Because of the nature of the vehicles involved, Illinois motorcycle accidents are vastly different than car accidents or any other type of collision involving an enclosed passenger vehicle.One of the biggest differences between a motorcycle and car accident is the significance of injuries that can be sustained. Serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or even death, are more likely to occur with a motorcyclist than with the driver of an automobile. This is owed to the fact that motorcyclists do not have the protection of a vehicle surrounding them in the event of impact.Another difference comes with how the public perceives motorcyclists. People tend to misconstrue motorcyclists as “dare devils” and therefore, believe that any crash involving a motorcycle driver must have been their fault. This rush to judgment rarely exists for victims of passenger vehicle accidents, and the reality is that many crashes occur because of the fault of the other driver. Many motorcycle accidents involve drivers of other vehicles who fail to see the motorcycle. This can result in a driver cutting off a motorcyclist. Because motorcycles are smaller, they can easily get “lost” in a driver’s blind spot. An inattentive driver may change lanes or make turns without carefully checking first for oncoming motorcycles.In many motorcycle accidents, there exists a failure to give the right of way to motorcyclists. Not all drivers of automobiles share the road safely with motorcycles. In some cases, motorcyclists are not given the same respect concerning the rules of the road as drivers of other vehicles.If you have been injured in a Chicago motorcycle crash, visit our article library for tips on what to do after a motorcycle accident in Illinois. Contacting a Illinois Motorcycle Accident LawyerA motorcycle is usually no match for a larger vehicle. Therefore, most Illinois motorcycle accidents will result in the rider sustaining serious and sometimes fatal injuries. At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Illinois motorcycle accident attorneys will examine all aspects of your accident, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you for any injuries or loss you may have suffered as a result of your Illinois motorcycle accident. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.