Chicago injury attorneys are available to help victims who have been involved in a motorcycle rear-end crash. A rear-end accident can be a deadly type of accident for a cyclist and his or her passengers. Often, this type of accident leaves a cyclist and passengers with serious injuries. In busy cities like Chicago, the unfortunate reality is that this type of accident is all too common. If you have been injured as the result of a rear-end accident, feel free to contact Chicago injury attorneys for the assistance that you need today.
How Do Rear-End Collisions Occur?
A rear-end collision can occur for numerous reasons. Most often, this type of accident occurs when a car stops too suddenly in front of a red light. The cyclist is often put in the difficult position of having to force the brakes within a limited time frame. The cyclist may also be forced to swerve to try to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him or her. The result is that the cyclist often collides with the vehicle directly in front of him or her.
If you have been involved in a rear-end collision, it will be important to investigate the facts of the case to determine whether the vehicle driver was acting in a negligent fashion. If the driver was distracted by his or her smartphone prior to suddenly stopping the vehicle, then this may be a form of negligence depending on the facts of your case. The driver may have been fatigued, intoxicated or simply failed to pay attention to traffic signals at the time of the accident. These are also factors that can be used to prove the negligence of the driver.
Injuries Resulting from a Motorcycle Rear-End Crash
Cyclists and their passengers are in an extremely vulnerable position if they are involved in rear-end accidents. These individuals may be unable to escape the possibility of severe injuries. They may be catapulted from the motorcycle and suffer severe lacerations as a result. A passenger may become entangled in the vehicle crash and suffer from serious head injuries. A traumatic brain injury is one of the most frequent serious injuries that results after a rear-end collision.
Broken bones are also common when individuals are involved in a rear-end collision. Individuals may have their limbs entangled in the mess of a collision. They may also suffer broken bones due to the impact and sheer force of the accident. The most serious injuries involve the amputation of limbs as well. An individual may suffer from an amputated limb if medical professionals have to sever limbs as a way to remove the person from the entanglement of an accident.
Recovering Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident
If a cyclist or passenger has suffered serious injuries after an accident, it is vital that he or she considers the forms of compensation that may be available. Often, the liable individual will have an insurance policy that provides coverage for the medical expenses that a cyclist or passenger faces due to his or her injuries. The insurance policy may also provide coverage in the event that an individual has died as a result of the accident. There may be limits on the maximum amount of compensation that is available under an insurance policy. If a cyclist or passenger have expenses that exceed this maximum amount of compensation, then they may decide to file a claim directly against the liable person. Illinois law dictates that a liable individual shall be responsible for covering the costs associated with a victim’s injuries in the aftermath of an accident.
Several forms of compensation may also be available to motorcycle accident victims. These individuals may be eligible to recover compensation for lost wages and time away from work. They may even be eligible to receive compensation for future lost wages. The individuals will be able to recover compensation associated with outstanding medical expenses as well.
Contact Chicago Injury Lawyers for Help Today
Chicago injury lawyers are here to help those who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. Call our attorneys to receive the additional support that you need as a victim of a motorcycle accident. Our attorneys are glad to provide you with compassionate assistance and the legal help that you need.