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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Make safer driving a new years resolution

It’s a new year, and for many it means a “fresh start”. Resolutions from bettering your lifestyle to spending more time with your family are set. These are all great and worthy resolutions; however, consider adding resolutions for safe driving. In Iowa, 2016 ended with 401 fatalities — an increase of 81 fatalities from 2015. […]

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30-Car Freight Train’s Force of Hitting Car = Car Crushing Soda Can

According to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis, in 2015 there were 2,059 train crossing incidents reported nationally, resulting in 244 deaths and 967 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 […]

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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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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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Share the Road – Obey the Law

In recent weeks, you may have noticed much debate regarding cycling around Iowa. Cyclists blame drivers for not seeing them, while drivers blame cyclists for not obeying the law. Whether you’re a cyclist or motorist, it is important to understand that both have equal rights to use of the roadways, but most importantly, have equal […]

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