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Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured on the job or due to the negligence of another person or business, in or around Bettendorf, you need a trustworthy and experienced Bettendorf personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Top Four Things That Should Matter to You Most When Selecting a Bettendorf Personal Injury Attorney

  1. Make the process easy and convenient.
  2. Be Affordable.
  3. Get you the maximum amount of money to which you are entitled.
  4. Keep you informed.

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1. The VanDerGinst Law Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyers Make the Process Easy and Convenient

We know how tough severe injuries can be.  You may be experiencing pain and incurring medical bills.  You may not be able to work due to your injuries.  The personal injury claims process can be unbearable, confusing, and intolerable. The last thing you need is to deal with medical providers, insurance carriers and adjusters. 

Let VanDerGinst Law handle the stress and mess so you can focus on getting better!

We make opening a personal injury case as fast and convenient as possible. 

We can open most files over on the phone or online! Video conferencing is also available!

We are available 24/7 every day of the year! Simply click here or call 800-797-5391

We do whatever is reasonably necessary to open your file as quickly and effortlessly as possible.  Once we open your file, we take quick action to investigate and position your case to get the maximum compensation you deserve.

Many law firms require injury clients to chase down medical and other documents.  At VanDerGinst Law our Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyers do all the work necessary to record your injuries.  We obtain all the records from medical providers.  We handle health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, medical payment insurance, and any other benefits which may apply to your case. 

We negotiate with the insurance adjuster and other representatives of the opposing party.  We do our best to position your case for the best settlement possible. 

If the opponent doesn’t offer a rational settlement, our highly skilled Bettendorf personal injury lawyers prepare to fight in court, where we will fight hard to get you the best result.

2. Be Affordable? How about Free? If our Bettendorf personal injury lawyers don’t get you compensation for your injury claim, you won’t owe us a dime!

At VanDerGinst Law we handle personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. That means that if we don’t get you money for your injuries, there is NO ATTORNEY FEE. You will NEVER be out of pocket a dime. We don’t get paid unless and until you do. Our fee is a percentage of the amount recovered. The percentage depends on the type of case we handle and whether the case must be litigated. But it is never more than 40% of the recovery and is usually between 20% and one third.

Additionally, even though other personal injury attorneys say they charge a contingent fee, they may also require a retainer fee for costs (for filing fees, expert fees, court reporter fees, postage, records, etc.) That can often be hundreds, even thousands of dollars. At VanDerGinst Law we charge NO RETAINER FEE on injury cases. We forward all costs necessary to pursue your claim.

3. The Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyers at VanDerGinst Law Will Fight to Get You the Maximum Amount of Money for Your Injury Claim

They say a good lawyer knows the law, but a great lawyer knows the judge! At VanDerGinst Law we know injury law. We have represented more than 50,000 injury victims over the years. But we also know the judges, lawyers, medical providers, and insurance adjusters who are involved in Bettendorf area injury claims and lawsuits! We recover millions of dollars for injury victims each year. We will fight fiercely to get you the money you deserve!

We have made record recoveries in several counties across Iowa for a variety of different types of injury cases. We have been recognized by peers, clients, and other professionals as among the top in the country in personal injury law.

(CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME OF OUR AWARDS AND ACCOLADES)

With national resources and local associations, our Bettendorf personal injury lawyers can get you the greatest compensation for your personal injury claim.

Our Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyers Also Have the Inside Track into The Insurance Industry.  We do not, and never will, represent insurance companies, thus always safeguarding that we never have a conflict of interest in representing our injury clients.  But we employ former insurance adjusters and insurance defense attorneys who know the tricks of the trade.  We put that expertise to work for you!

If you have suffered serious injuries, you need a personal injury lawyer law firm that focuses on injury law, rather than a lawyer who occasionally “dabbles”.  The practice of law is much like the practice of medicine. There are practitioners who have “general” practices and others who specialize.

At VanDerGinst Law we focus on injury law.

