Memorial Day weekend marked the beginning of the 100 deadliest days of driving during the summer months. The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day averages about 33 traffic related deaths in Iowa, including motorcyclists injured in collisions with cars.
Because motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable in a car crash, riders are encouraged to take defensive driving courses to improve safety skills and learn strategies to survive a potential collision.
Because many motorists report not “seeing” a motorcyclists before a crash, it is very important for motorcyclists to wear an item of bright clothing and use safety equipment such as a helmet to minimize the likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle collision and reduce serious injuries in a crash.
Of course, it is not only the responsibility of the motorcyclists to avoid traffic accidents. Other motorists should avoid distracted driving and make a concerted effort to “see” motorcycles especially during the warm weather months when the presence of motorcycles significantly increases.
When you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is crucial to seek maximum compensation to cover your short and long term medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages. Hiring an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney is the key to to being able to obtain full recovery of all your current and future losses. contact Des Moines motorcycle accident lawyer Marc Humphrey for immediate assistance at 515-331-3510.