Palatine Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating. The injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are often much more severe than those that affect drivers and passengers in car accidents, and the medical bills can add up very quickly. Victims of motorcycle accidents may be unsure about where to turn for help. Fortunately, an attorney can help injured motorcyclists or motorcycle passengers recover the compensation they need to address their medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Vito & Dollenmaier Law can help you navigate the complex legal system and get the compensation you deserve. We will fight to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly by insurance companies. We will gather the necessary evidence to demonstrate liability for your accident, and we will make sure you take the proper steps to receive compensation from all liable parties.

Driver Negligence and Other Factors in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists can sometimes feel like they are facing an uphill battle after being injured in a collision. Because motorcycle riders are often perceived as risk-takers who act unsafely, others may assume that they were at fault for a motorcycle accident. However, the opposite is usually true. Motorcyclists understand the dangers they face, and they usually take care to act as safely as possible. In most cases, other drivers are at fault for a collision with a motorcycle.

There are multiple forms of driver negligence that may lead to dangerous motorcycle accidents, as well as other factors that may play a role in causing a collision. These include:

  • Failure to notice motorcycles – Because motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles, drivers may not realize that motorcyclists are traveling close to them, especially when their vehicles have large blind spots. Distracted driving such as texting or talking on the phone while behind the wheel is a common reason why drivers may not notice motorcyclists, and this may lead them to turn in front of a motorcycle or force a motorcyclist off the road while changing lanes.
  • Traffic violations – Speeding, running red lights or stop signs, making illegal turns, passing a motorcycle within the same lane, and tailgating are just some of the dangerous violations that may lead to motorcycle accidents. Drivers who act unsafely may be unable to slow down or move out of the way in order to avoid colliding with a motorcycle.
  • Driving under the influence – Drivers who are intoxicated due to the use of drugs or alcohol are much more likely to become involved in a collision. These substances can affect a driver’s ability to see motorcycles, maintain control of their vehicle, or react in time to avoid an accident.
  • Defective vehicle parts – In some cases, motorcycle accidents may occur when a motorcycle’s parts fail to operate correctly. If a motorcycle’s brakes fail or its tires blow out, for example, the motorcycle rider may not be able to stop or slow down in time to avoid a collision.

Contact Our Palatine Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Vito & Dollenmaier Law can investigate the circumstances of your accident and help you take legal action against a negligent driver or anyone else who was responsible. We will fight to get you the best possible outcome in your case and ensure that you will be properly compensated for your damages. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at 224-539-8821 for a free consultation.