Serious Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
Many people believe that most motorcycle accident and serious injuries caused by them are due to aggressive driving by the motorcycle riders. It is a fact that most serious injuries caused in motorcycle accidents are because the smaller motor bikes are hidden in blind spots or because motorcycles are more difficult to see at night or in bad weather. For motorists of all kinds, including truck drivers, it is most important to be aware of blind spots when driving highways, roads and streets in Illinois. It is also important for motorists to be checking for motorcyclists at intersections before making turns onto a roadway or merging into a highway.
Obviously, serious injuries caused to motorcycle riders are mainly because of the lack of physical protection. Motorcycle accidents cause very serious injuries to motorcycle riders and passengers at an alarming rate. The riders are unprotected from serious physical harm because of the mere fact that they are exposed to much larger heavier vehicles and trucks on the highways, roadways and streets of Illinois.
Another cause of motorcycle accident injuries is the sudden stop collision. A rear-end crash between two cars may not always result in serious injuries, but a rear-end collision with a motorcycle could be catastrophic. A rear-ended motorcyclist can be thrown off of his or her motorcycle, resulting in serious injuries. Motorcyclists have to be extremely cautious when riding highway streets and roads because of the fact that other motorists are not as aware of their motorcycles in traffic. Sudden-stop crashes can be avoided by motorcyclists by choosing a safe distance to travel behind any motor vehicle on roadways. Motorcyclists should also be experienced riders when attempting to travel on busy streets and highways. Motorcyclists should be aware of road construction along the way as well because of the dangers of uneven pavements, lose gravel and construction debris on the pavement. The happenstance of gravel or uneven pavement can lead to skidding or sliding that can also lead to serious injuries to motorcycle riders.
Although there are many dangers to motorcyclists riding on highway and streets, a common danger of bicyclists that is common to motorcyclists is the open door accident. In urban areas especially, parked cars can suddenly open a door to oncoming traffic that would lead to serious injury to motorcyclists. Riders must be aware of those possibilities and drive defensively.
Motorcycle accidents occur almost every day throughout the Chicago area. In one fatal injury case that Kreisman Law Offices handled, the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on a two-way Illinois county road when a westbound driver of a SUV made an abrupt left turn into the direct path of our clients’ son who was killed by the impact. The motorcycle was completely destroyed by the SUV. The motorcyclist was traveling at the speed limit or below at the time of the crash. He had only an instant to try to avoid the collision. This tragedy was completely avoidable. The SUV driver simply was not paying attention to oncoming traffic and was not expecting a motorcycle coming from the other direction. There were no highway curves, obstructions or any kind of sight impediments that could have excused the SUV driver from being the sole cause of the young man’s untimely death.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died as a result of a motorcycle accident, please call us for an immediate free consultation.
Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Chicago and Illinois and motorcycle accident cases successfully for more than 40 years.
Kreisman Law Offices has prevailed in trials and settlements in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding areas and successfully resolved cases for motorcycle accidents for over these many years.
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