Motorcyclists face many unique risks when sharing the road with other vehicles. That is why it’s so important for riders to be aware of the different types of motorcycle crashes that can occur. One of the main risks motorcyclists face is not being seen by the driver of another vehicle. Motorcycles are smaller than most other vehicles on the road, which can lead to motorcycle accidents involving cars or trucks. While not all drivers are on the look out for motorcycles (even though they should be), you can increase your visibility by riding with your headlight on-even during the day-as well as giving yourself enough space between vehicles to avoid substantial blind spots.Motorcyclists are least likely to be seen by another driver in intersections. In fact, 70% of motorcycle crashes involving a vehicle occur at an intersection.Road hazards are another serious risk that motorcyclists may come across regularly. While some obstacles in the middle of a road may not affect the driver of a car, they can pose a serious risk to a motorcyclist. Common types of road hazards that a motorcyclist may come across include:
- Uneven pavement
- Railroad tracks
If you have been injured in a Chicago motorcycle crash, contact a Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer. An attorney can go over the details of your accident with you and help you determine liability as well as your legal options for seeking compensation.
Contacting a Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
A 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 Chicago 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 motorcycle accident. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.