Des Moines Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you have been struck by a motor vehicle or a loved one was killed as a result of a vehicle collision in the greater Des Moines area or anywhere else in Iowa, an attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help your family to overcome the legal hurdles that separate you from the compensation to which you are entitled. At our firm, we are committed to protecting victims’ rights, and our attorneys focus their full attention on their clients’ cases. You can rest assured that the staff at our firm will work with your best interests in mind.
To schedule a free consultation and case review, contact a Des Moines pedestrian accident lawyer by calling us today at (515) 225-2600.
Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 5,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic collisions in 2007. Pedestrians face real risks, especially in heavily trafficked areas, as even a minor collision at slow speeds can prove devastating to a pedestrian. An individual can easily suffer broken bones, abrasions, open wounds, and even catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and death, in a vehicle collision.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident in the greater Des Moines area or anywhere else in Iowa, an attorney from our firm has the experience, dedication, and legal knowledge you are seeking. We can review your case and determine liability. Though the driver of the vehicle is typically considered liable in pedestrian accidents, if it can be shown that you were crossing the street illegally or you were in any other way violating the rules of the road, it can jeopardize your claim eligibility.
You can depend on a Des Moines pedestrian accident lawyer from the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. to thoroughly investigate and review your case and advise you of your options. If we feel you are eligible for compensation, we will work tirelessly to see that you obtain the full measure of compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
The following negligent actions by motorists are some common causes of pedestrian accidents:
- Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a cross-walk
- Failing to recognize a pedestrian’s right-of-way
- Driving recklessly or speeding, especially in areas with heavy foot traffic
- Pulling in front of a pedestrian from a driveway
- Intentionally disregarding the rules of the road or “road rage”
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a reckless driver, you may be eligible for compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with the accident.
Frequently Asked Question
When a collision involving a pedestrian occurs, catastrophic injuries are likely to happen. Even if the collision occurred at a relatively low speed, the victim may be severely harmed or killed. Following an accident, the victim and their family will be looking desperately for answers to their questions, so we’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions we receive about being a pedestrian in an accident. If you don’t see the answer you need below, call us at (515) 225-2600 today.
What are my rights as a pedestrian?
If you are walking on a sidewalk or are crossing the street in a designated crosswalk, you have a right to expect that motorists will be aware of your presence and exercise due caution while on the road. Pedestrians have the right-of-way when they are crossing the street in a legal manner, and if a motorist fails to see you, fails to stop or yield, or is driving in a reckless or negligent manner and causes you harm, you may be eligible to hold them accountable through an injury lawsuit.
How much money can I receive for my claim?
There is no set amount that we can tell you that you’ll get for your claim. There are many factors in play that will determine the amount of compensation you may be eligible for. An example is the total amount of your medical costs—this includes the amount of your original hospital bill, the predicted amount for follow-up visits, the money it would cost to go to therapy, etc. Another example could be non-economic amounts, such as a determined dollar amount tied to your pain or suffering. A third example includes the time had to take off work or even the time you will miss from work in the future, including the possibility that the accident hurt you so bad you may never return to work. There are many variables in determining this amount, so speak to an attorney as soon as possible to get started.
When should I get in touch with an attorney after an accident?
Immediately. It is of utmost importance that you get in touch with an attorney as quickly as possible. There are many reasons for seeking assistance as quickly as possible. For one, you cannot even start to get help with your bills until you’ve spoken with an attorney and gotten on the path to compensation. It’s always better to face finances with money in your pockets instead of going into debt and trying to pay them down, so the sooner you get compensation, the better your financial future will look. Moreover, there is always a set limit on how long you can wait before you bring in a case. In Iowa, that time is two years. Contact us at (515) 225-2600 to get started on your case right away!
Contact a Des Moines Pedestrian Collision Attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C.
A Des Moines pedestrian accident attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve if you or someone you love was struck by a vehicle. To schedule a free consultation and case review, contact an attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today by calling (515) 225-2600.
Act Now, Before it’s too Late
You should be aware that the Statute of Limitations (the deadline imposed by law within which you may bring a lawsuit) may severely limit the time remaining for you to file any potential claim.
Protect your rights by contacting an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced trial attorney can also provide timely advice and service regarding preservation of evidence and other time-sensitive matters that can affect your rights.
To read more about the role that demonstrative evidence can play in pedestrian accident cases, click here.