Barrington, IL (September 16, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed after being involved in a crash with another vehicle in the Barrington Township area on Sunday evening, September 13.
Emergency responders and law enforcement officials were called to the site of the crash at around 7:34 p.m. Near the intersection of Higgins Road and Sears Parkway, a 44-year-old motorcyclist was struck by a vehicle and ejected from his bike. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.
The Naperville man was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, and later pronounced dead. At this time, the identity of the deceased party has not been revealed. No further updates on the crash have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Riding a motorcycle is a way of life for many Illinois residents, and the unique sense of freedom it offers is unrivaled. However, riders are much more likely to be seriously or fatally injured in the event of a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 80% of motorcycle accidents result in fatality or injury. Of all the collisions reported in Illinois in 2017, only 1.1% involved motorcycle accidents. However, motorcyclists were involved in nearly 15.4% of deadly car accidents in the state that year.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois motorcycle crash attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At /, we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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