There was a fatal Dan Ryan motorcycle collision Friday (July 24, 2020) evening. This Dan Ryan motorcycle collision occurred on the southbound Dan Ryan near 56th Street.
An excerpt regarding this Dan Ryan motorcycle collision, from the July 25, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in motorcycle crash on Dan Ryan Expressway“:
Deon Johnson, 26, was riding south on a Suzuki GSX600 about 8:05 p.m. when the Toyota Avalon ahead of him stopped suddenly due to a broken-down vehicle near 56th Street, Illinois State Police said.
The motorcycle struck the back of the Toyota, and the impact sent Johnson flying out of his seat, state police said. He was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
There can be many reasons as to why a motorcycle crash occurs. While some of these reasons are the fault of the rider, many others are the fault of another person (such as a motorist) or entity (such as a negligent munipality.)
A discussion of various reasons for motorcycle accidents can be seen on the “Reasons For Cook County Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page. For those accidents which have injured or killed the motorcyclist, and were the fault of another person, accident compensation may be available through the filing of a lawsuit.
Due to the fact that motorcycle accident injuries are often of a serious nature, and often require extensive medical care, the resulting medical bills and other costs tend to be substantial. As such, getting adequate compensation for the injuries becomes very important.
There are many factors that determine whether a personal injury lawsuit will prove successful, and if so the amount of accident compensation that is received. For accidents that have resulted in a death, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed.