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April 15, 2015

Reports Show an Increase in Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Accidents

The Governors Highway Safety Association recently released a report on bicyclist safety. The disturbing statistics show that between 2010 and 2012, there was a 16% increase […]
April 3, 2015

Stay Out Of The Dog House

You already know that 2014 was a record year for dog bites, with over 17,000 claims nationwide. This comes out to more than 45 incidents per […]
March 27, 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 […]
March 25, 2015

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 […]
March 18, 2015

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 […]
March 17, 2015

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 […]
March 11, 2015

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 […]
March 2, 2015

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. […]
February 17, 2015

Around Iowa: February 17

West Des Moines authorities were called to a major storage unit fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning. When crews arrived on the scene shortly […]
February 12, 2015

Beattie Law Firm: February Headlines Around Iowa

Last week Punxsutawney Phil, the nation’s most beloved seasonal forecaster, foretold six more weeks of winter, and he wasn’t messing around! With the icy temperatures and […]
January 27, 2015

Around Iowa: Seatbelts and Snowplows

You already know how important it is to always wear a seatbelt, but Des Moines residents should be extra vigilant going into the weekend. Authorities are reporting […]
January 16, 2015

Beattie Law Firm: Des Moines Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Our team at The Beattie Law Firm know firsthand that motorcycle accidents may cause serious injuries. In the worst cases, the motorcyclist can suffer from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury […]