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What is the Process of Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer in Iowa?

Over 100,000 Iowans were involved in car accidents in 2021, and over 1400 suffered serious injuries. The aftermath of a car accident can be extremely stressful. When suffering injuries and property damage, it can be overwhelming to deal with pursuing a personal injury claim. Hiring a car accident lawyer means the car accident victim has access to legal expertise and…

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Checklist for hiring a good car accident lawyer in Iowa

Checklist for Hiring a Good Car Accident Lawyer in Iowa Car accidents are a reality for over one hundred thousand people each year in Iowa. In 2021, the Iowa Department of Transportation reported: 122,487 occupants of vehicles involved in accidents 54,483 vehicle crashes 6,359 victims of minor injuries 1,435 serious injuries 356 fatalities Being involved in a car accident that…

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When to get a lawyer in a car accident in Iowa?

A car accident can leave a lot in its aftermath - damage to vehicles, injuries, and the medical bills, lost income and repair costs that come with them. When dealing with the outcome of a car accident caused by another driver, there may be some doubt if you need to consult a lawyer. When should you get a lawyer after…

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Do Electric Vehicles Pose More Risks of Injury Than Gasoline Vehicle?

All cars can be dangerous machines. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that cars kill an estimated 30,000 people annually. The roadways are already crowded with gasoline-powered cars, and with new incentives to go and buy green, the increase of electric vehicle (EV) owners is an eventuality.  Even though vehicles must uphold safety standards, and every year, new…

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How Many Fatalities from Vehicle Crashes Happen Every Year in Iowa?

Traffic fatalities are a persistent issue in the state of Iowa, claiming the lives of drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, there have been over 300 traffic fatalities per year in Iowa for almost a century - a trend the state would like to see change for the better.  Vehicle Crash Fatality Statistics…

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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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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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