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
Like any 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 your injuries.
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 your damages.
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 the accident.
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.
A Sense of Understanding
We will step into your shoes to better understand your goals and effectively fight for the justice that you deserve in your case.
A Client-First Philosophy
Our team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure your comfort and convenience, from traveling to you to arranging your medical care.
A Personalized Experience
Our attorneys refuse to treat you like another number and are committed to being directly involved in your case every step of the way.
A Results-Driven Approach
We have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims in the past and are committed to winning your case next.
A Network of Support
When you hire our firm, you not only get the support of one attorney but a large team guiding you through the legal process.
A Compassionate Team
Our attorneys are truly empathetic advocates whom you can count on to be in your corner when you need them most.