Auto Accidents

Texting and Driving Dangers: Infographic

We all know drunk driving is bad, but did you know texting and driving has the same dangers — if not worse — than drunk driving? Take a look at our infographic below.   Update: July 1, 2017. On July 1, 2017 it became illegal to text and drive in Iowa. Once a secondary offense, […]

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Life after personal injury

We at the Beattie Law Firm have represented countless number of injury clients in 40 years. When a person is involved in an accident resulting in personal injury, he/she suffers from more than just the injury itself. Psychological, physical and financial struggles may ensue. Needless to say, life after an accident may never be the […]

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Driving in unseasonably warm and mixed weather

The state of Iowa has experienced unseasonably warm and mixed weather this winter. Fog covered most of the state over the weekend, and it was a reminder how it affects driving. Driving in the fog is much like driving blind, and it’s important to remember these rules: Avoid high beam lights in foggy conditions Allow […]

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Nearly 300 traffic fatalities in Iowa

Nearly 300 traffic fatalities in Iowa so far The Iowa DOT has reported 297 fatalities in Iowa, so far this year. This is a 5 percent decrease from 2015, which had 313 fatalities as of December 8. Of the 297 fatalities, the following seat belt usage reports are: 106 with belt 95 without belt 21 […]

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Social Media: the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to your personal injury case

For 1.4 billion people, social media is a place where their every move, thoughts and feelings are shared. It may never cross your mind, but when it comes to a personal injury case, your actions on these sites may hinder your case. With the popularity of these sites, don’t be surprised if insurance companies and […]

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Drinking and Driving this Holiday Season

As the holiday season approach us, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is kicking off its pre-holiday season drunk driving prevention campaign to remind all motorists that it’s extremely dangerous to operate a vehicle after consuming alcohol. The best way to prevent drunk driving is to plan ahead and choose your role before alcohol consumption […]

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