Frequently Cited Factors In Fatal Illinois Motorcycle Accidents

In the last post (“2014 Statistics Concerning Illinois Fatal Motorcycle Accidents“) various statistics regarding fatal Illinois motorcycle crashes were summarized.

Another aspect of the report cited in the last post had to do with the most-frequently cited “driver-related” factors, outside of alcohol-related crashes, in 2014 fatal motorcycle accidents.  According to the report, these factors were:

  • Operating the Vehicle in an Erratic, Reckless or Negligent Manner, Operating at Erratic or Suddenly Changing Speeds
  • Failure to Keep in Proper Lane
  • Operator Inexperience
  • Following Improperly
  • Passing with Insufficient Distance or Inadequate Visibility or Failing to Yield to Overtaking Vehicle

As discussed throughout this site, there are many reasons for both fatal and nonfatal motorcycle crashes.  Some of the reasons for, or contributing factors to such crashes, include intoxication due to alcohol and/or drugs, motorcycle loss of control, excessive speed and/or reckless driving, mechanical problems on motorcycles, and various road hazards including road hazards involving deer.


Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC ( 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.)

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During this 20+ year period, Elman Joseph 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 Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

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