On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.of
As more spring like weather beings to affect many parts of the country, motorcyclists are once against choosing to ride their motorcycles as opposed to using other forms of transportation. As a result, it is important for drivers to remain alert and on the lookout for these smaller vehicles. Because motorcyclists are harder to see, a motorcycle accident could easily occur and result in serious injuries.
A motorcycle accident recently took place in Illinois when a vehicle failed to yield. According to reports, the motorcyclist was traveling south when a vehicle traveling east entered an intersection after failing to yield. The motorcyclist attempted to avoid the vehicle but was unable to do so and the collision occurred.
The motorcyclist was transported from the scene by helicopter to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries. At the time of the report he was considered to be in critical condition. It was not noted whether the driver of the other vehicle suffered any injuries as a result of the accident. It was mentioned that the driver of the vehicle was given a citation for failure to yield.
As this situation shows, a motorcycle accident can easily result in serious injuries. Because the injured party was considered to be in critical condition, it is likely that he will face a long road of recovery. As a result, he may accumulate significant medical bills during the treatment of his injuries. He may wish to explore his legal options for potentially seeking compensation against the driver deemed at fault. Such compensation could possibly assist the injured party in paying for medical expenses and other damages permitted under Illinois law.
Source: sj-r.com, Motorcyclist critically injured in accident, No author, March 19, 2014