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October 2014 Archives

What are some statistics about drunk driving in Iowa?

In Iowa, there are some drunk driving statistics that are important to know. For instance, in 2012, there were 106 people killed due to alcohol-related crashes. By looking at a chart of several years, it's easy to see that the number of alcohol-related fatalities have dropped, although they did rise by a few deaths between 2010 and 2012.

Pedestrian killed in Davenport, Iowa, at local intersection

If you walk to work or school or have family members who do so, then you may live with the fear that they could be hit by a car when they're traveling due to the driver's negligence or inattentiveness. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and that could put your family member at risk of permanent injury or death. One person was recently killed in Iowa after being struck by a vehicle coming through an intersection; police are still investigating to see why the accident happened and if the lights were working properly at the time.

Injured in Iowa: Drunk driving and your rights as a victim

As a victim of a drunk driving accident, you want to know what you can do to make it clear that drunk driving is dangerous and that compensation is owed to you. There are many facts that can back your case. For instance, Iowa has an implied consent law that requires anyone to give a blood, breath, or urine test to an officer of the law if asked. If the person who hit you refuses, this can be used against the individual in court. If refused refuse, he or she will be losing one's license for at least a year; that's the law.

Hit by a car in Iowa? You have options to pursue

Have you been injured in a car accident in Iowa or been a victim of a hit-and-run accident where you've been able to track down the person who hurt you? In that case, you should be able to claim compensation against the person who harmed you. What about if you can't find that driver, though? You still have options that you can pursue in some cases.

How do you prove negligence after a motorcycle accident?

You've been in a motorcycle accident in Iowa, and now you have questions. Who is going to be held liable? How can you seek compensation? What do you have to do to prove negligence? These are all important questions that need to be answered for your case to move forward.

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