It is common sense, but those hit by cars or trucks while walking do not have as many protections as the driver inside of the vehicle. These pedestrians who are hit by cars tend to run the risk of suffering from very serious injuries that can even be fatal. When this happens, a pedestrian accident can end up leading not only to criminal charges against the driver responsible for the crash, but it can also mean a wrongful death lawsuit against that driver.
Pedestrian accidents in Iowa can become quite tricky. The driver may be attempting to claim the pedestrian darted out in front of their car or that the runner improperly crossed the street. For the person who was injured, these types of accidents can also result in lifelong disabilities and ongoing pain.