You are at a higher risk of getting into a fatal accident driving your motorcycle than operating a passenger car. To make matters worse, a motorcycle is often not seen by other vehicles on congested roads. Add distracted, speeding, intoxicated, and drowsy drivers to the mix, and you have a recipe for disaster.
Motorcyclists are put at even greater risk when they are riding at night when visibility is lower. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle crash, you need a motorcycle accident attorney who has over 25 years of personal injury experience serving Chicago. You need the legal team at Malman Law. Contact us today to receive your free consultation.
In 2020, fifty percent of motorcycle fatalities took place on the weekend, with sixty percent of motorcycle deaths occurring between the hours of 3 pm to midnight.
Riding at night brings inherent risks to motorcyclists that are not present during the day, including:
According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, motorcyclists can take a number of precautionary steps in order to avoid being hit:
The reality is that even if you take all the necessary steps to protect yourself, you may still be involved in a collision. Motorcyclists are vulnerable road users, and drivers often do not give them the space they need to navigate traffic.
When a motorcyclist is hit by a vehicle operator, it is common for the motorcyclist to experience lower extremity injuries. This is because when you are riding a motorcycle, your legs and pelvis will take more impact in a crash.
Other common injuries that are found in motorcyclist accidents include:
If you have been the victim of a motorcycle crash, know that you are not alone. Passenger car and truck drivers are less likely to see motorcyclists in traffic, resulting in severe injuries and often fatal outcomes. If you have been injured, contact us today to receive your no-obligation, free case evaluation. You deserve peace of mind.