Motorcycle accidents are life-altering events that generally involve much greater physical damage to both the vehicle and driver than car accidents. For this reason, it’s imperative that victims of motorcycle accidents seek the proper legal representation necessary for getting the compensation they’re owed following a catastrophic event.
Peters Law Firm has the knowledgeable, highly skilled motorcycle accident attorneys that Iowa and Nebraska residents need to claim the damages they’re owed. Contact our team today to get the motorcycle accident attorneys you need to litigate your case!
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcyclists are at a comparatively greater disadvantage on the road than those operating standard vehicles. Because of this, many motorcycle injuries are extremely severe, and in some instances can be fatal. The following are just some of the common injuries experienced in a motorcycle accident:
- Road Rash
- Facial Fractures or Disfigurement
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Limb Amputation
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
These injuries can be life-altering in nature, making it absolutely crucial for motorcyclists to secure the appropriate insurance coverage. Many drivers on the road are either uninsured or underinsured, which is why it’s a great idea for motorcyclists to consider Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage. Doing so can provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional coverage following a motorcycle accident.
FAQs for Iowa & Nebraska Motorcycle Accident Litigation
Motorcycle accident cases are handled differently from state to state. Peters Law Firm has experience litigating cases in both Iowa and Nebraska. The following frequently asked questions will help you better understand your options following a motorcycle accident event:
How is fault determined in Iowa and Nebraska?
Iowa uses the Comparative Fault Act to determine fault in motorcycle accident cases. This means that a jury will determine how much fault is assigned to each party. Depending on the percentage of fault the motorcyclist is found to have, that will determine the amount of damages they are able to be rewarded. For example, if the motorcyclist claims $100,000 in damages and is found to be 10% at fault, they will only receive $90,000.
In contrast, Nebraska applies stricter negligence laws. This means that if the motorcyclist is found to have been 50% or more at fault for an accident, they will not be eligible to recover any damages. Always consult with your attorney to understand the legal options available to you.
What damages can be claimed following a motorcycle accident?
The following damages can be claimed following a motorcycle accident:
- Medical & Funeral Expenses
- Pain & Suffering
- Punitive Damages
- Lost Wages
- Psychological Damages
What is the statute of limitations on filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit in Iowa and Nebraska?
In Iowa, the statute of limitations for filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident. The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit in Nebraska, however, is four years from the date of the accident.
Peters Law Firm for Iowa & Nebraska Motorcycle Accident Litigation
Peters Law Firm is dedicated to helping our clients claim the damages they’re owed following a motorcycle accident. For more than 90 years, we’ve helped victims of motorcycle accidents throughout Southwest Iowa and Southeast Nebraska get the compensation they deserve following a catastrophic event. Contact our team to schedule a consultation today!