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The safety risks running a red light pose to others on the road

It happens all too often. A driver is approaching a light when it turns yellow. In order to avoid stopping at the lighted intersection, a driver decides to hit the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal, causing them to travel through a red light. While this might seem like a harmless action to some Iowa drivers, running red lights could lead to serious and sometimes even fatal intersection collisions. Moreover, running a red light usually causes a driver to speed, and this recklessness could also lead to a car crash

Iowa car accident victims taking action after a crash

A motor vehicle accident can be a very scary situation for Iowa drivers. They can suddenly occur, leaving an unsuspecting driver questioning how it happened. The causes of accident are not always obvious, and our law firm understands how this could present frustrations for accident victims. Following a car accident, it is important to conduct a thorough investigation. This could help establish the cause of the collision and assign liability to the party at fault.

How could financial responsibility be applied in an accident?

There are numerous concerns following a car crash. Not only are accident victims shocked by the events leading up to and following an accident, but the aftermath of the crash could also significantly impact their life. They could suffer physical, emotional and financial hardships, and if another driver was at fault, the accident victim may be able to take certain steps to ensure financial responsibility is placed on the negligent driver.

Snowdrift may have played a role in 2-car Iowa crash

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.

Can you still collect damages if you are partially at fault?

When Iowa residents are involved in a car accident, they often seek to understand the cause of the collision. In addition, discovering the cause of the accident will help authorities better establish fault and liability. In cases of multi-vehicle collisions, it is possible that more than one driver is at fault. In these matters, comparative fault is used.

Des Moines woman injured in hit-and-run crash

When an accident occurs, those involved are often greatly impacted. Dealing with the event and the injuries and damages it caused could create a complex situation for everyone involved. In some cases, an automobile collision could cause panic and stress, leading to some drivers fleeing the scene. When a hit-and-run crash occurs, those injured by a fleeing driver should understand their rights and options.

Preserving the evidence after a car accident

It is an unfortunate fact, but the fact is that accidents do happen. Moreover, those involved in a car accident are certainly not expecting to be involved in a crash, so they are often unsure of the steps they need to take following the accident. One major step that should be carried out is evidence preservation because it will assist in any claims resulting from the crash, helping to assign liability.

One injured in Iowa City crash due to icy roads

Drivers in Iowa often encounter various weather conditions while traveling on the roadways across the state. During the winter months, this often means the dreaded snow and ice on the roadways. Inclement weather such as a snowstorm, sleet and freezing rain could cause dangerous road conditions. While in some cases residents should avoid driving at all during hazardous weather, those who must travel on the roadways should take extreme caution in order to avoid car accidents.

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.

Could other parties be liable in an Iowa drunk driving accident?

When an Iowa motorist is intoxicated, this fact is often a major factor if an accident ensues. A victim of the collision could seek to prove negligence to show cause and assign liability to the driver. When a drunk driving accident occurs, a victim could prove the liability of other parties than just the driver. In the state of Iowa, establishments could also be at fault when an intoxicated driver causes a crash after consuming alcohol at their establishment.

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