You already know how important it is to always wear a seatbelt, but Des Moines residents should be extra vigilant going into the weekend. Authorities are reporting an increase in traffic enforcement in Altoona on Friday morning. They will be enforcing all speeding and seatbelt violations. This initiative has been planned to increase awareness of the importance of seatbelts.
Our team at The Beattie Law Firm know firsthand that motorcycle accidents may cause serious injuries. In the worst cases, the motorcyclist can suffer from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or wrongful death. We understand the severity of these injuries and have experience with motorcycle accidents. Our team thoroughly investigates the accident to protect your rights as a citizen on the road.
Snow began to fall earlier today, and will continue across Central Iowa through the morning, making the afternoon commute a difficult one.
As we count down to the New Year, Iowa drivers must remember to be aware of the various safety concerns on New Year's Eve, including the increase in inebriated drivers than usual. In order for you to make it back home safely, make sure you drive defensively - and most importantly, sober.
You already know that the dedicated team at Beattie Law Firm works tirelessly to advocate for our clients in Personal Injury claims, but did you know that we've represented hundreds of Iowans injured on roads, highways and interstates?
Winter can be a dangerous time of year, as the days grow shorter and temperatures continue to drop. Unfortunately, this past week did not go without headlines.
Car Accidents A deadly crash on Highway 65/69 killed one and sent six to the hospital. Authorities report that a Jeep rear-ended a Chevy Cavalier around 7PM Monday evening in Indianola, at the intersection of Willowcrest Avenue.The impact from the crash sent the Cavalier into the opposite lane of traffic; killing a passenger in the backseat and sending the driver, another adult and three children to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. The driver of the Jeep was also sent to the hospital, condition unknown.Although there are blinking lights to warn drivers of the upcoming light, residents blame the crash on an abundance of construction and the recently erected stoplight in the intersection. Authorities are refusing to speculate the cause and continue to investigate these claims. Home FiresHome fire incidents skyrocket during the winter, with propane and heating/electrical units often to blame, and we saw that trend continue in the Des Moines Metro Area over the weekend.
Des Moines fire fighters reported to a fire at 840 17th Street around 3AM Saturday morning. They were able to control the blaze quickly, with no injuries or fatalities, but it significantly damaged the back of the home. Responders were called to a similar fire in Indianola early Wednesday morning.
While five people were home, fortunately no one was injured. Investigations are still underway, but authorities believe that an electrical unit may have caused the fire. A fire in Granger, IA took a fatal turn. Authorities responded to the call early Monday morning. It's reported that at the time of the fire, three people were in the home, but only two were able to escape. Authorities are still investigating causation, but report that the house has been totaled. We encourage clients and their loved ones to be careful and alert, both at home and on the road.
At Beattie Law Firm, we have represented people in Des Moines and throughout the state of Iowa in cases that involve many different subject matters. Beattie Law Firm's lawyers are here for our clients to provide a high level of aggressive and strategic representation for a number of claims. Follow our weekly posts to learn more about claims we serve, ranging from Car Accidents and Explosions to lesser-publicized services like TBI/Brain Injury.
As you begin holiday shopping, Beattie Law Firm urges you to keep toy recalls in mind. Faulty toys account for thousands of reported injuries a year, all preventable.
Full of good food, family and friends; for many the holiday season is the happiest season of the year. While this means lots of time with loved ones, it also means lots of time on the road. Traditionally the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for travel, and experts expect this year to be no different. With low gas prices, they're actually predicting that the numbers for Thanksgiving 2014 will top last year's 39.6 million auto-travelers!
Our team at the Beattie Law Firm is saddened to hear of the tragedy in Louisiana that struck a family of eight, when five of its members were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the news release from the Louisiana State Police, the accident occurred just before 11 p.m. The family was on their way to Disney World when the 16-year-old driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe fell asleep and hit a medium. The driver overcorrected the vehicle, causing it to roll over.
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