Iowa City is known for its historical background, the University of Iowa, its fast growth in recent times, and its peaceful streets. However, like all cities, accidents and injuries still happen.
The Iowa Department of Transportation states that there were 19,103 injuries from car accidents in Iowa. Besides these accidents, more injuries occur from slip-and-fall accidents, medical malpractice, and even dog bites.
If you sustained an injury in Iowa City, you deserve compensation and justice. At VanDerGinst Law, our Iowa City personal injury lawyers are here to get you compensation and hold the at-fault party accountable.
Types of Accidents in Iowa City
Unfortunately, many accidents and injuries occur in Iowa. Our Iowa City personal injury lawyers have experience in many types of personal injury accidents, including but not limited to the following:
- Animal/dog bites
- Car accidents
- Drugs and narcotics
- Defective medical devices
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse/neglect
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Wrongful death
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Common Personal Injuries and Damages
Accidents from car crashes, defective products, slip and falls, and even cruise ships can cause severe injuries for those involved. We have worked with victims of traumatic brain injuries, soft tissue injuries, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, and a variety of other severe injuries. We also help victims of PTSD, depression, and other psychological injuries resulting from an accident.
In Iowa, you can receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses for your injury;
- Lost wages (present and future);
- Rehabilitation for your injuries; and
- Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
Keep every bill and receipt from your injuries. Make copies of everything and keep it in a safe place. These documents can determine what settlement you get.
Who Pays for Your Injuries?
After being injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you’re probably wondering who will pay for your injuries and damages.
When someone else fails to exercise proper care in a situation or environment which resulted in your injuries, you may be able to hold that person responsible for the full value of your damages (both economic and non-economic).
Iowa’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury
Iowa’s Statute of Limitations says that victims have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. In some circumstances, when a government or governmental agency or division is involved you may have only one year to file your claim.
If you do not submit your claim within the required time frame, your case will be dismissed. If this happens, you will likely lose your right to compensation. However, it is best to discuss your situation with a personal injury lawyer before abandoning your claim. Everyone’s injuries and accidents are unique, so there may be exceptions.
Your Iowa City Attorneys Are Here to Help
At VanDerGinst Law, our Iowa City personal attorneys advocate for injured victims. If you or a loved one were injured in Iowa, we are ready to help.
For a free consultation for your personal injury case, please contact our law firm today.
The information contained on this website is presented by VanDerGinst Law P.C. It is not intended nor should it be construed as professional legal advice. The information is general in nature about the Firm, the scope of services we offer, and our community outreach, it is not legal advice. Please contact us by phone, email, mail, or via this website for inquiries. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please contact a personal injury attorney for a consultation regarding your situation. This website is not intended to solicit clients outside the State of Iowa and/or the State of Illinois.