Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk
If you or a loved one were injured in a crosswalk because a vehicle did not yield to you, LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help. Pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles are dangerous and often life-threatening. Pedestrians have no protection while walking, so drivers have a responsibility to look out for them and obey traffic rules. If they fail to do so and injure you as a result, you may be able to prove that driver’s negligence and collect compensation to cover your injuries and expenses.
The Des Moines pedestrian crosswalk accident attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are here to help you through this process. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we will be able to effectively assess your situation and determine the best course of legal action. We are prepared to advocate for you and your well-being. Contact our Des Moines pedestrian accident lawyers at (515) 225-2600 to schedule a free initial consultation and case review.
Do I Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
If you or a loved one are struck by a motor vehicle, the consequences can be devastating. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in these situations, capable of sustaining a range of severe injuries and even loss of life. Medical bills and lost wages can take a toll as well. Fortunately, you may be owed compensation. Especially if you were crossing the street in a designated crosswalk, you may be in a strong position to prove negligence on behalf of the driver or even the city.
Pursuing compensation for damages after an accident, however, can be difficult. When your life has been thrown off-balance, you need a dedicated legal team to go to work for you. An experienced and effective pedestrian accident attorney can investigate the circumstances of your accident and help you pursue the best course of legal action.
In these types of accidents, you need to get a legal team involved right away. The right team will help you take the right course of action from start to finish, guiding you through the daunting process of documenting the accident, handling your medical bills, communicating with insurance companies, and filing your claim for compensation.
Why Should I Choose LaMarca Law Group, P.C.?
The Des Moines pedestrian accident lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are here to help you through this taxing process. Our team has proven dependable time and time again when it comes to advocating for accident victims. Our persistent dedication to our clients has earned our individual lawyers and our collective team of attorneys accolades from a plethora of reputable organizations, including the Iowa Association of Justice and the National Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, LaMarca Law Group, P.C. is here to help. We understand your current hardships, and we thoroughly understand how this legal process works. With our extensive knowledge, we will work with you to discover your legal options and to ensure you get the compensation you may deserve.
Cases We Handle
In the event that a pedestrian was crossing in the designated crosswalk, the driver of the motor vehicle is most likely to be the negligent party. Drivers have a responsibility to be alert, and this responsibility requires them to pay attention to pedestrian crosswalks and to yield whenever a pedestrian is present. Drivers might fail to yield for a number of reasons, including:
- Reckless or aggressive driving: such as speeding, failing to signal, and disobeying traffic signs, including stop lights
- Distracted driving: such as texting, talking, eating, or changing the radio station)
- Intoxicated driving: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
In some cases, however, the accident may not be the driver’s fault alone. Perhaps the traffic signs have fallen out of repair, or perhaps the street signage has been ineffectively placed. With a design defect, the city or town may fail to properly alert a driver to the presence of a crosswalk in a timely manner, causing an accident. In these rarer instances, the city or town may be held responsible.
While these are the most common cases we handle at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we can help you with any pedestrian accident you may have experienced. To discover the right course of legal action and to secure the compensation you may be entitled to, we will need to investigate the specific circumstances of your case.
The Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. Will Fight for You
If you or a loved one have been injured in a crosswalk by a motorist who failed to yield, you need to take informed legal action immediately. You will need help documenting and investigating the accident, handling your medical bills, and communicating with insurance companies. We understand how overwhelming this time can be for you, and we’re ready to help.
Contact the dedicated Des Moines pedestrian accident lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., and we will guide you through every step along the way. We’re here to fight for you and to help you collect the compensation you deserve. For a free initial consultation, fill out our online form or call us at (515) 225-2600, and we’ll start exploring your options right away.