Illinois authorities embark on campaign to prevent motorcycle accidents

With the summer coming, more motorcyclists will be venturing out to enjoy the weather, the Southern Illinoisan reported on May 7.

With this inevitability, both police officers and motorcycle advocates are planning campaigns and projects to encourage motorcycle safety among both motorcyclists and typical car and truck drivers.

Illinois Department of Transportation safety program bureau chief Les Nunes said that of the 929 people who perished in vehicular accidents in the state in 2014, around 118 of them – almost 13% – were operating motorcycles at the time of their crash.

The effects of a motorcycle accident can be particularly devastating due to the inherently unprotected nature of the vehicle. In addition to long recovery times and debilitating injuries, a victim or family may accrue debts related to medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Enlist the help of the personal injury attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., who may help you pursue financial compensation from the parties responsible for your injuries. Call our offices at 217-443-4343 today to begin taking action.


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