Des Moines Car Accident Lawyer
Fighting for the Rights of Injury Victims
In 2021alone, 354 Iowans died in traffic accidents, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Many of these crashes could have been prevented, had the at-fault driver paid proper attention to the road. If you’ve been a victim in a car crash caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
The aftermath of a car accident is overwhelming. Even in the best-case scenario, you still have to arrange for car repairs, car rentals, and fight with car insurance companies for fair payouts. The stress can be overwhelming, and when you add serious injuries to the mix, everyday life can become a nightmare. That’s when it’s time to contact a lawyer to provide the legal help you need to seek justice from the person who caused your injuries in a car accident. We can help you fight for fair compensation, so you can focus on healing.
Our car accident attorney in Des Moines has successfully closed many cases with favorable settlements or verdicts for our clients. We have recovered millions of dollars for our past clients, and we use this extensive experience to provide excellent legal representation to you.
Iowa Is an At-Fault State
Many states operate on a fault-based system when it comes to car accidents, and Iowa is one of them. In short, this means that whoever is deemed at-fault for a collision will also be financially responsible for any damages that result. This may include calculable losses like medical treatments, lost wages and vehicle repairs, as well as more subjective but still very real losses like pain and suffering. The at-fault driver's insurance company will pay for these losses up to the limits of the driver's policy.
How Do I Prove a Car Accident Claim?
After a car accident, your best chance at successfully recovering the full compensation you are entitled to is to build a case with the help of a car accident lawyer. The more documentation you have to support your claim for damages, the better the chance you will be able to obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor. Why? Because car insurance companies know you have the burden of proof to seek damages (compensation) for your losses. Because you have the burden of establishing the other driver was at fault and caused the crash and your injuries, it is extremely useful to hire a lawyer who is familiar with Iowa law by your side to help substantiate your injury claim.
The following documentation is useful in a car accident claim:
- Photos from the scene of the accident
- Information of the other driver
- Eyewitness statements
- Police reports
- Medical bills
- Evidence of damages to personal property, including car repairs
Comparative Negligence in Iowa Car Accident Cases
Iowa follows a "modified comparative negligence" rule in situations where multiple drivers share responsibility for a collision. Under this rule, you may still seek compensation for a collision you partially caused as long as you are not found to be more than 50% at fault, though your eligible compensation will be proportionally reduced. For example, say you were injured in a wreck and suffered $100,000 in damages. At trial, the jury finds you to be 15% at fault for the crash. In this situation, under Iowa's modified comparative negligence laws, you would be eligible to recover $85,000 (or $100,000 less 15%).
Since there is no exact science to determining fault, your compensation will ultimately be up to your ability to persuade the jury or the insurance company. Our Des Moines auto accident attorneys can help you build the strongest possible case to maximize your chances of securing a favorable outcome.
Contact Our Des Moines Car Accident Attorney Today
If you’ve been in a car accident, Lowe Law Group can advocate on your behalf to see justice is done. We are aggressive in the pursuit of justice, and we aren’t afraid to go to trial, should the case warrant it. If you need help paying exorbitant medical bills or simply want to see your pain and suffering compensated, we can help.
A Sense of Understanding
We will step into your shoes to better understand your goals and effectively fight for the justice that you deserve in your case.
A Client-First Philosophy
Our team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure your comfort and convenience, from traveling to you to arranging your medical care.
A Personalized Experience
Our attorneys refuse to treat you like another number and are committed to being directly involved in your case every step of the way.
A Results-Driven Approach
We have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims in the past and are committed to winning your case next.
A Network of Support
When you hire our firm, you not only get the support of one attorney but a large team guiding you through the legal process.
A Compassionate Team
Our attorneys are truly empathetic advocates whom you can count on to be in your corner when you need them most.