No. However, you should be prepared to hear an insurance adjuster argue that your eye injury was your fault because you failed to wear goggles. The insurance adjuster may be trying to get you to accept a settlement that is lower than you deserve.

Do Not Negotiate With This Insurance Adjuster

Instead, contact your own lawyer to find out the truth about your potential claim and to have a lawyer negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. The truth is that:

  • Iowa law does not require motorcyclists to wear goggles. Thus, you were doing nothing wrong by failing to wear them.
  • You suffered the eye injury because of the accident and not because of the lack of goggles. It was not the absence of goggles on your face that caused your eye injury. Instead, it was the negligent actions of the other driver. Don’t let the insurance adjuster confuse this point.
  • You deserve fair compensation for your eye injury, and any other injuries you suffered, if you were hurt because of another driver’s negligence.

The truth is that you might have to fight for a fair recovery if you suffered an eye injury in a Des Moines motorcycle crash on Interstate 80, 8th Street, or any other road. The truth is also that this is a fight worth waging.

You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

You have the right to hire a lawyer to represent your interests. Please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, and please sign up to receive rider Newsbrief to learn more about your rights and about how to protect them.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.