It is no secret that motorcycle accidents can cause serious, debilitating injuries, especially when they involving another vehicle.
But what many people do not realize is just how many motorcycle accidents result in death to the rider and his or her passengers.
According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, 100% of the motorcyclists involved in accidents in Iowa in 2013 alone did not survive the wrecks. Out of the 38 documented motorcycle accidents last year, 41 people lost their lives, and this number does not even include fatalities that may have occurred among the drivers of the other vehicles or pedestrians that may have been involved.
In 2012, there were 56 deaths as a result of 54 accidents.
Don’t let a motorcycle accident devastate your family’s life. Be on the lookout for motorcycles the moment you start your car by always looking twice:
- Look twice before proceeding through intersections.
- Look twice at blind spots before switching lanes.
- Look twice at your speedometer to make sure that you are going the speed limit.
- Look twice (or more) in your rearview when approaching stop signs and lights so you are aware of who is behind and beside you.
- Look twice before making turns, especially wide-angle ones.
- Think twice before looking down at your phone, which can be as distracting as drinking and driving.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious motorcycle accident, you need information. Contact the attorneys at Walker, Billingsley and Bair by calling 641-792-3595 or by filling out the online contact form to the right to take advantage of a complimentary case evaluation.