A Chicago man is dead after a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Grand and Monticello on Chicago’s northwest side. The wrongful death motorcycle accident happened when driver of the car involved in the accident failed to yield the right of way and made a left hand turn in front of the motorcycle. According to the news story, no citations were issued to the at-fault driver.This is another in a string of blog posts I have written about serious or fatal motorcycle accidents that have happened due to the failure of a car driver to see a motorcycle and yield the right of way. This is a long standing problem for the motorcycling community, and one that has no doubt grown worse with the increased incidence of distracted driving.It is worth noting that no citations were issued to the car driver. While evidence of traffic tickets are normally not admissible at trial to show that a driver was at fault unless there was a guilty plea in traffic court, insurance companies do consider the matter of whether a citation was issued and to whom in making their own assessments of liability in making settlement evaluations. Given that there were no citations, this could be a case where the insurance company for the other driver would deny liability due to the failure of the investigating officers to issue citations. Based on this, we would strongly recommend hiring an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer.