According to information from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), there are roughly ten motorcycle accidents each day in this state. Of these accidents, almost 99 percent (3,465 out of 3,504) caused injuries or fatalities. On average, one motorcycle rider loses their life in Illinois three days out of every week, and more than a quarter of motorcycle accidents result in an incapacitating injury or death.
Even if you are an experienced motorcyclist who wears helmets and takes every possible precaution, one negligent action by another person on the road can change your life forever. If this has happened to you, you need The Horwitz Law Group’s Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys on your side to obtain compensation for your injuries.
While they travel on the same roads with the use of a motor and a driver, motorcycles are significantly different than other types of vehicles. For example, their center of gravity is different, they do not provide protections such as airbags, seat belts, or crumple zones, and they are less stable on different kinds of surfaces. Motorcycles are also more difficult to see than other vehicles, and often, other drivers do not drive safely around them.
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents in the Chicago area include:
Although Illinois does not legally require all motorcyclists to wear helmets, it is always best if you do. Not only does it protect your head, but it can also increase the amount of compensation you receive if you are injured as a result of another driver’s negligence. Wearing a helmet can show that you are a responsible motorcycle rider.
Even if the accident is not your fault, wearing a helmet can decrease the severity of your injuries. Without a helmet, the defendant’s insurance company can argue and possibly prove that you should receive reduced compensation because you could have worn a helmet to reduce your injuries. Anyone injured in a motorcycle accident should meet with knowledgeable injury attorneys in Chicago to determine their rights, which can include obtaining compensation for your medical bills and other losses.
At The Horwitz Law Group, our personal injury lawyers in Chicago work with clients who have been injured in a motorcycle accident to help them receive damages for their injuries and get back on their feet. We take the time to understand your concerns and explain what you can expect in the process of your case. You can contact The Horwitz Law Group today to schedule your motorcycle accident case evaluation. We look forward to helping you during this often overwhelming time of life.
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