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Motorcycle Accidents in McHenry County
For some, riding a motorcycle is an experience that is second to none. The freedom of the open road, the thrill of raw horsepower, and the overall feeling of invigoration – these are just a few of the reasons to ride a motorcycle.
But a motorcycle accident can be catastrophic to the rider, especially if it involves a collision with an automobile or truck. In Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s 2009 Crash Data Statistics, there are 3,846 motorcycle crashes annually with 130 fatalities and 3,152 personal injuries. Over 50% of the motorcycle accidents occur when the motorcycle is going straight. The vast majority of motorcycle riders killed or injured in Illinois motorcycle accidents are aged 45 or older.
Even with helmets and leathers, motorcycle riders are relatively unprotected in the event of a crash. Even the smallest of automobiles have more mass than the average motorcycle, and as a result, the motorcycle rider will often be seriously injured while the driver of the automobile is uninjured.
Who is to blame for most motorcycle accidents? In the majority of cases, it’s not the fault of the rider. Experienced motorcycle riders know the risks of the road better than most, and as a result, are likely to take more precautions and drive more defensively. Usually the crash occurs because the drivers of a car or truck did not see the motorcycle.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you need to retain the services of a competent Illinois motorcycle accident attorney who will fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve. We understand the risks of driving a motorcycle on the open road. Medical bills, mental and physical trauma, damaged property, lost wages, future pain and suffering, loss of a normal life – these are all factors in determining the compensation you may be entitled to as a result of your motorcycle crash. After a McHenry County or Lake County motorcycle injury crash, insurance companies will try hard to deny your claim and/or paying the same.
Because insurance companies have a full-time staff of professional claims adjusters and lawyers who are devoted solely to disputing medical and personal injury claims, you simply can’t afford not to retain a lawyer to protect your interests after a motorcycle injury crash. We have a reputation for fighting hard and getting clients the compensation to which they are entitled. We understand the legal and financial complexities of personal injury and have successfully represented dozens of clients in personal injury matters. You deserve a fighting chance against the insurance companies when you’ve sustained a personal injury – call Franks & Rechenberg P.C., today and get the settlement to which you are entitled for your Illinois motorcycle accident.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in McHenry or McHenry County, give Franks, Kelly, Matuszewich, and Andrle Attorneys at Law a call for your free consultation before you speak to an insurance adjuster. We’re here to help you maximize your benefits.