Three personal injuries reported in Grundy County

A recent mishap involving two vehicles in Grundy County, Iowa, left three persons with physical injuries, a January 5 article of KWWL 7 reported.

Information coming from local authorities said a vehicle, driven by a 16-year-old Cedar Falls resident, veered into the opposite lane at the 17,000 mile of Highway 14 at about 7:00 a.m. on Thursday. A vehicle from the other lane attempted to avoid a collision with the vehicle, but failed. The teenager and two adults—only identified as a 45-year-old and a 20-year-old, both male—were immediately brought to the hospital. The two adults were later airlifted to a medical facility in Iowa City. Details regarding the conditions of the three persons were unavailable as of reporting. A picture of the mishap showed the extent of the damage to one of the vehicles, while the other one was seen flipped upside down. Responding local authorities were assisted by state authorities and neighboring responders.

Financial loss is often the result when people suffer serious injuries in car accidents. However, if this happened to you in Iowa, an attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you pursue damage claims against reckless drivers. Find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss today by calling (877) 327-2600.

FCA recall thousands of SUVs to repair possibly defective engines

One of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is expected to recall the engines of approximately 50,000 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) that could malfunction, a December 23 article of ABC News reported.

Though the recall was issued worldwide, reports revealed that majority of the affected vehicles were in the U.S. According to reports, the 2.4-liter or 2-liter engines in the 2016 models of Jeep Compass, Dodge Journey, and Patriot may suddenly stop from running during operation. FCA explained that such problem could happen if the engines’ sensor connector were to work improperly. FCA told reports that they have not received any incidents of injuries or accidents before they issued the recall. Fiat Chrysler dealers will notify affected owners for the replacement of the engine components in their vehicles.

Driving a defective vehicle could result in catastrophic accidents. However, if you have been involved in a crash in Iowa, the skilled attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you determine if your injuries were caused by a defective vehicle and assist you in getting compensation. Find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (877) 327-2600.

Motorcyclist facing charges for involvement in fatal accident

Charges were recently filed against a motorcyclist in Des Moines because police suspect he could be liable for a motorcycle accident that resulted in a fatality, an article of Radio Iowa reported on December 13.

According to reports, police apprehended a man on December 12 identified as a 22-year-old Johnston resident. They believe this man was a contributing factor in an October 22 motorcycle accident in Des Moines. Police told reports that the person they arrested was likely racing with another motorcycle rider, identified as a 22-year-old man from Des Moines. The Des Moines man died as a result of his injuries as he was not wearing a helmet when his speeding motorcycle slammed into a sports utility vehicle (SUV).

Investigators later revealed the two motorcyclists were riding side by side moments before the accident happened. The Johnston motorcyclist was later charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving and vehicular homicide by drag racing.

Fatalities reported in Walmart store crash

At least two Walmart employees and a shopper succumbed to injuries after a vehicle rammed through the store’s facade in the southeast portion of Iowa, a December 2 article of CBS News reported.

On December 1, a 66-year-old driver struck the glass facade of a Walmart store in Pella. The vehicle reportedly got inside the store’s grocery area and came to a halt after crashing into a produce display. Witnesses told reports that the vehicle was traveling at an excessive rate of speed when the accident happened. Two Walmart employees, identified as a 29-year-old and a 31-year-old, and a 76-year-old shopper were killed.

The vehicle driver involved and another shopper were both injured in the incident. Responding authorities told reports that it would take them time to determine the factors in the crash because they are still waiting for the driver’s toxicology report. As of reporting, charges have not been filed against the driver, but an officer said that anything could happen.

Ames terminates bus driver involved in fatal accident

The bus driver who fatally struck a female university student last December was recently terminated by the City of Ames, an article of Omaha World-Herald reported on November 26.

According to a legal counsel representing Ames City, they terminated the 24-year-old bus driver on November 22 who had failed to inform authorities that he struck an ISU student. The driver who was then an employee of CyRide was only terminated several months after the incident, and during that time, he had received salary amounting to $28,533. Reports also revealed that the driver was put into jail for 30 days after pleading guilty for not reporting an accident. The driver has been considered to be working for the City of Ames as his employer, CyRide, is funded by the city.

