In 2015, an estimated 5,010 motorcyclists died in crashes in the United States. This is more than double the number of riders who died in 1997. More than half of motorcyclist fatalities occurred in multivehicle crashes.
In our area, preliminary data about 2015 motorcycle fatalities indicates that:
- 146 motorcyclists died in Illinois crashes in 2015. This was a 24% increase over the number of rider fatalities reported in 2014.
- 39 motorcyclists died in Iowa crashes in 2015. Iowa was among the minority of states that saw a decrease in rider fatalities reported in 2015.
- 81 motorcyclists died in Wisconsin crashes in 2015. This was a 13% increase over the number of rider fatalities reported in 2014.
While many families are mourning the loss of their beloved riders, it is up to you to take action to protect your own family after a tragic wreck.
How to Protect Your Rights
You can protect your right to a fair recovery by pursuing a legal recovery. The law provides you with a limited amount of time to take action. If you fail to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitation expires, then you will lose your right to a court recovery. Accordingly, it is important to speak with an experienced motorcycle crash lawyer as soon as possible to talk about holding the person who caused your loved one’s death accountable and about protecting your potential recovery.
Trust an Attorney Who Gets It
At Hupy and Abraham, our motorcycle accident lawyers are also motorcyclists. We are committed to helping the families of other riders who have been killed in crashes. We understand what riding is like, we are truly sorry for your loss, and we would be pleased to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with you. Let’s set up a meeting to discuss your loved one and whether you may have the legal right to bring a wrongful death case against the person who caused his death. Call us any time—24/7/365—or reach out to us via this website to learn more.