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Limited Visibility Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Accidents where it is hard to seeRiding a motorcycle can be a fun and freeing experience for the driver and any passengers. However, this exhilarating experience can quickly escalate into a dangerous one depending on the circumstances. If other drivers fail to see or recognize a motorcycle on the road, then this can have dire consequences. Other drivers can easily cause accidents on the road, and these accidents can leave one paralyzed or even dead.

Poor visibility accounts for many motorcycle crashes every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that limited visibility accounted for 38 percent of all fatal crashes in 2011. Limited visibility accidents frequently arise due to the negligence of other drivers on the road, and it is crucial to hold these drivers accountable for their driving habits.

If you have been involved in a limited visibility accident, then you can seek professional help from Illinois motorcycle collision lawyers about your legal rights. Illinois motorcycle collision lawyers are here to help you understand your rights during this difficult time. Whether you want to know if you have a valid cause of action or may pursue a settlement, our lawyers can perform a case evaluation of your claim.

What Causes a Limited Visibility Motorcycle Accident?

It is essential for drivers to understand the common causes of limited visibility accidents and to try to avoid becoming one of them. Drivers usually cause these serious accidents through distracted driving or negligence on the road. A driver may have had one too many drinks and thought that he or she could drive safely on the road. A driver may be texting while driving and fail to see a motorcycle in the other lane. Here are some of the other common causes of limited visibility accidents:

Drivers should be aware of ways in which they can prevent limited visibility accidents. A motorcyclist who is harmed in one of these cases may have a legal claim worth thousands or even millions of dollars. Causing a limited visibility accident can be very costly out of one’s pocket. A driver harmed in one of these crashes may be eligible to receive damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, property damage and more.

How Can You Prevent Limited Visibility Motorcycle Accidents?

There are easy ways in which a driver can avoid causing a limited visibility accident. Here are some of the preventative measures that drivers should keep in mind before they head out onto the road:

  • Avoid driving during rough weather conditions
  • Get enough rest before making long trips
  • Pay attention to one’s surroundings and other vehicles on the road
  • Always use one’s lights to alert other cars as to one’s presence on the road
  • Consume food and other products while pulled over or at home

Motorcyclists can also prevent limited visibility motorcycle accidents by wearing brightly colored clothing to alert drivers as to their presence. Cyclists should also pay attention to their surroundings on the road. They should try to avoid driving in the blind spots of other vehicles to prevent accidents.

Even if a motorcyclist fails to wear a helmet or contributes in a negligent manner as the cause of an accident, he or she may still be entitled to compensation. In states that have abolished contributory negligence and use a system of comparative negligence, a negligent plaintiff may still recover damages.

Call Illinois Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today

Illinois motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to assess your claim. Feel free to fill out the case evaluation form and get in touch with our lawyers. We are ready to answer your questions at any time of the day. We can also help assess whether your claim should be settled or taken to trial. Contact us 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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