We are not saying that general practice attorneys aren’t able to handle an occasional injury claim. But, if you needed brain surgery you would see a brain surgeon, not the family doctor or a physical therapist. By the same token, you can feel completely assured that you will be in great hands with the personal injury lawyers of VanDerGinst Law. 

We can skillfully handle ANY injury case that comes our way.

4. The Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyers of VanDerGinst Law Will Keep You Informed Every Step of the Way

Anyone can make that kind of statement.  But can they prove it?  We can.  VanDerGinst Law is one of the only law firms in the country to have been awarded the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics. 

We have also been awarded the Client’s Choice Award from Avvo Lawyer Rating Service and the Client Champion Award from Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Rating Service. 

(Click here to see testimonials from some of our clients)

Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyers

One of the four Quad Cities, Bettendorf is located in Scott County Iowa. Voted as  #2 of the  Best Places to Live in Iowa, Bettendorf has loads of family fun activities, from golf courses to family museums and community pools.

Bettendorf is also continually growing its culture scene. With the evolving supply of new restaurants and local breweries there is no shortage of places to hang out with friends and relax. But even with its Midwestern values and emphasis on safety, Bettendorf still has its’ fair share of injury accidents.

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, there were 197,237 injuries and 3,463 deaths between 2010 and 2019 in Iowa from auto accidents alone. In addition to car crashes, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that there were 934 medical malpractice reports in the past 10 years.

In addition, Iowans are injured from slip-and-fall accidents, nursing home negligence, dog bites, construction accidents, agricultural accidents, work related accidents, faulty products, and countless other situations.

If you were injured in an accident on the job or due to someone else’s wrongdoing, you deserve justice! You deserve compensation!

VanDerGinst Law can help!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED PERSONAL INJURY LAW QUESTIONS

1. What Should I Do and Not Do If I Have Been Injured?

If you are able, without jeopardizing your health or safety, you should gather witness information and photos and/or video of the accident site. Of course, if necessary, contact the police or other emergency personnel.

Get the appropriate medical attention necessary to address any serious injury as soon as possible.  Do NOT sign anything for the other party’s insurance representatives.  Do NOT give the other party’s insurance representatives a recorded statement.

2. Do You Need a Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyer?

Of course, you would expect a personal injury law firm to say “yes” to that question.  Indeed, that is our short answer.  But there are many reasons that it makes sense for you to be represented by a personal injury lawyer when you have a claim. 

First and possibly most critically, the right lawyer can make a substantial difference on the amount of compensation you will recover from your claim.  Insurance carriers and other big business defendants have lawyers looking out for their interests.  They do not voluntarily give you what you are entitled to.  In fact, it is the job of insurance adjusters to get claimants to settle for as little as possible.  Only the leverage that can be employed by an experienced personal injury attorney who is willing to file a lawsuit on behalf of clients, can get you the type of compensation to which you are entitled.  VanDerGinst Law has that experience.

Second, why would you even want to tackle the confusion associated with filling out loads of forms and dealing with insurance people and medical providers?  You need rest and recuperation from your injuries, not additional stress. VanDerGinst Law will take the worry away.  We make opening a file as easy and convenient as possible.  We collect the documentation necessary to pursue your case. We conduct the investigation. We deal with the insurance people and medical providers, and coordinate benefits.  We negotiate and get you the best resolution possible.

Third, there is no financial risk to having VanDerGinst Law on your side. If we do not win your injury case and get you compensation, you will not owe us anything!

3. When Should You Hire a Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you were injured in an accident and required any type of treatment or attention to those injuries, your accident probably warrants the attention of a personal injury lawyer as well.  With respect to the question of how soon you should speak to an attorney, we suggest that you contact VanDerGinst Law as soon as possible after getting the initial medical care necessary to address your injuries. 

  • Do not wait until you are done being treated.
  • Do not wait until you have spoken to insurance representatives or adjusters.
  • Do not wait until you become exhausted of negotiating on your own.

