The cold and snowy winter has finally receded and in its place, spring has arrived in Chicago. With the seasonal weather, more people are taking advantage of the outdoors for pleasure and for exercise. Across the city, people are walking, cycling, and running with more frequency and for a longer duration than most did when snow was on the ground. One of the most popular activities in the spring and summer in Chicago is motorcycle riding through the city, both for transportation and for pleasure. Motorcycles are a great way to get around and legal throughout the state but unfortunately they come with certain risks to the riders. Bikers are involved in a number of motorcycle accidents every year in Illinois and many of those collisions leave the biker with serious injuries.
The victims of motorcycle crashes in Chicago may be entitled to relief for their damages if they sustain injuries as a result of the accident. Often, this means that a victim can recover for expenses incurred and likely to be incurred in the future, like medical, surgical, and rehabilitative bills, lost wages, and even non-economic damages like pain and suffering. The facts of every accident are important in determining whether a victim is entitled to a recovery and speaking with a personal injury lawyer may help you understand your legal options if you have been hurt in a crash.
In the worst accidents, a victim loses his or her life due to a mistake by another. After those accidents, no amount of relief can ever fully compensate a victim’s family for their losses. But relief may still be possible and can help to ease some of the financial burden that is left behind when a loved one is killed.
Unfortunately, a tragic accident involving a motorcyclist occurred in Chicago on Saturday afternoon on the city’s northwest side. Police were alerted to a collision in the area of Addison Street and Normandy Avenue just after 4:00 p.m. Emergency crews responded and determined that the cyclist involved in the accident was in critical condition and in need of help. That individual, a 27-year-old man, was transported to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood where doctors attempted to help him. The man’s injuries were too severe and he was pronounced dead while at Loyola.
Police are still investigating the incident and attempting to determine the factors that led to the collision and whether mistakes were made by anyone involved in the crash.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Chicago, call the lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. today to learn whether you may be entitled to relief. We offer a free telephone consultation to all those who call us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and we are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you prefer to meet with us in person but you are too injured to travel to our offices, we also offer free in-home and in-hospital consultations so that you can get the answers you deserve, whenever you need them. If you have been hurt by the mistakes of another, do not continue to suffer in silence. Call us today and let us help you get the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Wrong Way Car Crash on Lake Shore Drive Injures 4, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published May 2, 2014.
Man dies after motorcycle crash on NW side, Chicago Tribune, published May 3, 2014.