Archives for March 2015

AAA Foundation Releases Video Of Dashcam Footage of Distracted Teen Drivers

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teens just moments before a crash. The study found that distractions were a factor in 6 of 10 moderate to severe crashes. The foundation retrieved the videos from Lytx, Inc., which offers programs that use video to coach drivers in […]

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Carbon Monoxide Leak Prompts Evacuation At Council Bluffs Motel

Dangerous carbon monoxide levels forced an evacuation at a Council Bluffs motel on Sunday. Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide filled the pool room and reached guest rooms causing numerous people to become dizzy – a symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning. When a person breathes carbon monoxide, it is absorbed into blood cells, displacing […]

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March 2015 – Nationwide Rural Road Safety

Case Study #1: Attorney Analysis The following analysis of a tractor-motorcycle collision is courtesy of Donald G. Beattie, Beattie Law Firm, Des Moines, Iowa, and offered as a sample of assessing liability: This is a very good case from both a liability and damages standpoint. Very simply stated and I would repeat continually is that […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips

Shamrocks, and Leprechauns and Pots ‘o Gold! Oh, My! What began as a day of religious revelry for the patron saint of Ireland has turned into a worldwide party, celebrating in the Irish culture with parades, festivals and at least in the U.S., lots of drinking. With nearly 33.3 million Americans claiming Irish ancestry (7X […]

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Pedestrian Accidents

By Beattie Law Firm of Beattie Law Firm, P.C. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Winter’s chill has finally lifted and people are headed outdoors en masse to enjoy the pleasant weather. With more people outside, it’s important for drivers to be mindful of pedestrians on sidewalks and crossing streets in order to avoid accidents and injury.  Remember, automobile accidents […]

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Beattie Law Firm: Train Accidents

In 2013 there were 2,087 train crossing incidents reported nationally, resulting in 215 deaths and 929 injuries. These accidents are a deadly and too common occurrence. The organization Operation Lifesaver offers a grim statistic, estimating that a motorist is 20 times more likely to die in a collision involving a train than in one with […]

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