Thousands of potentially faulty Ducati motorcycles recalled in the US

At least 1,433 recent Ducati motorcycles in the U.S. are being recalled by the manufacturer due to a production error that may cause harm to riders during operation, an article of reported on October 7.

In the recall papers forwarded to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ducati stated the rear wheel of the affected motorcycles may lose power during operation if the drive pulley of the primary belt malfunctions. Reports said the problem could happen due to an improperly tightened nut in the final drive pulley. The Italian motorcycle company investigated the issue in September before they decided to issue a recall. Dealers are expected to address the issue by replacing the defective washer with a much stronger one that they will tighten properly.

Individuals are at a high risk of sustaining serious or fatal injuries when the motorcycle they are riding is involved in an accident. However, if this happens to you in Iowa, the lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may be able to offer you legal assistance. Speak with us today at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.

Rider hospitalized after Des Moines accident

A rider was recently injured after the motorcycle he was operating was involved in an accident in the eastern portion of Lehigh, Iowa, an article of KQWC reported on August 1.

According to reports, the rider, identified as a 34-year-old Clarion resident, lost control of the motorcycle he was driving while he was heading east on 290th Street. Preliminary investigations revealed that the accident happened after the rider lost control of his bike while navigating a curve. Authorities did not believe that excessive speed was a factor in the accident. The rider was airlifted to a hospital in Des Moines. 

The attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., realize that motorcyclists are often devastated after suffering injuries in accidents. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you obtain compensations from negligent parties. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to discuss your situation.

Internet teen celebrity Hayes Grier injured in dirt bike mishap

American online video sensation Hayes Grier was recently confined at a hospital in North Carolina after sustaining personal injuries in an accident involving a dirt bike, a July 29 report from USA Today stated.

Information coming from spokeswoman Natalie Geday revealed that the 16-year-old Internet celebrity sustained various dirt bike-related injuries including bruised lung, numerous skin lacerations, concussion and broken ribs. Grier, who had appeared on “Dancing with the Stars,” was “under great care” though his injuries have resulted in the delay of his video streaming appearance in “Top Grier”, Geday also stated. Verizon expressed their gratefulness that Grier is set to recover and that their utmost priority is to wait for Grier to be completely healthy.

In this difficult situation that you sustained injuries in motorcycle accidents, enlisting a skilled personal injury legal team is important mostly if you suspect that negligent parties are liable to your sufferings. However, if you or a loved one are in such situation in Iowa, call the lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may possibly help you get treatment funds.

NHTSA probing thousands of faulty Harley-Davidson bikes

After receiving complaints, several of which resulted in injury, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycles with potential defects, Fortune reported.

According to reports, the investigation will span 430,000 motorcycles that are equipped with an anti-lock braking system, or ABS, which may suddenly malfunction. Complaints revealed that the feature, intended to prevent motorcyclists from experiencing braking problems in an emergency, has failed them in various situations. In the 43 complaints received by the NHTSA regarding the braking issue, at least three accidents and two injuries have happened. The recent problem appears to be the opposite of Harley-Davidson’s 2014 issue that affected 60,000 motorcycles; then, the brakes would suddenly engage. A spokesperson for the company said they are cooperating in the NHTSA’s investigation.

Motorcyclists stand a high risk of sustaining injuries when they are involved in accidents. A personal injury attorney could help you receive compensation if negligent manufacturers are liable. Speak with an attorney at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.

Motorcyclist killed in Mason City road accident

A motorcyclist was killed on June 17 when he was involved in a car-motorcycle accident in Mason City, an article of Globe Gazette reported.

Reports stated the motorcycle-car accident happened near the intersection of North Pierce Avenue and Eighth Street Northwest. The motorcycle rider was identified as a 51-year-old Mason City resident operating a 2005 model of a Harley-Davidson Sportster on North Pierce Avenue when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla operated by a 74-year-old woman, also from Mason City. The collision took place when the motorcycle collided with the car after the car turned left from Eighth Street Northwest.

Reports revealed that the motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries while the female driver was treated at the crash scene. The accident resulted in the blocking of North Pierce Avenue while personnel from different agencies worked on the scene. Mason City authorities are now investigating the accident.

