Before taking to the road, motorcyclists should be aware of Illinois’ motorcycle laws and regulations. These laws and regulations are to protect motorcyclists from crashes, which can result in serious motorcycle accident burn injuries, brain trauma or even death.The following are required by Illinois motorcycle laws:
- Eye protection;
- Rearview mirror;
- Passenger footrests; and
- Daytime headlight use.
In addition, every motorcyclist in Illinois must have insurance. Vehicle liability insurance should have the following minimum amounts:
- $40,000 for injury or death per accident;
- $20,000 for injury or death for one person; and
- $15,000 for damage to another party’s property.
In addition, motorcyclists are required to carry their insurance card with them.The state of Illinois does not legally require that a safety helmet is worn; however, it is always in the best interest of a motorcyclist to wear one. This can protect you from traumatic head and neck injuries in the event of a motorcycle accident. Wearing protective clothing might help to prevent or lessen the extent of certain types of motorcycle burn injuries in the event of a crash.Contacting a Chicago 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, a Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer 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 motorcycle accident. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.