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Woman sues Department of Transportation over husband's death

It's not often that you're able to sue the government for the death of someone you love who was in a one-vehicle collision. However, in this case, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a woman can sue the Transportation Department for her husband's death. Her husband died on Highway 69 in Warren County when he wrecked his motorcycle.

Are mental health concerns compensable after a car crash?

Getting hurt in a car accident can have a lasting impact on the victim. It's not just physical injuries that have to be a concern; mental health is also important. When an injury takes away a person's ability to function normally, that adds an exceptional amount of stress to the person's life. A person can become depressed or anxious about the injury as well, causing a great deal of emotional distress.

Can a pedestrian be at fault in a car accident?

When you get into an accident as a pedestrian, your life could be put in danger. You automatically may feel it was the driver's fault, and many times, it is. Can a pedestrian be at fault for a crash, though, and should you be concerned that you could be named as the person at fault? The short answer is yes, even though it's not commonly the case.

Motorcycle safety starts with 4-wheeled vehicle safety

Will safer motorcycles really help lower the risk of injury to motorcyclists? The fact is that many serious accidents are caused by drivers of traditional four-wheeled vehicles. Drivers may pull out into traffic without noticing a motorcyclist, for instance, or they could try to pass too closely and impact the motorcyclist's vehicle. Some drivers may not notice a motorcyclist in the next lane until it's too late to stop and avoid a crash.

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