Motorcyclists who enjoy practicing their counter steering on long sweeping curves in rural communities will enjoy taking Route 126 out of Joliet, Illinois heading northwest into Plainfield. The scenic countryside takes bikers and passengers along miles of picturesque cornfields, restaurants and gas stations. The 26-mile round-trip adventure starts in downtown Joliet, passes over Interstate 55 alongside Lake Renwick Preserve before ending at Settlers Park just west of the DuPage River.
The route has numerous sweeping curves that test the biker’s steering abilities. On weekends, Route 126 has minimal traffic for comfortable riding along the open rolling countryside. However, the streets in both Joliet and Plainfield can become highly congested during business hours and on summer holidays.
Recent Joliet Motorcycle Accidents
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC remind bikers and passengers that dangerous motorcycle accidents occur in the Joliet and Plainfield areas. The most recent devastating crashes in both communities involved:
- In September 2014, a single vehicle motorcycle accident claimed the lives of a 34-year-old male Channahon motorcyclist and his 24-year-old female Palos Hills passenger. The deaths occurred as a result of the motorcycle leaving the roadway and slamming into a commercial building near Barney Drive on Glenwood Avenue. Both the biker and passenger were pronounced dead in the emergency room at the Presence St. Joseph Medical Center.
- In July 2015, two individuals were killed when a motorcycle hit a pedestrian in southwest suburban Plainfield. Witnesses say the biker was not wearing a helmet while traveling at an excessive speed just minutes after midnight before he collided with a pedestrian near Lockport Street along Route 59. The 56-year-old pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The 27-year-old biker was transported to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet and later succumbed to his injuries.
Motorcycle collisions and crashes tend to be the most devastating type of accidents on Illinois roadways that produce severe injuries and fatalities. Nearly every kind of motorcycle crash places the personal lives and finances of families in jeopardy. This is because of the enormous medical expenses, time away from work and the inability to earn a living in the future due to injury.
Victims of Joliet motorcycle accidents suffering severe pain, extensive medical bills, permanent or temporary disabilities and physical damages have the legal right to seek financial compensation from every person at fault for their losses. However, these types of cases are often very complex and require the skills of a competent Joliet motorcycle accident attorney to handle the case.
Driver Negligence Responsible for Motorcyclist Injuries
Even though most individuals have a bias against motorcycle riders, believing that all bikers are reckless and act with disregard to others on the road, the majority of motorcycle/vehicle accidents are the fault a negligent automobile driver. Sadly, the biker often suffers significantly worse injuries than those riding in passenger vehicles or commercial trucks.
Driver’s negligence accounts for a wide variety of motorcycle accidents involving fatalities and injuries. In many incidences, the vehicle turned left in the pathway of an oncoming biker or overtook the motorcycle, stopped too quickly or passed on the wrong side.
Filing a Claim for Compensation Following a Joliet Motorcycle Crash
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are highly skilled at handling Joliet motorcycle accident claims and lawsuits. Our team of attorneys is committed to assisting you in filing a claim or lawsuit against every individual responsible for your accident with injuries. Working on your behalf, we protect your rights, your future, and your finances.
Our law office will thoroughly investigate your case and build your claim for compensation to ensure you receive fair recovery for all economic and non-economic damages and losses. Call us today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free initial consultation.