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Do Uber and Lyft Drivers Have Daily Hour Driving Limits?

Does it matter how long your Uber driver has been on the road before picking you up? Are you entitled to a rideshare driver who is alert and rested? Turns out rideshare drivers do have daily drive-hour limits. But your Lyft driver may be exhausted before he even starts his shift.  Main Reason for Imposing Drive-Hour Limits Driving for rideshare…

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Vape Pen Explosion Injury – What Happens Next?

William Brown of Texas was just one of a number of individuals who have died using vape pens. After taking the device in to get it looked at, the battery exploded. This has been identified as a trend in the United States, with 196 vape pen explosions and fire incidents between 2009 and 2016. In the case of William Brown,…

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Is It Possible to Recover Lost Wages After a Car Accident in Iowa?

According to investigative reports from the Iowa State Patrol (ISP), James Bergert drove his SUV north up I-35 on August 4, 2021. His wife Joanna rode beside him in the passenger seat. Around mile marker 141, tow truck driver Anthony Nessa had just picked up a car from the side of the interstate in his flatbed tow truck. He drove…

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Will a Pre-Existing Injury Affect a Current Car Accident Claim?

In the summer of 2020, a 14-year-old rode his bicycle to Kenny's Roller Ranch in Burlington. The boy was cruising down Summer Street when she met Shelby Whittaker.   Shortly before 9 p.m., 24-year-old Whittaker turned down Summer Street in her 2001 Toyota Avalon. It was a dimly lit street where she crossed the centerline. Failing to see the boy, she…

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Are Dashcams Legal in Iowa and Should You Get One?

Dash cam laws vary by state. In Iowa, as long as the driver can see clearly, dash cams are legal. That means the dash cam cannot be mounted onto the windshield, side wings, or side or rear windows, but can be on the dashboard.  Used by law enforcement for decades, dash cam technology can be a great safety measure to…

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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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