Two dead in collision between motorcycle and pickup in Davenport

A motorcyclist in Davenport recently died as a result of his injuries after a pickup truck driven by an allegedly impaired person collided with him, an article by KWQC reported on August 17.

On August 11, a northbound motorcycle operated by a 27-year-old man was hit by a pickup truck driver as he crossed the intersection and into the motorcyclist’s lane on 3rd Street. Both the motorcyclist and the pickup truck driver died as a result of this collision.

Although the Davenport Police Department initially believes that the pickup driver was driving while impaired, this situation remains under investigation.

Two teachers killed in Iowa motorcycle accident

A recent single-vehicle motorcycle accident near Norwalk left two people dead. Iowa authorities have already identified the fatalities and funerary preparations are underway, KCCI News 8 reported on February 23.

The Iowa State Patrol named the fatalities as Jon Richeson and Lanette LeCroy, who were both teachers. LeCroy reportedly was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by Richeson when they crashed at around 5:00 p.m. on the southbound side of the Highway 5 bypass. Authorities said the motorcycle struck a cable barrier after Richeson lost control while traveling around a curve. Authorities were notified that the motorcycle involved in the crash had stability problems–meaning, there was knowledge prior to the accident that the motorcycle was sometimes difficult to control. Authorities in Iowa are investigating the fatal motorcycle crash.

A vigil was held on Monday for LeCroy and Richeson. LeCroy was a substitute teacher for the Des Moines school district, while Richeson worked as a well-known teacher at Central Academy.


One dead, one injured in motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist is dead, and another injured in a recent crash in Dubuque County, an article on reported on September 1.

Reports by authorities said the accident happened at around 4:00 p.m. on August 31 when a pickup truck crashed into two northbound motorcycles on U.S. 52. Motorcyclist Thomas Haberichter reportedly died in the hospital while the other rider identified as Nancy Haberichter suffered injuries from the crash. The pickup driver, who was not injured, was identified as Kevin Stocks. Authorities are investigating the fatal accident.

The attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are saddened in the untimely death of the motorcyclist in Dubuque County. Our deepest thoughts go to the family and friends who are suffering from the recent loss.

Motorcyclist fatally struck by semi

A motorcyclist recently succumbed to his injuries after he was struck by a semi-truck in Cedar Rapids, reported on July 14.

Reports provided by the Cedar Rapids Police said the motorcycle and semi-truck collision happened on the Highway 100 interchange before 7 a.m. Motorcyclist Evan Volkers, 24, was heading west on Collins Road Overpass when he was struck by the semi. Responding crews needed to extricate Volkers from the wreckage, and he was pronounced dead after being admitted at the hospital. Motorists were temporarily prevented from accessing the overpass where the crash occurred. Any people who witnessed the accident were advised by police to contact their Traffic Division as part of their ongoing investigation.

Portions of the highway and interchange were closed for most of the day, as police and emergency medical personnel worked at the scene.

The attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., are deeply sorry for this incident and extend their sincere condolences to the relatives and friends suffering during this difficult time.

Two Iowa bars face lawsuits for over-serving

Two businesses in Iowa that serve alcoholic drinks are facing lawsuits in connection to the motorcycle crash last year that left Kathlyn Leekley dead and seriously injured Derek Lee Martie, the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reported on May 23.

According to the lawsuits filed by Leekley’s family and Martie last April, Heartland Acres Agribition Center and Bucketz Bar & Grill served pickup truck driver Bryan Cornwell, 22, until he was extremely drunk. Cornwell, who had an alcohol content of 0.214 an hour after the accident, reportedly crossed a median line on Dubuque Road and crashed into the motorcycle occupied by Martie and Leekley. Leekley was thrown from the motorcycle and died days later. Martie sustained life-threatening injuries and is permanently damaged from the incident. Appropriate charges were filed against Cornwell, who was given a 32-year sentence last March.

At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our lawyers understand the emotional, physical and financial loss that families suffer when they lose a loved one to a drunk driving accident. If this has happened to someone you love, we may help you pursue damages and hold the responsible parties responsible. Tell us your situation today at 877-327-2600

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