3 Common Car Accident Causes in Iowa

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Car accidents are on the rise in Iowa. In fact, car accidents increased by 18.45 percent from 2015 to 2016. There were over 400 fatal car accidents in Iowa in 2016. There can be many causes for traffic accidents, and the serious injuries that can come as a result. An Iowa personal injury attorney can help you receive compensation for any injuries you may have sustained.


Some of the more common causes of car crashes incude:

Distracted Driving

There are many ways that a driver can get distracted while driving, including taking their hands off of the wheel, taking their eyes off of the road, as well as taking their attention off of the road.

There are a variety of things that can distract a person. Cell phones are one of the main distractions today. Other distractions include eating, talking to passengers, and adjusting the radio.

Drunk Driving

It is against the law for anyone who is over the age of 21 to drive with a blood alcohol content of 0.08. One drink will likely raise your blood alcohol content to 0.02. Alcohol makes driving more dangerous in many ways, by impairing judgment and making one’s reaction time slower.


People who speed may not have enough time to slow down and avoid a crash. They are also more likely to lose control of the car if they are going above the speed limit. Not only are people more likely to get into an accident if they speed, but they are also more likely to sustain serious injuries in an accident.

Contact the Reid Law Firm

Many accidents are caused by another’s negligence. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, contact Timm Reid to help you obtain all of the compensation you deserve. Timm and his staff will be happy to help and guide you through this process to work toward providing you the most successful result possible through settlement or trial. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.