Understanding Iowa’s Dog Bite Laws After an Attack

Last August in Des Moines, a couple strolled down the street, surrounded by throngs of people, heading to the Iowa State Fair. When they reached East 27th Street and Grand Avenue, a pair of pit bulls launched from a yard and attacked the woman.  The two dogs growled and tore into her face, her torso, her thighs. Her boyfriend and…

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Why You Need to Report a Work Injury Quickly

When injuries are reported quickly, the business has the opportunity to provide options for effective care in a timely manner. Failure to follow the reporting process may result in a person missing out on early treatment and may be a violation of business policies and procedures. Workers must familiarize themselves with the company's incident reporting protocol and report all work-related…

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Proving Repetitive Motion Injuries to Receive Workers’ Compensation

Proving Repetitive Motion Injuries To Receive Workers’ Compensation Engaging in work activities that require repeated use of some part of the body can result in overuse and eventually injury. Although repetitive motion injuries are not usually immediate and are established over a period of time, they can still be legitimate work-related injuries that trigger workers’ compensation benefits. However, convincing Iowa’s…

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What are Pain and Suffering Damages After a Spinal Cord Injury?

There are a plethora of different types of injuries that happen to everyday citizens on a regular basis. Although unfortunate, the reality of modern living means that with the luxury of cars, futuristic technology, a wide range of career options, and more, comes inherent risks. This extends to one of the most extreme and dangerous types of injuries out there…

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Will a Previous Injury Keep You From Getting Compensation After a Car Accident?

Sometimes, a small stone thrown into the water can cause a huge rippling wake. The legal principle known as the Eggshell Rule, sometimes referred to as the Eggshell Skull Rule, a common doctrine in personal injury law, resulted from a small tap and a curious outcome.  The Eggshell Rule got its start back in 1890 with Vosburg v, Putney, in…

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Do You Have to Pay Medical Bills While Waiting for an Insurance Settlement?

When someone is involved in a car accident in Iowa, pain and suffering from injuries are inevitably in their rearview. Will they at least receive compensation from the at-fault driver to cover their costly medical bills? Unfortunately, the payment and insurance claim process could take months, even years, which leaves victims of car accidents at a loss – especially if they…

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Social Media Companies On Trial For Failing To Prevent Risks

Recently, the Georgia Supreme Court revived a lawsuit accusing Snap Inc. of designing an app filter that encourages reckless driving. Snap Inc. is the company behind the social media platform Snapchat. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2016 by Wentworth Maynard, the victim of a horrible 2015 car crash. Maynard and his wife were traveling in their Mitsubishi Outlander when…

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I Was Partially Responsible for a Car Accident – Can I Still Recover Compensation?

There are so many variables at play during a car wreck. Sometimes, when two cars collide, it can be obvious who is at fault, but other times, fault is not so easily determined. What if a collision happens when one of the drivers is speeding, and the other driver fails to stop at a red light? What if one of…

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Who Pays if You’re a Passenger Injured in a Car Accident?

Most people are regularly passengers in vehicles. Either that or they have passengers in their car. However, it is crucial to understand what happens if an accident occurs and a passenger sustains an injury. Most of the discussion around car accident compensation revolves around the drivers, but passengers are usually blameless for a crash. They are able to recover compensation,…

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Is there a time limit for reporting an accident at work?

“Hot enough for you?” is a common question asked among coworkers when the warm weather arrives. If you live where temperatures soar in the summer, you might have a day or two where you really feel the heat. But what if it’s not just a case of being a little warm? What if it’s closer to heat stress or heat…

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