28 03, 2018

Are Large SUVs and Pick-Up Trucks Really Safer? Car Accident Law Firm Cites Real Case Outcomes That Questions Such Reasoning

2018-04-11T17:18:55-05:00

“Common sense” tells us that larger sports utilities vehicles (SUVs) and pick-up trucks are safer in an accident, but ground breaking studies and our car accident law firm’s experience in over a quarter of a century of handling serious car accident cases, tells us otherwise. Our car accident law firm has seen this fact pattern a surprising number of times: Our client, a strong and hardworking thirty-something pick up truck or SUV driver, is stopped at a stop light, and behind our client is an elderly driver in a Honda or a Toyota, also stopped, when a texting teenager in a new Nissan at full speed slams into the elderly driver’s car which slams into the back of our client’s pick-up truck or SUV. Most people would guess that the pick-up driver or SUV driver will be safer simply because [...]

Are Large SUVs and Pick-Up Trucks Really Safer? Car Accident Law Firm Cites Real Case Outcomes That Questions Such Reasoning2018-04-11T17:18:55-05:00
17 01, 2013

Snowy, Icy, Slippery Winter Weather Does Not Excuse Accident

2017-06-06T14:18:01-05:00

The police officer said the "weather caused the accident" so does that mean the other driver is not liable for causing my injuries and damages?  In our experience, one or more drivers are almost always at fault for causing an accident in bad weather and can therefore be held liable for injuries and damages. Simply stated, the rules of the road don't change just because the accident occurred while it is snowy, icy, rainy, etc. Generally speaking, Iowa law provides that a driver cannot escape liability during bad weather by invoking the "sudden emergency doctrine" or "Act of God" doctrine to justify or defend one's conduct in slippery weather if the driver knew--or had reason to know--that the roads are slick and the driver nonetheless chose to drive in an unsafe manner for the conditions that then existed. For example, if [...]

Snowy, Icy, Slippery Winter Weather Does Not Excuse Accident2017-06-06T14:18:01-05:00
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