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Do universal helmet laws save lives?

Many motorists in Iowa take certain measures to ensure their safety on the roadways. For drivers and passengers, this often means using a seatbelt. For motorcyclists, this usually means wearing protective clothing and a helmet. Many riders will wear a helmet even when the law does not require it. Only three states in the nation, Iowa included, do not have legislation that requires either all bikers or bikers below a certain age to wear a helmet. This causes some to question whether helmet laws are effective at reducing serious and even fatal injuries in the event of a motorcycle crash.

Motorcycle-RV collision in Iowa injures motorcyclist

Although fall weather is settling in throughout the state of Iowa, motorcyclists are still seen on roadways throughout the state. Even on cooler days, drivers should still expect to encounter these small vehicles on all road types. When a driver fails to take note of motorcyclists around them, they could collide with the rider, resulting in a serious or even fatal motorcycle accident.

Intersection collision injures motorcyclist in Iowa crash

Although driving safely might seem like an innate action while behind the wheel of a vehicle, drivers in Iowa and elsewhere should always be alert and aware of their surroundings. This means taking constant notice of speed limit signs, traffic signals and signs, other vehicles on the roadway and any type of hazard that might be up ahead. Even when a driver is being cautious and believes he or she is driving safely, a simple moment of inattention could be the cause of an accident.

What are the common causes of motorcycle accidents?

While motorcycles are generally considered less safe than other motor vehicles, many Iowa residents are aware of ways that they can increase their safety while driving or riding on a motorcycle. Safety gear such as protective clothing and a helmet could help reduce or prevent injuries from occurring if an accident were to occur. While taking protective measures is helpful, motorcyclists should also understand common causes so that they can avoid being involved in a collision.

Helping motorcycle crash victims recover compensation for losses

While the warm months are frequently the time of year when Iowa residents are more concerned about motorcycle accidents, motorcycle safety should be stressed year-round. Because motorists will often assert that they did not see the motorcyclist before a collision occurred, it is crucial that traffic safety precautions regarding all types of vehicles are always stressed. Our law firm understands that motorcycle accidents are often tragic, and victims and their loved ones should understand the rights afforded to them when a negligent driver collides with a motorcycle.

Universal helmet laws reduce brain injuries in motorcycle crashes

It is a known fact that wearing a helmet helps protect motorcyclists from suffering serious injuries if an accident were to occur. Despite this knowledge, some riders in Iowa do not wear a helmet. And when a motorcycle accident occurs, a rider or a passenger could suffer a brain injury.

How can drivers and motorcyclists increase motorcycle safety?

Now that the weather is warming up and it is starting to feel like spring in Iowa, residents will see more and more motorcycles traveling on the roadways. While it is always important to keep an eye out for smaller motor vehicles traveling on the roadways, it is a time of year when additional precaution is necessary to avoid motorcycle accidents.

Iowa motorcycle statistics in the winter months

Motorcycles aren't often seen on Iowa roads during the winter months. The cold and inclement weather make riding a motorcycle unpleasant and often dangerous. However, people who love to ride motorcycles probably can't wait for the springtime. Until that comes, it may be a good time to discuss motorcycle safety and the related legal issues.

Seeking compensation for damages in a motorcycle accident

As the summer comes to a close, fewer motorcyclists take to the road in Iowa. While the cooler weather causes fewer residents to ride on their bikes in the state, drivers should always be aware of their possible presence on the roadways. Our firm understands that when a motorcyclist is struck by a vehicle, they could suffer greatly. Because bikers do not have the same type of protective shell most vehicles offer, they often suffer serious injuries or are killed as a result of the crash.

How to deal with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident

Residents in Iowa might either ride on a motorcycle or witness other traveling on a motorized bike during the warmer months of the year. Whether it is for pure enjoyment or their means of transportation to their destination, our firm understands that motorcyclists encounter dangers on the roadway. This could come in the form of a negligent driver and result in a serious or fatal accident.

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