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Legal remedies may be available to car accident victims

Numerous residents in the state of Iowa rely on a vehicle to get around. While these are often considered safe and efficient forms of transportation, drivers can encounter various dangers on the roadway. Our law firm understands that even the safest drivers could get into a serious accident due to negligent drivers and dangerous intersections. In these matters, it is important to understand the cause of the accident in order to properly evaluate the incident and establish whether a civil action is in the best interest of the injured victim.

Understanding who has the right of way

It happens all the time. Drivers in Iowa encounter a vehicle at an intersection, and whether it is at a stop sign, yield sign, in a parking lot or in a residential area, drivers question who has the right of way. This is an important question to ask because if a driver failed to yield to the driver who had the right of way and caused a car accident, this could considered negligence exposing the driver to liability.

Young boy struck and injured by driver in Des Moines

Drivers in Iowa understand that there are many dangers and risks on the roadway, especially in areas where pedestrians frequent. Now that the school year is well underway, drivers should be well aware of students walking around school zones. Drivers should constantly be over cautious in these areas because young students frequently travel by foot around and in these zones. Failing to reduce speeds and yield in these areas could result in an accident. A car accident could lead to serious or even fatal injuries.

What is comparative negligence in a car accident?

When an accident occurs, the details leading up to the crash could be very complex. Multiple vehicles and victims could be involved in the collision. Furthermore, there could be several factors that caused the accident. Because there are multiple factors in the crash, this could mean that more than one party is at fault. Accident victims in Iowa should understand that negligence could be placed on several parties, even if they are injured and suffered losses in the accident.

Iowa driver fails to yield, causing car to roll and injure 1

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.

Head traumas could go undetected following a car crash

When residents in Iowa are involved in the accident, they often worry about their health and safety. Whether they are a passenger or a driver, a car accident could lead to serious or even fatal injuries. In some cases, a victim may not realize they were in fact injured in the crash. When a head trauma occurs in an accident, some victims disregard this injury or it could go undetected.

Two-car crash kills one and injures seven in Iowa accident

An automobile collision can vary in degrees of seriousness, ranging from minor damage to fatal injuries. Even a simple error or negligent act could result in serious injuries, or even death. This is why it is crucial that drivers follow the rules of the road. Failure to uphold this duty of care could result in severe and even deadly results.

Head-on crash in rural Iowa sends four to hospital

It is clear that roadways can be a dangerous place if certain precautions are not taken. In most cases, this does not only mean driving safely and following the rules of the road, but it also means ensuring the safety and quality of the vehicle being travelled in. Failing to do any of these steps could mean a disastrous crash. This not only endangers the driver but also other drivers and passengers on the roadway.

Increase of texting while driving in Iowa despite the ban

Many dangers exist on the roadways. Negligent divers cause many of these risks and dangers. When a driver makes the choice to speed, get behind the wheel intoxicated, fail to follow the rules of the road or engage in distracting activities, they could cause a serious or even fatal accident. A distracted driver can be lethal on the roadway, and an unsuspecting victim could suffer greatly.

Pedestrian struck and injured by minivan in Cedar Rapids

No matter what time of day a driver is traveling, they should always be aware of their surroundings. That does not only mean being aware of the conditions of the roadways and other vehicles on the road but also those traveling on or near the roadways not in motorized vehicles. An oncoming vehicle could easily strike cyclists and pedestrians. When a driver is not properly paying attention, they are not upholding the necessary standard of care. A negligent driver could be liable for the injuries and damages they cause in a car accident.

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