Cars, trucks, trailers, ATV’s, motorcycles, scooters, farm tractors pulling implements, combines, honey-wagons – you name it, put rubber tires on it and down the road it goes in Iowa. Over my career in helping people who suffered an injury in an accident I have seen more than my share of bad accidents that could have been avoided. They happened on county roads at uncontrolled intersections, on paved roads as single-car collisions, at T-intersections, with bridge supports, with drunk drivers, texting teens, distracted mothers and over-worked fathers who simply fell asleep. But semi-trucks cause the most havoc on the Interstate highways in Iowa. Be it I-80, I-35, I-380, I-29 or I-235 my office has handled them all. Most semi-truck drivers are professionals in the true sense of what it means to be a professional. But some aren’t and it is those who you need to be on the lookout for when handling your accident case. If you are in an accident here is a short list of some common mistakes.
- Failing to listen [rather than talk] while at the accident scene
- Failing to have someone properly photograph the truck, the trailer and the accident scene while you are hospitalized
- Failing to properly document (photograph and record) your injuries
- Failing to fully report what caused the accident to the investigating police officer
- Or in failing to open an estate for the deceased driver so you have the authority to act
These are tough cases and we handle them for people who live outside of Iowa, but who while traveling through Iowa simply were involved in a car-truck accident. We enjoy this work and strive in every case to do better than the one before. If we can help you give us a call. We would love the opportunity to help you with your case.
Good luck and keep the shiny side up!