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Motorcycle-pickup truck accident injures one

A motorcycle accident on Brady Street near Vanderveer Park in Davenport has resulted in the motorcyclist getting hospitalized.

Saturday, April 16, around 12:55 p.m., the motorcyclist was riding northbound near Lombard Street when he tried to brake to avoid hitting a pickup truck. The motorcyclist ended up crashing into a telephone pole instead. According to Sergeant Mike Colclasure, excessive speed was a factor in the accident. The motorcycle driver was in stable condition after the accident since he was wearing a helmet. Unfortunately, his bike sustained major damage. Several pieces of the motorcycle were scattered along Brady Street after the crash.

The attorneys at The Biker Lawyers know how stressful it can be to lose your bike and experience injuries in a motorcycle crash. That is why we offer legal assistance for those that are involved in motorcycle accident cases. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices at (877) 209-9452 to discuss your case.

Bicycle bill passes Senate committee

Senate Bill 2076, introduced by State Senator Matt McCoy (Democrat) in Iowa, was approved on Tuesday, February 16 by the Iowa Senate committee on transportation. The proposed law seeks to broaden an already existing law that prevents motorists from driving too close to bicycles along the highway. The new bill would expand the coverage of this safety requirement to bicycles in designated bike lanes.

According to McCoy, the bill, which is already in practice in 37 other states, is designed to protect bike riders on the road, who have as much right to be on roadways as other motorists. For his part, State Senator Tim Kapucian (Republican) said the bill only confirms current policy.

Statistics show that between the years 2005 and 2014, 53 bicyclists were killed in accidents involving cars in Iowa. Currently, motorists can be fined $250 for driving to close to a bicyclist and $100 for violating Iowa passing laws.

Our legal team at The Biker Lawyers understands exactly how dangerous motorists who fail to share the road can be. If you have suffered in an accident caused by a negligent driver, do not hesitate to call us at (877) 209-9452 today.

Drunk driving charges leveled after Cedar Falls collision

Twenty-year-old Kayla Ginther of Waterloo, Iowa was arrested and charged with first-offense operating while intoxicated after a car-motorcycle collision occurred on the 1400 block of Rainbow Drive in Cedar Falls on Sunday, October 4 at around 10:30 p.m.

The incident injured 21-year-old Waterloo resident Cory Goecken.

According to Cedar Falls police, Ginther was driving a vehicle westbound on Rainbow Drive when she collided with Goecken’s motorcycle, which was also traveling in the westbound lanes and either slowing down or stopped.

Ginther was not injured in the incident, and she was detained at the Black Hawk County Jail. Goecken was taken to Allen Hospital where he was able to receive treatment for his head wounds.

If you are in need of legal assistance after being involved in a motorcycle accident that you did not cause, the attorneys at The Biker Lawyers can help you pursue a claim to compensation. Call our offices at (877) 209-9452 to speak to an attorney today.

Davenport motorcycle accident kills one

Police officials have reported that a motorcycle accident that occurred at the 2000 block of Pershing Avenue in Davenport, Iowa last Monday, October 5 at around 2:29 a.m. has resulted in the death of one individual.

The victim was identified as 20-year-old Davenport local John Goodman, who police authorities said had been wearing appropriate clothing and had on the proper safety equipment when his motorcycle and body were found on the road.

According to preliminary findings, Goodman’s motorcycle was headed south on Pershing when for some reason it veered off the roadway and crashed into a curb.

Police said they are considering factors such as speed and alcohol as having contributed to the crash, but that they are not ruling out liability by other motorists, hence, the investigation continues by police authorities.

Linn County motorcycle accident injures one

A man was airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa after experiencing a motorcycle accident last Monday, September 14 in the southbound lane of Highway 13 at Mount Vernon Road in Linn County.

The man reportedly sustained life-threatening injuries after the motorcycle he was operating collided with an SUV.

The case is currently being investigated by police officers and they are deciding if charges are going to be filed against the woman involved in the accident who was driving the SUV at the time.

Linn County police have not released the driver’s identity and the current condition of his wounds.

A person who has suffered a motorcycle accident may find that their lives have been seriously affected by this unfortunate event. This is why we at The Biker Lawyers are here to give our legal services to victims of motorcycle crashes. We are willing to work hard towards ensuring that motorcycle accident victims are financially compensated for the horrible situation that they have to endure. Call our offices today at (877) 209-9452.

