Attorney Helps Injured Motorcyclists Recover Settlements

During the pandemic, the nation’s roadways have become more dangerous.  Even with less vehicle traffic, accidents and fatalities have increased due to excessive speeding and reckless driving habits.  While motorcycles have the same rights and privileges as any other vehicle on the road, they are also the most vulnerable vehicle on the road.  According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, motorcycle fatalities account for 12.1% of all fatal accidents statewide.

When other motorists fail to share the road safely with motorcyclists, serious accidents occur with the motorcyclist bearing the brunt of the injuries.  Over the past few months, Attorney Zach Pancoast helped two central Illinois motorcyclists recover compensation for serious injuries each sustained in separate accidents.

    • In the first claim, Zach helped a Mattoon, Illinois resident secure a settlement of $293,500 for injuries he received when a loose dog caused his motorcycle to veer off the road and crash.  
    • In the second claim, Zach helped a Shelby County, Illinois resident recover a settlement of $173,182.63 for injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.

Additional Resources

Motorcycle Safety Foundation – Basic Rider Course

IDOT Crash Facts & Statistics

2020 Vehicle Fatalities on The Rise


About Zach Pancoast

For over ten years, Rossiter & Boock Attorney Zach Pancoast has been helping victims injured by the negligence of others.  He focuses his practice primarily on motor vehicle accidents, catastrophic medical malpractice and wrongful death.  Born and raised in Shelbyville, Illinois, Zach is always eager to assist residents of central Illinois with personal injury matters. He is available to meet clients in St. Louis or at the satellite office in Shelbyville, Illinois. 

About Rossiter & Boock

Rossiter & Boock, LLC is a St. Louis-based law firm specializing in fiduciary litigation (trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty, related disputes and administration), business litigation and personal injury litigation (medical malpractice, product defects and automobile accidents).  With nine full-time attorneys and robust support staff, the firm has the capacity to handle even the most complex legal matters with efficiency and personal service.