Motorcycle accidents are often devastating for the motorcyclists involved. Unfortunately, the sheer size and weight of other vehicles on the roadway often mean that motorcyclists sustain significant impacts when a crash occurs. In the state of Illinois, the law does not require motorcycle operators or passengers to wear helmets. However, it is highly recommended that all motorcyclists wear helmets on the roadways across the state.
Here, our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers discuss no-helmet motorcycle accident claims. In particular, we want to look at whether the non-use of a helmet can affect how much compensation a motorcyclist receives in the event they are injured due to the actions of another driver.