DuPage County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Lawyers for Motorcycle Accident Injuries Serving Lombard, Bloomingdale and St. Charles
Statistics indicate that 80 % of motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries or death, compared with 20 % of car accidents. Several factors contribute to motorcycle accidents; limited visibility at intersections tops the list because trees and shrubbery, parked vehicles and buildings often obstruct a clear view of a motorcycle. The visibility factor carries over to highways as well. Motorcycles often are hidden between two larger vehicles, such as a combination of tractor-trailers, buses, SUVs, RVs, dump trucks, cement mixers, tankers and other large trucks. Fog, rain, snow and hail also reduce the chances that a motorcycle will be seen by other vehicles in time to avoid an accident. Uneven pavement, potholes and other road hazards, as well as motorcycle defects, are additional causes of motorcycle accidents.
Blame for the high incidence of motorcycle accidents mostly is attributed to inattentive drivers. Yet motorcyclists, too, bear fault. Since the mid-1990s, motorcycles have become more powerful and capable of higher speeds. At the same time, fewer bikers seek proper safety training. Many fail to practice before driving on the highways, and some don't wear proper protective gear.
As with a vehicle accident, the same essentials steps apply if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. You need to get:
- Witness statements;
- Names, addresses and insurance information for everyone involved;
- A police report;
- Photos of the accident scene;
- Photos of your injuries;
- Information about the medical treatment you need;
- A copy of your medical record; and
- Receipts for medication and doctor's office visits.
Above all, when someone else's negligence caused your injuries, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer who will protect your legal rights, give you the leverage you need when dealing with tough insurance company representatives and ensure you obtain full compensation for your injuries.
At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, our motorcycle accident attorneys have a wealth of experience handling personal injury cases from both the plaintiff's and defendant's side, giving us an edge in pursing positive results for our clients. When you need trusted legal advice and guidance concerning a motorcycle or other accident, contact Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices at 630-932-9100630-932-9100. We will be glad to arrange an appointment to evaluate your case and determine whether you have a basis for a solid claim.