Adjusters set tentative values on injury claims at a very early stage.  Having an experienced injury attorney on your side can ensure that those values are adjusted much greater than they would be with no attorney.  Witness statements and evidence often needs to be obtained at an early stage. A good lawyer will also advise you against signing medical authorization or giving recorded statements.  There are just too many things that can go awry if you do not get a personal injury lawyer onboard as soon as possible after your injury.

4. Do I Need to File a Lawsuit to get Compensation for My Personal Injury?

Most personal injury claims can be resolved without having to even file a lawsuit.  That only happens if your personal injury lawyer has shown that he or she is willing to file lawsuits and fight for justice whenever it is necessary to get the greatest results for clients. 

At VanDerGinst Law we have a long history of proving our commitment to our clients.  Insurance companies know that.  They know we will file lawsuits if necessary, to get the best results. 

5. Will my personal injury case go to trial?

Even if your personal injury case must have a lawsuit filed, that does not mean it will go all the way to a trial.  Probably 95% of all injury cases are settled before going to trial. During trial preparations each side becomes more familiar with their particular strengths and weaknesses.  That often results in a settlement. 

At VanDerGinst Law we prepare all cases as if they will go to trial.  That way we can be in the best position possible to get the best settlements for our clients.

6. How are Personal Injury Damages Determined? What is my case worth?

If an attorney tells you what your case is worth after a brief conversation about your injuries, they are either misleading or misinformed.  There are many components which impact a personal injury case value.

Such components include your age, the type of accident, where you live, the nature, extent and duration of your injuries and treatment needs, the impact of your injuries on your ability to work and earn income, scarring and disfigurement, the impact on family, the nature of the defendant and their insurance and/or assets, and other considerations too numerous to mention.

If successful in showing liability in a personal injury case the damages may include any of the following which may apply:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost income
  • Past and future physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Past and future loss of function of mind and body
  • Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Other potential damages
7. What is Pain and Suffering?

Pain and suffering include harm caused by physical injury and mental distress experienced due to secondary issues related to the accident and injuries.

8. How Much Does a Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

At VanDerGinst Law we handle personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis.  That means that if we don’t get you money for your injuries, there is NO ATTORNEY FEE

You will never be out of pocket a dime.  We do not get paid unless and until you do.  Our fee is a percentage of the amount recovered. The percentage depends on the type of case we handle and whether the case must be litigated.  But it is never more than 40% of the recovery and is usually between 20% and one third. 

Additionally, even though other personal injury attorneys say they charge a contingent fee, they may also require a retainer fee for costs (for filing fees, expert fees, court reporter fees, postage, records, etc.)  That can often be hundreds, even thousands of dollars.  At VanDerGinst Law we charge NO RETAINER FEE on injury cases.  We forward all costs necessary to pursue your claim.

9. What are the time limits that apply for Bettendorf Personal Injury Claims?

The statute of limitations is the law that sets the time in which a person must file a lawsuit. 

In Iowa, that time is generally two years from the date of the injury.  There are very limited exceptions which may extend that time. 

There are also some situations which require notices be sent or lawsuits filed earlier than that two-year period.  If you neglect to file a lawsuit within the applicable time, you are forever excluded from doing so. 

Therefore, it is always a good idea to get VanDerGinst Law in your corner as soon as possible.

10. If I was partially at fault can I still be compensated for injuries I sustained in an accident?

Iowa recognizes something known as “Modified Comparative Fault”. Under the Modified Comparative Fault System, each party is held responsible for damages in proportion to their own percentage of fault pro-rata, unless the plaintiff’s negligence reaches 51%. 

So, if you are partly at fault your compensation will be reduced be the proportionate percentage of faut.  However, if you are 51% or more to blame, then you are entitled to no compensation.

Therefore, if a reasonable award were determined to be $100,000 but you were 40% at fault, your award would be reduced by 40% so that you would receive $60,000.

