Howard County one-truck rollover accident case to be retried

A Howard County jury in Iowa awarded almost $1.6 million to Cresco resident Kelsey Bronner on Aug. 12, 2016, who sustained injuries in a one-vehicle rollover accident on April 20, 2008, while she was a passenger in a vehicle owned by Cresco-based Reicks Farms Inc. However, this award will likely be scrapped due to developments in the trial.

According to Bronner’s legal counsel, Nick Rowley, she was 15 at the time she had her right ear torn off due to the accident, causing her to suffer permanent disfigurement, nerve damage to the right side of her face, a broken nose, and broken cheekbones.

In November, Trial Judge Margaret Lingreen of Postville in Allamakee and Clayton counties decided that the rebuttal argument made by Bronner’s attorney during closing arguments was prejudicial to the defendant, noting that “it is probable a different result would have been reached, but for that misconduct. The court concludes defendant is entitled to a new trial, as misconduct of the prevailing party’s counsel materially affected defendant’s rights at trial.”

Defense attorneys, in their motion for a new trial, said Bronner’s lawyers uttered “improper statements and arguments to the jury which included personal opinions of counsel, personal vouching of their client, improper reference to defendant and to defense counsel.”

If you have been injured in a car or truck accident in Des Moines or other areas in Iowa, and especially in the case this accident disabled you, you might have the right to sue the offending parties with the help of our attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. Call our offices today at (515) 225-2600.

Two hurt in Ankeny two-vehicle collision

A police officer who was responding to a distress call in Ankeny was involved in a two-vehicle collision around 8:17 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1.

According to preliminary investigations, a 34-year-old police officer was travelling north on Ankeny Boulevard to respond to a call when he collided with a truck driven by a 61-year-old Ankeny man. The driver of the truck had to be taken to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines for the treatment of his injuries. The police officer was brought to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, where he was treated for his minor injuries and was released before 12:00 p.m. The accident is currently being investigated to determine which driver was at fault.

The attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. have the legal knowledge, the technical experience, and the resources to provide thorough legal representation for people in Des Moines who have been injured in a personal injury accident. If you were the victim of a serious car accident, call our offices at (515) 225-2600 to discuss your legal options.

Des Moines woman hit by a vehicle while inside her own bedroom

A woman from Des Moines, Iowa was in her room on Thursday, September 17 and was working on her computer when a vehicle crashed into her bedroom and hit her.

The victim said she heard a sound and the next thing she knew, she was hit by the car, while noting, “I guess it was kinda like getting hit by a car but it was actually the bed. It just kinda [crashed] in the wall, the bed flew across the room and I got pinned up against the other wall”.

Ryan was hospitalized and treated for her back and head injuries but was immediately released following the incident.

A personal injury accident can cause a person to become seriously injured, not to mention emotionally traumatized. That is why our attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. in Des Moines work extra hard to successfully pursue financial compensation for victims of accidents, especially for accidents that are caused by the negligence of other people. Call our offices today at (515) 225-2600 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.

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