Car Accidents

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Car accidents can result in serious injuries and damages, and victims of these accidents may be entitled to compensation for their losses.  If you have been involved in a car accident in Iowa, it is important to understand your legal rights and options.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Iowa

Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, and many accidents are caused by negligence on the part of one or more drivers.  Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Iowa include:

  1. Distracted driving: Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents in Iowa and across the United States. Distractions can include texting or using a cell phone while driving, eating or drinking, adjusting the radio or GPS, and interacting with passengers.

  2. Drunk driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense that can result in severe car accidents. In Iowa, the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08%.

  3. Speeding: Speeding can increase the likelihood of a car accident and make the injuries sustained in an accident more severe. In Iowa, the speed limit on highways is typically 70 miles per hour.

  4. Reckless driving: Reckless driving can include behaviors such as tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, and running red lights or stop signs.

  5. Poor weather conditions: Iowa is known for its harsh winters, and snow, ice, and rain can make driving conditions dangerous.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

If you are involved in a car accident in Iowa, there are several steps you should take to protect your legal rights and ensure your safety:

  1. Stay at the scene: If you are involved in a car accident, it is important to stay at the scene until the police arrive. Leaving the scene of an accident can result in criminal charges.

  2. Check for injuries: Check yourself and any passengers in your vehicle for injuries. If you or anyone else is injured, call 911 immediately.

  3. Exchange information: Exchange information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident, including names, phone numbers, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and insurance information.

  4. Document the scene: Take photos of the scene of the accident, including damage to vehicles, skid marks on the road, and any traffic signs or signals.

  5. File a police report: Call the police to report the accident and wait for them to arrive on the scene. The police report will be important evidence if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim.

  6. Seek medical attention: Even if you do not feel injured immediately after the accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not become apparent until several hours or days after the accident.

  7. Notify your insurance company: Contact your insurance company to report the accident and provide them with the information you gathered from the other driver(s).

Car accidents can be devastating, resulting in serious injuries and significant financial losses. If you or your loved one are involved in a car accident in Iowa, it is important to take steps to protect your legal rights and pursue compensation for your damages.

Consult a personal injury attorney to help guide you through the legal process. Call the Law Office of Raphael M. Scheetz today to discuss your case.

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