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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Two legal issues were addressed recently by the Iowa Supreme Court involving an arbitration clause in a nursing home contract and, if non-parties to the contract, have a right to a jury trial. Reaching their answer the Court goes through the history of wrongful death law in Iowa and who has the right to bring…

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  These are difficult times.  In reflection, I re-read the first opinion from the Iowa Supreme Court.  It made me proud to be an Iowa lawyer.  It brought me hope. The case is styled, In the Matter of Ralph (A Colored Man). It was decided in July 1839 22 years before the Civil War. The…

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Medical malpractice cases are expert witness driven.  Even though we may feel the care received was negligent, all elements of a medical practice claim must be supported by competent expert witness testimony. Prevailing in a medical malpractice case To prevail, you the plaintiff, the person bringing the case must prove, by a preponderance (more likely…

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We are excited to announce the launch of our new website.  With this site, we hope to share legal information, case histories and engage the citizens of Iowa who may need an attorney to represent their interests when they find themselves in an unlikely situation. If you need a personal injury attorney please look us…

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We at The James Law Firm, P.C. are excited to announce our corporate partnership with the Iowa Wild Hockey Team.  We are honored to work with an organization that truly cares about our community and raises money for many charities in the area.      

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