If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, it is important that you begin looking out for your best interests.

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

All too often, the claim that “I didn’t see them” is used to explain why a motorist driving a car, truck or SUV crashed into a motorcycle. Motorcyclists are required to abide by the rules of the road, and the vast majority of bikers are incredibly safe drivers. Despite this, they are consistently put in harm’s way due to the negligence and carelessness of the drivers with whom they share the road.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident or if your loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, turn to a law firm that is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured bikers. Turn to the law firm of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., where our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers stand up for the rights of motorcyclists and believe it is the responsibility of motorists to extend courtesy to them.

Motorcycle Injuries Can Be Serious Or Fatal

Motorcycle riders are only minimally protected from the road. They may wear helmets, long leather pants, leather jackets and boots. However, this safety gear does not guarantee protection from larger vehicles and the injuries they can inflict. Because of this, motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries and wrongful deaths.

Our law firm handles motorcycle accidents that result in serious injuries, including:

  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

We work in a steadfast and efficient manner to secure the maximum compensation you require to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other financial losses.

Answers To Common Questions About Motorcycle Accidents And Litigation

Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions asked by prospective clients.

What’s the accident rate for motorcyclists in Chicago?

Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation reveals that for the five-year period from 2016 through 2020, Illinois saw an average of nearly 2,200 injurious motorcycle accidents per year, in addition to about 170 fatal accidents. While these accidents were not Chicago-specific, the Chicago metro is among the most populous and heavily traveled in Illinois. Therefore, motorcycle accident rates would be concentrated here as well.

What common mistakes or acts of negligence lead to motorcycle accidents?

There are several factors that can lead to motorcycle accidents, but some of the most common include:

  • Drivers failing to yield the right of way
  • Drivers failing to check blind spots or simply not seeing the motorcyclist until it’s too late
  • Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
  • Speeding and aggressive driving
  • Drivers who make left turns across oncoming traffic without scanning for approaching motorcyclists
  • Drivers impaired by alcohol and/or drugs

In Illinois, crashes involving motorcycles are less frequent than car accidents because bikers account for a smaller percentage of vehicle operators. When crashes do occur, however, they are more likely to result in serious injuries or death.

What safety precautions can motorcyclists take on the road?

As a motorcyclist, you can take reasonable steps to protect yourself:

  • Always wear a helmet and protective gear
  • Ensure your motorcycle’s lights and signals are functioning properly
  • Avoid riding in poor weather conditions when possible
  • Being visible is key, so wear bright clothing and use reflective materials, especially at night
  • Ride defensively and stay alert, avoiding blind spots of larger vehicles
  • Obey all traffic laws

While this is good advice for all riders, it is not enough to prevent motorcycle accidents. The biggest hazard bikers face is the negligence or inattention of drivers, and no amount of personal responsibility can compensate for that.

Would You Like To Speak With A Motorcycle Injury Lawyer In Elgin Or Chicago?

If a driver “didn’t see you” or injured a loved one, our lawyers can help pursue compensation on your behalf. Schedule a free initial consultation with the law firm of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois. We can be reached at 312-386-7683, or you can contact us online. Our Chicago motorcyclist accident attorneys work on contingency and never collect any attorney fees unless they are able to secure compensation for you.