Every day, dozens of motorcyclists take to the streets in the cities of Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Hanover, and Streamwood. Whether they are commuting to their jobs or just enjoying a leisurely ride, it is the allure and freedom of taking to the open road on two wheels that spurns them onward. Unfortunately, the Makarone Accident Lawyers personal injury lawyers in Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Hanover, and Streamwood are all too familiar with the difficulties that motorcyclists face when trying to recover from the injuries they’ve suffered when getting into an accident with another motor vehicle.
Unlike the drivers and passengers in other types of vehicles who are protected by the heavy metal frame they are riding in, the only protection that a motorcyclist has is his or her helmet and leathers. As a result of this lack of protection, motorcycle accidents often have catastrophic or fatal consequences. Ironically, these types of collisions only account for slightly more than 1% of all traffic accidents. However, they involve nearly 15% of all fatalities.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- Bad weather conditions
- Colliding with fixed objects
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Excessive speed
- Head-on collisions
- High performance (sport or super-sport motorcycles)
- Motorcycles driving between 2 lanes (a.k.a. “lane splitting”)
- Road hazards
- Vehicles making left hand turns
Our Personal Injury Lawyers are here to help
The reality is that insurance companies are not your friend and only have job – protect their company’s bottom line. In other words, they only have their best interests in mind, not yours! When you’ve been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver, a personal injury lawyer increases the chances of maximizing your settlement and ensures that your rights will be protected during the legal process.
For more information on how we can help, call the Makarone Accident Lawyers Law Firm and speak with a personal injury lawyer today. We’ll be happy to assist you with your case.