Family of man killed by Des Moines police officer files wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a 28-year-old Des Moines, Iowa resident, who was unarmed when he was shot to death by a member of the Des Moines Police Department, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the city on Wednesday, November 4 at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

According to a report from The Des Moines Register, the family is claiming that the policewoman accused of unlawfully causing the young man’s death deprived the deceased of his constitutional rights when she fired a weapon on him through the window of her government-issued police squad car on June 9, 2015.

The Des Moines police chief concluded that the police officer in question, who is a seven-year veteran of the department, was merely performing her duties as a law enforcement agent. A grand jury did not indict the policewoman in August 2015.

The attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., are prepared to represent victims of injustice or families who have lost a loved one after preventable accidents. Call our offices at (515) 225-2600 to learn more.


Lawsuit against NFL to change due to Easterling’s death

Following the suicide of former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, one of the more than five dozen personal injury lawsuits against the NFL will be changed to wrongful death. Easterling was a part of one of the first lawsuits filed against the league.

Easterling, 62, was found dead last Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Virginia home. Prior to his death, friends and family say his memory had begun to deteriorate.

More than 1,260 former NFL players are represented in the 61 lawsuits against the league. They accuse of NFL of carelessness, negligence, intentional misconduct, and concealing information regarding the long-term damage of concussions.


Indiana State Fair stage collapse gets first wrongful death lawsuit

The first wrongful death lawsuit following the deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair has been filed by the family of a woman who died when the stage fell on her. She is one of six people who died as a result and nearly three dozen other people were seriously injured.

The woman’s wife is suing the state of Indiana, Live Nation, Mid-America Sound Corp., and Dave Lucas Entertainment Group which designed and constructed the stage that fell down after a big gust of wind blew through only a few minutes before the country band Sugarland was scheduled to play.

This lawsuit will test Indiana’s treatment of same-sex marriage since gay couples are not eligible to receive benefits from wrongful death lawsuits. The couple was married in Hawaii and have raised a 17 year-old girl together.


Mother of Toddler Suing for Wrongful Death

The mother of an Iowa toddler has filed a lawsuit against the 18-month-old girl’s father, claiming that he and another woman somehow caused the death of the child.

The toddler died in March of last year after medics responded to a call at an apartment and found the girl displaying symptoms related to seizures. A week later, the child died, reportedly due to head injuries.

The death of the child is still being investigated, and, although no criminal charges have been filed against the father, the case has been ruled to be a homicide.

If someone you love has died due to acts of violence or homicide, please contact the Des Moines wrongful death attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.


Two Iowa children die as a result of three-car accident

Two children died in a three car accident last Thursday. According to police reports, the accident occurred near Southeast Creekview Drive near Ankeny.

The accident apparently happened because a pickup truck rolled through a stop sign and hit two other vehicles. Two children in one of the vehicles died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The other drivers and passengers were treated for serious injuries.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.


One killed, three injured in Iowa buggy accident

A Kalona man was killed in a buggy accident Sunday. According to Johnson County police report, the buggy accident involved a son and his parents.

The buggy apparently crashed into a ditch and overturned. The father was killed in the crash, while the mother was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The wrongful death was a shock to locals and officials in the area.


Iowa farmer killed in a farm accident

An Iowa farmer was killed in a farm accident last Tuesday. According to police reports, the accident occurred in Bellevue.

The man apparently was operating a piece of machinery when it fell over and hit him. The man’s body was later found by a co-worker the next day.

If you or anyone you know has lost a loved one in a farm accident, contact the Des Moines workplace accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


Iowa man killed in tractor accident

An eastern Iowa man was killed in a tractor accident last week. According to police reports, the accident occurred near Bellevue.

The man apparently was spreading manure when the machine he was operating overturned and killed him. The man’s body was found by a co-worker.

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


Iowa teen dies in rollover accident

An Iowa teen was killed in a one-car accident. According to police reports, the accident occurred Sunday in Bremer County.

The car apparently was traveling down 240th St. when the car rolled over. When medicial officials arrived to the scene, the three teenagers in the vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital, where one of them died from his injuries.

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


Iowa teenager killed in Columbia car accident

An Iowa teenager was killed in a car accident Monday. According to police reports, the accident occurred on Highway 63 near Columbia.

The accident was the result of one vehicle that was trying to change lines but nearly hit another car. To avoid the other vehicle, the driver lost control of her vehicle, causing her vehicle to overturn. The vehicle finally came to stop on the shoulder.

As a result of the accident, three of the passengers were ejected from the car. When medical officials arrived, the injured passengers were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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


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