Three pedestrians were involved in a pedestrian accident with a 19-year-old driver in Davenport, Iowa. Police reported that a pickup truck was making a right turn when the accident occurred at 6:30 p.m. While turning, the driver entered the lane on the far side of the road and then hit the pedestrians. The victims, two women and one man, were transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The driver was ticketed for expired registration, improper turn, and no insurance. The police department is conducting an investigation.
All pedestrians take risks anytime they are walking on or near a road, especially during low visibility hours such as early morning or evening. Taking proper precautions can help protect you when you are walking or riding your bike. Contacting an attorney is imperative if you are injured in a pedestrian accident. Many factors can determine whether or not you have a possible case, so it is essential to have professional and experienced representation. Many think that the vehicle driver is liable, which can be the case. However, it is also important to look at other factors that may have caused the accident. Faulty traffic signals, damaged sidewalks or crosswalks and road hazards could all contribute to a pedestrian accident. Your legal team should address all concerns, causes, and questions you have.
The attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, have settled many personal injury cases. Our team works diligently with each client to pursue maximum compensation for their injuries. We know that injuries can be stressful and communicate with our clients during the legal process. Contact our St. Louis office for a no-obligation consultation and let us help you get on the road to recovery.