One injured, one cited in Cedar Falls reckless driving mishap

A September 21 report published on stated that one person suffered injuries and another was given a citation in Cedar Falls after a recent accident caused by distracted driving.

Reports revealed that on September 20, a female student on a bicycle was struck by a vehicle at the 18th Street and Hudson crossway. The biker reportedly had the right of way when she was struck by a vehicle that failed to yeild to her. The biker narrated that she rolled on the top of the vehicle’s hood and fell off and the curb after the driver continued to drive. The operator, only known as an 89-year-old woman, was given a citation after authorities learned that she made a right turn during a red light. The student is now too scared of riding her bike to school, reports also said.

In the situation that you suffered injuries from a bike accident caused by a negligent driver, enlisting a skilled personal injury attorney is a viable option for you to possibly get treatment funds you need for fast recovery. Call a Des Moines attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your options.

Traffic stops in West Des Moines after semi-truck accident

Portions of a road in West Des Moines were momentarily blocked after a semi-truck accident was recorded by a camera from the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT), a September 19 report of KCCI 8 stated.

Authorities were notified of the accident around 7:30 A.M. that happened after the exit for I-80 on the West Mixmaster. Reports revealed the unidentified driver of the semi-truck did not see the vehicles slowing down in front of him. In the video posted by the Iowa DOT on Twitter, the semi-truck in the right lane veered from the road to prevent crashing the vehicle in front of it. Traffic flow in both lanes was slowed to a stop after the incident. Iowa authorities reminded motorists to pay attention while on the road as serious accidents are often caused by secondary collisions.

At the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. in Des Moines, lawyers understand accidents often result in serious or fatal injuries. If you think this happened to you or a loved one, we may be able to help you obtain the compensations you need by pursuing damage claims against negligent parties. Speak with us today at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your options.

Ford expands recall on vehicles with door latch issues

Approximately 1.5 million Ford vehicles are being included in a recall to fix a problem that could cause the doors to open during use, a September 8 article of KCCI 8 reported.

According to the American manufacturer, the inclusion of 1.5 million vehicles in the recall was demanded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Apparently, the doors of the affected vehicles could swing open during use or fail to close properly if its door latch spring tab is damaged. Previous and recent models of Focus, Escape, C-Max, Mustang, Lincoln MKC, and Transit Connect vehicles were believed to have been affected by the problem. Ford dealers are expected to notify vehicle owners for free door latch replacements.

Auto defects, unfortunately, are one of the factors blamed in many catastrophic accidents. If you were the victim of a defective vehicle, a lawyer may be able to help you, especially if your injuries were caused by negligent manufacturers. Find out how the Des Moines legal team at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may be able to help you recover from your loss today by calling (877) 327-2600.

Four hurt in Indianola truck accident

A collision between a semi-truck and a school bus in Indianola, Iowa recently resulted in injuries for four people, two of which were students, a September 2 article in the Des Moines Register reported.

Information coming from the Warren County Sheriff’s Department revealed that at around 4:00 p.m. on September 1, a semi truck loaded with calcium chloride struck the side of a school bus at the crossway of Highway 92 and 90th Avenue. The accident reportedly happened as the school bus attempted to cross Highway 92 after pausing at a stop sign. The bus driver and two student passengers were taken to a hospital after sustaining minor injuries. The semi truck driver did not seek medical attention even though he sustained injuries. Reports confirmed that there was no chemical spillage from the semi after it rolled over. All the names of the persons involved in the mishap were withheld by authorities.

Accidents involving semi trucks are often catastrophic and leave many families devastated. If this has happened to you or a loved one, finding a lawyer to represent you is crucial. Find out how an attorney with the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Des Moines may possibly help by calling (877) 327-2600.

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