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.


One woman injured in Grinnell two-vehicle collision

A two-vehicle collision occurred in the 600 block of U.S. Highway 6 near Grinnell in Poweshiek County, Iowa. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 10 and resulted in one woman getting injured.

The victim was identified as a 63-year-old woman who was a resident of Ladora in Iowa County.

The Grinnell Fire Department, along with Midwest Ambulance, responded to the scene of the accident, helping with the transport of the woman who sustained critical injuries during the incident. She was taken to Grinnell Regional Medical Center for immediate medical attention. A Mercy Hospital medical helicopter was requested at the scene of the accident but was re-routed at the hospital.

If you have ever experienced being hurt in a personal injury accident in Des Moines or another area in Iowa due to the negligent actions of other people or parties involved, do not hesitate to seek legal action against them. Recruit the help of our attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling our offices today at (515) 225-2600.


Willey three-vehicle collision injures local man

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa reported a multi-vehicle accident that happened along Olympic Avenue, just north of 280th Street, last Monday, October 31. One man was injured in the accident, which occurred at approximately 5:07 p.m.

According to preliminary investigations, a 1996 Dodge Avenger operated by Keenan Olson and a Pontiac Grand Prix operated by an unknown driver were travelling down the road at a high rate of speed.

As the vehicles headed southbound, David Wendl, who was driving a 1996 Ford Bronco, pulled out of his driveway to head south and was rear-ended by Olson’s Dodge Avenger. The Pontiac also collided with Olson’s Dodge Avenger before veering into the east ditch. The Pontiac was able to exit the ditch and flee the scene of the accident.

Wendl was thrown out of his vehicle and sustained multiple injuries. He was taken to St. Anthony Regional Hospital by Carroll County emergency medical services and was later taken via helicopter to a medical facility in Des Moines.

Our attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. provide legal services for our clients in Des Moines and other areas of Iowa, handle personal injury accident cases such as car crashes, among others. Call our offices today at (515) 225-2600 to learn more about your legal options.


Woman charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident

A 26-year-old Mason City, Illinois woman is facing charges of misdemeanor driving under suspension, driving without required court-ordered insurance, and leaving the scene of a personal injury crash. The charges come after her role in an accident that occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m. last Sunday, October 23 on Fir Avenue, located just north of 275th Street in Clear Lake.

According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office deputies, when they arrived at the scene of the accident, they found a 20-year-old female, who was the owner of the car that fell in the creek. Authorities said the driver, who they identified as a 26-year-old Mason City woman, a 19-year-old Mason City female resident, and two other people, had already left before law enforcement arrived.

Our attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. provide legal services for our clients in Des Moines and other areas of Iowa. We handle personal injury accident cases such as product liability, motor vehicle accidents, and medical malpractice, among others. Call our offices today at (515) 225-2600 to learn more about your legal options.


Janesville train-car collision injures woman

A 41-year-old woman from Janesville, Iowa was seriously injured when the car she was driving collided with a train at a crossing north of Janesville on Friday, October 14.

According to a report from The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, the woman’s car was hit by a freight train owned by Montreal-based Canada National Railway Co. According to Bremer County Sheriff Dan Pickett, the crossing is barricaded by a yield sign. The woman was transported to a hospital in Waterloo and later on was moved to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City to receive medical attention for wounds that were considered serious but non-life-threatening.

Our attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., provide legal services to our clients in Des Moines and other areas in Iowa and handle a variety of cases involving personal injury such as car accidents and truck accidents, among others. Call our offices today at (515) 225-2600 to learn more about your legal options.


Gymnast testifies in injury lawsuit

According to an article of KCCI, opening arguments for the trial in the case filed by a woman in Des Moines, Iowa who was hurt by a drunk driving accident are underway. The plaintiff is the aunt of an Olympic gymnast, and opening statements for her trial began last Tuesday, October 4.

The aunt is seeking $15 million in compensatory damages for injuries, which is equivalent to approximately $65/hour for the remainder of her lifespan. The gymnast, who is a 2008 Olympic gold medalist, testified in court, saying it was “really hard” to not see her aunt dance at her wedding six months ago. She added “My aunt was invincible…now she has to ask for help.”

Our personal injury lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are effective and competent litigators in the courtroom. You can entrust us with your personal injury accident case and feel safely assured that your case is in good hands. Call our Des Moines offices today at (515) 225-2600 to discuss your legal options.


High number of fatal vehicular accidents in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Transportation reported that as of Monday, October 3, there were approximately 282 deaths in the state this year from car accidents. That number is 37 higher than the number of fatalities recorded last year around the same time. This year marks the highest number of fatalities from vehicle accidents in the state in five years, the Iowa DoT said.

Iowa State Patrol spokesman Sergeant Nathan Ludwig said the force was assigned to investigate 125 of these cases this year, whereas last year they were tasked to investigate only 101. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is concerned about the increase in vehicular accident deaths. He made a vow in July to include the prevention of cyclist and motorcyclist deaths in his list of next year’s state legislative priorities.

Our attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., provide legal services for our clients in Des Moines and other areas of Iowa, handle personal injury accident cases such as wrongful death and car accidents, among others. Call our offices today at (515) 225-2600 to learn more about your legal options.


Des Moines three-vehicle accident hurts five

An 18-year-old man allegedly caused a three-vehicle accident at Southeast Sixth Street and Bell Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, September 8 at around 3:15 p.m. The accident injured five people, including two children, and he was arrested hours after the crash.

The five people who were hurt were rushed to area hospitals via ambulance. According to Des Moines Police Department spokesman Sergeant Paul Parizek, the suspect was heading west on Bell Avenue at a high speed when his car crashed into a pickup truck, which was headed north on Southeast Six, causing the pickup to fly and eventually hit an SUV.

Parizek said police investigations determined that excessive speed was the cause of the three-vehicle accident. The Des Moines Fire Department responded to the scene of the accident, along with police officials.

Our personal injury lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., provide legal services to clients in Des Moines and other areas of Iowa and handle personal injury accident cases such as car, truck, and other motor vehicle accidents. Should you or a member of your family be so unfortunate as to get hurt in such an accident, do not hesitate to get in touch with us by calling our offices today at (515) 225-2600.


Gilbert man receives reduced charge in hit-and-run case

A 23-year-old man from Gilbert made a guilty plea to the charge of failure to report an accident – a simple misdemeanor – last Monday, August 1. In doing so, he had his charge reduced from the original charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and failure to obey a traffic control device. The charges are in relation to the December 2015 hit-and-run death of an 18-year-old Iowa State University student from Urbana.

The Assistant Story County Attorney said both the prosecution and defense panels are in agreement that they will recommend a sentence of 30 days in jail, a $100 fine, and 35% surcharge and court costs for the defendant.

LaMarca Law Group, P.C. is a leader in the Iowa legal community. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling personal injury accident cases such as car accidents, truck accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents. Call our offices today at (515) 225-2600 to discuss your legal options.


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