I-74 Multi-Vehicle Crash Seriously Injures Motorcyclist

There was an I-74 multi-vehicle crash Wednesday (August 14, 2019) morning in which a motorcyclist was seriously injured. This I-74 multi-vehicle crash happened in Champaign County, Illinois.

This I-74 multi-vehicle crash was a “chain-reaction” crash. The accident is discussed in a number of media sources, including the August 14, 2019 foxillinois.com article titled “1 seriously injured in multi-vehicle I-74 crash.” An excerpt:

Illinois State Police says a black car was passing vehicles in the left lane entering the construction zone near mile marker 194 around 7:30 a.m.

The car cut off a Chevy Cobalt as it merged into the right lane. This caused a Champaign man driving a Chevy Cobalt to slam on his breaks causing a Ford Expedition to crash into a motorcycle, which hit the Chevy Cobalt.

Following the collision, the motorcycle drove onto the right shoulder. The motorcycle fell on its side.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 63-year-old man from Urbana, was taken to the hospital for treatment of his accident injuries. The injuries were considered to be serious in nature, but not life-threatening.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this I-74 multi-vehicle crash which seriously injured a motorcycle rider can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Motorcyclists who are injured in accidents that were not their fault may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. While there are many reasons one may want to file a lawsuit, getting compensation for the accident injuries is often a primary reason. Depending on various factors, medical bills stemming from the treatment of motorcycle accident injuries can be substantial. These bills may be high even for those who have good health insurance plans.

As well, depending upon the characteristics of the injury, there may be other negative repercussions stemming from being hurt. For instance, the injuries may force the rider to take time off of work. A personal injury lawsuit can seek to recover this lost income and other financial hardships stemming from the accident injuries.

Additional discussion of motorcycle accident injury lawsuits can be found on the “Reasons For Filing A Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawsuit” page.


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

During this 25+ 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.

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

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