Most people understand that distraction is dangerous to themselves and others when they drive motor vehicles. Choosing to read a new text message, type a response, take a photo or scroll through social media while driving can easily result in a crash.
If you have a license and a vehicle, you probably already know that Iowa law mandates that everyone who operates a vehicle has an active motor vehicle liability insurance policy. However, just like with other rules intended to make the roads safer, not everyone abides by the state law mandating liability insurance.
As a factory worker in the Des Moines area, you know how dangerous your job is. One wrong move, by you or a coworker, could have catastrophic consequences. Even a piece of equipment that malfunctions could cause very serious and lasting damage.
You didn't see the other car coming before it sideswiped you. The only thing you really remember is seeing a flash out of the corner of your eye. At that point, it was too late to do anything.
Getting into a car crash can be a truly terrifying experience. One moment, you're on your way to the store or work and the next, you're inspecting yourself and your passengers for serious injuries. Instead of finishing your drive, you'll be worrying about repairing or replacing your vehicle, filing a police report and insurance claim, and seeking necessary medical attention.
Being injured on the job is a constant hazard for many employees. There are some industries that are more dangerous than others, but a workplace injury can occur nearly anywhere. If you have been injured at work, you may not know that your employer has several responsibilities to you.