With miles of beautiful scenic roadways, months of warm weather, and plenty to see, it is no wonder that Illinois is the sixth most populous state for registered motorcycles in the United States and the number of motorcycles on the road every year is rising.
But with an increased number of motorcycles on the road comes a larger number of accidents for motorcyclists that are not given the same courtesy and respect on the roads as other drivers.
Let the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at VanDerGinst Law in Illinois manage your claim for compensation while you focus on what is most important after an accident – your recovery.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The overwhelming majority of motorcycle accidents in Illinois are caused by cars and their negligence when it comes to looking out for motorcyclists on the roads.
Some of the most common types of motorcycle accidents involving cars, trucks, and other larger vehicles include the following:
- Changing lanes without signaling;
- Dooring accidents;
- Sudden stops;
- Driving under the influence;
- Distracted driving; and
- Left turn accidents, and more.
In addition, bad weather, debris on the roadway, animals, and other circumstances on the roads can factor into a motorcycle accident.
Many insurance companies have an unspoken policy of denying and defend when it comes to motorcycle accidents in Illinois, so it is critical that you have an experienced motorcycle attorney zealously advocating for you after an accident.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
The victims of motorcycle accidents are often more seriously injured than their counterparts in cars and trucks were given the lack of protection a motorcycle provides compared to other vehicles.
Motorcyclists are often ejected from their vehicles, and even when using a helmet the injuries can still be severe.
Some of the most common injuries after a motorcycle accident in Illinois that our office has seen includes:
- Head and facial trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Facial disfiguration
- Neck injuries
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Burns and lacerations
- Road rash
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue damage
- Amputation of limbs
Injuries caused by motorcycle accidents can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in mounting medical expenses, years of rehabilitation and therapy, property loss, lost wages, and more.
The pain and suffering associated with a motorcycle accident, along with disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life cannot be understated.
You need a personal injury attorney who understands all aspects of loss that come with a motorcycle accident in Illinois and will fight for the full compensation you are owed after an accident.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Illinois, do not hesitate to pick up the phone or contact us online today at VanDerGinst Law.
Schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys who will review the facts of your case and provide you with your legal options for compensation and settlement.