Driver facing 12 years behind bars for injuring woman in Iowa DUI crash

A driver with previous DUI offenses in Iowa is facing a 12-year prison sentence after causing an accident that left a female driver disabled, an article of WQAD 8 reported on October 19.

In a court hearing, the woman, who is in a wheelchair, recounted the details of what happened when the defendant from Quad City struck her vehicle last year. The collision reportedly occurred after the defendant went into the wrong lane in Moline. The plaintiff said she was angry about what happened to her because she needs to depend on other people to function now. Aside from the multiple physical injuries she sustained, reports revealed that the woman is about to lose her health insurance because she lost her job. She has already spent $500,000 for treatment. The defendant expressed his apology to the victim.

All too often, drunk driving accident victims are left with incapacitating injuries and great financial burdens. An Iowa auto accident lawyer at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to work for you. Call our offices today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may be able to help you recover from your loss.



Ducati motorcycles that may suddenly stall recalled

Thousands of motorcycles manufactured by Ducati are covered by a recall in the U.S. due to an issue that could cause the motorcycle to stall while in use, an October 7 article of Motorcycle.com stated.

According to reports, at least 1,433 new models of “XDiavel” motorcycles have a retaining nut in the final drive pulley that is not properly installed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration learned the problem could result in power loss in the motorcycle’s rear wheel. Ducati and the NHTSA were informed of 13 complaints in July and in August before issuing the recall. Ducati will address the problem by replacing the nuts and installing them with proper tightness.

When motorcycles malfunction during operation, riders are at high risk of sustaining injuries that could leave them permanently disabled. However, if this happens to you, a lawyer may be able to help you obtain the financial assistance you need to sustain your living by pursuing damage claims against negligent parties. Speak with an attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.



Iowa biker injured in vehicular accident

One person suffered injuries while another was cited in Cedar Falls, Iowa following a vehicular accident that involved a bicycle, a September 21 article published by kwwl.com reported.

Reports said a female riding her bicycle on September 20 was struck by a vehicle on the crossway of 18th Street and Hudson. The student recounted that what had happened to her was like anyone “would see in the movies.” The biker fell on the vehicle’s hood after the driver struck her. Though she escaped serious injuries, her doctors momentarily prevented her from doing her athletic activities as she had suffered a head injury and bruises to several parts of her body. The driver who caused the collision was identified as an 89-year-old woman and authorities cited her for failing to yield.

The lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent bicyclists in Iowa who have been injured in car accidents. We strongly believe that accident victims should get fairly compensated if reckless drivers are involved. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Traffic camera captures Iowa semi-truck collision

An accident involving a semi-truck in West Des Moines that hampered traffic flow was recorded on a Department of Transportation (DOT) camera, an article of KCCI 8 reported on September 19.

According to reports, the accident happened in the vicinity of West Mixmaster, just after the westbound exit of Interstate 80. In a video posted by the Iowa DOT on their official Twitter account, the semi was seen preventing a collision from a vehicle in front of it. Though no one suffered injuries, the Iowa DOT reminded motorists that secondary collisions oftentimes are more serious than the initial collision. Authorities did not release further details about the semi-truck accident.

The lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understand that accidents involving semi-trucks are catastrophic, leaving many families suffering from a great financial loss. However, if you were in a serious accident, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to pursue damage claims against negligent companies. Find out how we can help you recover your loss today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Ford adds 1.5M vehicles to their faulty door latch recall

American vehicle company Ford Motor Co. recently decided to recall 1.5 million additional vehicles with potentially defective door latches that can cause injuries to intended users, an article of KCCI 8 reported on September 8.

Ford told reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) advised them to broaden the recall. According to reports, Ford is now recalling 2.4 million vehicles due to a problem that could cause the door to open spontaneously or not close properly. The problem may occur while the vehicle is being used. Ford explained that the door problem can happen if the spring tabs on the doors are damaged. Ford is expected to replace all the affected door parts for free.

Families are at high risk of sustaining serious or fatal injuries when the vehicle they are using suddenly malfunctions. However, if you are the victim of a defective product, a lawyer can help you determine whether negligent manufacturers are responsible for your sufferings. Discuss your situation with the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., lawyers in Iowa today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Three hospitalized in Indianola mishap involving a semi and a school bus

At least three persons, two of which were students, were hospitalized due to injuries they sustained in a recent accident in Indianola involving a school bus and a semi truck hauling chemical, an article in the Des Moines Register reported on September 2.

