Left-Turn Accidents, Common Motorcycle Injuries, and Addressing Bias

In and around Waukegan, motorcycles are a great way to get out of the house for a while between April and November. In the event of a crash though, motorcyclists are exposed and far more vulnerable to severe injuries than drivers of passenger cars. That’s why you maintain a special sense of awareness when you’re on your bike. You know that there are times when drivers just don’t see you, and you don’t want to be seen after it’s too late.

Left-Turn Accidents

According to the Traffic Safety Center at the University of Southern California, when the driver of a passenger car or other vehicle is responsible for a motorcycle crash, that crash most often occurs in an intersection. The vehicle’s driver is turning left, and the motorcyclist is proceeding straight through the intersection. The motorcyclist typically has less than two seconds to attempt to avoid an impact.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Some of the common injuries suffered after a motorcycle accident in Waukegan include the following:

  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
  • Multiple fractures, especially to the hips and legs.
  • Damage to vital organs.
  • Structural spinal injuries.
  • Road rash with systemic infection.

Bias

Insurance companies are inherently biased against motorcyclists, and their defense attorneys want jurors to be biased, too. That’s why we begin searching for and addressing bias as soon as potential jurors enter a courtroom. Nobody should be biased when sitting on a jury, especially when the case that they might be hearing wasn’t even the motorcyclist’s fault.

Never give a written or recorded statement to the insurer of the driver who caused your crash after a motorcycle accident in Waukegan or anywhere else. Instead, contact us here at Ryan, Ryan & Viglione first, and you can arrange for a confidential free consultation and case evaluation with a Waukegan motorcycle accident attorney from our offices. Use our contact form at RyanRyanViglione.com. Our objective is to eliminate any bias and maximize any proceeds that you might derive from a settlement or award.

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