Recent there have been a number of serious injuries, as well as fatalities, related to motorcycle accidents in the Chicago area as well as throughout Illinois.
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a number of reasons, and often result in serious accident injuries. The type of accident injuries resulting from these collisions and crashes is broad, and the accident injuries vary in severity. It is not uncommon for non-fatal rider injuries to require extensive medical care, including surgeries, hospitalization, and various medical tests. Rehabilitation from such injuries include both physical and occupational rehabilitation.
One of Elman Law Group’s sites, Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, discusses motorcycle accidents that have occurred in the greater Chicago area as well as throughout Illinois. In addition to summarizing these crashes – many of which are fatal – the site also discusses various aspects of motorcycle accidents, including medical and legal issues, as well as what to do if one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle safety is also discussed. As seen on that site, motorcycle accidents can happen for many reasons, as seen in various statistics as well as individual accidents.
Accidents that have happened in the last few days, and have been summarized on that site, include:
- A fatal motorcycle crash in Antioch (September 3, 2017)
- A fatal Kennedy Expressway (I-90) motorcycle crash (September 3, 2017)
- A fatal motorcycle crash in Maywood (September 2, 2017)
- An I-80 fatal motorcycle crash (September 2, 2017)
- A St. Charles fatal collision between a car and motorcycle (September 2, 2017)
- A fatal motorcycle-pickup truck collision in Springfield (August 30, 2017)
- The death of a motorcyclist following a crash in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood (August 29 death)
Due to often serious, if not fatal, crash injuries, many motorcyclists who have been hurt in accidents file personal injury lawsuits if the accident was the fault of another person or party. While the filing of such lawsuits are done for various reasons, often receiving compensation (money) to pay for medical costs is a primary reason. Medical costs for treating serious injuries is often (very) high, even if insurance is used. In the case of fatalities, relevant parties often file wrongful death lawsuits over the death of the rider (or, if relevant, the motorcycle passenger.)
Additional details can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.