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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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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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Will Previous Injuries Disallow Accident Compensation?

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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Do You Have to Pay Medical Bills While Waiting for an Insurance Settlement?

When someone is involved in a car accident in Iowa, pain and suffering from injuries are inevitably in their rearview. Will they at least receive compensation from the at-fault driver to cover their costly medical bills? Unfortunately, the payment and insurance claim process could take months, even years, which leaves victims of car accidents at a loss – especially if they…

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Can I Get Compensation if Partially Responsible for an Accident?

There are so many variables at play during a car wreck. Sometimes, when two cars collide, it can be obvious who is at fault, but other times, the fault is not so easily determined. How To Understand Who is At Fault When There is a Car accident? What if a collision happens when one of the drivers is speeding, and…

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