regardless of whether you were wearing a helmet — you may be entitled to compensation.


Although all drivers in Illinois are required to carry auto insurance, many drivers fail to do so. However, you may still receive compensation if you were hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver. Drivers in Illinois are required to carry uninsured and underinsured motorists' coverage.

Your insurance policy can provide compensation if you were in an accident with an uninsured driver.


Technically, you are not required to work with an attorney if you were in an accident. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help ensure you receive the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. During the last 20 years, we have recovered more than $100 million in compensation for our injury victims and their families.

Learn more about the representation we provide by scheduling a free consultation. Complete our online contact form or call 630-687-9838 or 866-480-8223. Attorney Shawn Collins is at extension 221, and attorney Edward Manzke is at extension 226.