Motorcycle Fatalities and Injuries are on the Rise

The other day, the Chicago Tribune reported on two motorcycle accidents that occurred this week.  One accident resulted in death, and in the other, the motorcyclist was in critical condition.  With this beautiful weather Chicago has recently seen, it’s no wonder we find ourselves surrounded by convertibles and motorcycles.  Convertibles are easy to see, however, motorcycles are easy to miss.

On April 24, 2013, the Governors for Highway Safety Association released a report projecting that motorcyclist deaths increased by approximately 9 percent in 2012, to more than 5,000 lives lost nationally.  According to the GHSA, “this level of deaths closes in on an all-time high, and motorcyclists remain one of the few roadway user groups where no progress can be shown over the last decade.”   The 2012 Preliminary Data indicates that in Illinois alone, from January through September of 2012, there were 132 motorcyclist traffic fatalities.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries or wrongful death.  The personal injury attorneys at DeBlasio & Gower are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients who have been injured by the negligent conduct of others.  Our law firm provides free consultations in personal injury cases.  To speak with one of our attorneys, call us at (630) 560-1123 or visit our website at  We are here to help. There are no attorneys’ fees for our services unless we successfully resolve your case.

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