Workers, take action! Help stop House File 518!

The attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C.have dedicated our professional lives to protecting workers and their rights, especially when it comes to injuries on the job. There is a reason why so many workers in Iowa have turned to us for help with their workers’ compensation claims, and our experience and compassion is second to none. That’s why we are alarmed at the introduction of Iowa House File 518, which aims to drastically reduce the amount of compensation available to Iowa workers. Read more on the bill below:

House File 518 has been introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives. If passed, this
proposal would dramatically reduce the workers’ compensation benefits available to
injured Iowa workers. Workers with pre-existing conditions, shoulder injuries, and older
workers are particularly impacted. One section allows the employer to tum an industrial
disability to a functional injury by merely offering employment. This would reduce
permanency benefits for shoulder injures alone by 80% ! This bill is not even intended to
lower workers’ compensation premium costs. Rather, it is designed to benefit a few,
large self-insured employers.

TAKE ACTION NOW! Contact your state representative as soon as possible and urge
them to vote “No” on House File 518. Call the House switchboard at 515-519-3717 and
ask for your House member. You can find your House member at:
https://www.le gis.iowa. gov/leeislators/fi nd

Also email your objection to House File 518 to your House member.”

For more information on this newly introduced bill, or for help with an employment claim, contact an experienced Iowa workers’ compensation attorney of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.


Man who caused accident at I-235 was traveling at 90 mph

The motorist who caused a four-vehicle accident along Interstate Highway 235 near 56th Street was traveling more than 90 miles per hour on the inside shoulder. The accident, which occurred on Monday, January 9 at approximately 7:30 a.m., happened when the driver crashed into a median and made his way into traffic.

According to Des Moines Police spokesman Sergeant Paul Parizek, a 38-year-old man from Dexter was cited for careless driving in relation to the accident. More charges may be filed after the investigation is concluded. Parizek said the man did not appear to be inebriated during the crash. Although police officers have yet to determine the rate of speed the man was going when he caused the accident, witnesses said he was driving at a rate of 90 mph. “I saw him hit the [median] a couple of times and then just keep going,” a witness said.

We at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help you recover financial compensation in your personal injury accident case in Des Moines or other areas in Iowa. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (515) 225-2600 so we can attend to your case right away.


Driver in Des Moines charged with possession of weapon after wreck

A two-vehicle collision that occurred near 19th Street and Clark in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, December 30 resulted in one person getting injured.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Des Moines Narcotics Unit, a black SUV was travelling the wrong way along Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and hit another vehicle. The driver of the SUV, 29, was attempting to escape police officers after a traffic stop revealed he had drugs and weapons inside his car. Police said one person in the suspect’s vehicle was critically injured. They also discovered drugs and weapons in the vehicle. The driver is now facing charges, which include eluding and possession of a weapon.

Our attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., who provide legal services for our clients in Des Moines, handle a variety of cases involving personal injury. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (515) 225-2600.


Man accused of killing another in drunken driving accident

Tennessee native Daulton Holly died in a vehicular accident and his body was found just after 2 a.m. on Aug. 23, 2015, along Raccoon River Drive in West Des Moines, Iowa. Van Meter resident Ronald Paul Hauser was sentenced to 10 days of imprisonment and two years of probation in connection with this incident, after reaching a plea agreement on two misdemeanor charges—operating while impaired and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in serious injury—on Friday, December 9 at the Dallas County Courthouse.

According to the criminal complaint, Hauser had been drinking at a bar in Van Meter the night that Holly died when he decided to drive to the Beach Girls, a strip club along the Raccoon River. Hauser crashed into Holly before arriving at the strip club.

Scott Michels, Hauser’s legal counsel, said there are some mitigating factors that may cast doubt as to Hauser’s guilt, noting, “We know the injuries