Motorcycle Accidents

In many ways, motorcycle accidents are similar to other types of personal injury litigation. The injured party must prove the other driver's negligence by a preponderance of the evidence standard. The plaintiff must also substantiate any request for compensation arising from injuries or other damages.

Iowa does not currently have a helmet law. Nevertheless, the other party may attempt to deny or shift responsibility for causing the accident. The other driver may draw upon stereotypes that portray all motorcyclists as reckless.

Gathering The Evidence To Prove Negligence

With an experienced attorney as your advocate, however, such excuses will fail in the face of hard evidence. We only take on personal injury cases to which we can devote our small law firm's full resources. That generally means one case at a time. We provide personalized attention to deliver a top-notch result.

For example, we draw upon all available documentation when investigating an accident, including police reports, eyewitness testimony, skid marks or other physical evidence at the scene. We may also utilize accident reconstruction experts.

Special Considerations In Motorcycle Accident Cases

A motorcycle accident case also involves unique issues. An external motor vehicle frame does not protect motorcyclists, and larger vehicles generate greater impact force. Consequently, motorcyclists are at a much greater risk of suffering serious or catastrophic injuries.

Proving The Full Extent of your Damages

It is vitally important to determine the full impact of your injuries. If your injuries are permanent, you may have reduced wage-earning capacity, chronic pain, and/or long-term care needs. These factors should be included in your calculation for damages. You may also include other damages, such as medical bills, and pain and suffering from your injuries. Don't accept the first settlement offer made by an insurance company without consulting with an attorney about your legal rights. We will fight to maximize your compensation, whether that means informal negotiations or a battle in court.

Contact A Skilled Motorcycle Attorney

With over 40 years of experience, we understand the challenges particular to motor cycle accidents and know how to be tough advocates for your injuries. If you have been injured by another driver's negligence, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Take action today to get your life back on track. Our offices are conveniently located in Iowa City and Waterloo. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling us at 319-234-2638 or completing our online contact form.