Our experienced Greensboro Personal Injury lawyers have represented people who have been hurt, or who have lost loved ones because of:
- Distracted Driving: It is against the law for all Iowa drivers to text and drive and for new Iowa drivers to use cell phones while driving. However, distracted driving because of cell phone use, eating, talking, daydreaming and other factors continues to be a common cause of serious crashes.
- Drunk Driving: It is against the law to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher in Iowa. Drivers who are legally drunk--and those who are intoxicated despite lower BAC scores--can cause significant accident injuries.
- Drowsy or Fatigued Driving: While there is no specific law prohibiting car drivers from driving while they are tired, it is important to know that fatigued drivers may be negligent and dangerous drivers who cause catastrophic crashes.
- Speeding: Speed limits in Iowa range from 55 to 70 mph on interstates and limited access roads. The speed limits may be much lower on local roads. Drivers who exceed these speed limits put themselves and others at risk of serious injury.
- Complicated Roadways: The design of a road or the current conditions on a road can make driving confusing and that confusion can result in a driver making a mistake that results in an accident.
- Teen Drivers: Iowa has a graduated license system. Yet teen drivers are new drivers who lack the driving experience of older drivers. This lack of experience and other factors may make some teen drivers more likely to cause a crash.
- Elderly Drivers: Drivers who are age 70 or older must have their licenses renewed every two years rather than every five years, as the law requires for younger drivers in Iowa. Despite this increased monitoring of older drivers, the eyesight, reflexes, and other health conditions of elderly drivers may result in accidents.
- Aggressive Driving: Aggressive drivers are typically in a hurry. They may follow the vehicle in front of them too closely, they may speed, and they may weave in and out of traffic, making an accident more likely.
While state laws try to prevent these common causes of North Carolina accidents, these factors often result in serious or life-ending injuries.