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What is the Process of Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer in Iowa?

Over 100,000 Iowans were involved in car accidents in 2021, and over 1400 suffered serious injuries. The aftermath of a car accident can be extremely stressful. When suffering injuries and property damage, it can be overwhelming to deal with pursuing a personal injury claim. Hiring a car accident lawyer means the car accident victim has access to legal expertise and…

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Checklist for hiring a good car accident lawyer in Iowa

Checklist for Hiring a Good Car Accident Lawyer in Iowa Car accidents are a reality for over one hundred thousand people each year in Iowa. In 2021, the Iowa Department of Transportation reported: 122,487 occupants of vehicles involved in accidents 54,483 vehicle crashes 6,359 victims of minor injuries 1,435 serious injuries 356 fatalities Being involved in a car accident that…

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When to get a lawyer in a car accident in Iowa?

A car accident can leave a lot in its aftermath - damage to vehicles, injuries, and the medical bills, lost income and repair costs that come with them. When dealing with the outcome of a car accident caused by another driver, there may be some doubt if you need to consult a lawyer. When should you get a lawyer after…

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Do Electric Vehicles Pose More Risks of Injury Than Gasoline Vehicle?

All cars can be dangerous machines. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that cars kill an estimated 30,000 people annually. The roadways are already crowded with gasoline-powered cars, and with new incentives to go and buy green, the increase of electric vehicle (EV) owners is an eventuality.  Even though vehicles must uphold safety standards, and every year, new…

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Who is Liable for Injuries That Happen at Fall Fairs Across the State?

Fall fairs are a family-friendly, all-American institution each year. Unfortunately, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USPC) reports that nearly 31,000 people were injured by amusement park attractions in 2016 alone, with an average of 30,000 injuries sustained from these types of events each year. At this year’s Iowa State Fair in August, for instance, the popular giant slide…

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Injured in Police Custody – What Are Your Rights?

Law enforcement officers are sworn to defend and protect people. This duty extends to those in custody or suspected of wrongdoing. Violating the civil rights of those in custody is considered police misconduct.  What Are Your Rights if You Are Injured in Police Custody? Every citizen is entitled to their civil rights. Being injured in police custody should never happen.…

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Defective Medical Devices – Medical Malpractice or Product Liability?

In 2014, Jim Taft of West Columbia had a spinal cord stimulator implanted in his back. He is now mostly paralyzed, and a typical day sees him unable to leave his bed. He’s a prisoner in his own home due to a defective medical device.  Jim sought relief from pain. His doctors described a spinal device that could “change his…

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How Many Fatalities from Vehicle Crashes Happen Every Year in Iowa?

Traffic fatalities are a persistent issue in the state of Iowa, claiming the lives of drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, there have been over 300 traffic fatalities per year in Iowa for almost a century - a trend the state would like to see change for the better.  Vehicle Crash Fatality Statistics…

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Can an Employer Force Someone to Come Back to Work After a Workplace Injury?

Imagine logging into a virtual meeting for work during the height of the pandemic. You struggle to maintain a professional manner and concentrate on the discussion because you just lost a family member to COVID-19. Many of us experienced tremendous emotional and mental trauma from the constant stress of balancing personal trauma against the pressure to keep up productivity at…

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Should I Talk to Insurance Carriers After a Rideshare Accident?

Since 2016, ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have been available in Iowa’s metropolitan areas. But ridesharing can be a double-edged sword. On one side, evidence has shown that Uber and Lyft have cut down the frequency of impaired drivers taking to the streets after partaking in alcohol or controlled substances. On the other side, the introduction of ridesharing and…

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