As people yearn to get of their homes to exercise during the Covid pandemic, and with the arrival of warmer weather, more cyclists are taking to our roads. Cycling makes for great exercise and is also popular for commuting. Unfortunately, cycling accidents can lead to serious injury or even death. According to the National Highway…

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Teenagers look forward to the day they can drive on their own. It’s a mark of independence, but it’s also one of great responsibility. Talking with your teen about the dangers of texting and driving is critical to keeping not only them safe, but everyone they encounter on the roadways. You can start by discussing…

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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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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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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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