Motorcycle crashes are not especially common in Illinois, but they are especially fatal. In 2018, for example, less than 1 percent of all Illinois traffic accidents involved a motorcycle, but more than 12 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents included at least one motorcyclist. Injured motorcyclists who survive accidents, as well as family members of those who do not, should work with an experienced attorney to demonstrate negligence and recover fair compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Many Illinois motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligent behavior of a driver, which can take many different forms. Some common examples include:
The most severely injured person in a motorcycle crash is often the motorcyclist, as their vehicle provides very little protection. Traumatic brain and spine injuries, broken bones, and disfiguring lacerations are all common outcomes, both from the force of a collision with another vehicle and the impact with the road surface and other stationary objects. When another driver is negligent, a motorcyclist can recover substantial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages or earning capacity. When a motorcyclist suffers fatal injuries, family members may also be able to recover damages for funeral expenses and loss of support and companionship.
Motorcycle accidents can also result in injuries to occupants of other vehicles, and in some cases the motorcyclist may be at fault. Anyone who is injured in a crash should work with an attorney to determine whose negligence is responsible and make a case for fair compensation.
At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, our attorneys have decades of experience representing injury victims of motorcycle accidents and other vehicle collisions. We will work hard on your behalf to obtain the compensation you need in order to recover. For a free initial consultation with a Lombard personal injury attorney, contact us today at 630-932-9100.
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