No one can truly be prepared for an accident. By definition, they are unplanned and no time is the “right time” for a serious injury. Whether it is a car accident on your way to work, a serious fall at your neighborhood grocery store, or a dog bite from the new pup next door, these events are often painful as well as unexpected. To make matters worse, injured individuals and their family members are often left to repair damages and pay necessary bills following an injury.
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we know how devastating these unexpected costs are, especially if you did everything possible to prevent the accident. Our attorneys have spent decades fighting for people in situations like yours, and we want to help you if you were the victim of negligence. In legal terms, negligence occurs whenever a person acts recklessly, carelessly, or in a way a reasonable person would not act. Read on to learn more about the cases we take on, your possible compensation, and why you might consider hiring a personal injury lawyer.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Personal injury cases cover a wide range of incidents with varying levels of severity. Over the years, we have taken on small cases as well as those with settlements in the millions. Many people assume their case is too insignificant to require legal action, but a lawyer can make sure to help you and your family receive what you deserve following an accident. We represent people who have suffered injury or loss in the following areas:
Even if you do not see your specific case listed above, there is a good chance we will still be able to help you. Whether your case has a unique set of circumstances or you do not know how to define how you were hurt by someone else, if you were the victim of the negligent, careless, or otherwise reckless actions of another party and suffered injuries as a result, we want to help. Contact our offices to talk to an attorney about the specific details of your case.
Iowa Personal Injury by the Numbers
Two of the most common causes of injury are traffic accidents and medical malpractice suits. These injuries are often serious and traumatic. We have compiled some of the official data available on these topics to show you how large of a problem these issues really are. In Iowa and across the nation, countless innocent people are hurt during these incidents. Here are a few of the most important statistics.
Because traffic accidents can involve cars, trucks, bicycles, and pedestrians, everyone can be affected by them. So many of us spend a large amount of time in vehicles commuting, travelling, and running errands, making car accidents extremely common. These numbers come from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT):
- 19,103 injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents in 2015
- 320 fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents in 2015