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How Motorcycle Crashes Happen

The type of motorcycle accident you experience could affect your financial recoveryAny kind of Iowa motorcycle accident can result in a serious injury, and every serious injury that is caused by another person’s negligence may provide you with the opportunity to recover damages. While every accident is unique, the specific type of accident that led to your injuries could be relevant to your recovery of damages because it could help prove who was at fault for the crash.

Four Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle and another vehicle may collide from any angle. Some common ways motorcycles and other vehicles collide include:

  • T-bone crashes. This type of accident commonly occurs at an intersection when a motorist fails to see—or fails to accurately judge the distance to—a motorcyclist. As a result the motorist proceeds through the intersection, and the vehicles collide front to side.
  • Rear-end accidents. Rear-end crashes are common when motorists are distracted, drowsy, drunk, aggressive, speeding, or otherwise negligent. They fail to leave enough distance between themselves and the riders in front of them and end up hitting the back of the bike.
  • Head-on collisions. A head-on crash occurs when a motorist is in the wrong and collides with the front of a motorcycle. This can occur, for example, if a motorist crosses the center line of a highway or if a motorist is traveling the wrong way on a one-way street.
  • Left-turn wrecks. Many motorists who are making left turns fail to see, or account for, riders who are traveling straight. As a result the motorist and motorcyclist may collide.

If you’ve been hurt in any of these types of motorcycle accidents, then it is important to protect your rights.

Call an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer After Any Kind of Crash

A lawyer can help investigate what happened, collect evidence, negotiate with insurance adjusters and represent you in court. In other words, a lawyer can make sure that your legal rights are protected and can fight for your recovery of damages.

Your future is too important to leave to chance. Instead, make sure you have the legal representation that you need to protect your rights and to recover compensation for past, current, and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain, suffering, and other damages. Call us today at 1-800-800-5678 to learn more about how we may help protect your rights after a serious Iowa motorcycle accident.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham