Real Talk About Distracted Driving Over the past decade, cell phone usage has skyrocketed and with that new distraction came an increase in vehicle crashes. When you think of “distracted driving” you’re probably picturing teenagers chewing bubble gum, making eye contact through the rear-view mirror while talking to friends in the back seat, reading and…

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The time just after you have been injured can be confusing and stressful. If you’re like others, you’re left with a lot of questions … and a lot of fears as well. Fears about injuries, your finances, and what the future holds are understandable concerns. It might feel like you’re alone in this with no…

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We’re so excited! Fred James has been named “Best Lawyer” in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. This is the seventh year Fred has been recognized by Best Lawyers! Nominated by Peers Fred was nominated by his peers based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…

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Contact the James Law Firm and work with attorney Fred James. If you've been hit by a uninsured motorist or involved in a hit and run then you may need a lawyer.

Being involved in a car crash is a traumatic experience – both psychologically and financially. You’re left with the task of managing property damage, injuries, medical costs, and sometimes even lost wages. And that’s when the other driver is carrying insurance. It gets even worse when the other driver is underinsured, uninsured, or the most…

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We’re Wild for the Iowa Wild! We’re very proud supporters and sponsors of the Iowa Wild. Which is why we were so excited to get the Iowa Wild Partner Newsletter and see that we were featured in it! Check it out … “Our partnership with the Iowa Wild has been, and continues to be, both professionally…

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What a devastating weekend! We’re so sorry to hear about those affected by the flooding in the Des Moines area. If you’re struggling with which steps to take after this devastation, we recommend starting with the resources listed below. They can help guide you through the disaster recovery process. If we come across any other…

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There’s a Car Crash Every 10 Seconds According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone in the United States is involved in a car crash every 10 seconds. Of those car accidents, 6% result in a fatality, 27% result in a non-fatal injury, and 72% result in property damage. (Source: DriverKnowledge.com) Most of…

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We’ve been representing clients for over 30 years in Iowa. Some of the medical malpractice cases we’ve been involved with are heart breaking and honestly, scary. Clients come in who are now living with long-term disabilities and carrying a financial burden they were not equipped to cover. One out of 5 Iowans Impacted by Medical…

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There are many dos and don’ts after being in a car accident, suffering an injury, or finding out a loved one was hurt through medical malpractice. I’m going to cover all the dos and don’ts in my future blog posts. For now, I want to cover the ONE THING you should do today to make…

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A few years ago the Iowa Courts adopted procedures for electronic filing in all district court matters.  Recently the Iowa Supreme Court has addressed issues regarding the timeliness of filings.  On Friday November 18, 2016 the Court decided the case Jacobs v. Iowa Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division, No 16-0133.  The issue the Court…

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