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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

Universal helmet laws reduce brain injuries in motorcycle crashes

It is a known fact that wearing a helmet helps protect motorcyclists from suffering serious injuries if an accident were to occur. Despite this knowledge, some riders in Iowa do not wear a helmet. And when a motorcycle accident occurs, a rider or a passenger could suffer a brain injury.

How can drivers and motorcyclists increase motorcycle safety?

Now that the weather is warming up and it is starting to feel like spring in Iowa, residents will see more and more motorcycles traveling on the roadways. While it is always important to keep an eye out for smaller motor vehicles traveling on the roadways, it is a time of year when additional precaution is necessary to avoid motorcycle accidents.

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.

How do you prove negligence in a car accident?

It is a known fact that whenever a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle they are at the risk of being involved in a car accident. In order to reduce these chances, most drivers in Iowa practice safe driving and follow the rules of the road. Despite these efforts to drive safe and avoid a collision, this does not guard the individual from a negligent driver. When an accident occurs and a victim is injured, they often seek to assign fault to another driver due to that driver's negligence or recklessness.

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.

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.

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.

Understanding the increase in motorcycle accidents

There are many concerns for safety on the roadways, and when drivers in Iowa travel, they should consider ways to keep themselves and others safe. Despite these efforts, some drivers are not able to avoid dangers on the road. For example, motorcyclists have limited available safety features. Even when they wear a helmet, serious and fatal injuries could occur in a motorcycle crash. Regardless of how careful the rider is, a negligent driver is often to blame for a fatal motorcycle crash.

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