Motorcycle Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyers for Motorcycle Accident Victims living in Romeoville, Schaumburg and Wilmette

The cities of Romeoville, Schaumburg and Wilmette have their fair share of motorcyclists who enjoy the exhilaration of taking to the road on two wheels. But, unlike motorists and their passengers, motorcyclists have no protective metal structure surrounding them. In fact, the only protection they have to insulate them from injury is the leather clothing and safety helmets they wear. Consequently, a collision with any kind of vehicle can have catastrophic or fatal consequences.

At the Makarone Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers understand the challenges and frustrations that bike riders face whenever they are trying to recover from a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, many insurance companies will take a “defend and deny” approach when they handle accident claims of this nature. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer from our firm in in Romeoville , Schaumburg and Wilmette can maximize your compensation and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the claims process.

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Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Various agencies and organizations have shown the increased risk for catastrophic and fatal injuries among motorcycle riders. For instance, the NHTSA documented nearly 5,000 fatalities out of almost 90,000 motorcycle accidents with injuries. In their Crash Facts and Statistics for 2018, IDOT revealed that there were 119 fatalities out of 2,266 reported injuries. Finally, the US Department of Transportation stated that the number of motorcycles on the road increased by 63% while the number of fatalities doubled.

10 Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

Based on our past accident claims and lawsuit experiences, the personal injury lawyers in Romeoville , Schaumburg and Wilmette of the Makarone Law Firm understand how motorcyclists are at higher risk of catastrophic and fatal injuries. On average, a motorcyclist is 27 times more likely to perish in an accident with another motor vehicle and 5 times as likely to suffer injury. Past accident cases clearly show that there are 10 common causes of motorcycle accidents including:

  • Dangerous or hazardous road conditions such as crumbling pavement, debris, and potholes
  • Driver failure to pay attention when turning left or misjudgments about distance
  • Driving in between two lanes or “land splitting”
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Inexperienced motorists
  • Motorists opening vehicle doors in the path of a motorcyclist
  • Rear-end accidents resulting from sudden stops
  • Speeding and a total disregard for motorcyclists
  • Unsafe lane changes

If you or a loved one suffered injury in a motorcycle accident in in Romeoville , Schaumburg and Wilmette, we’ll pursue compensation on your behalf. Call the Makarone Law Firm today and schedule an appointment at the earliest.