Rockford is one of the largest cities in Illinois, and its dense traffic makes it one of the most dangerous locations to ride a motorcycle. The Rockford motorcycle accident attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent the needs of those who are harmed in preventable motorcycle collisions. It is our goal to help reduce the number of fatal motorcycle accidents in our state by increasing awareness to motorcycle safety issues and holding drivers accountable when their actions result in the injury or death of another person. If you have been injured in an accident, we can make sure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to for the payment of your medical bills and out of pocket expenses.
Rockford is experiencing an Epidemic of Motorcycle Accidents
In the last year alone, Rockford has witnessed numerous motorcycle accidents that have resulted in serious injuries and fatalities. The summer tends to be the most deadly time of the year for motorcyclists because more of them take to the roads to enjoy the warm weather. It should not be surprising in the least that two of the most severe accidents occurred during the month of June.
On June 11, a 67 year old motorcyclist was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he lost control of his bike when taking a curve. He collided with a street sign and was knocked off of his motorcycle. Authorities reported that the operator was not wearing a helmet. The second serious accident in the month of June occurred only nine days later when a 33 year old woman struck a motorcycle from behind and threw the motorcyclist from his bike.
ElzajatJakupi was rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries and the woman who struck him escaped unharmed. She was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence involving serious injuries and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. A 58 year old Rockford man was killed in an accident less than three months later when his motorcycle fell into a ditch on South Derinda Road south of Elizabeth.
These accidents and others like them remind us of the need to continue to educate drivers and motorcyclists on the dangers that all motorcyclists encounter whenever they share the road with others. Operating a motorcycle safely requires a commitment to continued improvement and education on safe strategies and how to reduce the chances of being placed in a precarious position on the road.
Common Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Collisions
Whether a motorcycle accident is the fault of the rider or another motorist, our Rockford motorcycle injury lawyers have noticed that the results are often the same— the rider suffers injuries that are far more severe than what the passenger of a vehicle would endure under the same circumstances. Because the injuries are more serious when a motorcyclist is involved, they require immediate emergency care followed by specialized treatment options in order to help the victim recovery properly. The injuries we see the most include the following.
- Road rash and degloving injuries that result from contact between the ground and the victim’s skin. Even when a motorcyclist wears long sleeved shirts and pants, it is possible for friction burns to damage skin and muscle tissue, resulting in an open wound or the removal of the skin around the arm and hand. These wounds are more prone to infection due to exposure to debris, dirt and other materials.
- Infections and amputations. Many of the wounds that motorcyclists suffer can become infected. The nature of these infections makes them hard to treat because bacteria is able to penetrate deep muscle tissue and bone, making it impossible to prevent the spread of the infection without resorting to amputation.
- Broken or shattered bones. Fractures are commonplace among motorcycle accident victims and the location, type and severity of the fractures determine what measures need to be taken to set the bones back in place and address any accompanying injury.
- Traumatic brain injuries. While helmets do go a considerable way in preventing injuries to the head and face, a blow to the head can result in traumatic brain injuries which can cause cognitive impairment weeks or months after the accident. It is important to undergo screening for a TBI following an accident even if you don’t present any symptoms.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is an award winning personal injury law firm that has helped thousands of clients recover the compensation they deserved following tragic motorcycle accidents. If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another motorist, we can assist you in receiving medical care from qualified specialists while maximizing the value of your case so that your expenses are covered.
Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced and qualified Rockford motorcycle accident attorneys. We are happy to travel to meet with you if you are unable to make it to one of our offices and will answer any questions that you have about your legal options and what we can do to help you. If we are unable to secure the compensation you are entitled to on your behalf, you are assured that you will not be required to pay a thing for our services.
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