Two hurt in motorcycle-car accident in Lincoln Way

Forty-two-year-old Bradley Freeman and 13-year-old Zachary Freeman, both residents of Grimes, Iowa, were hospitalized after the Harley Davidson motorcycle they were on was hit by a Ford Contour last Sunday, August 30 along Lincoln Way in Ames.

According to Ames Police Department investigations commander Jason Tuttle, the Freemans were headed east on Lincoln Way when 19-year-old Nebraska resident Jesse Johnson, who was headed west on Lincoln Way, attempted to turn left onto Sheldon, causing the collision.

The Freemans’ Harley Davidson incurred around $3,000 in total damage while Johnson’s Ford Contour incurred around $1,500 in total damage.

Tuttle noted that accidents along Lincoln Way are prevalent since the road is the busiest in Ames.

If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you can trust that our legal team at The Biker Lawyers will handle your personal injury lawsuit effectively and with the utmost compassion and diligence. Schedule an appointment with our attorneys by calling our offices today at 877-209-9452.

Bicycle light issue discussed in Iowa Senate

A motorcycle accident that resulted in the injury of three bicyclists and the motorcycle driver in Lyon County prompted a bill in the Iowa Senate. Senate File 241 seeks to instill a $25 fine on bicycle riders who ride without a light during dark hours, the Des Moines Register reported on February 25.

Under current laws, a bicycle rider must use a front and back light or rear reflector at night, or whenever the roadways are too dark for the bicycle rider to see clearly. The motorcycle accident happened because the driver could not see the bicyclists in front of him–they were not wearing lights or reflectors.

The attorneys at The Biker Lawyers, work to protect the legal rights of our clients by pursuing financial compensation from those responsible for their accidents. Call our offices at (877) 209-9452 today to learn more about how we may work on your behalf for the funds you need to recover.

Two Wheel Trauma to conduct accident management seminar

Emergency Medical Services personnel, first responders, and others in the medical community will attend a seminar conducted by the Two Wheel Trauma Program on March 21, KWQC reported.

The program will cover accident management, especially how to treat people who have incurred injuries due to motorcycle, moped, snowmobile, bicycle, or all-terrain vehicle accidents.

The event will take place at Genesis Medical Center East Campus Heart Institute Adler at East Rusholme Street in Davenport, Iowa.

Aside from learning about techniques for giving first-aid treatment to victims and reducing the amount of body damage the victim could be exposed to, the seminar will also teach attendees how to avoid exposing themselves to injuries while providing treatment.

If your health and safety has been compromised in a motorcycle accident due to the negligent actions of other motorists on the road, our competent attorneys at The Biker Lawyers, may provide you with the competent legal assistance you need to pursue a claim against those responsible for your plight. Call our offices today at (877) 209-9452 to begin taking action.

Minnesota man dies after colliding with deputy’s squad car in Iowa

Fifty-five-year-old Breckenridge, Minnesota motorcyclist Laverne Schweertman sustained injuries of an unknown nature and was hospitalized after colliding with Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office deputy Josh Roberts in Spirit Lake, Iowa on August 8, the Sioux City Journal reported.

Schweertman was heading east in the westbound lane when he came into contact with the passenger-side door of a squad car east of Spirit Lake at around 2 a.m. He was brought to the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls for the treatment of his wounds. Iowa State Patrol is currently launching an investigation into the incident, trying to discover the circumstances that may have caused the motorcycle accident.

Because of the inherent lack of physical protection, motorcyclists are at greater risk for serious injury in the event of an accident. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence or reckless driving of someone else, the legal team at the The Biker Lawyers, may help you pursue the funds you need to recover. Call our offices at (877) 209-9452 to learn more.

Motorcyclist injured in Interstate 29 crash

The Sioux City Police Department in Iowa reported that 60-year-old Sergeant Bluff resident Steven Hough was injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Interstate 29, according to an article on KTIV published July 30.

According to preliminary investigations conducted by the police, Hough was traveling at a highway speed just before 8:00 a.m. northbound near the Highway 20 interchange. The traffic ahead of him, however, had slowed due to nearby construction.

Hough avoided collision by veering his bike downwards. He was brought to the Mercy Medical Center for emergency surgery, but his condition remains unknown.

Because motorcycles provide less protection to the rider, motorcycle accident victims face a greater risk of serious harm. If you have experienced a motorcycle accident due to the reckless driving of someone else, the attorneys at the The Biker Lawyers, may help you pursue the funds you need to recover. Call our offices today at (877) 209-9452 to learn how we may help you.

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