Teenagers are more prone to car accidents than adults, and motorcyclists are more prone to accidents than automobile drivers. Put the two together and you will inevitably see soaring statistics for personal injury, property damage and traffic violations when it comes to teenagers on bikes. If you are like many parents, you may have found yourself dealing with the dangers of teenagers and motorcycles at the worst possible time: following a major collision with another vehicle.
The Laws on Teens and Motorcycles
Dangers such as these are what have prompted the state of Illinois to enact tough measures for teenagers on the road, including graduated curfews, maximum passenger rules and stern laws against texting or talking on the phone behind the wheel. Major punitive measures are also associated with any instance of DUI among the younger population, as the state attempts to eradicate one of the major causes of teenage motorcycle accidents.
An Uphill Battle for Safety
So has it worked? Statistics suggest that teenagers are not being much more cautious than they have been for decades. Car and motorcycle accidents are still the number one killer of all American youths aged 15 to 20, and DUI crackdowns have served only to remind the population of Chicago that the problem remains every night of the week. In other words, if you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident involving a teenager, the same old culprits are likely to blame: inexperience, inattention, poor judgment and a general lack of preparedness on the road.
We Know the Law
Here at Klest Injury Law Firm, we have been specializing in personal injury litigation involving teenagers and children for decades. Over the years, as awareness has grown, we have helped the people of Chicago litigate a number of important cases that involve tragic injuries such as spinal injury, traumatic brain injury, amputation and even wrongful death. If you want to speak with an expert, please call 866-264-7639 or use our contact form today. We never take any money unless we win you a settlement.