WHAT IS THE TOP CAUSE OF A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT NEAR CHICAGO?
Studies have shown that in the majority of cases, when accidents occur between motorcycles and other vehicles, it is the drivers of cars or trucks who are more likely to be at fault. A motorcycle accident lawyer in Chicago will help you determine the negligent parties and if you have a personal injury case. If you do have a personal injury case as a result of the motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to recovering compensation for your injuries, missed work, and medical bills.
There are certain situations where crashes are more likely, and being aware can keep motorcyclists safer.
These are the top causes of a motorcycle accident death in Chicago involving another vehicle:
- Head-on collisions. More than half of all motorcycle deaths are the result of head-on collisions.
- Cars making left-hand turns. According to statistics, 42 percent of all accidents between motorcycles and cars occur when cars turning left hit a motorcycle going through an intersection from the other direction or hit a motorcycle that is attempting to pass it. In almost all cases, the driver making the left-hand turn is at fault.
- Motorcycle lane splitting. When a motorcycle drives between two lanes of stopped or slow-moving cars (most often to avoid a traffic jam), the risk of an accident is elevated because the motorcycle has less space in which to maneuver, and drivers often don’t notice a motorcycle when they attempt to maneuver. Lane splitting is not legal in Illinois, although it is permitted in some other states.
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