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Liability in a collision: The impact of a drunk driver

If you're hit by a drunk driver, the first question you may ask is who is liable? It's not always clear who's at fault for an accident right away, but determining liability is much easier if one party is impaired. It's nearly always the fault of the person's intoxication.

Drinking and driving: Why people cause accidents

Drinking and driving is something everyone knows is dangerous — it's not even a question. Still, some people feel it's safe for them to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Unfortunately, that often leads to injuries to other people when the drunk driver causes a car accident.

Iowa celebrates few accidents over the holiday weekend

Any time there are fewer accidents on the road than expected, a state and its officers are sure to celebrate. That's the case now in Iowa, a state very proud to say it had a low number of accidents and arrests over the final holiday weekend of the year. This is great news for anyone who has ever suffered an accident; with the right enforcement, a reduction in crashes can take place and save lives.

What you can do to help prevent drunk driving crashes

Drinking and driving causes thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. While you can't make every person stop and think before getting behind the wheel, you can help make yourself safer by taking a stand when it comes to people in your own life.

Drunk driving can change lives in a moment

As a victim of a drunk driving accident, you want to know the laws in the state to understand how the person who struck you can be held accountable for his or her actions. You have the option of seeking a civil lawsuit to claim compensation for your financial losses, and having information on how the person violated the law can help.

2 killed, woman given harshest sentence in DUI case

When you lose a loved one in a car accident due to the actions of a drunk driver, you want that person to pay for what they've done. The law varies in how those responsible for fatal crashes are treated. However, for many, Iowa courts are harsh and swift in prosecution.

What kinds of injuries are most common after car crashes?

Car accident injuries can vary significantly depending on the speed, angle and other factors of the crash. With over 5.6 million car accidents reported in 2012, it's perhaps not surprising that you or a loved one have been in an accident.

Child hurt in drunk driving crash in Kewanee

When a person drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it puts his or her life, as well as the lives of those around him or at risk. For instance, if a drunk driver pulls out into traffic prematurely, he or she can cause a pile-up accident or run other vehicles off the road as the drivers try to avoid him or her.

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