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Motorcyclists: Dangerous drivers can lead to serious accidents

As a motorcyclist, you're exposed to many kinds of injuries on the roads. If you're thrown from your bike, you could face road rash injuries, broken bones, concussions or head injuries, spinal injuries, bruising and others. While wearing a helmet and protective gear can help, there's little that can be done to protect you from the impact of a heavier vehicle.

You may be able to make a claim after a truck accident

Tractor trailers can be incredibly dangerous on the road, and if you've been involved in an accident, you'll want to work with your attorney to figure out what kind of compensation you can seek. Accidents involving 18-wheelers can be some of the worst; the crushing weight of the vehicle can literally destroy vehicles, disfiguring them and harming the people inside.

You can seek compensation after a drunk-driving accident

Drunk and drugged driving is a real risk on the roads for everyone, including the driver. People who think they can handle driving when they're intoxicated put others at risk of injury when simply staying out of the driver's seat would mean everyone would stay safe.

Teen drivers: More likely to be involved in fatal accidents

Teenagers are at a pivotal time in their lives. They're learning to drive, to enjoy an adult lifestyle as they reach their late teens, and some may even be learning to be more independent. Teens are at risk of being in car accidents more often than others, and they can be a risk on the road. Many times, teens are the people who cause accidents, and if you're struck by one who has just learned to drive or who was distracted on the roads, then you'll want to know that you can get the compensation you need with the help of your attorney.

Are helmets required in Iowa?

In Iowa, helmets are not required by law. That means motorcyclists can't be arrested or fined for going without one, even though the helmet itself may be beneficial in preventing injuries. If you're accused of being partially liable for an injury you've suffered because of a dangerous driver, this fact can help you make sure your claim isn't denied and is not altered due to the state of your safety gear.

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