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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 texting, eating, or other activities that are distracting and would take the driver’s eyes off the road.  The fault of the driver can usually be proved during the course of a lawsuit brought against that driver. 

Left turn accidents make up about 42 percent of collisions and one third of all fatal motorcycle accidents. The Illinois Department of Transportation show the number of left turn accidents are about 44 percent.  Some ways to avoid collisions is to use signal lights when turning, do not jump lanes, and exercise caution when approaching intersections. Motorcycles do not have the protection afforded to the ordinary automobile.  There are on air bags, roll cages, or even seat belts.  Due to the lack of protection, serious injury and death can result. It is important to contact an experienced attorney that will gain compensation for expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.

At The Horwitz Law Group, our Chicago left turn motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of motorcycle accident claims. We work diligently to see that negligent drivers are held accountable when their actions result in the serious injury of our clients. We seek fair compensation for your injuries, and we won’t recommend a settlement unless we believe it is in your best interests to do so.

To discuss your motorcycle accident injuries with a lawyer and set up a free initial consultation, please contact The Horwitz Law Group. You can reach us via e-mail or call us at 312-641-9200.



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