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Reports show an increase in bicycle/motor vehicle accidents

Stay Out of the Dog House

You already know that 2014 was a record year for dog bites, with over 17,000 claims nationwide. This comes out to more than 45 incidents per day! While statistics like these make bites appear quite common, they can cause serious and life-changing injuries. Severe lacerations, scarring, disfigurement and emotional damage are just some of the impairments you might be left dealing with following an attack. The attorneys at Beattie Law Firm are experienced professionals that will fight to ensure than you and your family get the compensation you deserve following an attack.

AAA Foundation Releases Video of Dashcam Footage of Distracted Teen Drivers

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teens just moments before a crash. The study found that distractions were a factor in 6 of 10 moderate to severe crashes.

Beattie Law Firm: Train Accidents

In 2013 there were 2,087 train crossing incidents reported nationally, resulting in 215 deaths and 929 injuries. These accidents are a deadly and too common occurrence. The organization Operation Lifesaver offers a grim statistic, estimating that a motorist is 20 times more likely to die in a collision involving a train than in one with another vehicle.

Beattie Law Firm: February Headlines Around Iowa

Last week Punxsutawney Phil, the nation's most beloved seasonal forecaster, foretold six more weeks of winter, and he wasn't messing around! With the icy temperatures and heavy snowfall we saw last week--we think that Phil might be right.

Around Iowa: Seatbelts and Snowplows

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.


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