You need to turn up the heat on the adjuster by hiring a lawyer to assist you. Good luck.See question
Under Iowa law, you have one year from your 18th birthday to bring suit for injuries that happened prior to age 17. That means that if you can prove that the pain you now suffer was caused by the accident that happened in grade school, you can still recover. If you know who hit you and have information about their insurance coverage at the time, it might be worth pursuing. You should contact an Iowa personal injury attorney. Good luck on your claim. George Jones. Personal Injury Attorney.See question
Your situation demonstrates why you need a personal injury attorney to assist you with this claim. The driver of the vehicle that hit you, as well as the owner of the vehicle, and his employer may all be liable for your injuries. In addition, you may be able to claim MedPay benefits to further reduce the requirement to pay back the medical lien created by the bills you incurred. If you incurred $13,000 in medical bills, your claim is likely worth much more than that. A good personal injury attorney will help you get all the money the law allows. That attorney may also be able to reduce the sum you have to pay (out of your settlement) to medical providers or health insurers. A fair settlement is no accident. Call a good personal injury lawyer today! George Jones, Iowa Personal Injury AttorneySee question
Yes. Most school districts in Iowa are liable for the simple negligence of their employees. This sounds like such a case. The value of your case will depend on the cost of the medical treatment, the level of pain suffered by your son, and whether your son will have any lasting impairment after he heals completely from his injury. You should contact a personal injury right away so the case can be started while the facts are still fresh and the witnesses to the event can be more easily located. Good luck.
George Jones, Iowa Personal Injury Attorney.
You need to hire a criminal defense attorney before your first court date on this ticket. Most prosecutors will work with defense lawyers to make minor adjustments to the speed charged on the ticket. If you can get a slight reduction in speed it will save your license. Find a lawyer in Polk County who does criminal defense work, and they should be able to help you. Do NOT plead guilty, and do NOT miss your court date. A missed court date on a speeding ticket results in a conviction. If you cannot afford a lawyer, show up at the initial court hearing and ask to speak with the prosecutor. If the prosecutor is unavailable, plead not guilty, ask for the prosecutor's name and contact information, and contact the prosecutor before the second court date. Ask the prosecutor to amend the ticket down to a speed that is only 24 over the speed limit. If he/she will do this, your license will not be suspended. You can plead guilty, pay the fine for the lower speed limit violation, and you don't lose your license. Good luck.See question
You may need to consult an attorney to review the rules on this, but you should be able to sue Frontier in Polk County, because they do business there, by flying in and out of Des Moines. You probably can't sue them in your home county, because they don't do business there. You could sue them in another state, including where their headquarters may be, but that would be inconvenient to you. Sue them in Polk County, and if they try to say it is an inappropriate venue, you will likely prevail on that issue. Good luck.See question
I suggest that your attorney try to get a favorable recommendation from the probation officer. If your PO thinks you will comply with the new requirements, and recommends that you be given that opportunity, the judge might go along with it. Unfortunately, most OWI cases in Polk County are handled by Associate District Court judges, many of whom are rather inflexible with probation violations. Your attorney may be able to push for an intermediate sanction (not prison) such as a contempt finding and a few days in jail. You really need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help determine the best strategy for your case. Good luck.See question
It is important in any accident case where you have been injured, to seek the advice of a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you with the investigation, advise you concerning how to best proceed with your medical treatment in order to be able to later document your injury, and can assist you in dealing with insurance adjusters, who will not have your best interest in mind. You should schedule an appointment with a personal injury lawyer to discuss the facts of your case. A good lawyer will be able to help you get all of the compensation the law allows. Good luck.See question
The other driver's impairment certainly strengthens your claim that he is responsible. However, if he was at fault in causing the accident (for instance if he failed to stop at a stop sign) then he is legally obligated to pay your damages whether or not he was impaired by drugs. If his insurance company is claiming you were partly to blame, his impairment might help you win that argument. In cases such as this, the real challenge is demonstrating the value of your case and getting fair compensation. In addition to your medical bills, what other damages have you suffered? Will you have more medical bills in the future? Do you still have pain? How much pain did you suffer after the wreck, during your physical therapy, and since that time? What limitations have you had that impacted your quality of life? Have you lost work? Have you lost the ability to do certain types of work? These questions, and many others, are the type of questions you will need to answer in order to demonstrate the full value of your case. If you don't have an attorney helping you with your claim, you should call an Iowa personal injury attorney today. You have only two years to assert your legal claim in court, so don't hesitate. Generally, you will net far more with an attorney helping you than you would have received on your own without the help of an attorney. Good luck. George Jones, Personal Injury AttorneySee question
Iowa law allows you to be compensated for injuries caused by the negligence of others. In this instance, the other driver is the most likely source for compensation, and he should be put on notice of your claim so his insurance company can begin to process the claim. You need a lawyer helping you with this claim because his insurance company will try to blame you (comparative negligence) in order to reduce the cost to them of paying for the negligence of their insured. Depending on the design, the road markings, and signage at the Wal-Mart, it is also possible that Wal-Mart's negligent action in designing or maintaining the parking lot contributed to the accident, making them liable as well. Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to get your claim moving. Good luck.See question