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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.

How to deal with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident

Residents in Iowa might either ride on a motorcycle or witness other traveling on a motorized bike during the warmer months of the year. Whether it is for pure enjoyment or their means of transportation to their destination, our firm understands that motorcyclists encounter dangers on the roadway. This could come in the form of a negligent driver and result in a serious or fatal 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.

Driver fails to stop and hits Iowa man on motorcycle

Traffic signs and signals are posted to help protect drivers and passengers on the roadways. If a driver fails to obey a sign, this could result in a collision. Whether it's a stop sign, stoplight or yielding to oncoming traffic, a driver could be found negligent if they fail to obey traffic laws. This could also lead to criminal penalties and civil liability for the driver at fault.

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.

Motorcyclist pronounced dead in Iowa crash

As spring starts to bring more and more warm weather, residents of Iowa begin to see more and more motorcyclists on the roadways. Whether they are going out for a quick ride on a gorgeous day, are using it to travel to their destination or are going through the state as they travel across the nation, these small vehicles could include some serious risks. Unlike other automobiles, not many safety features exist. This means that if a motorcycle accident were to occur, a motorcyclist could easily be thrown from their bike, causing serious or even fatal injuries.

Pedestrian struck and injured by snowmobiler in Iowa

Whether it is skiing, ice-skating, ice fishing, sledding or snowmobiling, various types of winter activities take place all over Iowa during January. Although most of these activities can be done with little or no risks, some do have potential dangers. For example, snowmobilers often travel near busy roads, and trails will often cross roads. This means they risk encountering other vehicles and even pedestrians. If a snowmobiler is not paying adequate attention, they could be involved in a serious motor vehicle accident.

Two drivers injured in a Cedar County crash

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.

Two-vehicle crash in Iowa kills one and sends another to hospital

Although incidents can occur at anytime and for any reason, Iowa drivers are aware that heavy traffic also means a higher chance of collisions. A car accident could result when a driver is not properly paying attention, speeding or following too close to the car in front of them. Although some drivers are able to evade crashes, these habits are dangerous and could seriously injure or kill others traveling on the road.

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