Motorcycle Accidents in Edwardsville, IL
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 5,172 motorcycle deaths in 2017, and motorcycle accident fatalities happen 28 times more frequently than fatalities in car accidents.
Even more frightening, motorcycle accidents are more likely to be fatal in Illinois. Due to Illinois’ lenient helmet laws and regulations, Illinois motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious head trauma or even wrongful death when involved in an accident.
Were you injured as a result of a motorcycle accident? You may qualify for an Edwardsville motorcycle accident lawsuit. TorHoerman Law Firm can help. Contact our firm to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney and find out how we can get you back on the road to recovery.
Edwardsville, IL Motorcycle Helmet Laws
Illinois is one of three states that does not have any sort of helmet law established. However, we highly recommend you wear a helmet at all times to protect the safety of the rider. Between 2016 and 2017, motorcycle fatalities increased by 5.2% in Illinois, unlike the rest of the country which saw fatality rates decline.
According to the National Institute for Highway Safety, helmets are 37% effective in preventing motorcyclist deaths and about 67% effective in preventing brain injuries.
Despite the enforcement of helmet laws, not wearing a helmet in the event of a crash can lead to serious and even life-threatening injuries. It can also lead you, the rider, to be held at fault for your injuries.