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With summer weather and the increase of motorcycle riders on the roads unfortunately come an increase in the number of motorcycle accidents. Contrary to popular belief, our Chicago personal injury attorneys know that often motorcyclists are not at fault for accidents. They are also significantly more likely to be seriously injured in a crash than a car or truck driver.

This was the case on Friday night when a motorcycle and pickup truck crashed in North Aurora. According to a police statement, “The pickup, a blue 2008 Chevy Avalanche, was headed north on Lincolnway and turning left across traffic to reach the on-ramp when the motorcycle headed in the opposite direction slammed into the passenger side,” reports the Chicago Tribune.

The motorcyclist and driver were both taken to a local hospital; the rider was later airlifted to a larger hospital due to serious injuries. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet and alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in the collision. The driver was cited for failure to yield while making a left turn, which is likely why the motorcyclist hit the passenger side of the truck as the driver was making a left turn.

Our Chicago personal injury attorneys encourage all motorists – riders and drivers alike – to exercise extreme caution particularly during the summer months when motorcyclists take to the roads in increasing numbers. Because motorists may not be used to sharing the road with riders, sometimes they are not aware of a rider in their blind spot or do not yield properly to motorcycle traffic, as appears to be the case in the North Aurora collision. Exercise caution and avoid distracted driving at all times.

The team of Chicago personal injury lawyers at Malman Law encourages motorcyclists to also take caution by driving defensively and always wearing a helmet. If you or a loved one are the unfortunate victims of a Chicago motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact a Chicago personal injury attorney right away. We can help you receive compensation to help pay for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

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  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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