As A Pedestrian In Des Moines, IA, You Have Legal Rights

The car has all the advantage. The car delivers all the harm. The physics are simple. When a motor vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the person not in an enclosed steel structure will suffer the more serious, if not catastrophic injuries.

If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, do not presume that you are at fault. Operators of cars and trucks must be vigilant in keeping an eye out for those walking along the roadway, and be watchful of those crossing the street.

Investigation Is Critical

The problem with pedestrian cases is that witnesses can disappear within moments of the event taking place. Witnesses might call 911. They might hang around to see that the victim is getting proper care, but then fade into the background. You have to look for witnesses right away. We can help. Again, investigation is the key.

The more unusual your case, the more critical it is that you, or someone acting on your behalf, make arrangements for an investigation now. Delay in the investigation almost always works to the benefit of the negligent driver, or the insurance company for the car.

Pedestrians Have Rights Everywhere

Don't assume that just because your injury took place in an unusual circumstance it means that you have no rights. What if a parent injures a child while moving a car on a driveway? What if you are in a store and a car crashes through the doors and strikes you? What if you are a high school student walking through a private parking lot before class?

The answer to all these questions is that the injured pedestrian probably has legal rights that he or she should investigate and protect.

You Have The Right To File A Claim Following A Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian cases can be tricky. Don't go it alone. Even if you just need simple, common-sense advice, it can make a huge difference in the outcome of your claim. Pick up the phone and talk to attorneys who know what they're doing. It's free to talk to us.

Under Iowa law, you have the right to seek full compensation from the responsible party's insurance company, even if you were crossing the street outside of a crosswalk. At Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake, L.L.P., in West Des Moines, we build compelling, fact-based personal injury claims and fight for maximum compensation.

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Get the personal injury attorneys of Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake, LLP on your side following a pedestrian accident. We are easy to work with and fully dedicated to helping you get the benefits you are entitled to under the law. Call us at 515-224-4400 or contact us by email to ask us your questions.