11. Will medical bills I incurred due to my injury accident be paid by the responsible party?

The responsible party is required to pay the costs for all bills for reasonable and necessary treatment.  That can include medical bills, chiropractic bills, dental bills, physical therapy bills and any other similar costs. 

12. What happens if the responsible party did not have any insurance coverage?

Sometimes the party responsible for causing an injury accident does not have insurance to pay for the damages or does not have enough insurance. 

When that happens, VanDerGinst Law leaves no stone unturned to see if a compensation source can be identified. 

Sometimes we can find employers and other sources who may be vicariously liable.  Sometimes we can turn to our client’s own uninsured or underinsured insurance coverage.  Sometimes we determine the responsible party has available assets available outside of insurance. 

TYPES OF BETTENDORF PERSONAL INJURY CASES WE HANDLE

Bettendorf Car Accidents: See what our Bettendorf personal injury lawyers can do to get you the best compensation for your car accident-related injuries.  Even minor accidents can cause serious injuries.

Bettendorf Truck Accidents: Commercial trucks accidents (also known as semis, tractor-trailers, or big rigs) can cause dreadful injuries.  The rules that apply to truckers and tucking companies are different than conventional motor vehicle accidents.  To get the best recovery you need attorneys who have the experience and special education on how to handle these cases.  VanDerGinst Law’s Bettendorf personal injury lawyers have those credentials. 

Bettendorf Traumatic Brain Injury: Serious brain injuries can result from accidents that may seem minor.  Symptoms may include headaches, memory loss, agitation, slurring, loss of consciousness and others.  Proper investigation and treatment are vital towards getting reasonable compensation for these types of injuries.  

Bettendorf Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries or even death.  Bikers are exceptionally exposed on our roadways.  Learn about how our Bettendorf injury lawyers help bikers and their families when serious motorcycle accidents occur.

Bettendorf Wrongful Death Claims: Wrongful death can occur due to someone’s negligence, intentional actions, or other types of wrongdoing.  We can help your family get through a difficult and confusing time and get the financial recovery necessary to assist in alleviating some of the burden that comes when a loved one is lost.

Bettendorf Bus Accidents: Bus accidents may involve municipalities who can rely on governmental immunities to avoid liability.  They say you cannot fight city hall. Well, we do!  Every day! And we win!

Bettendorf Pedestrian accidents: If you or a loved one is struck as a pedestrian by a vehicle the injuries can be devastating.  See what our Bettendorf injury lawyers can do to help.

Bettendorf Premises Liability: Premises liability can include any number of accident or injury causing incidents that occur on commercial or residential property.

Bettendorf Dog Bites: Bettendorf has a lot of dog lovers.  VanDerGinst Law has a lot of dog lovers.  Nevertheless, if a dog attacks, serious injuries can occur.  Often, compensation is necessary to address medical bills and sometimes even plastic surgery. See how our Bettendorf injury attorneys can help.

Bettendorf Class Action Lawsuits: Class actions arise when many people are harmed by a single defendant (or a few defendants).  VanDerGinst Law is involved in several class action lawsuits.

Bettendorf Spinal Cord Injury: Spinal cord injuries can result from countless types of accidents. Serious spinal cord injuries can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia.  If you or a loved one has suffered this type of injury contact VanDerGinst Law right away.  Our Bettendorf injury lawyers will fight hard to get the compensation necessary to help you return to as normal a life as possible after such devastation.

Bettendorf Swimming Pool Injuries:  Swimming pools are a great way to relax, exercise or recreate.  But they can also result in slip and fall accidents and diving accidents that lead to serious injuries, or even drowning. Learn about how our Bettendorf injury lawyers can help. 

Bettendorf Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents can occur indoors or outdoors.  They can happen at commercial properties and residential properties.  They can happen on sidewalks, in parking lots and other public areas.  They happen in the winter, but they also happen in the summer.  They often result in serious injuries.  VanDerGinst Law can help get you the compensation you deserve when faced with a slip and fall accident.

