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Car & 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?

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.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive From a Lawsuit?

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.

I was Injured in a Motorcycle Accident, but I wasn't Wearing a Helmet. Can I Still Recover Damages?

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.

I was Hit by an Uninsured or Underinsured Driver. Am I Entitled to Coverage?

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.

Do I Need a Lawyer if I was in a Car or Motorcycle Accident?

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) 527-1595. Attorney Shawn Collins is at extension 221, and attorney Edward Manzke is at extension 226.

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Shawn Collins is a very talented lawyer, as are all the attorneys on his team. I've known and worked with Shawn for more that 30 years. Not only is he a top notch technical litigator but his communication skills are second to none. If anyone I know is ever in need of an attorney, Shawn is my very first recommendation. He gives very solid advice that goes beyond the law. He is someone you can trust to tell you the truth so you are not lead astray in the complex legal world. You really can't find a better advocate. E.M.
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We were incredibly satisfied with our experience with The Collins Law Firm. We worked closely with Ed Manzke and found that he had a personal touch and truly got to know us in addition to being knowledgeable and effective in his field. The caring and individual attitude helped us tremendously throughout the entire process and we always felt like our case was in safe hands. We would highly recommend The Collins Law Firm for both its stellar work and dedicated employees. M.A.
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My father recommended The Collins Law Firm to me after watching Shawn Collins and Ed Manzke at trial representing Lisle residents against Lockformer. For years, he told us courtroom tales about Shawn and Ed, citing their incredible skill as trial lawyers and how they put the huge Lockformer legal team to shame. So when my son was the victim of a wrongful death, they were my first and only choice. I can't say enough to truly express how grateful I am to The Collin's Law Firm for all that they did for me and my family. This amazing team advocated for me in my darkest moments, surpassing my expectations in every way. I will be forever grateful to Shawn and Ed. K.D.
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I have worked with Rob, Shawn and The Collins Law Firm team in connection with both complex business transactions and litigation over the past several years. Shawn is far and away the best business litigation attorney I have worked with. Rob has been our lead attorney on M&A and corporate restructures, and he has delivered each time, and on time. I would highly recommend Rob to get the deal done! W.D.
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Rob has been our out-side General Counsel for ten years. As a business with a global presence, it is important that we have the very best legal representation. Rob and the team have guided us through litigation battles, negotiating and drafting our important business contracts, and advising us in our business strategies. He has a great team of lawyers working with him. M.F.