It is against the law to speed in Illinois. If you believe that another driver exceeded the speed limit and caused your motorcycle crash, then it is important to know more about your rights and how to protect the fair recovery that you deserve.
What Is Speeding in Illinois?
In Illinois, a driver may be speeding if that driver is traveling at a speed that:
- Exceeds the posted speed limit.
- Is faster than 65 mph on rural interstates, 55 mph on urban interstates, or 30 mph in an urban area when no other speed limits are established.
- Is faster than is “reasonable and proper,” taking into account traffic conditions and the safety of others.
A car or truck driver who is speeding may not have enough time to assess the risks on the road, may not be able to stop in enough time to prevent a crash, and may not see motorcycles traveling nearby. Any of these things can lead to a serious accident that causes significant injuries or death.
What to Do If You’ve Been Hurt by a Driver Who Was Speeding
The first thing that you should do is to get medical attention for your injuries and attend to your physical needs.
Then you should consider your legal and financial recovery. If you’ve been hurt by a speeding driver then you will have to prove that the driver’s negligence caused your accident injuries. In other words, you will need to prove that the driver was speeding. Evidence of speeding could include:
- Documentation from the accident scene, such as pictures of skid marks.
- Eyewitness reports.
- Accident reconstruction reports.
It can be difficult to gather this evidence on your own. Accordingly, it is important to contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer for help. To learn more about how to protect your rights and potential recovery, please download a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, and please start a live chat with us now.