Bettendorf Worker’s Compensation Claims: Even if you were at fault in causing the accident which led to injuries at work, you can still be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. If you were working and doing something in furtherance of your employment you may qualify for compensation.  Our attorneys can help you get proper compensation and explore other possible sources of compensation.

Bettendorf Construction Accidents: As you can imagine, construction accidents are a frequent occurrence. They can lead to serious injuries that require the attention of an experienced Bettendorf personal injury lawyer.

Bettendorf Insurance Claims: Insurance claims can be made in relation to injuries from accidents.  But they can also be related to other rights you may have under any insurance policy you may have. (Commercial, Homeowner’s, Health, Liability, etc.).  See how we can help.

Bettendorf Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Small businesses are often forced to close or restrict their operations when catastrophes occur.  Many Iowa businesses were restricted due to Covid 19 and/or the Derecho storm.  Business interruption coverages may apply even when the insurance carrier says it does not.  Contact us to see if we can help. 

Bettendorf Medical Malpractice: Medical providers are held to a high standard of care in rendering care and treatment to patients.  When they breach that standard of care the consequences can be disastrous. Learn more. 

Bettendorf Nursing Home Negligence:  When a loved one has been neglected in a nursing home a Bettendorf personal injury lawyer can assist in securing compensation.

Bettendorf Nursing Home Abuse: When a loved one has been abused in a nursing home a Bettendorf personal injury lawyer can assist in getting justice.

Contact a Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyer Today.

We know that the personal injury claims process can be frustrating and overwhelming.

Let the Bettendorf injury attorneys at VanDerGinst Law help fight your battles while you focus on recovery. 

Reach out to our firm by calling (800) 797-5391, or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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Bettendorf Emergency Rooms

Emergency RoomAddress
UnityPoint Health – Trinity Bettendorf Emergency Room4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Bettendorf Hospitals

HospitalAddress
UnityPoint Health – Trinity Bettendorf4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Bettendorf Medical Clinics

ClinicAddress
Genesis Convenient Care Woodlands in Bettendorf4321 53rd Ave, Bettendorf, IA 52722
Life and Family Medical2740 Happy Joe Dr. Suite 1, Bettendorf, IA 52722
UnityPoint Clinic – Express at Duck Creek1417 Kimberly Road, Bettendorf, IA 52722
UnityPoint Clinic – Family Care Partners3740 Utica Ridge Road Suite B, Bettendorf, IA 52722
UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics4480 Utica Ridge Road Suite 1120, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Bettendorf Personal Injury Resources

CompanyAddressIndustry
Absolute Balance Chiropractic3565 Utica Ridge Rd Suite B, Bettendorf, IA 52722Chiropractic
Abundant Health Chiropractic878 Middle Road Bettendorf, IA 52722Chiropractic
AFLAC876 Tanglefoot Ln, Bettendorf, IA 52722Insurance
Back to Action Physical Therapy3565 Utica Ridge Rd Ste B Bettendorf, IA 52722Physical Therapy
Beckwith Chiropractic Neurology3481 Utica Ridge Rd, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722Chiropractic
Duck Creek Tire and Service4000 Middle Rd. Bettendorf, IA 52722General Auto
Functional Integrated Techniques1967 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA 52722Chiropractic
Live Well Chiropractic & Wellness Center3456 Holiday Court Suite A Bettendorf IA 52722Chiropractic
Natural Health Improvement of the QC3048 Victoria Street Bettendorf, IA 52722Chiropractic
Nelson Brothers Agency940 Lincoln Road Bettendorf, IA 52722Insurance
Pillar Chiropractic2395 Tech Dr STE 4, Bettendorf, IA 52722Chiropractic
QC Core Chiropractic3430 Towne Pointe Dr. Bettendorf, IA 52722Chiropractic
Quad Cities Chiropractic Center LLC2435 Kimberly Rd #155, Bettendorf, IA 52722Chiropractic

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