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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.

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.

Understanding the increase in motorcycle accidents

There are many concerns for safety on the roadways, and when drivers in Iowa travel, they should consider ways to keep themselves and others safe. Despite these efforts, some drivers are not able to avoid dangers on the road. For example, motorcyclists have limited available safety features. Even when they wear a helmet, serious and fatal injuries could occur in a motorcycle crash. Regardless of how careful the rider is, a negligent driver is often to blame for a fatal motorcycle crash.

Motorcyclist suffers head injury in Iowa crash with SUV

To some bikers, owning and riding a motorcycle is a serious hobby, which often includes long motorcycle rides with fellow bikers and motorcycle rallies. Whether it is a single rider or a group of bikers, drivers in Iowa will often encounter motorcycles on the roadways. This is especially true during the summer months. Although it is not a rare event that motorists will need to share the road with motorcyclists, drivers may fail to notice them. This could lead to a motorcycle crash seriously affecting those on the bike.

Fatal motorcycle crash in Iowa City

During the summer months, residents in Iowa often see an increase in motorcycles on the roadway. These small vehicles are able to maneuver quickly and could easily go undetected, due to the blind spots of larger vehicles. Whether it is during the daytime or nighttime hours, drivers should always be aware of their surroundings. That also means keeping an eye out for motorcyclists. Double-checking before making a turn or lane change could reduce the chances of a motorcycle accident.

Driver fails to stop and hits Iowa man on motorcycle

Traffic signs and signals are posted to help protect drivers and passengers on the roadways. If a driver fails to obey a sign, this could result in a collision. Whether it's a stop sign, stoplight or yielding to oncoming traffic, a driver could be found negligent if they fail to obey traffic laws. This could also lead to criminal penalties and civil liability for the driver at fault.

Automobile-motorcycle crash in Iowa kills one and injures two

As the weather continues to warm up, residents in Ohio notice more and more motorcycles on the roadway. Whether it is being used as a primary vehicle, for enjoyment or for long distance travel, motorcycles utilize various types of roads. These small vehicles could go unnoticed if a driver fails to observe their surroundings. Checking blind spots, mirrors and oncoming traffic is crucial, and when a driver is negligent or distracted, they could cause a motorcycle accident.

Two-motorcycle crash injures two Iowa men

Each year, as the weather starts to warms up, residents in Iowa see more and more motorcycles on the roadways. Although this is common during the warmer months, these small vehicles can still go unnoticed by larger vehicles. This is why it is crucial that drivers double-check and even triple-check their blind spots and mirrors before changing lanes or making a turn. If a driver fails to do so or is distracted or speeding, they could collide with a motorcyclist. Even if they are wearing a helmet and protective gear, a motorcycle accident often results in catastrophic injuries.

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