Motorcycle riders are not afforded the same protection that drivers of automobiles, SUV's and trucks have.
When a motorcycle rider is involved in an accident their bodies take the brunt of the collision. As such, motorcycle accidents are often fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Center for Statistics and Analysis, in 2016 there were 5,286 motorcyclists killed on U.S. roadways. This was a 5.1 percent increase from 2015. In addition, in 2016, motorcyclist fatalities occurred 28 times more frequently than passenger vehicle fatalities in motor vehicle crashes when accounting for vehicle miles traveled. Inattentive driving often causes a motorcycle accident, examples include:
- A vehicle turning left in front of a motorcycle;
- A vehicle improperly changes lanes;
- An inattentive driver rear ends your motorcycle; and
- A parked car opens its door into your lane of travel.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Holman & Stefanowicz, LLC at 312-258-9700 to discuss your case with a partner at our firm. We can help determine whether you have a personal injury claim, who the negligent party is and what insurance coverage is available to cover your potential claim. Remember, in Illinois, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of your accident. With more than 50 years of experience, let Holman & Stefanowicz, LLC handle your auto accident claim.
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