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Spring Brings Increase in Des Moines Motorcycle Accidents

Posted March 08, 2016 in Personal Injury Blog

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER IN DES MOINES IOWA

As temperatures rise, motorcyclists across Iowa begin the annual tradition of getting their bikes out of storage, tuning them up, and hitting the roads for the first time of the year.

An exciting time of year to be sure. However, history shows that as the mercury increases, so does the number of motorcycle accidents.

Although warm weather undoubtedly makes for nice riding weather, there are still plenty of hazards that motorcyclists must contend with, many of which are the result of the elements. Some of the more common hazards that can lead to motorcycle accidents in Des Moines include:

• Sand and gravel at intersections and turns which has accumulated from dirt left behind from melted snow as well as have been laid down by street crews to aid with traction and melting.

• Potholes and broken pavement that are the result of the freeze / thaw cycle of winter.

• Unexpected ice patches resulting from snow run off from remaining snow piles.

• Black ice which is, most commonly, frozen exhaust from cars. Black ice is often found at intersections or other locations in which cars sit and idle.

• The “other guy”. This refers to other motorists on the road who have not had to share the road with motorcycles for several months and, therefore, often fail to look for, or recognize motorcycles.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident anywhere in Iowa, contact one of our Des Moines personal injury lawyers today via email or at 515-493-4878 for an absolutely free consultation.

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