Friday night proved to be deadly for 2 young Aurora men after they were
involved in a catastrophic motorcycle crash. As they were riding west
on Aurora Avenue, they approached the intersection at Fort Hill Drive.
At these crossroads, a 70-year-old man, who was driving a full - sized
car, pulled out into the intersection, cutting off the men on the motorcycle.
This caused the riders to be dislodged from the motorcycle, leaving 26-Year-Old
David Casas Garcia, driver of the motorcycle, and passenger, 16-Year-Old
Najeli Casas Garcia, dead at the scene.
When a family loses a loved one in a heartbreaking accident like this,
it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible to have an attorney
represent the victim during the traffic hearing, in the event that citations
were issued. Also, the more time that passes, the more likely witnesses
are to forget details.
When riding a motorcycle, staying safe should be the highest priority for
all riders. While certain aspects of riding a motorcycle are not always
under your control, there are still things that you can do. Here are a
few tips for staying safe when riding a motorcycle:
- Always wear a helmet – Wearing a helmet is one of the easiest ways
to prevent serious injury or even death when riding a motorcycle. Motorcycle
helmets are relatively inexpensive, they come in all shapes and sizes,
and they are 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries according
to IIHS. Wearing a helmet is important for all riders on a motorcycle,
drivers and passengers alike, and it is proven to be a simple yet effective
way of preventing injury or death.
- Be sure to make other drivers aware of your signals – Signaling to
turn on a motorcycle is similar to how you would do so in a car, but it
can be challenging for other drivers to see. In addition to this, drivers
should use hand signals. Over a third of all motorcycle crashes in Illinois
occur when a motorcycle maneuver involving signaling is made, so it is
important to make other drivers abundantly aware of your intentions when
- Assume other drivers on the road are going to do the wrong thing –
Even though you are obeying the rules of the road and doing everything
properly, it does not mean that other drivers are as well. As a motorcyclist,
it is important to keep your wits about you at all times so that you are
prepared to drive defensively as needed.
Our firm has experience with motorcycle accidents and wrongful deaths.
If you or a family member has been affected by a motor-vehicle accident
resulting in injury or death, we can work with you to put together a legal
case that would help you claim your rightful compensation. If you or someone
you know has been injured as a result of a third-party’s negligence,
contact the attorneys at Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC today for a free
consultation. (312) 620-1261