A pick up driver that ran over a RAGBRAI participant as he lay in his tent was arrested and charged with serious injury by vehicle, leaving the scene and driving while intoxicated. At the time of the incident, the driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.161, over twice the legal limit.
Unfortunately, the Florida victim was hospitalized with serious injuries and is expected to undergo several surgeries to repair his crushed pelvis. He will likely be hospitalized for many months.
When someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident such as this, the impact can be catastrophic. Medical bills, pain and suffering, lost work and other hardships can wreak havoc on injured parties and their families.
If you or a loved one is injured, it is important to recover maximum compensation from the insurance companies from the start. Securing legal help to prove what parties are liable for your loss and the extent of your injuries is critical. An experienced attorney should be able to persuade insurers that they will lose in court if they do not provide a fair settlement offer.
Contact the attorney team at the Law Offices of Stoltze & Stoltze PLC for help if you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury in Iowa. We have recovered multiple million-dollar settlements for victims of car and truck accidents, and their families. We handle a broad range of motor vehicle accident claims including drunk driving accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents and wrongful death claims. Contact us today online or by telephone at 515-244-1473 to arrange a free initial consultation. We are here to help you.