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The causes of fatal car crashes in Iowa

While there are many reasons for accidents on Iowa roadways, there are some causes of fatal car accidents that occur more frequently than others, and some are more dangerous than others. Understanding the causes of accidents and fatalities can help people to prevent accidents and protect themselves on the road. It can also help people to understand the legal ramifications of an accident.

According to a recent report released by the Iowa Department of Transportation, it is clear that certain categories are more prone to causing traffic fatalities than others. For example, the category listed as the highest cause for fatalities in the state was speeding. This is followed by a vehicle being run off the road. This category wasn't defined, but could possibly include a driver losing control of the vehicle, hazards causing the driver to swerve or another driver causing the driver to run off the roadway.

The next highest category listed for traffic fatalities is unbelted driver. This is not the cause of the accident, but rather the cause of the fatal injuries suffered in the crash. This statistic helps underline the importance of wearing a seatbelt at all times in a moving vehicle.

Impaired driving is another high-ranking factor,. Of course, intoxicated driving can play a part in many types of accidents.

Those who are injured in all kinds of car accidents can face enormous medical expenses, lost wages and other financial damages on top of their pain and suffering. If these damages stem from an accident caused by another driver's negligence, the injured may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. In the event of a fatal accident, family members may be entitled to compensation for their damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. Iowa attorneys with experience in personal injury law can help the injured or their family members to understand how the law may apply to their particular circumstances.

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