Posts tagged "Motorcycle Accidents"
When a motorcycle accident happens, there is sometimes a fair amount of confusion. The driver of the car insists that they never saw the bike, sometimes assuming that the motorcyclist must have been speeding. The rider, on the other hand, insists that the driver looked right at them and must have seen them. Who is right?
Despite operator caution and skill, motorcycle accidents continue to plague many Illinois residents. The injuries suffered in these crashes are typically catastrophic or even fatal. Many law blogs focus on ways to avoid motorcycle accidents as well as legal steps to take in the aftermath of a crash. These discussions are important, but it is also beneficial to talk about ways to escape serious injury when it is not possible to avoid an accident.
You want to start riding a motorcycle, but you're not sure where to begin. What bike should you get? This is brand new for you, and you know there's going to be a learning curve.
If you're going out for a ride on your motorcycle, wear a helmet. It does make a difference. It does keep you safe.
In a motorcycle accident, road rash can be one of the most painful "minor" injuries you can suffer. It happens when your skin makes direct contact with the pavement and is scraped or torn at that spot. One of the biggest issues determining just how bad this will be is how deep it penetrates below the skin. At high speeds, it could burn through multiple layers of tissue.
A motorcycle accident can lead to paralysis after a head injury, a neck injury or a spinal injury. Even riders with proper personal protection equipment and years of experience can get hurt. All it takes is one mistake by another driver.
Motorcyclists face a lot of risks on America's roads, and it's important to do what we can to keep them safe. There are many ways to do this: training riders, educating drivers, considering road layouts and establishing safety laws and regulations.
The fiancee of a 29-year-old Bolingbrook man who was killed last fall in a motorcycle crash has filed a wrongful death suit against the driver who struck him. The crash occurred in Joliet on the evening of Oct. 29.
Many Illinois motorcyclists put their bikes away in the garage for the winter. Others can't bear to give them up for even a few months. If you plan to ride this winter, you need to take some extra precautions to stay safe.
Could a healthy economy contribute to a rise in traffic fatalities? It could be one factor, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Officials are looking at a recent concerning trend in the state: While traffic fatalities were down approximately 2 percent nationwide last year over the previous year, they rose by that amount in Illinois.