Motorcyclist Safety Factors And Ways To Avoid Crashes

Motorcyclist safety continues to be a concern, given the number of Illinois motorcycle accidents that annually occur.  As seen in statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation, in the year 2017 there were 162 motorcycle accident fatalities.  In addition to fatal motorcycle accidents, there are many motorcycle accidents that have led to serious injuries, including those that have caused various types of permanent impairments and disabilities.  There are a broad range of injuries that can cause these impairments and disabilities.  Among the most serious type of injuries that can result from a motorcycle crash is a head injury.  While such head injuries vary in severity and health impact, any significant blow to the head has the potential to have serious health consequences and they can be life-threatening in nature.

The NewsTribune published a May 10, 2018 concerning motorcyclist safety, titled “Motorcycle crashes are down, fatalities aren’t.”  The article discusses various aspects of motorcycle rider safety, and features insights from both the Illinois Department of Transportation as well as ABATE.  Illinois motorcycle accident statistics, both nonfatal and fatal, since the year 2004 are shown.

Among the topics discussed in the article are the dangers posed by distracted drivers and motorcycle riding while intoxicated.  Another topic is motorist awareness of motorcycles, which is impacted by the seasonal nature of Illinois motorcycle riding.  Additional details can be seen in the article.

On this site, there are extensive discussions regarding motorcyclist safety.  Among the discussions on how to avoid motorcycle accidents are the “Ways To Avoid Motorcycle Accidents And Injuries” as well as the “High Risk Motorcyclist Actions” pages.


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.)

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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