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Cedar Rapids accident victims can lose their ability to work after certain injuries

Cedar Rapids, IA - When someone has been hurt in a serious motor vehicle accident, there are a number of reasons why they may miss work and lose out on income. Most of these problems stem from the fact that an individual who has chronic health…
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Commercial drivers who work more hours than required can be liable for accidents

Cedar Rapids, IA - Large semi trucks and other commercial vehicles can become very dangerous on the roads. This is especially true if their drivers are not careful to follow all safety regulations and remain alert. There are government mandated…
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Iowa accident victims cannot file a lawsuit if they wait too long

Cedar Rapids, IA - Every jurisdiction in the United States has time limits related to when a cause of action can be filed. This is especially important for accident victims, because if they wait too long to consult with a lawyer after being…
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Cedar Rapids motorists may be injured by a distracted driver

Cedar Rapids, IA - Many of the motor vehicle accidents that happen each day in the United States are caused by distracted drivers. Technologies like cellphones, GPS systems, and high end stereos mean that drivers have more items grabbing their…
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Iowa regulates who can drive commercial vehicles and their maximum size

Iowa City, IA - Commercial vehicles are subject to various safety regulations in the state of Iowa. Many of these laws and regulations exist to minimize the possibility of truck accidents and regulate commerce within the state. If a driver is…
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Speed violations in Iowa can become a factor in a civil lawsuit

Iowa City, IA - All states have traffic laws that are meant to keep drivers safe, and Iowa is no exception. Speeding laws are some of the most important traffic regulations, as drivers who travel at a high rate of speed and cause an accident…
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Cedar Rapids tractor worker is killed while farming

People who work with heavy machinery are always at risk for serious injuries due to the possibility of mechanical errors or malfunctions.  The Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident scene where a man was killed by tractor…
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Iowa Lawyer Suspended Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

An Iowa county attorney, Abraham K. Watkins, was suspended indefinitely by the Iowa Supreme Court on June 19th, 2020 over sexual harassment allegations. Watkins allegedly subjected his assistant to numerous demeaning comments about her female…
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Cedar Rapids driver is forced into a ditch by a commercial truck

Police responded to the scene of an accident just outside of Cedar Rapids in Linn County, Iowa. Van rolls into a ditch near Highway 13  At just before 5:00 pm, police received an emergency call about a vehicle rollover at the intersections…
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Iowa nursing homes were told by the federal government to increase coronavirus testing

Local news for Iowa published a story regarding recommendations for coronavirus testing given by the White House. Federal government wants nursing homes to be especially careful during the pandemic The virus task force recommended that…
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Iowa City worker is injured when his tractor suddenly rolls backwards

People who work with large vehicles and machines every day are at a higher risk of injury than the general public. This is because accidents regularly happen in areas like construction sites and on farms.  A man was seriously hurt and needed…
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Iowa quarry worker dies on a job site near Des Moines

When people are working or traveling, there is always a possibility that they can be involved in a fatal accident. Attorneys who focus on wrongful death cases are available to assist families after they have lost someone during an unforeseen…
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Iowa, Am I Eligible to Receive Financial Compensation After a Truck Accident?

Compensatory damages after a truck accident can be sought by anyone who has suffered financial loss caused following their accident. To receive a fair settlement offer that can help cover the new bills a person accumulated, they should work…
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Cedar Rapids area construction worker died after being injured on the job

Many kinds of manual labor including construction can be dangerous due to heavy machinery, falling objects, and other hazards. When someone is injured while working, there are remedies available to compensate them for their losses, including…
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Iowa gas station explosion injures two and causes extensive property damage

When a business experiences a sudden, unforeseen accident, they may be sued if their careless actions caused injuries to customers and bystanders on or near the property.  Two victims needed to be hospitalized after a gas station exploded…
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Iowa nursing home was the scene of multiple deaths during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak

Any kind of infection or viral outbreak can become deadly when it spreads through the confines of a nursing home. This was found to be a large contributing factor in the deaths of many individuals when coronavirus first hit the USA. If the facility…