As summertime approaches, more and more people take to the streets, walking to and from their destinations. Not only do pedestrians save money on gasoline, but they take in the fresh air and sunshine and get physically fit at the same time. Although pedestrians typically have the right of way, it doesn't automatically stop cars from crashing into them.
Sadly, pedestrian accidents in Iowa cause tragic and devastating injuries, even death, as pedestrians are not built to withstand the impact of a crash. Pedestrians are not protected in the event a motor vehicle operator hits them, often resulting in serious injuries. Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents include:
Iowa car accidents account for the majority of pedestrians being injured on the roads in this state. This is because negligent drivers often fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians at intersections or crosswalks, because they do not see the pedestrian or they are not looking out for them. Distracted drivers, drunk drivers, drowsy drivers, and aggressive drivers have all contributed to pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents. When a driver is negligent or careless, pedestrian accidents and injuries can occur.
Drivers are the reason why so many pedestrians are killed every year in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 4,092 pedestrians suffered fatal injuries in 2009, and 59,000 pedestrians reported injuries due to motor vehicle crashes the same year.
If you have been injured by a motorist in Iowa who failed to yield the right of way, who ran a red light, who was speeding or driving aggressively, please call the Law Offices of Brady Preston Gronlund today to schedule a free legal consultation. Also, if your loved one was taken from you in a deadly Iowa pedestrian accident, you deserve to hold that negligent driver accountable for their actions. A skilled Cedar Rapids injury lawyer will be able to help you pick up the pieces and get your life back on track.
Get the compensation you deserve and call Brady Preston Gronlund today to find out if you are entitled to compensation for medical bills, hospital bills, physical therapy, lost wages from time away from work, emotional pain and suffering and more. Call (319) 866-9277 today.
If your loved one was a victim of a Cedar Rapids pedestrian-car accident, we will provide you with our FREE book, A Guide to Wrongful Death Claims in Iowa, which will help you through the aftermath of such a tragic situation.