Injured Pedestrians In Des Moines Have Rights After An Accident
In Iowa, pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, regardless of whether they are marked. Unfortunately, negligent drivers continue to hit pedestrians at intersections and other areas where pedestrians have the right of way.
If you or a family member has been injured in a car-pedestrian accident, contact the law firm of Hixson & Brown, P.C., in West Des Moines. Our attorneys have more than 55 years of combined experience protecting the rights of injured people in Iowa.
Our lawyers will investigate your accident and determine if the driver may be liable for negligence. If so, we will pursue maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Protecting The Rights Of Pedestrians
Many drivers attempt to shift blame to the pedestrian following an accident. For example, the driver may claim you crossed against the light or were outside the crosswalk. Unfortunately, police officers often accept the version of the accident provided by the driver. As a result, the driver’s insurance company may refuse to pay.
Our attorneys will conduct a prompt investigation to collect and preserve evidence of liability such as:
- Intersection video camera footage
- Witness statements
- Vehicle skid marks
- Vehicle damage
- Cellphone records of the driver
Armed with the facts, our lawyers will provide the strongest possible representation for you in settlement negotiations and at trial if necessary.