If you or someone you know has been injured in a Chicago motorcycle accident, then you may want to claim damages through an Illinois personal injury claim. But in the state of Illinois, your claim will be affected by your own degree of fault. This is known as the law of comparative fault. It means that in a personal injury lawsuit due to an accident, you will be held legally responsible for your own percentage of fault.For instance, if you are driving your motorcycle through Chicago at night without the use of a headlight, and you are sideswiped by a vehicle that crosses into your lane, then you may be determined to have been at fault for your failure to use a headlight. In such a case, an insurance claims adjusted will determine your percentage of fault. If you are found to have been 20% negligent, and the overall settlement is $1,000, then 20% will be deducted from the $1,000 settlement, and in the end you will receive $800 in damages.If you have recently been in a motorcycle accident in Illinois, then you may want to know how comparative fault may affect a personal injury settlement. To learn more, read our article When You’re Partially At Fault for a Motorcycle Accident If you want to file a Chicago motorcycle injury claim, you can get the help of a Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer.Contacting a Chicago Motorcycle Accident LawyerA motorcycle is usually no match for a larger vehicle. Therefore, most Illinois motorcycle accidents will result in the rider sustaining serious and sometimes fatal injuries. At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys will examine all aspects of your accident, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you for any injuries or loss you may have suffered as a result of your motorcycle accident. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.