Driving a motorcycle is a fun and rewarding experience. For many it is not only a passion, but a way of life. Motorcyclists are entitled to all of the same rights and expectations held by the operator of a car when it comes to abiding by the traffic laws. Nonetheless, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to be killed in a collision than a passenger in a car; and motorcyclists are 5 times more likely to be injured in a collision than the occupant of an automobile.
The disparity in deaths and injuries between motorcycles and cars is based upon the simple fact that motorcycles do not afford riders with the same crash protections that occupants in automobiles have. Furthermore, motorcycles are smaller than cars and may not be as readily seen by inattentive or unsafe automobile drivers. When a motorcycle is struck by a car, it is not as stable and the rider will often lose control resulting in the bike crashing and the rider being ejected. The ejected rider may then strike a fixed object or face other traffic hazards. The lawyers at TPMB understand riders and have a history of representing them and their families in cases involving injuries and wrongful death caused by inattentive and unsafe drivers.
The injuries resulting from a motorcycle collision are often serious and life altering. Injuries from motorcycle collisions can result in extensive medical care, surgeries, hospitalizations, and significant medical bills. Riders can be left with permanent physical limitations that can even prevent them from returning to work. The legal team at TPMB advocates on behalf of its motorcycle clients to ensure that their rights are protected.
One of the common types of injuries sustained in a motorcycle collision is a head injury. Illinois law does not require motorcyclists to wear a helmet while operating a bike. If you are involved in a collision and not wearing a helmet, the fact that you were not wearing a helmet cannot be used as a basis to lessen your financial recovery. The motorcycle lawyers at TPMB have extensive experience in advocating on behalf of riders for all types of injuries associated with motorcycle collisions. Common motorcycle injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spine or spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
- Loss of limbs
- Fractured bones
- De-gloving injuries
- Road rash
If you were involved in a motorcycle collision, the staff at TPMB is here to assist you. Please call to schedule a free consultation to review your motorcycle rights with one of our motorcycle lawyers.contact us today