Is the Bar Accountable After an Alcohol-Related Accident?


Is the Bar Accountable After an Alcohol-Related Accident?

Iowa law provides that a bar can be held liable if a patron is overserved and then injures someone. These cases, known as “dram shop” cases, most commonly arise in situations involving drunk-driving car wrecks and drunken assaults.

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Can I still sue for my injuries in a car accident if I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt?


Can I still sue for my injuries in a car accident if I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt?

When a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is common that he or she was not wearing a seatbelt. We find that clients are concerned that they do not have a case now. They think that just because they were not wearing a seatbelt, they caused their injuries.

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A Quick Look at Iowa’s Fast Track Litigation Process


A Quick Look at Iowa’s Fast Track Litigation Process

When someone gets hurt as the result of someone else’s negligence, it’s generally a requirement to litigate his or her claim to the extent that it exceeds the Iowa District Court small-claims limit of $5,000.00.

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