The Illinois Department of Transportation has stated that throughout 2011, there were a total of 3,756 total motorcycle accidents, while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that there were over 2.2 million people injured by auto accidents during the same year across the United States.
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle, there are many different types of damages and injuries which may occur. Of course, the potential of injury to the rider is much more prevalent than injuries to the occupants of passenger vehicles, while these injuries may still occur.
Have You or a Loved One Been Involved in a Motorcycle Accident That Was Caused by the Negligence of Another Motorist?
The motorcycle accident attorneys at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm have proudly represented injured victims of motorcycle crashes for several years and have litigated countless car vs. motorcycle accidents. We believe that when a negligent driver inflicts harm on an innocent individual, the negligent driver must be held accountable for their actions and pay for all losses and damages they have caused.
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Causes of Car vs. Motorcycle Accidents
Statistically speaking, 11% of all car accidents involve a motorcycle, and there are many different causes of these sorts of accidents. These accidents may be caused by either the driver of the car or the negligent behavior of the rider operating the bike. Of course, it is the responsibility of all drivers to share the roadways with one another.
Common Causes of Car-on-Motorcycle Accidents Include:
- Adverse road conditions
- Bad weather conditions
- Driving under the influence
- Failing to abide by traffic laws
- Failing to abide traffic signals
- Failing to look for motorcyclists
- Fatigued driving
- Intersection accidents
- Motorbike lane splitting
- Motorcar making a left-hand turn across traffic
- Reckless driving
- Red light accidents
- Texting while driving
Of course, these causes of accidents often lead to many different types of accidents, which can be the fault of any driver across our Illinois roadways.
Types of Car vs. Motorcycle Accidents
The Illinois Department of Transportation has recorded over 10 million registered vehicles throughout the state. With this incredible number, there will be many different types of accidents which may occur, especially while attempting to share the road with smaller vehicles such as motorcycles.
Some types of motorcar vs. motorbike accidents include:
- Blind spot accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Same-direction accidents
- Side-impact collisions
Often times, when an accident occurs with a motorbike, it will result in some form of injury to the rider of the motorbike rather than the passengers of the motorcar.
Motorcar vs. Motorbike Accident Injuries
In general, injuries and damages related to these types of accidents are related to the type of collision, the force of impact, and the size and weight of vehicles involved. Of course, injuries can be more severe if occupants were not wearing seatbelts, or the rider of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet.
Some common motorcar vs. motorbike accident injuries include:
- Airbag injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Broken glass injuries
- Dental injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Eye injuries
- Facial injuries
- Foot injuries
- Loss of limb
- Nerve damage
- Riders arm
- Road rash
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrist injuries
If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcar vs. motorbike accident, the victim should seek immediate medical attention for these injuries. This will protect from further damages and provide an attorney with documents needed to create a case against the negligent and injury-causing driver or rider.
Need Help? Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
Given the enormous amount of traffic accidents across our Illinois roadways, our motorcycle accident attorneys believe that these injured victims may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages. These compensation benefits may include; pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and funeral expenses.
Being located in Charleston, Illinois, along with St. Louis, Missouri, our attorneys are able to provide injured victims with our services throughout the entire state and beyond. Some of the area's locations our attorneys serve include:
Of course, our attorneys also serve the surrounding cities, towns, and suburbs of these areas, while also operating on a contingency fee basis. This means that our attorneys will not charge you for any of our services unless a favorable settlement or verdict has been established and you recover for your losses and damages.
If you would like to learn more about The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, we welcome you to complete the contact form at the top of this page, or simply give us a call at (217) 394-5885">(217) 394-5885 today. In either case, a member of our intake team will collect your information and connect you with an attorney equipped and ready to handle your specific case.