Burnham Fatal Motorcycle Accident Leads To Fatal Injuries

There was a Burnham fatal motorcycle accident early Thursday (October 18, 2018) morning.

Details on this Burnham fatal motorcycle accident appear limited at this time.

According to news accounts, the accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle in the early morning hours.  The collision occurred near 140th Street and Torrence Avenue.

One person – the motorcyclist – was declared dead after being taken to Franciscan Health Hammond for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was identified as Kendall King, 21.

Two other people – including the motorcycle passenger – were also taken to Franciscan Health Hammond for treatment of their accident injuries.  Both were said to be in critical condition.

Among the motorcycle passenger’s injuries was a broken leg.

The motorcycle accident investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police and the South Suburban Major Accidents Team.

Additional details regarding this Burnham fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 18, 2018 CBS Chicago video titled “1 Dead, 2 Injured In Motorcycle Crash In Burnham” and the October 18 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Father killed in Burnham motorcycle crash; 2 critically injured.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Moline Motorcycle Accident Leads To Death Of Rider

A Moline motorcycle accident on October 8, 2018 led to fatal accident injuries.  This motorcycle accident appears to have involved a motorcycle loss of control, which has been a common occurrence as seen in year 2018 fatal Illinois motorcycle crashes.

According to the October 12, 2018 qconline.com article titled “Davenport man injured in Monday motorcycle accident dies,” this Moline motorcycle accident happened at approximately 7:20 p.m. Monday (October 8) evening, and apparently involved a motorcycle loss of control that occurred for a currently undisclosed reason.  The accident happened as the motorcyclist, identified as Kyle T. DeCoster, 34, of Davenport, was riding southbound in the 4900 block of 7th Street in Moline.

During the accident his motorcycle left the roadway and struck a mailbox.

DeCoster died from his accident injuries Friday (October 12, 2018) at a Peoria hospital.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Moline motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the October 12 wqad.com article titled “Motorcyclist dies after being thrown from bike.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Brain Injuries And The Importance Of Wearing A Motorcycle Helmet

As discussed on the “Illinois Motorcycle Safety And Helmet Use” page, one of the best ways to avoid serious brain injuries that can result from motorcycle crashes is to wear a motorcycle helmet.  Traumatic brain injuries range in severity and impact on one’s health.  Due to the speeds at which motorcycle accidents typically occur, as well as other common characteristics of motorcycle crashes, head trauma resulting from motorcycle accidents typically is serious in nature, and can cause fatal injuries.

As mentioned on the “Motorcycle Helmets – Notable Aspects” page, not all motorcycle helmets can be relied upon to provide adequate protection against brain injuries during a crash.  There are “unsafe helmets” that, for various reasons, likely will not provide the level of protection needed to prevent brain injuries or otherwise lessen the severity of any head impact.

A recent lawsuit alleges that a helmet sold was deficient and failed to provide adequate protection during a crash.  The lawsuit is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the October 9, 2018 bnd.com article titled “Illinois motorcyclist sues helmet store, company after crash” as well as the August 31 Madison Record article titled “Motorcyclist alleges injuries from defective helmet.”

An excerpt from the bnd.com article, mentioning the motorcyclist (plaintiff) Joseph Richards of Alton:

Richards was in an accident Sept. 24, 2016 when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Broadway Street in Alton. According to the suit, Richards suffered head injuries from the accident that should have been protected by the helmet. He says his medical bills from the accident cost him more than $100,000.

His injuries were described as permanent, disfiguring and painful in the lawsuit.

The suit states Richards’ injuries were a direct result of the negligence exhibited by both Daytona Helmets and Freaky Nick’s during the manufacturing and the sale of the helmet.

Additional details regarding helmets as a way to prevent brain injuries can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Fatal Glen Carbon Motorcycle Crash On Moro Road

There was a fatal Glen Carbon motorcycle crash Friday (October 5, 2018).  The motorcycle crash happened on Moro Road and involved a motorcycle loss of control.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The crash led to the death of Dr. Brent Leh.

As seen in the fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents that have happened in 2018, one of the common causes for such fatal crashes have involved motorcycle loss of control.

As discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page, such crashes can occur for a variety of reasons.  Due to the need for a motorcyclist to maintain balance, any such loss of control can quickly lead to a crash.

An excerpt regarding this fatal Glen Carbon motorcycle crash from the October 8, 2018 kmov.com article (with video and remembrances) titled “Glen Carbon community mourns death of beloved veterinarian“:

His father tells News 4 he was not wearing a helmet during the accident and believes that could have prevented his death.

Family members hope this tragedy urges others to always remember to wear a helmet.

Additional details regarding this fatal Glen Carbon motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources including the article mentioned above as well as October 8 theintelligencer.com article (with remembrances) titled “Metro East mourns loss of popular veterinarian.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Fatal Montclare Motorcycle Crash Near Diversey and Harlem

There was a fatal Montclare motorcycle crash Sunday (September 3, 2018).  This Northwest Side crash happened near Elmwood Park.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly available at this time.

An excerpt regarding the fatal Montclare motorcycle crash, from the October 3, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in Montclare motorcycle crash“:

Fausto Onofre-Rodriguez suffered blunt force injuries in a motorcycle crash near Diversey and Harlem, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Onofre-Rodriguez, who lived in River Grove, was pronounced dead at 3:41 p.m. Sunday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, the medical examiner’s office said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Montclare motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.