3 hurt in O’Brien County suspected intoxicated driving mishap

At least three persons recently in O’Brien County, Iowa were transported to a medical facility after their vehicle was involved in an alleged intoxicated mishap, a report of Sioux City Journal reported on July 29.

According to reports, a vehicle containing three persons on July 28 was struck by a southbound vehicle at the vicinity of Oriole Avenue and 240th Street crossway. A vehicle reportedly driven by a 27-year-old Allendorf man struck the vehicle driven by a 35-year-old female after he went through a stop traffic signal. The female and her two passengers were all transported to a medical facility due to injuries they sustained from the crash. Authorities, on the other hand, managed to apprehend the driver whom they believed had tried to evade arrest and was under the influence of intoxicants. Appropriate charges were later filed against him.

In this tough situation that you sustained injuries in accidents inflicted by suspected intoxicated drivers, working with a skilled lawyer is important for you to possibly get all the financial assistance you need for recovery. Begin taking your legal actions against negligent parties with the help of an Iowa lawyer at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Thousands of potentially defective Harley-Davidson bikes being investigated

An investigation was recently launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after they were notified that the brakes of some Harley-Davidson motorcycles may fail during operation, Fortune reported.

The investigation began after the NHTSA received 43 complaints of brake malfunction, three of which resulted in accidents and two of which caused injuries. The probe into the potentially defective braking system could impact 430,000 motorcycles. The riders experience the issues unexpectedly and suddenly. In one incident, a motorcyclist from Arkansas said his bike began to “shake and wobble” because of the problem. In another complaint, a Texas motorcyclist said the brake lever of his motorcycle stuck while on the road. Harley-Davidson stated via email that they are cooperating with authorities to look into the motorcycles’ braking issues.

All too often, motorcyclists are at high risk of sustaining serious or fatal injuries when involved in accidents. However, if your defective motorcycle is to blame for an accident, an Iowa attorney at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., could help. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may be able to help you obtain compensation from negligent parties.



Fatal accidents in Iowa expected to increase in 2016

Iowa authorities predict that this year’s number of deadly road accidents will increase from 2015’s, an article of The Des Moines Register reported on June 27.

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), 170 people in the state died in vehicular accidents from January to June this year. This year’s record exceeded the five-year average of 140 for the same time period. The DOT said the number of fatalities early this year are likely caused by a combination of distracted or impaired driving, speeding, and not wearing seat belts. Although an increase in miles traveled is also to blame, a state patrol officer noted that many of the fatal accidents were single-vehicle crashes caused by speeding. The officer advised motorists in Iowa to wear seat belts, slow down, and avoid driving while intoxicated or distracted.

The personal injury attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent families in Iowa who are injured in accidents. If you were the victim in a car accident, we may be able to offer you legal assistance and help you receive the compensation you need for recovery. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your options.



1 dead, 1 injured in Mason City accident

One person was killed in Mason City after a car and a motorcycle had a collision, a June 17 article of Globe Gazette reported.

According to the information provided by Mason City Police, a 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster and a 2005 Toyota Corolla had a collision at the intersection of Eighth Street Northwest and Pierce Avenue. The motorcycle operator, identified as a 51-year-old male, was heading north on Pierce Avenue when he collided with the vehicle, driven by a 74-year-old woman who had turned left on Pierce Ave. from Eighth Street.

The motorcyclist was later pronounced dead after being treated at a hospital, while the woman received medical attention at the crash scene and was later discharged. Traffic flow along Pierce Avenue was interrupted while responding Mason City personnel worked on the crash scene. Police reported that they are still investigating the fatal incident.



Suspected drunk driver involved in fatal crash busted again in Iowa

A driver awaiting trial in connection to a November drunk driving accident that killed two people in Des Moines was recently apprehended for an OWI, a June 17 article of Radio Iowa stated.

A sheriff in Lucas County told reports that a 53-year-old woman on Friday, June 10 was apprehended by deputies in a traffic stop in Chariton. Authorities administered the Des Moines woman a preliminary breath test and discovered that her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.112 percent. The same apprehended woman is facing charges due to her involvement in a November 17 crash that killed a 59-year-old man and a 60-year-old man. The woman was believed to be driving while under the influence of intoxicants when that accident took place as well. The arrested woman is scheduled for a court hearing on September 12.

The attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent Iowa families whose loved ones are killed in drunk driving accidents. We strongly believe that negligent parties should fairly compensate their victims to help them recover. Call us at (877) 327-2600 to learn how we may be able to work for you.



