On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.of
Many motorcyclists take their safety very seriously and take the proper precautionary measures while riding. Unfortunately, they cannot account for other drivers who may not see the smaller vehicles, and a motorcycle accident can result due to numerous factors. Whether they are struck by another vehicle or collide with a turning vehicle, motorcyclists are at a high risk of sustaining injuries that could leave them in critical condition.
This situation was unfortunately the case for an Illinois man after his motorcycle struck a turning vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle stated that she did not see the oncoming cyclist while she was attempting to make a left turn. The crash caused the cyclist to be thrown from his motorcycle, and though he was wearing a helmet, he was listed as being in critical condition due to his injuries.
A witness to the accident told police that it did not appear that the motorcyclist was speeding at the time of the collision. At the time of the report, there had not been any charges filed in relation to the incident. Police should continue to investigate to determine whether any charges or citations may need to be filed as more information becomes available.
Critical injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident can take a significant time to recover from. Should the injured victim need continued medical care, he may face considerable medical bills along with possible lost wages if he must miss work. These financial setbacks could add a great burden to his already stressful situation. In order to possibly gain monetary compensation, the victim may wish to look into filing a personal injury claim against the driver deemed at fault for damages allowed under Illinois law.
Source: sj-r.com, Springfield man critically injured in motorcycle crash, No author, Oct. 1, 2013