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Motorcyclists Are Back On The Road!

It’s coming into the time of year where we must share the road with motorcyclists.  Motorists often fail to give motorcyclists a fair shake on the road.  It is a longstanding problem that still cries for improvement.  The consequences of motorcycle accident are usually severe and often fatal. Recently there has been a spike in fatal crashes involving motorcyclists.    Sometimes the motorists who causes these accidents are impaired by drugs or alcohol.  Other times, motorists are distracted by cell phones, radios or passengers in the car.  Many bikers feel the motorists don’t respect motorcycle riders and sharing the road with...

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Injured in a Chicago Construction Zone?

Coping with the inconvenience of year-round road construction has developed into a way of life in the Chicagoland area. This doesn't mean that you in addition to the annoyance of the construction.. that you should have to cope with hazardous road conditions in & around the area of the construction zone. There are particular requirements set up regarding how a building site should be set up. Motorcycle riders who have been wounded in road construction zones should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group can take the time...

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If you just bought a new motorcycle, beware!

Did you know that most accidents happen within the first 5 months of owning a new bike, irrespective of how long someone’s been riding? Inexperience is a factor too, but not always in the case of a new motorcycle. It takes some getting used to a new bike. Typically, as the rider is getting to know the new bike the driver is distracted by differences in equipment or ride. Since the attention is misdirected it is easy to be lax about watching out for other drivers on the road. Riding in heavy traffic is never a good time to be distracted. Typically,...

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Failure to Yield Accidents

Failure to yield accidents occur when the driver of an automobile does not yield at a traffic light or stop sign. Drivers yield when they do not have the right of way at an intersection and should be prepared to stop or let other drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians cross. The right of way is defined as a priority given to one driver, cyclist, or pedestrian over another. Vehicles must always yield at an intersection as a safety measure. It is common for drivers to roll through a stop sign or try to beat traffic when turning left at a light. ...

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Motorcycles vs. Cars

There is a debate about which automobile is safer to drive, a car or a motorcycle.  Cars have seat belts, a crumple zone, and air bags.  A car, however, can provide a sense of complacency which can cause drivers to be distracted by using cell phones or eating.  Whether a vehicle is safe mostly depends on the driver.  Accidents do not have one single factor but is a result of many factors.  When on a motorcycle there is more road awareness because the driver must be focused on where he or she is going.  Driving a motorcycle also gives the...

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Motorcycle Red Light Accidents

There can be many reasons for running red lights.  Some reasons include the driver being in a new area, getting distracted by surroundings, or the traffic light could be malfunctioning.  The potential for injury goes up when a driver is on a motorcycle.  There is likelihood of injury even when the motorcycle is stopped and is rear ended by another driver. In fact in recent news, a motorcycle police officer was killed after being rear ended by another motorist. Rear ended accidents at red lights occur when a motorist is not paying close enough attention and does not see...

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Chicago Motorcycle Accident Attorney – Left Turns

 The majority of motorcycle accidents are the result of another driver making a left turn and not yielding at an intersection. Due to the small nature of motorcycles, the inability for drivers to see motorcycles is very likely. It is also common for driver’s to ignore motorcyclists while sharing the road.  There are many different reasons that left turn accidents occur.  The most common reasons occur when the driver making the left turn is waived though by another driver or they misjudge the motorcycle’s speed or distance.  Motorcycles can be difficult to spot and it can be exasperated by driver’s...

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Chicago Motorcycle Accident Attorney – The Horwitz Law Group

According to the Highway Traffic Safety Administration motorcycle drivers are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road. Fatalities are reduced by 37 percent when drivers wear helmets. Some causes of accidents are bad weather conditions, driving between two lanes, and not being seen due to view obstructions. The best way to remain safe while on the road is to drive defensively and wear protective gear.  When a crash is a result of another driver’s negligence, the motorcyclist may be able to obtain compensation. There is a better chance of winning the maximum financial compensation with an...

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Chicago Auto Accident Attorney – The Horwitz Law Group

The American Burn Association reports that there are over 1 million burn injuries each year in the United States. Several thousand of those injuries require hospitalization and a significant percentage of those hospitalizations result in the death of the often severely injured victim. Burn injuries are often the result of other kinds of accidents, including motorcycle accidents, car accidents, accidents involving hot water and other types of liquids, defective products, airplane crashes, electric shock, and exposure to fires. When accidents that cause burn injuries occur as a result of another person's negligence, the injured person is entitled to be compensated...

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