Motor Vehicle Accidents
Decatur Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Although it is a relatively small city, Decatur has enough streets, highways and traffic to set the stage for motorcycle accidents, just as larger metropolises do. Examples of recent motorcycle accidents in Decatur have included:
December 3, 2012: “One person was killed and another landed in jail after a motorcycle accident. 60-year old Mark Howard was struck at 5:00 am Saturday at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Eldorado Street … Police say a man driving a car blew through a traffic light hitting the motorcycle. Howard died later at the hospital.” (Source: illinois homepage.net)
July 13, 2012: “58-year old Kent Smith was hit and killed after colliding with a semi-truck. … It happened on North Brush College Road. Police say Smith suddenly turned around and ran into the semi.” (Source: illinois homepage.net )
These two examples illustrate the great risks that motorcyclists often face in everyday comings and goings in traffic. Statistically, people over age 50 are much more likely to be victims of fatal motorcycle accidents than younger men. While these two gentlemen were killed in their crashes, many other riders suffer serious or catastrophic injuries. Medical treatment and long-term disability are very costly financially as well as personally.
In order to collect compensation to cover medical expenses and replace lost earnings, you should seek qualified legal counsel as soon as possible. Make an appointment to talk with an attorney at Frederick & Hagle about your car or motorcycle accident in Champaign, Bloomington, Decatur or elsewhere. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers are prepared to help you from beginning to end of a personal injury claim. Discuss how to pursue maximum available compensation for your serious injuries and losses. Learn about our past successes and learn how we can get your case underway promptly.
Contact An Illinois Bike Accidents Attorney
To learn how to bring an injury claim or a wrongful death action after a motorcycle accident, contact Frederick & Hagle to schedule a free initial consultation with a Decatur motorcycle accident attorney Call us toll free at 1-800-642-1227 for an appointment. We can visit you at home or in the hospital if necessary. There is no need for you to come to our Urbana office.