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When you're on a motorcycle, you’re almost completely unprotected. There is no protection, no "cage" like you find in other vehicles. When an accident occurs, causing a motorcycle to crash, the rider(s) are susceptible to great danger. Riders are frequently catapulted off the bike and thrown to the ground, nearby poles, trees, buildings, and/or other hard objects. This can lead to devastating injuries including head and/or spinal cord injuries, broken bones, road rash, and more. However, more often than not, these accidents result in fatal injuries.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Frequent causes of accidents while operating a motorcycle include:
- Following a motorcyclist too closely
- Driving recklessly
- Excessive speed around a motorcyclist
- Failing to check for motorcycles (While entering traffic, merging, or making a lane changes)
- Pulling in front of a motorcycle (From a driveway, parking lot, or intersection)
- Making a left turn in front of a motorcycle
- Misjudging the speed or distance of a motorcycle
Rely on Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Whether you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in the Des Moines, Knoxville, or Ames, IA areas, it is important to speak with a lawyer. At Beattie Law Firm, our team can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. We will review your case and determine the best course of action.
At our law firm, we believe that motorcyclists are entitled to the same protections that other motor vehicle drivers are entitled to. That is why we help our clients obtain compensation for bike repairs or replacements, medical bills, and more. If you are in need of legal counsel regarding a motorcycle accident Des Moines, Knoxville, Ames, or the surrounding areas, contact us today. We’re here for you.