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.



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.



Driver facing 12 years behind bars for injuring woman in Iowa DUI crash

A driver with previous DUI offenses in Iowa is facing a 12-year prison sentence after causing an accident that left a female driver disabled, an article of WQAD 8 reported on October 19.

In a court hearing, the woman, who is in a wheelchair, recounted the details of what happened when the defendant from Quad City struck her vehicle last year. The collision reportedly occurred after the defendant went into the wrong lane in Moline. The plaintiff said she was angry about what happened to her because she needs to depend on other people to function now. Aside from the multiple physical injuries she sustained, reports revealed that the woman is about to lose her health insurance because she lost her job. She has already spent $500,000 for treatment. The defendant expressed his apology to the victim.

All too often, drunk driving accident victims are left with incapacitating injuries and great financial burdens. An Iowa auto accident lawyer at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to work for you. Call our offices today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may be able to help you recover from your loss.



Ducati motorcycles that may suddenly stall recalled

Thousands of motorcycles manufactured by Ducati are covered by a recall in the U.S. due to an issue that could cause the motorcycle to stall while in use, an October 7 article of Motorcycle.com stated.

According to reports, at least 1,433 new models of “XDiavel” motorcycles have a retaining nut in the final drive pulley that is not properly installed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration learned the problem could result in power loss in the motorcycle’s rear wheel. Ducati and the NHTSA were informed of 13 complaints in July and in August before issuing the recall. Ducati will address the problem by replacing the nuts and installing them with proper tightness.

When motorcycles malfunction during operation, riders are at high risk of sustaining injuries that could leave them permanently disabled. However, if this happens to you, a lawyer may be able to help you obtain the financial assistance you need to sustain your living by pursuing damage claims against negligent parties. Speak with an attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.



Traffic camera captures Iowa semi-truck collision

An accident involving a semi-truck in West Des Moines that hampered traffic flow was recorded on a Department of Transportation (DOT) camera, an article of KCCI 8 reported on September 19.

According to reports, the accident happened in the vicinity of West Mixmaster, just after the westbound exit of Interstate 80. In a video posted by the Iowa DOT on their official Twitter account, the semi was seen preventing a collision from a vehicle in front of it. Though no one suffered injuries, the Iowa DOT reminded motorists that secondary collisions oftentimes are more serious than the initial collision. Authorities did not release further details about the semi-truck accident.

The lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understand that accidents involving semi-trucks are catastrophic, leaving many families suffering from a great financial loss. However, if you were in a serious accident, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to pursue damage claims against negligent companies. Find out how we can help you recover your loss today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Ford adds 1.5M vehicles to their faulty door latch recall

American vehicle company Ford Motor Co. recently decided to recall 1.5 million additional vehicles with potentially defective door latches that can cause injuries to intended users, an article of KCCI 8 reported on September 8.

Ford told reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) advised them to broaden the recall. According to reports, Ford is now recalling 2.4 million vehicles due to a problem that could cause the door to open spontaneously or not close properly. The problem may occur while the vehicle is being used. Ford explained that the door problem can happen if the spring tabs on the doors are damaged. Ford is expected to replace all the affected door parts for free.

Families are at high risk of sustaining serious or fatal injuries when the vehicle they are using suddenly malfunctions. However, if you are the victim of a defective product, a lawyer can help you determine whether negligent manufacturers are responsible for your sufferings. Discuss your situation with the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., lawyers in Iowa today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Hundreds of thousands of Ford and Lincoln vehicles recalled

Nearly 830,000 various models of Ford and Lincoln automobiles in the U.S. are under recall due to complaints that occupants may suffer injuries if the door latches malfunction when driving, an August 4 article of CNBC reported.

Reports revealed that the doors of the 828,053 affected vehicles may unlatch during operation and cause injuries to consumers. Previous models of Ford Escape, C-MAX, Focus, Mustang, and recent models of Transit Connect were affected by the recall. Lincoln also issued a recall to previous models of MKC that may have door latch problems. The multinational vehicle manufacturer decided to issue a recall after becoming aware of an accident complaint and an injury caused by the malfunctioning door latches. Ford is offering a free repair to owners of the recalled vehicles and said that the recall focus is in states with unusually high temperatures. Over 60,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in Mexico.

The auto defect attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa represents families who are injured in vehicular accidents. If you were the victim of an auto defect, we may be able to work on your behalf to help you obtain the remunerations you need for treatment. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to begin taking your legal actions against negligent parties.



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