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You can file a claim for a crash in Iowa

Iowa has a population of 3,107,126 people. With many of these individuals driving, that means that you could be at risk of being in an accident at any time. If a driver decides to drink and drive, text or play a game when behind the wheel, these distractions and negligent acts could lead to a collision.

It's been estimated that people in Iowa drove 3.1 million miles in 2014 alone. That year, there were 287 fatal crashes with 321 deaths. That works out to 1.02 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled and 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people.

It's fairly common for those in cars to be involved in crashes with fatalities. There were 134 people killed in cars that year, making up 42 percent of all fatalities. In SUVs and pickup trucks, there were 86 deaths, making up 27 percent of all fatalities.

Large truck occupants also suffered in collisions, with 8 killed in 2014. Fifty-one motorcyclists were killed in crashes, too, making these individuals the most likely to be killed in a collision.

What can you do to avoid accidents? Remember that not all drivers are being as attentive as you are. Watch out for people who try to turn left in front of you or who try to merge when you're in the next lane. If you're hit by someone who isn't paying attention, you can file a lawsuit and seek compensation through his or her insurance provider. Our website has more information on what to expect if you're in a crash, so you can be prepared to file your claim.

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