Motorcyclists tend to be the most alert, attentive, and proactive drivers on the road, but they are involved in a proportionally large number of Traffic Accidents, usually as a result of the action of other drivers.
Motorcyclists are vulnerable on the road. The size disparity between a passenger car and a motorcycle is similar to that between semi trucks and passengers, meaning that in an accident between a motorcycle and an automobile, motorcyclists suffer injury 98% of the time.
Because of their small size, they are often overlooked by drivers of passenger cars who are distracted by passengers, by the radio, or by cell phone use. Usually, the accident was caused by the driver of the passenger car in a way that allowed the motorcyclist no chance of avoiding it. Sometimes, vehicles cut off motorcyclists, forcing them to swerve or stop suddenly, tipping the bike and throwing the rider.You need a lawyer who knows the reasons why drivers get distracted and how to protect your interests against their negligence.
Sometimes, motorcyclists are also victims of Defective Equipment. Although many brands of motorcycles have long traditions of quality, experienced motorcycle accident lawyers know the associated equipment, such as tires, have no such tradition to uphold and negligent manufacturers often maintains lower standards.
Because of the lack of protection provided by the motorcycle, most accidents involving motorcyclists lead to severe damage, including, but not limited to, broken bones, internal bleeding, severe lacerations, burns, even brain and spinal injuries. In order to get these injuries taken care of, the driver who is at fault for the accident must be held fully responsible.
However, motorcyclists face a difficult path in court. Because of media stereotypes, they are often perceived as being deviants or law-breakers, and they can have difficulty getting their story taken truthfully. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need a lawyer who is aware of and can combat all the negative perceptions you will face in court.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please call or email the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Thaddeus M. Bond & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation. Our motorcycle accident lawyers serve clients throughout Illinois and Wisconsin including Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Gurnee, Grayslake, Lake County, and Waukegan.