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Riding a motorcycle on the road means you must compete with other passenger vehicles and 18-wheelers. Unfortunately, drivers of these other vehicles sometimes do not show any concern for those of us who choose to ride a motorcycle. Because they have little concern or respect for motorcycles on the road, they often cause Gurnee motorcycle riders to crash.

Being involved in a motorcycle accident in Illinois can be very frustrating and maddening. This frustration can easily increase if the driver decides to not stop after the accident.

Your first reaction to a hit-and-run collision may be to go after the driver who hit you. However, this is not a good idea. Three reasons you should not go after the driver are:

  1. You may be injured. With your adrenaline pumping and mind set on going after the driver, you may not feel the pain from an injury. Jumping on your motorcycle and chasing down the driver may only make the injuries worse.
  2. You could cause another accident. In the heat of the moment, racing off on your motorcycle is not a good idea. It may cause other vehicles and yourself to be involved in another accident.
  3. You neglect the witnesses. After an accident, it is not uncommon for others on the road to pull over and explain what they saw. If you do not stay at the scene of the accident, these witnesses may leave as well, taking with them the valuable information you will need to capture and prosecute the driver.

For assistance with your hit-and-run accident, contact an Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer at Hupy and Abraham. Call 866-625-2299 to discuss your legal options and to order a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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