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.

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.

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.

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.

Students involved in Waterloo collision

A recent accident in Waterloo involving two vehicles left several individual, including some students, injured. Reports said at around 5:00 p.m. on December 9, a pickup truck driven by an unidentified female rear-ended a Waterloo School District vehicle while traveling west of Franklin Street.

Information coming from the Waterloo Police confirmed that six of the passengers in the school van were taken to a hospital for the treatment of their minor injuries. Responding authorities did not state how many of the injured were students, nor did they release any other information regarding those involved in the accident.

The legal team of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understands that drivers and passengers are at great risk of suffering serious injuries when they are involved in car accidents. Our attorneys work to defend victims who seek compensation for their suffering. To learn more, call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to speak to an attorney about the particulars of your case.

Over 26K Ford vehicles with faulty seatbelts recalled in the US

American auto manufacturer Ford Motor Co. issued a recall in August to some 26,400 trucks to repair a seatbelt problem that may increase injury risk in accidents, an article of the Detroit News reported.

Reports said the seatbelts of some Ford F-750 and F-650 trucks may fail to lock in proper position. The possibly faulty seatbelts are located in the front passengers’ seat and at the center seat of the vehicles. Vehicle occupants are at a higher risk of sustaining injuries if the problem occurs in an event of a crash, according to a Ford statement. No one was reportedly injured before Ford issued the recall. The automaker also said that they are still developing ways to address the seatbelt problems of the affected vehicles.

People are often left struggling with great financial loss after suffering injuries in car accidents. However, if your injuries are caused by a defective vehicle in Iowa, the attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may work on your behalf. Find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss today by calling 877-327-2600.

Driver seriously hurt in Dubuque accident

A man operating a pickup truck recently sustained serious injuries after he got involved in a two-vehicle accident in Dubuque, Iowa, reported on September 18.

Reports said the accident occurred at the vicinity of Prescott Elementary School on September 17. The pickup driver, identified as a 63-year-old man, was headed west on 11th Street when he was broadsided by a tow truck coming from White Street. The accident reportedly occurred after the tow truck ran a red light. The pickup driver, who was trapped inside his vehicle, was airlifted to a hospital in Iowa City for injuries he sustained that were considered to be incapacitating. The tow truck operator, on the other hand, was cited for a traffic-related violation.

The lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. work for people in Iowa who are seriously injured in car accidents caused by reckless drivers. If this happens to you, we may possibly help you get the treatment funds you need for your recovery. Learn more about your options today by calling 877-327-2600.

Teenager critically injured in Davenport bike accident

A teenager was recently hospitalized due to critical injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in Davenport, Iowa while riding on a bicycle, WQAD 8 reported on June 9.

Reports said the bicycle accident happened on June 3 near Belmont Street and Telegraph Street. The bicyclist, identified as a 14-year-old Davenport resident, was struck by a vehicle. According to a family member, the victim’s skull was fractured in the crash, and he was taken for treatment to a hospital in Iowa City. The boy’s family was seeking donations to cover medical expenses by giving haircuts. Prayers were offered to the victim through a social media site.

In this difficult situation that a loved one has been injured in a vehicular accident, working with a skilled lawyer is important in order to hold the responsible person or party accountable through financial compensation. Call the Iowa lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600 to find out how we may possibly help you recover your losses.

32 people injured in several I-80 accidents in Iowa

At least 32 people in Iowa suffered injuries in a recent string of accidents that involved several vehicles, including a semitrailer truck, a May 9 article of The Des Moines Register reported.

According to reports, on May 8 several vehicular accidents happened in traffic on Interstate Highway 80. A particularly damaging one involved six vehicles. A truck operator who witnessed a series of collisions involving another semi-truck believed that the truck driver who caused the crash failed to step on the brakes. The truck apparently went up in flames and other vehicles, including trucks and a bus, were damaged. The 32 injured people were transported to different hospitals; one of them was airlifted. Despite all of the accidents and injuries, authorities reported that no one was killed.

The lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that many people face extended recovery time and emotional trauma after a serious accident. If you have experienced an accident through no fault of your own in Iowa, our legal team may help you pursue financial compensation to cover any damages you sustained. Call us today at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.

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