The moments after a motorcycle accident can seem like a blur. Being thrown from the bike and getting the necessary medical attention can overwhelm a victim. Knowing that you have rights is often the first step on the road to recovery. If someone else is at fault for the accident in which you were hurt, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. You may be eligible to recover compensation and a consultation with an experienced injury lawyer can help you figure out the right move for you.
Common Causes and Injuries of Motorcycle Accidents
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are all too common and can lead to devastating injuries. The passengers and drivers inside a traditional passenger vehicle will have more protections in the event of an accident due to extensive crash testing. Seatbelts, airbags and other safety features have all been designed specifically to minimize the impacts of a crash or to prevent it altogether. On a motorcycle, however, a victim can be thrown from the motorcycle and into oncoming traffic, a stationary object or anything else on the road.
This can lead to significant injuries that the victim may never be able to fully recover from. Recognizing this, Illinois personal injury law empowers victims who have been hurt as a result of another driver or person's reckless or negligent behavior to pursue a personal injury claim.
A personal injury claim might be the only opportunity to win compensation for the injuries you have sustained as they relate to your medical bills, your present and future lost wages, and other expenses associated with the accident itself.