Posts Categorized: Motorcycle Accidents

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents You Should Know to Stay Safe

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It is a completely different and enthralling experience to get out on the road on a motorcycle. Whether you use a motorcycle as a primary means of commute or on the weekends for fun, it is essential that you are careful during your ride. Motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause fatal injuries and death… Read more »

What should I Do after a Motorcycle Accident?

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According to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were approximately 88,000 people injured in motorcycle accidents during 2013. Motorcyclists are at a significant risk of serious injury every time they ride, as their vehicles offer little in the way of protection in the event of an accident or collision. In… Read more »

You May Not Be at Fault if Faulty Tires Caused Your Motorcycle Crash

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Motorcycle accidents occur every day around this nation as a result of distracted drivers, drivers who are texting at the wheel, and drivers who fail to yield to motorcycles. While drivers of cars and trucks cause the majority of motorcycle accidents, bikers themselves also contribute to motorcycle crashes due to speeding, driving aggressively, and driving… Read more »

What Bikers Can Learn From Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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We had a very harsh winter in Rockford—with extreme cold and lots of snow. To many people, it seemed like winter would never end. Now that it is spring, many motorcyclists are taking to the roads to enjoy some warm sunshine and beautiful scenery—heading out on Illinois Route 70 towards the Pecatonica Bottoms Nature Preserve… Read more »

Ride With Visibility in Mind to Prevent a Motorcycle Crash

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When a serious multi-vehicle motorcycle accident occurs, the driver of the car or truck often complains that he never saw the motorcycle. While it is every driver’s job to watch for other vehicles, that knowledge does not do a motorcyclist much good when a car slams into his bike and sends him flying through the… Read more »

Distracted Drivers Can Spell Disaster for Motorcyclists

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Motorcyclists have a great deal at stake when it comes to distracted driving. They are extremely vulnerable in a crash, with only their helmet and riding gear to protect them from impact with another vehicle, nearby objects, or the pavement. Even a minor motorcycle crash on Harrison Avenue in Rockford or on East Riverside Boulevard… Read more »

How Long Does it Take to Resolve a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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Your spouse died in a truck accident on his way to work at the Chrysler Belvidere Assembly and Stamping Plant, when a truck driver, under the influence of methamphetamine, sideswiped his vehicle. He was the sole breadwinner of your family of four. You are struggling to put food on the table—unable to pay for the… Read more »

How-To Tips for Avoiding a Motorcycle Crash

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Spring is in the air and you are probably anxious to take your motorcycle on a scenic ride down Illinois Route 2, starting at the Chicago Rockford International Airport, and traveling through Byron and Oregon before ending up at Castle Rock State Park. But before you go, it is important to re-familiarize yourself with your… Read more »

Check Your Motorcycle Out Before You Ride

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Spring is in the air and you cannot wait to get your motorcycle out and go for that first long drive out to the Severson Dells Nature Preserve in Winnebago. You have already had your bike in to the dealer for its scheduled maintenance, so you are all ready to go. However, before you take… Read more »