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Davenport Personal Injury Lawyer
Davenport Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured on the job or due to the negligence of another person or business, you need a trustworthy and experienced Davenport 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 Davenport Personal Injury Attorney
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1. The VanDerGinst Law Davenport Personal Injury Lawyers Make the Process Easy and Convenient
We know how hard severe injuries can be. You may be feeling pain and have mounting medical bills. You may not be able to work due to your injuries. The personal injury claims process can be confusing. The last thing you need is to deal with medical providers, insurance carriers and adjusters.
Let VanDerGinst Law handle the stress 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, and we also offer video conferencing so you never have to leave your home.
We do whatever is reasonably necessary to open your file as promptly and effortlessly as possible. Once we open your file, we take rapid action to investigate and position your case to get the maximum compensation you deserve.
Many law firms require injury clients to track down medical records and other documents. At VanDerGinst Law, our Davenport Personal Injury Lawyers do all the work necessary to file your claim. We take pictures of the accident site, and of your injuries.
We obtain 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 position your case for the best settlement possible. If the opponent doesn’t offer a rational settlement, our highly skilled Davenport personal injury lawyers prepare to fight in court to get you the greatest result.
2. Be Affordable? How about Free? If our Davenport 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.
Even though other personal injury attorneys say they charge a contingent fee, they may also require a retainer fee for other costs (filing fees, expert fees, court reporter fees, postage, records, etc.). That can often add up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars. At VanDerGinst Law, there is NO RETAINER FEE on injury cases. We forward all costs necessary to pursue your claim.
3. The Chicago 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. But we also know the judges, lawyers, medical providers, and insurance adjusters who are involved in Davenport-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 counties all across Iowa for a variety of different types of injury cases. We have been recognized by peers, clients, and other authorities as among the top in the country in personal injury law.
With national resources and local connections, our Davenport personal injury lawyers can get you the greatest compensation for your personal injury claim.
Our Davenport Personal Injury Lawyers Also Have the Inside Track into The Insurance Industry. We do not, and never will, represent insurance companies, thus always maintaining 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 law firm that concentrates 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, consider this: if you needed brain surgery, you would see a brain surgeon. Not your family doctor.
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 expertly handle ANY injury case that comes our way.
4. The Davenport 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.
Davenport Personal Injury Lawyers
Located on the Mississippi River in Eastern Iowa, Davenport is the largest of the Quad Cities. Davenport was founded in 1836 by Antoine LeClaire and was named after his best friend, George Davenport, an English sailor who served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812.
Known for being a green city, it has over 50 local parks making it easy for its more than 99,000 locals to enjoy biking and walking in nature. Davenport serves as the regional beacon and hub of the metropolitan Quad Cities with loads of outdoor festivals, museums and theaters. But even with its Midwestern values, Davenport 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.
Additionally, 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!
FREQUENTLY ASKED PERSONAL INJURY LAW QUESTIONS
1. What Should I Do and Not Do If I Have Been Injured?
If you are able, without threatening your health or safety, you should collect witness data 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, and DO NOT give the other party’s insurance representatives a recorded statement.
2. Do You Need a Davenport 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 seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer when you have a claim.
First and possibly most importantly, the right lawyer can make a significant 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 essential to pursue your case. We conduct the investigation. We deal with the insurance people and medical providers, and coordinate benefits. We negotiate to 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 Davenport 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. 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. With an expert injury attorney on your side, there’s a greater chance that those values will be much higher. Witness statements and evidence often need to be obtained at an early stage. A good lawyer will also advise you against signing medical authorization or giving recorded statements. There are so many things that can go wrong if you do not get a personal injury lawyer in your corner 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 file a lawsuit. That only happens if your personal injury lawyer has shown that he or she is willing to fight for justice whenever necessary to get the greatest results for clients.
At VanDerGinst Law, we have a long history of proving our devotion 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 acquainted with their particular strengths and weaknesses. That frequently 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 imaginable 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 elements that impact a personal injury case value.
Such elements 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.
If successful in showing liability in a personal injury case, the damages may include any of the following:
- 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 includes harm caused by physical injury and mental distress experienced due to secondary issues related to the accident and injuries.
8. How Much Does a Davenport 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. 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. 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 Davenport Personal Injury Claims?
The statute of limitations is the law that determines the time in which a person must file a lawsuit. In Iowa, that 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 barred 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%.
If you are partly at fault, your compensation will be reduced be the proportionate percentage of fault.
However, if you are 51% or more to blame, then you are not entitled to compensation. So 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 for all bills for reasonable and necessary treatment. That includes 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 the injury does not have insurance to pay for the damages or does not have enough insurance.
When that happens, VanDerGinst Law will investigate to identify a compensation source. 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 DAVENPORT PERSONAL INJURY CASES WE HANDLE
Davenport Car Accidents: See what our Davenport personal injury lawyers can do to get you the best compensation for your car accident-related injuries. Even minor accidents can cause serious injuries.
Davenport Truck Accidents: Commercial truck accidents can cause dreadful injuries. The rules that apply to truckers and trucking companies are different than conventional motor vehicle accidents. To get the best recovery, you need attorneys who have the experience and education to handle these cases. VanDerGinst Law’s Davenport personal injury lawyers have those credentials.
Davenport 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. See how we can help you get reasonable compensation for traumatic brain injuries.
