Freedom. Transportation. Enjoyment. Just some of the many reasons that bikers in Chicago claim they choose to ride motorcycles. And it is the right of these riders because the laws in Illinois make it legal for bikers to take to the roads just as any other driver does. While motorcyclists are required to follow all the rules of the road when they ride, they are also protected by the same coverage that the law affords to other vehicles. This means that motorists in the area of a biker must respect a rider’s right to operate a motorcycle and must act with all due safety to avoid a collision.
Too often, motorcycle accidents in Chicago take place because a driver or another biker failed to act in a safe manner. Bikers are likely to sustain serious injuries or even to lose their lives in the event a crash occurs because there is little to protect a biker from hazards, including the road, upon impact. The victims of these accidents may feel the damage not only physically but financially as well as medical bills and lost wages start to accumulate, causing amplified suffering that may extend to an entire family. Fortunately, the laws in Illinois recognize that victims should not be forced to bear the financial damages that stem from another’s negligent actions, including those that lead to motorcycle crashes. To make things right, victims in Illinois may be entitled to seek and obtain financial relief through the use of a civil claim. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer may help you understand your legal options if you have been injured in a collision.
A Tuesday night collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle left one biker dead and another in serious condition. Authorities confirmed that the crash happened near Hill Avenue and Montgomery Road in suburban Aurora around 9:30 p.m. Officials believe that a 28-year-old man was operating the motorcycle with a 37-year-old female passenger on the back as they traveled southbound in the area. A passenger sedan traveling northbound allegedly attempted to turn left in front of the motorcycle and placed itself in a path that led to a collision.
Both riders on the motorcycle were thrown from the bike and landed on the ground nearby, sustaining serious injuries. Unfortunately, the 28-year-old man’s injuries were too severe and he died shortly after the crash; the female passenger survived and was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries on Tuesday where her current condition is not known.
The driver of the sedan reportedly received a citation for failing to yield the right of way in the accident. It is not clear whether any other charges will be issued.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs or if your loved one lost his or her life, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day to help you understand your options by providing you with a free case consultation.
We are available toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and there is no obligation on your part for speaking with us and taking advantage of the free consultation. If you have been injured, we want to be on your side, fighting for your rights. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
NFL Owner Irsay Pleads Guilty to Driving while Intoxicated, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published September 3, 2014.
Plainfield motorcyclist killed in Aurora crash, by Clifford Ward, Chicago Tribune, published September 3, 2014.