Is Cheap Gas to Blame for Increase in MVA’s?

Posted on Jul 11, 2016

Two headlines that grabbed my attention from last week.

7 fatal crashes over weekend; overall fatal crashes up for 2016

Some 170 people have been killed on Iowa roads so far this year, much higher than the five-year average of 140. Statistics were released today showing 42 more deaths on Iowa roads than during the same period last year. Seven of the fatal crashes were reported last weekend, State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Nathan Ludwig said. Read more

Cheap gas blamed for highest number of traffic deaths since 2008

CNN Money: Cheap gas prices and a stronger economy have a dark side -- combined, they contributed to the greatest number of traffic deaths since 2008 last year.

I have taken notice of what appears to be a dramatic increase in the number or death cases from car and truck accidents in Iowa. We handle what the law considers wrongful death cases in Iowa and my observations are from the standpoint of a personal injury lawyer. I would say death claims are not on the increase in workers' compensation. But car, truck, ATV, bike and motorcycles are definitely on the increase.  

If you are involved with an insurance claim because of a car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle or as a pedestrian call the Lombardi Law Firm for assistance. Iowa

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Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death