Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injury or even death to motorcyclists who have little protection in a collision with a motor vehicle. Fourteen percent of all traffic fatalities are motorcyclists and ATVs, underscoring just how dangerous it is for motorcyclists.
Many times a motorcycle accident is caused by another driver who does not see a motorcyclist, due to distracted driving or alcohol or drug impairment. Some accidents occur because the driver of a car or truck simply does not respect a motorcyclist’s right to share the road or yield as provided by law.
Unfortunately when a motorcyclist is involved in a collision with a higher profile vehicle the injuries can be severe ranging from traumatic brain injuries to broken bones, burns and lacerations. The resulting medical bills, pain and suffering, and the long road to recovery can be overwhelming both financially and emotionally. If a motorcyclist is killed due to the negligence of an inattentive or reckless driver, a family is devastated.
When you or a family member is injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to pursue maximum compensation to cover short and long term medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages. Hiring an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney is the key to obtaining full recovery of your losses. Des Moines motorcycle accident lawyer Marc Humphrey represents clients throughout Iowa. Call 515-331-3510 for your free consultation or use our contact form.