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Joliet Motorcycle Crash Lawyer

Homer Glen motorcycle accident attorney

Attorney for Motorcycle Collisions and Motorcyclist Injuries in Plainfield, Naperville, and Will County

Many motorcyclists enjoy the freedom that comes from riding on the open road. However, this freedom comes with a number of risks, and motorcyclists are constantly aware that they could be seriously injured or killed because of the negligence of other drivers. Collisions between motorcycles and cars or trucks often result in devastating injuries and death. In these cases, it is crucial that the injured person or the estate of the deceased retain a personal injury attorney who knows how to properly investigate and prosecute these unique types of crashes.

Attorney Michael J. Lichner is a motorcyclist himself, and he understands the risks faced by bikers and the ways that other drivers can put cyclists in danger of injury. He knows that motorcycle "accidents" are often far from accidental and that they are often caused by the negligence of another motorist. If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, he will work to properly identify the responsible parties, to investigate the cause or causes of the crash, and to ensure that you will be fully compensated for all the different types of damages you have suffered.

Driver Negligence and Motorcycle Crash Injuries

There are multiple ways that drivers can act negligently and cause collisions that injure motorcyclists. In many cases, collisions occur because drivers fail to notice motorcycles on the road around them. Since motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles, a driver may fail to realize that a motorcycle is in their blind spot. This can lead to a collision when a driver changes lanes or makes a turn. Devastating motorcycle crashes often occur when a driver makes a left turn in front of a motorcycle or fails to respect a motorcyclist's right-of-way.

Distracted driving is also a common factor in motorcycle collisions, and a driver who is not paying full attention to the road is more likely to fail to notice a motorcycle near their vehicle. Traffic violations such as speeding, tailgating, or running red lights or stop signs often cause horrific motorcycle crashes. Drunk driving is an especially dangerous form of driver negligence, and drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs have a greatly diminished ability to control their vehicle, to perceive and react to other motorists around them, and specifically to avoid collisions with nearby motorcyclists.

Since motorcyclists do not have the physical protections provided by modern passenger vehicles like seat belts, airbags, and anti-collision and collision avoidance systems, they are many times more likely to suffer serious injuries in a collision. In addition to suffering bodily harm when being struck by a car or truck, a person may be thrown from their motorcycle, leading to further injuries or death when their body violently collides with the ground, other vehicles, or stationary obstacles.

Many motorcyclists suffer head trauma and traumatic brain injuries in spite of wearing a helmet because the forces involved in the collision tend to be directly transmitted into their bodies. This is why motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer serious fractures, extreme "road rash", and scarring and disfigurement, as well as spinal cord injuries and wrongful death.

Contact a New Lenox Motorcycle Collision Lawyer

Motorcycle crashes often result in numerous serious injuries that require extensive hospitalization, surgery, medical treatment, and can lead to permanent disabilities and/or death. Michael J. Lichner - Will County Personal Injury Lawyer - can provide you with legal help and representation following a motorcycle collision, and he will work to make sure a negligent driver is held responsible for your injuries and damages. He will fight to ensure that you are fully compensated for the medical expenses related to your injury, the income you have lost while recovering or due to a permanent disability, and the pain and suffering you have experienced. Contact us at 815-730-1977 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help with your case. We handle motorcycle crash cases in the Will County area, including but not limited to Naperville, Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Plainfield, Shorewood, Lockport, Frankfort, New Lenox, Romeoville, Joliet, and Mokena. We also proudly serve personal injury clients in DuPage County, Cook County, and all other Northern Illinois counties.

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