Motorcycle accidents often lead to serious accident injuries for both motorcyclists and any passengers. As seen in many Chicago area as well as other Illinois motorcycle crashes discussed on this site, a broad range of injuries can result from such crashes.
Many of these injuries, due to their nature, can lead to the motorcyclist and/or passenger requiring a significant or substantial amount of medical care. This medical care can be extensive, especially if the injury requires surgeries, extensive rehabilitation, or other types of ongoing medical care.
As well, other direct or indirect costs can occur.
While there are many reasons as to why motorcycle accident lawsuits are filed, a primary reason is to get compensation for medical costs and other related monetary factors, such as lost income due to the temporary or permanent inability to work (commonly called “lost wages.”)
A recent lawsuit in Southern Illinois concerns alleged injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident in Edwardsville. The accident and lawsuit is discussed in the Madison Record article of January 5, 2018 titled “Motorcycle rider alleges injuries from Edwardsville rear-end collision.”
An excerpt from the article:
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 23, 2016, he was riding a motorcycle on Route 159 in Edwardsville when he was rear-ended by a pickup truck being driven by Gray while he was in the course and scope with his employment with R. A. Gray.
The plaintiff alleges he sustained injuries to numerous parts of his body and was caused to endure pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
The plaintiff alleges Gray failed to keep the vehicle under proper control, failed to maintain proper lookout and failed to stop or reduce speed to avoid striking plaintiff’s motorcycle.
Additional details regarding the lawsuit can be seen in the article mentioned above.
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.
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