Iowa Legal News

Sioux Center, IA - Injuries After Two-Car Collision at US-75 & 10th St

Des Moines Central Iowa Personal Injury News Hit-n-Run

Des Moines Pedestrian Accident There is much going on in central Iowa and Iowa in general having to do with personal injury and wrongful death cases. We have a lawsuit against a bar over a patron getting shot to death by another patron. Then there is a hit-n-run accident where the pedestrian was and maybe still is hospitalized and in serious condition. In a hit-n-run accident it is important to get our quick to investigate before evidence is destroyed or disappears. Hiring [...]

Humboldt Rollover Kills Two Teens.

Two Teenagers Killed In Humboldt Rollover

March 26, 2022 – According to the police and the news Gavin Maines, 17 was killed as was his passenger, Madison Fraker, 18 of Algona when the pickup truck heading westbound on 230th Street and Nevada Avenue in Dakota City rolled. The truck was heading west, had to turn right, didn’t, ended up rolling after entering the west ditch. Both passengers were ejected from the vehicle. No indication about seatbelts, speed or if the driver had been drinking. Tragedy. Too [...]

Lester, IA - Ladell Kellenberger Airlifted After Train Collision on 170th St

Can Feeding Powdered Infant Formulas Cause an Infant’s Death?

If you are the victim of a wrong-side surgery in Iowa, we are happy to assist with your medical malpractice claim. Are you feeding your infant powered infant formula? I read how the FDA inspectors found “violations at Abbott infant formula plant months before” a recall. I have participated in raising seven children. Like you, I wondered what Cronobacter Infections were and what risks mothers and fathers were assuming when using powdered infant formula. Before today, I had never heard of [...]

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Is Zillow committing real estate malpractice with Zestimate?

October 18, 2021 – I am licensed as an attorney and as real estate broker in Iowa. I have bought and sold real estate as an investment since the 1990’s. I follow no fewer than 25 real estate markets in the United States. I enjoy investing in real estate. I enjoy evaluating real estate for value. I focus particularly on Northern Minnesota, Iowa, the Outer Banks, Savannah and the Denver markets. I have been trying to locate a home [...]

Manchester IA - Mormann

Is losing control on an icy highway excused because ice is slippery?

Attorney Lombardi Carroll County Highway 141 Fatal Collision No, ice on an Iowa highway during winter months is to be expected and a driver’s loss of control can be expected and therefore has to be anticipated. As drivers in Iowa, it is reasonable to expect everyone to know ice may very well be on the roadway. And, how do you anticipate icy roads? As the driver you maintain a proper lookout, you slow down and you maintain sufficient distance between cars ahead [...]

Spirit Lake, IA - Mariah Nelson Dies in Two-Car Crash on 120th St

Teenager Driver- Alcohol? Drunk driving?

My parents warned me often that nothing good happens after ten and bad things happen after midnight. Today we have a write-up from the Iowa State Patrol about a single-vehicle accident that happened at 2:30 AM in the 2400 195th Trail northeast of Winterset. The collision involved four teenagers in a 2003 GMC Sierra with a sixteen-year-old behind the wheel. According to the Iowa State Patrol report his name is Jacob Ryan Short, 16 and from Indianola. The other [...]

Dubuque, IA - One Injured in Three-Car Crash at Asbury & JFK Rds

California Semi Rear-ends Omaha Honda Pilot

Interstate rear end collisions should be investigated. Adair, Iowa – Interstate 80 accident in Iowa that happened on February 21, 2022. A Honda Pilot with Omaha residents was rear-ended by a 2021 Freightliner semi. The 27-year-old semi driver, Jasvir Sood, is the only fatality. All occupants of the Honda Pilot are injured. A twelve-year-old is transported to Mercy Hospital. No report on his condition. Omaha residents include Milinganyo Bwami, Wabiwa Yungu, and the juvenile. WHAT WAS HE THINKING? Was the driver of the [...]

Medical Malpractice

Wrong-side surgeries in Iowa, should never happen

Wrong-side surgeries are a lot more common than you may think. Wrong-side, wrong-site, wrong-patient and wrong-procedure surgeries make up this subgroup of medical malpractice legal claims. We have handled lawsuits in almost all of these medical malpractice subcategories. These are known in the medical community as “never events”, simply because they should never have happened. What they are is a basic mistake of fact and also a procedural breakdown in the operating room. There are simple methods and procedures that [...]

Eldridge, IA - Dylan Kaczinski Dies in Workplace Accident at KE Flatwork

Crossing the Center Line of Median, Never Easily Excused

In today’s blog we have several Iowa car accidents from six Iowa Counties that includes Buchanan, Humboldt, Cedar, Delaware, Osceola (in my neck of the woods) and Sioux. Interesting cases with not enough information to really understand the causes of who did or didn’t do what and why. To know if you have a case more investigation is required. When considering the rules of the road, I will say this about several of these cases. Crossing the center line or the [...]

New Virginia, IA - Udate: Steven Kohli Fatally Hit on I-35

Hippodrome & Carbon Monoxide

I started practicing personal injury was in Waterloo, Iowa. The second or third year it occurred to me it wouldn’t be long before I was out of business because people would figure out how to stop injuring themselves and other people. But, I’m still here. Forty years of practicing personal injury law in Iowa and no way did I think I’d see 77 people getting poisoned at a public even in Waterloo. Carbon monoxide levels at over 300 ppm when [...]