Proving negligence is an essential component of filing a successful personal injury claim—most of the time. If you were hurt at the hands of someone else, whether directly or indirectly, and your case involves strict liability, though, you are the exception, and negligence is essentially irrelevant when it comes securing compensation for the damages you have incurred.
Losing a loved one to a drunk driving collision is incredibly devastating because not only is the death unanticipated, but it is also entirely preventable. Sadly, hundreds of families have had to cope with this kind of loss across the state of Iowa in the past decade.
Do your kids have the back-to-school blues now that classes are in session? Do you feel like your family did not get to spend enough quality time together this past summer because of camp, work, and other obligations?
The Des Moines Register reports on a tragic collision that resulted in the death of a U.S. Marine from Iowa. According to a Marine official, the 22-year-old man was in an off-site motorcycle crash while training at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California.
If you are seriously injured in a collision with a negligent driver, you may want to call the insurance company immediately to file a claim. Although you should file your claim as soon as possible, it is a good idea to call an attorney first so you can avoid crucial mistakes that would harm your case, such as making a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster or unknowingly admitting fault.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, fatigued motorists cause 100,000 collisions every year. Despite this statistic, most people are surprised to learn that drowsy driving poses many of the same risks as drunk driving. In fact, individuals who have been awake for 18 hours have the same response time and coordination as those who have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent.