Even if you are the most responsible driver, the road is fraught with irresponsible and negligent drivers who can injure you and your loved ones’ health in split seconds. While not all auto accidents cause fatalities or require the victims to receive immediate medical attention, over 2 million people visit the emergency room annually as the result of an auto accident.
You need to realize that even if no one was seriously harmed after an auto accident, you can still be entitled to compensation for property damage. Despite the requirements of the law, not every driver is insured, and insurance companies look for ways to avoid making payments for full compensation by employing technicalities, loopholes, and their knowledge of the law to avoid paying fair compensation. For these reasons, you need to find an expert attorney to fight on your behalf to ensure that you receive full compensation for damages to your health and your property.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents in Iowa
Auto accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but in Iowa, some of the most common causes include:
- Driver inattentiveness (distractions such as cell phones, radios, food, and drink)
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Driver negligence
- Hazardous driving conditions due to snow, ice, and rain
- Drug use
- Automobiles with faulty mechanical equipment
- Road rage
Finding Help after Your Accident in Iowa
After your accident, you need to seek the help of an expert auto accident attorney to collect the full amount of compensation you deserve. If you live near the Cedar Rapids or Iowa City areas and need the help of an experienced attorney, don’t hesitate to contact Tom Riley Law Firm. We have helped thousands of victims of personal injury since 1980, and we want to help you receive fair compensation for your pain and suffering.