Motor-Vehicle Deaths Involving Pedestrians And Motorcyclists

Motor-vehicle deaths and the national trends is discussed in the February 16, 2018 Wall Street Journal article titled “U.S. Road-Death Rates Remain Near 10-Year High.”   The article discusses trends in fatal vehicle accidents, as well as technologies that are utilized to improve driving safety.

Reasons for this high level of fatal accidents are discussed.  As well, it is noted that “vulnerable” road users – which include motorcyclists and pedestrians – saw a disproportionate increase in accidents that resulted in fatalities.

Many individual pedestrian accidents that have occurred in Chicago and the Chicago area have been discussed on this site.  While these accidents occur for many reasons, one reason that has been prominently mentioned is “driver distraction,” and to a lesser extent “walker distraction.”  Various issues with regard to pedestrian accidents, including both legal and medical issues, are discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.  As seen on that page, there are many steps that one should take if hit by a vehicle.  These steps should be taken as soon as possible in order to protect one’s health and legal rights.

Motorcycle accidents that occur in the Chicago area, as well as throughout Illinois, are discussed on the “Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog” site.  The site discusses many issues regarding motorcycle accidents, including their causes, the accident injuries that typically result from motorcycle accidents, and motorcycle riding safety issues.  As well, many individual motorcycle accidents that have occurred in Illinois are summarized.  Due to the typically serious nature of motorcycle crash injuries – including many which result in fatalities – the issue of motorcycle safety is of great importance.  Due to the fact that many motorcycle accidents result in extensive and serious injuries, many lawsuits result from such crashes.  While there are various reasons as to why a personal injury lawsuit is filed concerning a motorcycle crash, one of the primary reasons is to receive compensation for the medical expenses that are typically incurred because of motorcycle accident injuries.


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 ( 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.