Iowa House Approves Texting and Driving Ban

To help with the problem of distracted drivers, the Iowa House has apprpved a ban against texting while driving.

The House passed the ban 64-31 and now sends it along to the Senate. The new ban will also inlcude prohibiting instant messaging and email from your phone while driving. The new measure will go into effect on July 1. For the first year, people caught texting while driving will not be ticketed; only warnings will be given. After the first year, drivers will be given a $30 fine. If texting whiloe driving leads to a car accident causing injury or death, the fines will be much more. The driver is allowed to pull over on the road and send text messages.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted or reckless driver, contact the Iowa automobile accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600. 

 



What if you discover an injury after filing an accident report?

When indidivuals are involved in accidents, police and medical staff will often check them for injuries. Such injuries could be included in a police or medical report.

These reports can be key pieces of evidence in a personal injury lawsuit. In some cases, individuals do not realize they have an injury at the accident scene but later realize that they are injured. 

If this occurs, these individuals should try to include the injury in the accident report and contact an attorney if they have any questions. 

If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, contact the Iowa car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600. 



Three-Car Crash Kills One; Injures Three

On Interstate 80, a teen from Williamsburg was killed and three other people were injured.

A line of three cars were driving and the one in the rear failed to slow down. The vehicle slammed into the second one, causing the second one to hit the first one. A 14-year-old passenger in the second vehicle was killed in the crash. The driver and another passenger in her vehicle were injured and transported to the hospital. The driver of the third vehicle was alos injured. The crash is still under investigation.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact the Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Three Killed in Head-On Crash

In Southeast Iowa, three people were killed in a head-on collision.

The ice on the streets was a contributing factor in the accident. One of the vehicles slid on the ice on to oncoming traffic and collided with a van. There were four people in the car and one person in the van. The driver and two passengers in the car were killed and the other was injured. The driver of the van, who was the only one in the van, was also injured.  The accident happened in the evening hours of February 16.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Dexter Woman Dies in Accident; 2 more Injured

In Guthrie County, an accident took the life of a Dexter woman and injured two more.

The 22-year-old woman lost control of her car on Highway 6. He car crossed the center line and was hit head-on by a van. The driver and passenger of the van were both injured and taken to the hospital. The 22-year-old woman died at the scene. Weather conditions may be the cause of the accident, but it is still being investigated.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident, contact the Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



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