Des Moines Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If We Don’t Win Your Case, You Don’t Pay
Historically, motorcycle accidents are some of the worst motor vehicle
accidents in terms of injuries and fatalities. In 2019 (the latest year
for which data is currently available), there were 43 motorcycle accidents,
resulting in 43 fatalities in the state of Iowa,
according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. These statistics represent an increase in both the number of collisions
and the number of fatalities from the previous year. In 34 of the 43 motorcycle
accident-related deaths in 2019, the victims were not wearing motorcycle helmets.
Because motorcycle operators and passengers simply have less protections
than people in
passenger cars and other types of vehicles, they are more likely to sustain severe and/or
fatal injuries when accidents occur. However, this does not mean that
motorcyclists are inherently more dangerous drivers; in fact, most motorcycle
accidents happen when other drivers are careless or reckless. When this
is the case, injured victims and the loved ones of those
wrongfully killed can seek justice and hold negligent motorists accountable.
At Lowe Law Firm, our Des Moines motorcycle accident lawyers have extensive
experience navigating these complex claims. We understand the many unique
challenges motorcycle accident victims face—and we know how to overcome
these challenges. Most of all, we are committed to treating each and every
one of our clients with the care, attention, and respect they deserve.
At our firm, you are treated like a real person and an attorney will be
personally involved in your case from start to finish.
Ready to share your story with our legal team? We’re ready to listen. Call
(515) 497-8088 for a free, no-pressure consultation. If we don’t recover compensation
for you, you don’t pay—guaranteed!
Proving Liability in Motorcycle Accident Claims
personal injury claim, motorcycle accident claims rely on the issue of liability. In other words,
in order to file a claim and recover compensation for your damages, you
must prove that someone else was at fault for the accident that caused
In order to file a motorcycle accident claim in Iowa, you must prove all
of the following elements:
- Another person/party owed you a duty of care
- The other person/party failed to uphold the duty of care
- As a result of their failure to uphold the duty of care, you were injured
- You suffered measurable damages (economic and/or non-economic)
A “duty of care” is the responsibility another person or party
has to take reasonable action to keep others safe. When a motorist acts
negligently or breaks the law—by speeding, driving drunk, texting
while driving, etc.—they have failed to uphold the duty of care
to others on the road. If you are injured by a negligent driver and suffer
damages, you can file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for
What Are “Damages?”
In legal terms, “damages” refers to any losses you sustain
as a result of the motorcycle accident. These losses can be financial
in nature, but they can also be physical or emotional losses caused by
Common damages resulting from motorcycle accidents include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
- Loss of life quality
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
By filing a motorcycle accident claim in Des Moines or elsewhere in Iowa,
you can work to recover compensation for all of your current and future
medical expenses, including ambulance and hospital fees, medications,
medical equipment and devices, ongoing care costs, rehabilitation therapy,
and counseling services. You can also seek compensation for your lost
income/wages while you are unable to return to work, as well as lost future
earnings if you are disabled as a result of your injuries. A personal
injury claim can also allow you to recover compensation for mental health
issues that result from the accident, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD), and more.
Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney on Your Side
While you are not required by law to work with an attorney when pursuing
a personal injury or wrongful death claim, having an experienced legal
team on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Motorcycle accident cases are complex, and many liable insurance companies
will do everything they can to dispute, devalue, or even deny your claim.
They have legal teams working for them—shouldn’t you have
one on your side, too?
Many people are hesitant to reach out to a lawyer, assuming that hiring
an attorney is expensive and more of a hassle than it’s worth. However,
when you turn to Lowe Law Firm, we do absolutely everything we can to
make the process as easy and stress-free as possible for you.
Our team will handle everything so you can focus on healing and getting back on
your feet. What’s more, we offer contingency fees. This means that
we only charge attorneys’ fees if and when we successfully recover
a settlement or verdict for you. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for
you and, in the unlikely event that we do
not win your case, you owe us nothing.
Contact Us Today
There is no risk and no pressure in talking to our Des Moines motorcycle
accident lawyers. To learn more about how we can help you with your claim,
reach out to us today and request a free, confidential consultation. We
answer calls 24/7 and can travel to meet you if you are unable to make
it into our office.
(515) 497-8088 or submit an
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