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Car Accidents and Delta 8 Impairment – What You Should Know

The cannabis product known as Delta-8 is legal in 30 states and is often promoted as an alternative to marijuana that doesn’t get the user as high. However, Delta-8 still affects the ability to react and can cause significant impairment when coupled with alcohol use. Taking these products may be legal, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe to drive while…

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Who Holds Liability for an Accident Caused by a Semi-Truck Tire Blowout?

A recent accident caused by a semi-truck tire blowout killed at least seven passengers on a Greyhound bus headed from St. Louis to Los Angeles on Interstate 40. The tire blowout caused the semi-truck to cross lanes into oncoming westbound traffic, where it crashed into the bus that had 47 passengers on board.  More than 5,000 people died in large…

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Whose Insurance Pays After a Multi-Car Accident?

Traffic collisions are a significant disruption to all parties involved. Between medical bills, damaged property, and legal and financial headaches, it is not a pleasant experience. When two or more parties get into an accident, contacting each party’s respective car insurance company is always one of the first steps down this lengthy legal process. Yet, when the parties reach the…

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What are the “100 Deadliest Days” for Teen Drivers? What Can Parents Do?

While summer brings a break from school for most teenagers, it also ushers in the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers between Memorial Day at the end of May and Labor Day at the start of September. Young drivers spend more time on the roads traveling to and from their jobs or visiting with friends. Because of their age and…

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Injured by an Amazon Delivery Driver – Who Pays?

On a busy Georgia interstate, Ans Rana rode in the backseat of his brother’s Tesla. His father sat in the passenger seat. Brake lights littered the traffic in their lane as they slowed to go around a stalled car ahead. A blue blur flashed through the back window. An Amazon delivery van smashed into the Model S from behind. On…

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Understanding Iowa’s Dog Bite Laws After an Attack

Last August in Des Moines, a couple strolled down the street, surrounded by throngs of people, heading to the Iowa State Fair. When they reached East 27th Street and Grand Avenue, a pair of pit bulls launched from a yard and attacked the woman.  The two dogs growled and tore into her face, her torso, her thighs. Her boyfriend and…

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Why You Need to Report a Work Injury Quickly

When injuries are reported quickly, the business has the opportunity to provide options for effective care in a timely manner. Failure to follow the reporting process may result in a person missing out on early treatment and may be a violation of business policies and procedures. Workers must familiarize themselves with the company's incident reporting protocol and report all work-related…

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Proving Repetitive Motion Injuries to Receive Workers’ Compensation

Proving Repetitive Motion Injuries To Receive Workers’ Compensation Engaging in work activities that require repeated use of some part of the body can result in overuse and eventually injury. Although repetitive motion injuries are not usually immediate and are established over a period of time, they can still be legitimate work-related injuries that trigger workers’ compensation benefits. However, convincing Iowa’s…

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What are Pain and Suffering Damages After a Spinal Cord Injury?

There are a plethora of different types of injuries that happen to everyday citizens on a regular basis. Although unfortunate, the reality of modern living means that with the luxury of cars, futuristic technology, a wide range of career options, and more, comes inherent risks. This extends to one of the most extreme and dangerous types of injuries out there…

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Will a Previous Injury Keep You From Getting Compensation After a Car Accident?

Sometimes, a small stone thrown into the water can cause a huge rippling wake. The legal principle known as the Eggshell Rule, sometimes referred to as the Eggshell Skull Rule, a common doctrine in personal injury law, resulted from a small tap and a curious outcome.  The Eggshell Rule got its start back in 1890 with Vosburg v, Putney, in…

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