When drivers are traveling on the road, it is expected that they will uphold their duty of care while behind the wheel. That does not only mean traveling at a safe speed and remaining attentive, but it also requires that a driver stops safely, yields to other drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, signals turns and looks for oncoming traffic before making a maneuver. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in a serious accident, injuring those involved.
Whether it is night or day, drivers in Iowa could encounter risks or dangers on the roadways. In some situations, these dangers are caused by the negligence of another driver. If a driver fails to uphold the standard duty of care, a driver or passenger could suffer greatly. This often amounts to injuries and damages related to the crash, and the injured victim could seek relief through their available legal remedies.
At an early age, most have been told that accidents do happen. This is true in trivial situations such as spilling a glass of milk and in major events such as a motor vehicle accident. Although some accidents just happen and cannot be prevented, many collisions on the roadway could be prevented if a driver took more care. Traveling at a high rate of speed texting while driving, failing to yield and not using turn signals are all dangerous habits that could cause a serious crash.