Illinois Attorney for Passenger Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles are associated with some of the most deadly accidents on our nation's roadways — fatalities are up 22 percent from 2007 to 2008 alone here in Illinois. The reasons for this rise are manifold, but they include such diverse factors as rising congestion, the spreading use of silent hybrid vehicles, and a general trend to more riding as a means of saving gas. What the numbers rarely mention, however, is another growing concern: the rising number of people injured in motorcycle accidents as passengers, rather than drivers.
What Happens in a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycles offer any number of safety devices for keeping passengers secured and safe, but the truth is that most of these will fail in a major collision. It only stands to reason that the tonnage involved can overwhelm most motorcycles' safety measures — we are talking about cars and trucks that can easily outweigh a bike by a factor of 10 or 20. As a result, motorcycle passengers tend to suffer a wide range of grave injuries in an accident, include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis and traumatic amputation.
Seeking damages for motorcycle injuries such as these can grow complex when the person at fault was the driver. After all, most people won't share a motorcycle without a close relationship, and suing a friend or relative may strike many people as needlessly mercenary. The truth, however, is that injured passengers in motorcycle accidents often incur devastating medical expenses and loss of income down the line, and the only way to recover fair monies is to retain an experienced attorney.
Recover Your Expenses
Here at Klest Injury Law Firm, we can help you recover the full and fair amount you deserve. We have been working with the victims of motorcycle accidents throughout Chicago and Illinois for over two decades, and in that time we have won a number of significant settlements for clients large and small. If you have suffered an injury due to the poor judgment of another driver or a defective machine, please don't hesitate to contact the courteous professionals of Klest Injury Law Firm today. We are available through our contact form or at 866-264-7639 anytime. And remember: We never take a fee unless we win you money.