Davenport Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries or even death. Bikers are exceptionally exposed on our roadways. Learn about how our Davenport injury lawyers help bikers and their families when serious motorcycle accidents occur.
Davenport 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.
Davenport 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!
Davenport Pedestrian Accidents: If you or a loved one is struck as a pedestrian by a vehicle, the injuries can be devastating. See what our Davenport injury lawyers can do to help.
Davenport Premises Liability: Premises liability can include any number of accident or injury causing incidents that occur on commercial or residential property. Learn what types of premises liability cases we handle.
Davenport Dog Bites: Davenport 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 Davenport injury attorneys can help.
Davenport 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. See which class actions we handle.
Davenport 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 Davenport injury lawyers will fight hard to get the compensation necessary to help you return to as normal a life as possible after such devastation.
Davenport 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 more about how our Davenport injury lawyers can help.
Davenport Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents can occur indoors or outdoors, 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 the compensation you deserve when faced with a slip and fall accident.
Davenport 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. Our attorneys can help you get proper compensation if you were injured on the job.
Davenport 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 Davenport personal injury lawyer.
Davenport 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 have, including Commercial, Homeowner’s, Health, and Liability. See how we can help.
Davenport 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.
Davenport Medical Malpractice: Medical providers are held to a high standard when rendering care and treatment to patients. When they breach that standard of care, the consequences can be disastrous. Learn how VanDerGinst Law can help you recover compensation from a medical malpractice incident.
Davenport Nursing Home Negligence: When a loved one has been neglected in a nursing home, a Davenport personal injury lawyer can assist in securing compensation.
Davenport Nursing Home Abuse: If your loved one has been abused in a nursing home, reach out to VanDerGinst Law. Our personal injury lawyers can assist in getting justice.
Contact a Davenport Personal Injury Lawyer Today.
We know that the personal injury claims process can be frustrating and overwhelming.
Let the Davenport injury attorneys at VanDerGinst Law help fight your battles while you focus on recovery.
Davenport Emergency Rooms
|Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street Emergency Department||1227 E Rusholme Street, Davenport, IA 52803|
|Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park Emergency Department||1351 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA 52804|
Davenport Medical Clinics
|Amana Care Clinic||2162 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52806|
|Community Health Care, Inc. – Davenport Medical Clinic||500 W River Drive, Davenport, IA 52801|
|Community Health Care, Inc. – Davenport Dental Clinic||125 Scott Street, Davenport, IA 52801|
|Genesis Convenient Care @ Hy-Vee - Davenport||2351 Locust Street, Davenport, IA 52804|
|Genesis Convenient Care by Reservation - Davenport||1520 W 53rd Street, Davenport, IA 52806|
|Genesis Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic||3200 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52804|
|Just 4 Kids Urgent Care, P.C.||5510 Utica Ridge Road Suite 200, Davenport, IA 52807|
|Quad Cities VA Clinic||2826 Locust Street, Davenport, IA 52804|
|The Weekend Clinic||2107 E 12th Street, Davenport, IA 52803|
|UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine||4317 E 53rd Street, Davenport, IA 52807|
Davenport Personal Injury Resources
|2 Docs Chiropractic||216 E 50th St, Davenport, IA 52806||Chiropractic|
|Action Auto Repair and Tow||3869 Rockingham Rd, Davenport, IA 52802||Autobody/Collision Repair|
|Community Chiropractic||1802 Locust St, Davenport, IA 52804||Chiropractic|
|Complete Auto Care||1742 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA 52806||Autobody/Collision Repair|
|D & D Wrecker Service, Inc.||21355 Brady St, Davenport, IA 52806||Wrecker Services|
|Family Care Chiropractic||1333 W Lombard St, Davenport, IA 52804||Chiropractic|
|Gamber's Auto Service||1435 W Locust St. Davenport, IA 52804||Auto Services|
|Home Transition Solutions Group||P.O. Box 172, Davenport, Iowa, 52808||Transition Specialists|
|Independent Insurance Services||3956 N Pine St, Davenport, IA 52806||Insurance|
|Iowa Plastic Surgery||4334 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA 52807||Plastic Surgeon|
|JBA Towing (Jack's Brake & Alignment)||2160 W River Dr, Davenport, IA 52802||Auto Repair Shop|
|Jorgensen Insurance||2304 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA 52803||Insurance|
|Modern Woodmen of America||2322 E Kimberly Rd Suite 140N, Davenport, IA 52807||Business Leader|
|Newhouse Health Solutions||2211 E 52nd St, Davenport, IA 52807||Chiropractic|
|Newmyer Family Chiropractic||4811 N Brady St #1a, Davenport, IA 52806||Chiropractic|
|Palmer College of Chiropractic||1002 Perry Street, Davenport, IA 52803||Chiropractic|
|Precision Collision Auto Body||200 N Marquette St, Davenport, IA 52802||Autobody/Collision Repair|
|Quad City Safety||5311 Tremont Ave, Davenport, IA 52807||Business Leader|
|Rannfeldt Chiropractic Clinics||5216 Sheridan St, Davenport, IA 52806||Chiropractic|
|Spine, Sport and Injury Therapy Center||4915 Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA 52807||Chiropractic|
|True North Family Chiropractic||710 E Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA 52807||Chiropractic|
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