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In Bad Faith: Denied Insurance Compensation

Most people have experienced the frustration of finding out they are not going to receive the insurance compensation they believe they were owed. Whether for damages from car accidents or water damages to their homes home, many policy holders exit the insurance claim process wiser to insurance company policies — and with a check that […]

Dog Bites and Financial Responsibility In Iowa

In a scene repeated too frequently across the country, aggressive dogs attack, maul and kill people each year. While the young and the elderly are more likely to be victimized, the popularity of pit bull-type dogs, like the American Staffordshire terrier, increase the danger to people of all ages.  While some communities enact breed-specific legislation, […]

Dealing With Distraction: The Problem Of Unsafe Drivers

Our firm provides aggressive legal service to individuals and families injured by the actions of distracted drivers. While almost all drivers are distracted at some point, it is the nature and duration of specific distractions that can kill. While some forms of distraction remain consistent, other forms of distraction, primarily from mobile or in-cab electronic […]

House Fire Deaths Are On the Rise

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, deaths caused by residential fires have been on the rise for several years. In 2011, 2,400 people died in house fires and almost 14,000 were injured. According to that agency, residents of Iowa have a risk of dying in a house fire comparable to the national average. Residential fires […]

Who Gets What? Property Division During Divorce In Iowa

Along with custodial arrangements, the division of finances and property is often a contentious topic during divorce. Before you speak with your spouse about dividing property, do your homework.  During divorce you can make decisions with your spouse to divide assets and liabilities, or you can request the court make a ruling for you. Generally, […]

Nursing Care In Iowa: Failing To Make The Grade

A non-profit advocacy group used federally determined factors to compare nursing home care in states across the country. In this comparison, Iowa received a grade of F.  Families for Better Care is a Florida-based organization working toward better service and care for nursing home residents in the United States. In 2012, the group compared staffing, […]

Slip and Fall Accidents are a Serious Threat to Iowans

Slip and falls are no laughing matter. A slip and fall accident could result in a bone fracture, permanent disability or even brain injury. It might even lead to a fatality. After a slip and fall accident, victims or their families should consult a Des Moines slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible. According […]

The Terrible Aftermath of a Fire — the Insurance Claim

A property fire can be a devastating event. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fires caused more than $11.6 billion in property damage in 2010. Often, insurers use loopholes and buried fine print to deny payments on valid claims. In fact, government officials in Iowa City are in a dispute with their insurer after […]

Who’s to Blame for a Dog Bite?

Unfortunately, dogs don’t always act as man’s best friend. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.5 million people nationwide are injured from dog bites per year. More than 880,000 of these dog bites require medical attention and more than 30,000 result in expensive reconstructive surgery. The victim […]

Avoid the Runaround with Your Commercial Property Insurance Claim

If your commercial property suffers damage, it can slow business operations and even stop them entirely. In addition, you may find it difficult to collect the full amount of damages from your insurance company. When your business is at stake, you can’t afford to wait months — let alone years — for compensation. To maximize […]


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