Mazda vehicles that may catch fire recalled in the US

Japanese auto manufacturer Mazda Motor Corporation recently issued a recall to thousands of their vehicles in the U.S. to replace a component that could cause a fuel leak and lead to fire, a November 15 article of Reuters reported.

Information coming from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that the recall covers 70,000 previous models of RX-8 sports cars equipped with substandard sealing rings in the fuel pump. Federal highway safety regulators explained that the vehicles are likely to catch fire if fuel leaks from the deteriorated pump sealing rings. The automaker and federal authorities have not received any incidents of personal injuries or accidents involving the recalled vehicles. Mazda is expected to notify owners of recalled vehicles for the free pump sealing ring replacement in the vehicles.

The Iowa legal team of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., believes that many of the accidents in America are caused by defective vehicles. If you think this happens to you, we may help you figure out if negligent parties are liable and if you deserve to get compensations for recovery. Call us today at (877) 327-2600 to schedule a consultation.

NHTSA: Automakers need to fix Takata airbag issue

Takata is to blame for the faulty airbags used in millions of vehicles. Even so, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently said it is the “ultimate responsibility” of automakers to take the steps necessary to fix their vehicles, a November 3 article of Fortune stated.

On November 2, the head of the NHTSA said automakers might not be working properly to fix all of their vehicles that may still be using Takata airbags. Honda is currently the automaker with the most vehicles in need of a fix. Honda, on the other hand, said they are reaching out to owners of older vehicles that have potentially hazardous airbags. The Japanese airbag manufacturer was pressured by the NHTSA to issue a recall after confirming their airbags could explode during accidents and cause serious injuries to vehicle occupants.

Suffering injuries after using hazardous vehicles often results in a terrible financial loss. However, the legal team at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can work for you. Call our office today at 877-327-2600 to find out how we can help you recover from your loss.

1 dead in 2 separate semi-truck collisions in Iowa

State authorities in Iowa recently responded to two separate incidents involving vehicular collisions and a fatality that happened in the same place and on the same day, an article of KCRG reported on November 2.

Information coming from the Iowa State Patrol revealed the two accidents took place on October 31 along Interstate 380. The first collision happened around 1:00 p.m. and involved a semi-truck and a minivan. The semi struck the minivan from behind. Both vehicles came to a stop on the grassy median lane. Authorities confirmed the minivan driver was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

Around 2:45 p.m. on the same day, another collision between two vehicles happened not far from the first accident scene. Responders reported that the second accident was also a rear-end collision. One of the two drivers were transported to a nearby hospital due to injuries sustained that were not life-threatening. Authorities are still investigating the two incidents.

4 inmates in Iowa hurt in truck accident

Four inmates inside a jail transport vehicle suffered injuries after the vehicle they were riding in collided with a truck in Des Moines, an October 26 report of KCCI 8 stated.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, police were notified that a county jail transport van had a collision with a truck at 1985 NE 51st Place near the Polk County Jail at 2:30 p.m. The collision reportedly happened as the jail van containing 11 people, including nine inmates, was about to enter the jail facility while the truck pulled out of the jail premises. Four inmates were brought to a nearby hospital due to minor injuries they sustained. Rescue and fire crews from other departments and state patrol personnel also provided assistance to local authorities after the incident. Authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.

The Iowa personal injury attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent people who are injured in vehicular collisions. We strongly believe that crash victims should receive fair compensation so they achieve a fast recovery. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (877) 327-2600.

Two motorcycle riders injured in Iowa accident

A Sioux City Journal reported a car accident on October 2nd in Le Mars, Iowa, in which two motorcyclists were injured.

Around 3:00 p.m, two motorcycles were heading southbound on Highway 75. One of the two motorcycles made an abrupt stop, causing the other motorcycle to crash into it. a motorcycle struck the rear portion of another motorcycle in the southbound lane of Highway 75. The driver who stopped suddenly sustained minor injuries, but the other driver was thrown from his vehicle and was transported to Mercy Medical Center with head injuries.

Motorcycle injuries can result in significant damages, both physically and financially, and you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a motorcycle accident attorney at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling  877-327-2600 to set up a consultation.

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