Motorcyclist injured in Altoona hit-and-run accident

A motorcyclist recently sustained serious injuries after he was involved in an accident in Altoona, an article of The Des Moines Register reported on June 6.

According to police reports, a motorcycle and pickup truck collided at 14th Street Southeast and Eighth Street Southeast on June 3. The collision reportedly occurred after 51-year-old motorcyclist Wayne Patterson was heading west on Eighth Street and struck the truck coming from 14th Street. The collision caused Patterson to be ejected from his bike. Police confirmed the motorcyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries. Police later learned that the pickup driver, who fled the scene of the accident, failed to yield to Patterson before the collision took place. As of reporting, Altoona Police were looking for a man whose vehicle might have some significant damages from the crash.

Motorcycle riders are at a high risk of sustaining serious injuries when involved in a car accident. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, enlisting the help of an attorney is an important step toward receiving the compensation you need for recovery. Call the Iowa attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.



Drunk driving deaths surge in Iowa as license revocations remain few

Fatalities related to drunk driving on Iowa roads increased last year, but fewer drivers are having their licenses revoked.

Last year, there were 123 deaths related to drunk driving recorded in the state, an increase from the 110 fatalities recorded in 2014. Despite the mild surge in fatalities last year, the number of licenses revoked has dropped by hundreds since 2014. An official speaking for Mason City Crime Prevention stated that there are some drivers who are bad drivers even when their blood alcohol level is well below the .08 percent limit. The Crime Prevention Coordinator elaborated that it is important for individuals who are planning to drink to have a designated driver even if they are only planning to have a few drinks.

The car accident lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent people who have been victims of drunk driving accidents in Iowa. If you have been in such an accident, we may be able to help you pursue damage claims against negligent drivers. Find out what we can do for you by calling (877) 327-2600.



GM recall of pickup trucks with seat belt defect

A seat belt issue prompted General Motors to issue a voluntary recall to an estimated 1.04 million vehicles, bulk of which are in the U.S., an April 15 report of CNBC stated.

The recall affects the 2014-2015 models of GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado vehicles. According to reports, the seat belt may fail to protect the driver in accidents if the flexible steel cable connecting the seat belt is damaged. GM found, through their warranty claims, that the problem may occur if the driver repetitively bends the cable with everyday use. GM stated there were no incidents of accidents or injuries before they issued the recall. Some 895,232 of the recalled vehicles reportedly were in the U.S. and approximately 142,000 were sold in other countries. GM dealers will repair the affected vehicles by replacing or improving the seat belt tensioner unit.

Every year thousands of Americans suffer injuries in accidents caused by auto defects. If you or a loved one have been hurt as a result of an auto defect, working with a skilled legal team can help you fight for financial compensations to cover medical bills. Please get in touch with the Iowa legal team of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today by calling (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your options.



4 dead in Iowa tragic head-on crash

Four people recently died, including two Des Moines police officers, in a two-vehicle accident on an Iowan highway, News Channel 3 reported on March 26.

According to reports, at about 12:40 a.m., a head-on crash caused by a wrong-way driver occurred on Interstate 80. The police officers and a female inmate passenger were on their way back to Des Moines when their utility vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle going the wrong direction, a police spokesperson stated. The police officers and their passenger died in the crash scene. The wrong-way driver, who caused the collision, also died in the incident. Des Moines police, in a news conference held on the same day, released some details of the crash, stating that both police officers and the wrong-way driver were wearing seat belts. The Iowa State Patrol are still conducting their investigations. The governor of Iowa expressed his deep sympathy and issued an order to lower the flags to half-staff.



Iowa athlete arrested for drunk driving

An Iowa college football player was recently arrested after he was suspected of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. On Sunday, February 14, Iowa City police reported that defensive back player Omar Truitt was stopped at the intersection of Linn Street and Iowa Avenue at around 12:38 a.m.

Because of inclement weather, the officers were unable to conduct intoxication tests at the intersection and Truitt was transported to the Iowa City Police Department where his blood alcohol content could be tested. Police issued a citation to Truitt after blood tests revealed a BAC level of 0.091 percent. Athletic officials in Iowa stated that they are working on gathering more information regarding the incident.

The lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. know just how much damage a drunk driver can cause. We work on behalf of victims to hold these negligent and reckless individuals accountable for their actions. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to discuss the specifics of your situation.



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