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Filing A Claim After A Car Accident

Posted February 11, 2024 in Uncategorized
Filing A Claim After A Car Accident

Filing A Claim After A Car Accident

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 235 in Des Moines, Iowa recently. The incident occurred near E. 14th Street and University Boulevard around 5:30 a.m., prompting major traffic disruptions as the eastbound on-ramp was temporarily closed. Evidence suggests that 20-year-old Madilyn Van Pelt of Grand Junction entered I-235 from Easton Boulevard via the wrong-way eastbound exit ramp. Van Pelt’s vehicle collided head-on with an eastbound car, with a third vehicle struck by debris from the crash. 

Both Van Pelt and the driver of the second car were transported to local hospitals, with Van Pelt being treated and released, while the 35-year-old male driver remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Police believe Van Pelt was driving under the influence of alcohol and had a fraudulent ID. She is facing charges including:

  1. Serious Injury by Motor Vehicle – operating while intoxicated (OWI)
  2. Driving Wrong Way on a One Way Roadway, and 
  3. Unlawful Use of Driver’s License

If you have been injured on the road and believe that someone else was negligent or reckless, seek legal help to pursue a claim. 

Get The Right Legal Help Today

After being injured by an intoxicated driver, negotiating with insurance companies can be overwhelming. At Des Moines Injury Law, our Des Moines, IA personal injury lawyer understands the complexities of such cases and is here to advocate for your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our first step is to conduct a thorough investigation into the accident and gather evidence to support your claim. We’ll review police reports, witness statements, and any other pertinent information to build a strong case against the intoxicated driver.

Speaking With Insurance Agents

Once we have gathered all the necessary evidence, we will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. Our experienced team is a skilled negotiator who will fight tirelessly to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Maximizing Compensation

Our ultimate goal is to maximize your compensation to help you recover fully from your injuries and move forward with your life. We will carefully assess the extent of your damages and explore all available avenues for recovery to ensure that you receive the maximum amount possible.

Compassionate Support

Throughout the entire process, we will provide compassionate support and guidance. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that being injured by an intoxicated driver can take on you and your family. That’s why we’re here to offer personalized attention and support every step of the way.

Contact Our Team Today

If you’ve been injured by an intoxicated driver, don’t hesitate to seek the legal representation you need. Contact Des Moines Injury Law today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you navigate the complexities of your case and pursue the compensation you deserve. We want to be your advocates when you have suffered injuries from an accident. Speak with our team today.

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