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Rights and options for accident victims of a DUI crash

Despite the efforts to keep negligent and unsafe drivers off of the roads in Iowa, these drivers do get behind the wheel of a vehicle and put numerous lives at risk. Drunk drivers are a major threat on the roadways and could be the cause of a serious or even fatal car accident. Our law firm understands that Iowa residents neither expect to be involved in an automobile collision nor are they prepared to deal with the aftermath of the accident. Furthermore, accident victims of a DUI crash may have the right to pursue a cause of action, and the alleged drunk driver could face both criminal and civil charges following the incident.

Reducing the DUI accident rate

While it is clear that there are some obvious dangers and risks on the roadways, drivers in Iowa should understand the types of accidents they could help to avoid. Alcohol-related collisions are a type of accident that could result in serious injuries, severe damages and even death. These accidents could be prevented through different measures employed through the state, law enforcement and education.

What parties may be liable after a truck accident?

Being involved in any type of traffic accident could affect victim's lives for many years to come. Because of the size and weight of big commercial vehicles, truck accidents are particularly prone to causing catastrophic, permanent injuries. Following a truck crash, it is important that Iowa victims understand how to address the situation and hold the party at fault liable for the damages and losses they caused in the crash.

4-year-old girl injured after semitrailer strikes Jeep in Iowa

Tragedy could happen at anytime on any roadway. A car accident is a sudden event that could significantly alter the lives of those involved as well as their loved ones. When a driver fails to uphold the standard duty of care, they could cause a collision that could leave the victims seriously injured or even dead. This makes it especially important to understand the cause of the crash so the party at fault could be held liable for their negligence.

What are the off-duty requirements for truck drivers in Iowa?

Drivers in Iowa often encounter large trucks on the roadways. These are also vehicles that are often spotted traveling on the road at all hours of the day and night. Semi-trucks are frequently used to transport large shipments or deliveries long distances, causing them to travel at various times throughout the day and night. With the growing concern for truck driver fatigue, many question the requirements regarding their hours of service and off duty time.

Recovering damages after an alcohol-related accident

There are many potential dangers on the roadways that could put Iowa drivers at risk. When an intoxicated driver gets behind the wheel of the car, other drivers and passengers are put in danger. A drunk driving accident could result in serious injuries and even death, and victims and their loved ones could suffer greatly due to their injuries, losses and damages.

Addressing the high rate of fatal truck crashes in Iowa

The trucking industry is important to residents across the nation. Drivers in Iowa will often cross paths with several large trucks while traveling on various roadways during their daily commutes. These massive vehicles are responsible for making large shipments across the city, state, region or nation. Although very useful and heavily relied upon, trucks could be the source of a serious or even fatal collision on the roadways. Tractor-trailers and semi-trucks are not as easy to maneuver like other vehicles. Furthermore, they have large blind spots. When a driver is negligent or fatigued, this could cause driver error and a truck crash could occur.

Truck rear-ends pick-up truck; one seriously injured

A lot goes through a driver's head while they are stuck in traffic. At times they may be frustrated because they are running late in stop-and-go heavy traffic. When this occurs, a driver might not be as attentive as they should be. Furthermore, they might be following too closely behind the vehicle in front of them. In these instances, a distracted driver could cause a collision that could result in serious injuries, fatalities and severe damages.

Driver injured after garbage truck crashes into vehicle

Whether in route to work or driving a vehicle for work, drivers in Iowa should be aware of all the potential risks and dangers that are present on the roadway. Even if a driver practices safe driving, a negligent or distracted driver could be the cause of an accident resulting in serious injuries, severe damages and even fatalities. A driver who speeds, fails to yield to other drivers, ignores traffic signs or signals, travels too closely to other vehicles or texts while driving could be the cause of an accident that alters the life of several people.

Three killed in suspected drunk driving accident in Iowa

Accidents on the roadway occur for various reasons. Furthermore, the aftermath of an accident could be as simple as a fender bender. By contrast, a negligent driver could cause a severe accident that results in damages, serious injuries and even fatalities. A drunk driving accident could result in serious consequences in addition to injuries and damages.

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