Motorcyclists are required to wear helmets in 20 states. Illinois does not require motorcyclists to wear a helmet, but the Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual urges riders to use helmets that fit snugly, have no obvious defects and meet U.S. Department of Transportation and safety standards. According to the Manual, one in five motorcycle accidents results in head or neck injuries, which can be reduced by the proper wearing of an approved helmet.
The Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys are committed to supporting safe motorcycle riding practices and protecting the rights of motorcycle riders who are injured as a result of the negligence of another motorist. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle accident, contact one of our experienced Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys to learn more about whether you may be able to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Although Illinois does not require motorcycle riders to wear a helmet, other states do require helmet use. Illinois does require riders to wear protective eye gear, unless the motorcycle is equipped with a windscreen. Motorcycles must also be equipped with a passenger seat and a footrest for passengers.
What to Do If You Are In a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries or even death, and the legal issues regarding liability can be particularly complex for a motorcycle accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you need the advice and counsel of a skilled Illinois personal injury lawyer that is familiar with motorcycle laws and liability issues. The Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys at Ankin Law Offices have represented victims of motor vehicle accidents, including auto accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents, for years and we are highly knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to personal injury and wrongful death claims.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact one of our knowledgeable Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights and remedies following a motorcycle accident.