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Lawyers for Motorcycle Accident at Intersections & Stoplights

Accidents in the IntersectionIntersection motorcycle accidents are amongst some of the most dangerous types of crashes that can impact drivers on the road. Illinois streets are supposed to be safe and free from collisions, but the unfortunate reality is that many intersection motorcycle accidents occur in the state every year. The failure to acknowledge traffic signals of even intoxicated driving can account for the high number of intersection motorcycle accidents that happen in Illinois every year.

If you have been injured in one of these serious accidents, then it is in your best interest to speak with a lawyer right away. An Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer understands your legal rights and will help you in this situation. You can get the legal advice that you need to make an informed decision regarding your motorcycle accident case. Call an Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer today for additional information about your claim.

Statistics for Illinois Intersection Motorcycle Accidents

The Illinois Department of Transportation carefully tracks the number of motorcycle collisions that occur in the state on an annual basis. To date, the department has reported that 3,869 motorcycle accidents occurred in Illinois in 2011. Out of those accidents, 177 took place when a motorcycle driver was making a left turn. Over 140 accidents took place while a motorcycle driver was making a right turn. Out of the 3,869 motorcycle accidents that happened in 2011, there were 143 riders ultimately killed

National statistics indicate that over 33,000 accident fatalities occurred in 2009. Out of that significant number of fatal accidents, over 7,000 happened at an intersection. It is clear that intersection motorcycle accidents pose a grave danger to the lives of riders on the road. Motorcycle riders should be particularly cautious when they are crossing intersections and should do whatever they can to avoid involvement in collisions. This means motorcycle riders should be on the watch for intoxicated driving in other vehicles, should always wear a helmet and should also be alert to any pedestrians crossing at intersections.

Causes of Intersection Motorcycle Accidents

Many factors can cause a motorcycle accident at an intersection. It is to the advantage of every motorcycle rider to be aware of these common causes and to limit his or her exposure to these risks. Here are some of the common causes of intersection motorcycle accidents:

  • Distracted driving on the road
  • Distracted pedestrians suddenly crossing the street
  • A failure to acknowledge stop signs or yellow traffic lights
  • Sudden or sharp turns
  • Failure to utilize defense driving tactics
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Texting while driving or riding on the road
  • Listening to loud music and failing to pay attention to traffic signals

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Illinois, then you should speak with a motorcycle accident attorney at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC as soon as possible. The sooner you get in touch with a motorcycle accident lawyer, the sooner that he or she can begin to analyze the factors at work in your case. There may be multiple factors that have caused an intersection accident in your case, such as a failure to acknowledge traffic signals and driving while intoxicated.

The Importance of Defensive Riding to Avoid Intersection Motorcycle Accidents

Defensive driving is particularly important in the lives of motorcycle drivers on the road. Every motorcycle driver should be acquainted with defensive driving tactics, such as veering to the side of the road when there is an oncoming car. It is also vital for motorcycle drivers to pay attention to signs that another driver may be intoxicated because this could also result in an intersection collision.

Know Your Legal Rights with Help From Trusted Illinois Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC

It is to the advantage of motorcycle drivers to get in touch with accident lawyers after being involved in an intersection collision. You can contact our Illinois motorcycle lawyers for immediate assistance with your case. If you want to know what damages may be available after you have been injured in a motorcycle accident at an intersection, our motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you. We can provide you with a free initial case evaluation and determine whether you have a valid legal claim. Feel free to contact our attorneys today.

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Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
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