Reports said at around 4:00 p.m. on September 1, a westbound semi truck hauling calcium chloride struck the side of a northbound school bus at the intersection of Highway 92 and 90th Avenue. Information coming from the Warren County Sheriff’s Department revealed that the collision happened after the bus left a stop sign before the roadway was clear. The two students and the bus driver sustained minor injuries resulting in their transport to a hospital. The semi truck driver, though injured, did not seek hospitalization. All the identities of the persons involved in the crash were withheld by authorities.

Unfortunately, many victims of such mishaps are left permanently disabled. If this has happened to you or a loved one, enlisting a skilled personal injury attorney is crucial if you’re looking for financial assistance. Discuss your situation with an attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Three hurt in Iowa vehicle crash

A two-vehicle mishap, allegedly caused by a reckless driver in the northeastern portion of Mason City, resulted in three personal injuries, an August 27 article of Globe Gazette reported.

Information coming from the Cerro Gordo County personnel revealed that at around 8:50 p.m., two vehicles had a collision at the crossway of Spruce Avenue and 305th Street. A GMC Yukon vehicle heading south reportedly was broadsided by an eastbound Chevrolet Silverado. The GMC driver only identified as a 26-year-old man reportedly failed to stop at a traffic sign before the collision took place. The man, his passenger, and the 37-year-old woman driver of the other vehicle were all treated at a medical facility. A baby passenger of the woman was not injured in the crash. The GMC driver was given a citation after the incident. Both vehicles were believed to be totaled, reports also said.

In this tough situation that you suffered injuries in a car accident involving a reckless driver in Iowa, the attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may represent you. We strongly believe that car accident victims should fairly get compensations they need for recovery. Call us today at (877) 327-2600 to begin taking your legal action against negligent parties.



Waterloo employee suspected of impaired driving facing charges

An animal control employee in Waterloo, Iowa has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) after he got involved in an accident in June that resulted in one personal injury, an article of The Courier reported on August 10.

According to reports, aside from first offense OWI, reckless driving and not reporting an injury citations were also given to the 55-year-old male city vehicle driver whom authorities arrested on July 20. The man, who was driving a minivan on June 25, struck the back portion of a vehicle in the vicinity of Mohawk Street. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to a hospital due to back pain complaint. Though the animal control officer passed a breathalyzer test, a sample of his blood was tested. The arrest was then made, after nortramadol, tramadol, and hydrocodone painkillers were allegedly detected from the blood sample.

The LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent Iowa families who were involved in vehicular accidents that are caused by drivers who are under the influence of intoxicants. If you are in such difficulty, we may possibly help you get remunerations you need for fast recovery. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your options.



Hundreds of thousands of Ford and Lincoln vehicles recalled

Nearly 830,000 various models of Ford and Lincoln automobiles in the U.S. are under recall due to complaints that occupants may suffer injuries if the door latches malfunction when driving, an August 4 article of CNBC reported.

Reports revealed that the doors of the 828,053 affected vehicles may unlatch during operation and cause injuries to consumers. Previous models of Ford Escape, C-MAX, Focus, Mustang, and recent models of Transit Connect were affected by the recall. Lincoln also issued a recall to previous models of MKC that may have door latch problems. The multinational vehicle manufacturer decided to issue a recall after becoming aware of an accident complaint and an injury caused by the malfunctioning door latches. Ford is offering a free repair to owners of the recalled vehicles and said that the recall focus is in states with unusually high temperatures. Over 60,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in Mexico.

The auto defect attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa represents families who are injured in vehicular accidents. If you were the victim of an auto defect, we may be able to work on your behalf to help you obtain the remunerations you need for treatment. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to begin taking your legal actions against negligent parties.



Motorcyclist hospitalized in Iowa accident

At least one person was recently airlifted to a hospital after the motorcycle he was operating was involved in an accident in the city of Lehigh, Iowa, a report of KQWC stated on August 1.

Reports coming from authorities revealed that at around 6:20 p.m. on July 31, a single-vehicle motorcycle accident occurred on 290th Street south of the Brushy Creek State Recreation Area. The rider, identified as a 34-year-old man, lost control of his motorcycle while heading eastbound. Responding highway patrol personnel said the accident occurred when the motorcyclist overcorrected on a curve and lost control of his bike. The biker was airlifted to a hospital in Des Moines following the crash.

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, working with a qualified attorney is critical, especially if you suspect that negligent parties caused the accident. Find out how an attorney at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to help you obtain treatment funds today by calling (877) 327-2600.



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