Man dies from injuries in car accident

A man was run over and killed by a car last week. According to police reports, the man was running along the side of the road when the car approached and allegedly slowed down. 

However, before the car came to a complete stop, the man fell down in front of the car and was run over by the vehicle. When medical officials arrived to the accident scene, the man received treatment but died before reaching the hospital. 

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, contact the Des Moines wrongful death lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600. 


The dangers of household appliances

Some household appliances require large amounts of electricity. Because of the risks associated with electricity, people who use these machines put themselves at risk of injury.

These appliances include dish washers, microwaves, and washing machines. If any of these appliances has a defect, then people using these appliances could be electrocuted.

Defects often include faulty wiring or worn down electrical chords. Electrocution, however, could also be the result of using these household appliances in unsafe ways.

If you or anyone you know has been injured while using a household appliance, contact the Iowa products liability lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


Two injured in two-car wreck

Two people were injured in an accident in northeast Iowa. According to police reports, a car failed to yield and struck another car heading southbound on the highway.

When medical officials arrived to the scene, a driver and passenger were taken to a nearby hospital. Failing to yield can lead to serious accidents, which sometimes result in one car striking the side of another car.

If you or anyone you know has been involved in a car accident, contact the Des Moines personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


The basics of the affirmative defense

In personal injury cases, defendants will sometimes employ an affirmative defense. Such a defense does not deny that the evidence against the defendant is untrue. However, it claims that the plaintiff is also culpable.

If the defendant can prove that the plaintiff is culpable, then the defendant may not be liable for all or part of the damages. Two common examples of affirmative defense include comparative negligence and assumption of risk.

If you or anyone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


Man shoots himself with shotgun while hunting squirrels

A man from Boone shot himself with a shotgun Wednesday. The man was hunting squirrels with his shotgun when he shot himself in the hand while trying to get mud out of the barrel.

The man was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center by ambulance, according to police reports. Hunting accidents like these occur all the time. While some of them are the result of hunters mishandling their guns, some occur because of a defective gun or other hunting product.

If you have been injured in a hunting accident due to a defective product, contact the Des Moines personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


Woman hit, killed in car accident

A older woman was driving in central Iowa Saturday when her car was hit and she was killed in the accident. Barbara Purtilo of Newton reportedly died at the scene  of the crash.

Police officials said Purtilo’s car was struck by another car that allegdly crossed into the wrong lane. The other car hit the side of Purtilo’s minivan and forced it into incoming traffic, where Purtilo’s van was hit.

Although the driver fled the scene, police officials said they arrested Roger Hofer of Cambridge as a suspect.

If you or anyone you know has been injured  in an auto accident, contact the Iowa automobile accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


Two thrown from vehicle, one killed

A 28-year-old man was killed in a traffic accident in Guthrie County Sunday morning. Adam Anderson was driving his 2003 Ford Mustang southbound on Wink Avenue when he lost control of the car and was thrown from the vehicle.

The passenger of the vehicle, Thomas Dugan, was also thrown from the car but was not killed. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Mercy Medical Center, according to police reports. Police officials said they found the car flipped over and resting in a soybean field.

If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


Man riding bicycle hit, killed

A man riding his bicycle was hit by a 2003 Ford van Tuesday morning. Mark Anderson was riding north on Highway 71 when the van, driven by Cameron Koopman of Brewster, Minn., hit Anderson from behind.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Anderson lying in a ditch and declared him dead at the scene. Police officials said they were unsure whether they would file charges and would not decide until after the investigation is complete.

If you or anyone you know has been injured while riding a bicycle, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at(515) 225-2600.


Two die in separate motorcylce, car accidents

Two people died in separate traffic accidents in Jo Daviess County Saturday afternoon.

The first occurred about 2 p.m. on U.S. 20 where a motorcyle swerved off the road and hit a tree, killing Alfred Allen Lukavsky of Columbus Junction. Police reports indicate that Lukavsky was taken to a local  hopsital and died there.

Later in the afternoon, a sports utility vehicle veered off the road near Apple Canyon Lake, struck a guard rail and flipped over. The driver of the vehicle, David S. O’Brien of Glen Ellyn, Ill., died at the site of the accident.

If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle or car accident, contact the Iowa motor vehicle accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.


Man stabbed in Des Moines

A 42-year-old man was stabbed at a QuickTrip Store in Des Moines Monday afternoon. According to police reports, Mike Thomas was in stable condition at Mercy Medical Center. As of now, no arrests have been reported.

Thomas said he walked across the street at Sixth and University avenues around 1:30 p.m. when he was approached by a man. The robber asked Thomas for money, and when Thomas said he didn't have any, the robber stabbed the left side of Thomas' chest. 

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of a stabbing, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877=327-2600.

 


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