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Motorcycle Accident Injuries & Compensation

Obtain the maximum possible compensation for your claim

Motorcycles do not have the same safety features as cars, such as seat belts, airbags and a metal enclosure. Therefore, motorcyclists tend to sustain worse injuries than other motorists during an accident.

Based in Des Moines, The Hope Law Firm, PLC advocates for motorcyclists in our surrounding communities and throughout Iowa. Our personal injury lawyers build a strong case for damages. We consult medical experts to determine the lifelong costs of a permanent injury and the diminished capacity that could affect future earnings. We gather relevant evidence to prove the damages and deliver a convincing argument for obtaining the maximum possible compensation. If you have been injured, there is Hope for recovery.

Brain damage

Brain damage is one of the most common types of motorcycle accident injuries. Although a helmet can protect your head, the gear is not foolproof if you are involved in a violent crash. Traumatic brain injury may lead to such permanent medical problems as:

  • Headaches
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Memory loss
  • Altered senses
  • Emotional distress
  • Seizures

The most serious head injuries may result in coma, a vegetative or minimally conscious state, locked-in syndrome or brain death.

Spinal cord injury

Even at slow speed, motorcyclists are often thrown from a bike onto hard pavement, putting them at great risk of spinal cord damage. The severity and nature of the spinal cord injury depends on the vertebrae fractured. The accident may cause you to have a permanent disability, such as:

  • High tetraplegia
  • Low tetraplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Partial paralysis
  • Incomplete motor function
  • Loss of sensation
  • Organ damage
  • Pain

If you were the victim of a motorcycle accident, we can explore the scene and determine who or what was at fault.

Amputations, fractures and crush injuries

During an accident, the bike may roll onto the motorcyclist. The weight of the motorcycle can cause severe crush injuries, fractures or amputations of feet, hands or limbs. Serious fractures and crush injuries can result in permanent disability and even require surgical amputation.

Road rash

Road rash is a severe friction burn caused when a biker slides across the pavement. Abrasion-resistant jackets and pants can reduce the severity of the road rash. However, you may still sustain burns to any exposed areas of your skin. Infection and permanent scars may result from road rash. You may also require surgeries, including skin grafts and reconstructive surgeries, to repair your burned skin.

Obtain the compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries

The Hope Law Firm, PLC is located in Des Moines, Iowa and represents injured victims in our community and throughout the state. We pursue the maximum possible compensation for motorcycle crash injuries. Your case evaluation is free. We take your case on contingency, meaning we do not charge attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for you through a settlement or trial verdict. For more information about our legal services, call our office at (515) 298-5056 or contact us online.