I rear-ended another car because the vehicle's brake lights and taillights were out. I also suffered injuries and want to pursue a claim, but am I liable since I hit him?

Although you hit his car, you might have a personal injury case for compensation for your injuries, instances of pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and more. Because it is illegal in Iowa to not have working lighting equipment on the vehicle, the other driver may be found negligent of your Eastern Iowa car crash.

All lighting equipment on motor vehicles must meet the standards set forth in Iowa Code 321.384 to 321.423. All lights and lamps provided by the manufacturer have to be maintained in working condition or be replaced with equivalent lighting equipment according to Iowa Code section 321.23.

For more information on your rights to a financial recovery, you should talk with one of our skilled Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Brady Preston Gronlund. We need to find out what type of injuries you and the other driver sustained and if the police report noted that the other driver's lights were out in the rear, in order to determine what type of case worth you have. Call (319) 866-9277 for a free legal consultation to find out more about your potential legal and financial rights.