• Legal Representation for Motorcycle Crash Victims in the Central Illinois Region

    Located in Springfield, Illinois, we serve clients throughout Decatur, Jacksonville and surrounding Central Illinois communities.

    People all over the country love motorcycles. The lifestyle and freedom of the open road call more and more people to buy motorcycles every year. However, there’s a reason your mom wouldn’t let you have one – they are dangerous and involved in many crashes throughout Central Illinois every year. Whether you’ve been hit by someone on a motorcycle or you’re a motorcyclist that’s been hit by another motorist, our attorney may be able to help you. Call for a consultation on your claim!

  • Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Illinois

    Motorcycles are dangerous no matter where you are or who is driving. They’re on two wheels, relatively unstable, and no laws are governing the use of helmets in the state of Illinois. Without a helmet law, many cyclists are free to roam the open Illinois roads with the wind blowing through their hair. However, wearing a helmet dramatically decreases your chances of dying in a motorcycle accident and improves your chances of recovering from any injuries sustained. Call our office for more details about helmet laws and how they may affect your legal claims!

  • Mr. Bucklin has handled many motorcycle cases successfully, including truck-motorcycle, car/motorcycle, and single-vehicle motorcycle cases, and is aware of the unique circumstances that arise in such cases.

  • Motorcycle Crash Statistics

    Don’t just take our word for it – motorcycles are dangerous no matter where you are. Take a moment to review some of the statistics released by the National Safety Council about motorcycle crashes and crash victims in the year 2016:

    • Almost 5,000 motorcyclists die in crashes annually.
    • Motorcycles make up 3% of all registered vehicles on the road.
    • Motorcyclists accounted for 13% of traffic fatalities in 2016.
    • 37% of alcohol-impaired motorcyclists died in crashes in 2016.
  • Motorcycle Safety Tips

    • Always wear a helmet, no matter what the law says.
    • Adhere to all rules of the road.
    • Keep a safe following distance, and stay out of blind spots.
    • Require that all passengers wear helmets.
    • Keep vehicle properly maintained at all times.