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Motorcycle Crash - Rockford Personal Injury Lawyers: Marriett and Murati

At The Rockford Personal Injury Lawyers: Marriett & Murati, we take the rights and privileges afforded to motorcycle rider’s seriously. Drivers in Illinois have an obligation to be aware of, and look out for motorcycles. We see the campaigns every year, the bumper and window stickers, and the public awareness campaigns every Spring. Yet Illinois still averages over 3,000 motorcycle related cases every year. Popular opinion is that, “motorcyclists are reckless”, certainly motorcycle related crashes are more severe due to the lack of substantial protection to a riders body if they are thrown from their bike. Helmets and riding suits can help minimize the damage in an accident and turn a fatal accident into one with bumps and bruises but the risk is ALWAYS out there for motorcyclists in Illinois.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

It is true that in some motorcycle crashes, the person at fault is the motorcyclist, but there are also numerous cases of motorcycle crash accidents caused by drivers and other factors. Here are some common causes of motorcycle crash accidents in Illinois: 

  • Distracted driving by other motorists
  • Making a turn in front of a cyclist
  • Unsafe lane change by another motorist not looking for motorcycles
  • Dooring
  • Road debris
  • Animals/Wildlife
  • Other vehicles not obeying traffic control lights or stop signs

Types of Injuries Suffered by Motorcyclists Involved in Accidents

Motorcycle Crash Injuries

Some riders are lucky enough to walk away from an accident with bumps and bruises, but often, motorcyclists are significantly injured. These are examples of motorcycle injuries that frequently occur that can cause a trip and lengthy stay at a hospital, plus require a long term recovery effort to overcome the injury(s):

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI), even with a properly worn and certified helmet
  • Neck/spine injury (even if a helmet is being worn, a fall can cause someone to land in a compromised position, or onto a variety of harsh surfaces)
  • Road rash if protective gear is inadequate or not being worn
  • Biker’s arm (nerve damage from falling while on a bike)
  • Facial injuries
  • Broken or Fractured bones from being thrown from a bike

Contact a Rockford Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle-related accident in Rockford or the surrounding area, please don’t hesitate to contact The Rockford Personal Injury Lawyers: Marriett & Murati. Our phone number is (815) 315-4967, and we can be reached by call or text 24/7/365. We do home, hospital and rehabilitation center visits, and there is never a fee unless we win a recovery for you.