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 signaling.
- 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