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Lane Change Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Bikers Injured in Chicago, Illinois

Dangers with Lane ChangesMotorcyclists face serious risks when they share the road with inattentive drivers when they change lanes or merge into traffic. Unsafe lane changes account for a significant number of Chicago motorcycle crashes involving serious injury every year. A negligent driver who fails to use their turn signals or check their blind spots before changing lanes can cause an accident with devastating injuries to a motorcyclist. Consequently, bikers need to be aware of their safety at all times and the risks that unsafe lane changes and implement defensive driving techniques.

If you or a family member was involved in a serious accident in the Chicago area or elsewhere in Illinois, then you can call one of our personal injury lawyers for immediate help with your case. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is committed to holding an at-fault driver accountable to the fullest extent of the law when their negligence results in a serious injury or death. Begin the legal process today and contact our team for a free case evaluation.

Drivers Making Abrupt Lane Changes Into The Path Of Motorcyclists

Motorcyclists should be familiar with the causes of unsafe lane changes and try to avoid them at all costs. A dangerous lane changing accident can result when a drivers of passenger cars or trucks fail to pay attention to other surrounding drivers and motorists.

Drivers of passenger vehicles may be engaging in distracted driving behaviors, and this can pull his or her attention away from the road. Texting while driving, talking on a cell phone, applying makeup, listening to loud music, and even surfing the Internet are all common causes of distracted driving. Here are some of the other reasons that account for unsafe lane changes and may result in a Chicago motorcycle collision:
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Driving with road rage
  • Distracted driver
  • Failing to check a vehicle's side-view mirrors or vehicle's blind spots
  • Being impaired by drugs or alcohol while driving
  • Failure to use turn signals to inform other drivers of lane changes
Aggressive driving frequently causes drivers to veer into motorcycle riders on the road. A motorcycle rider may be in the total right of way when an aggressive driver suddenly crashes into him or her during a lane change. Drivers on the road need to understand that motorcyclists are incredibly vulnerable to being injured in lane-change accidents. They have little protective gear and even the slightest impact can cause a biker to lose control of his motorcycle and crash.

Impact of Unsafe Lane Changes on Illinois Motorcyclists

Motorcyclists suffer when other motorists fail to recognize the laws of the road in Illinois. When other drivers try to partake in unsafe lane changes, motorcyclists can suffer severe injuries and even death. Here are some of the injuries that motorcycle accident victims can suffer:
  • Closed head injuries
  • Open wounds to the head
  • Severe brain damage
  • Permanent paralysis
  • Severed limbs
  • External and internal bleeding
  • Severe lacerations
  • Extreme burns
It is vital for drivers to regard their duty of care seriously on the road. Drivers owe all other drivers, including motorcycle riders, a duty of care to act as a reasonable person on the road. This responsibility includes performing as a safe driver and respecting other drivers’ right to use the road.

Contact Chicago's Top-Rated Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Lane Change Collisions

If you are a motorcyclist involved in an unsafe lane change accident, then you should get in touch with our Illinois motorcycle accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Our personal injury attorneys are ready to help you understand the remedies available to you. We have successfully represented accident victims in Illinois and across the Midwest recover the compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and disability from insurance companies for an at-fault driver so our clients can protect the needs of themselves and their families after an accident.

Contact us now for a free case evaluation to discuss your legal rights with your motorcycle accident so we may advise you of your legal rights following a crash. We work exclusively on a contingency fee basis where we only receive a legal fee when there is a recovery for you.

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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
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
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