Posted on April 25th, 2013
A man who was walking his dog was injured after he was attacked by a stray dog in the 2400 block of Crestview Drive, afternoon of March 24.
Bettendorf Police said the accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. when the man was attacked by a mixed breed Rottweiler and Pitbull. The man reportedly shielded his dog out of fear his dog might be harmed. The victim was rushed to Trinity Hospital in Bettendorf after the stray dog bit his face, where he sustained bites and punctures on his nose. The man’s dog, on the other hand, did not sustain any injuries in the reported attack.
Bettendorf Police said the stray dog is described to be brown or black in color, short-haired, and weighs about 75-80 pounds.
While it is unclear where this dog came from, many dog attacks that cause innocent people harm occur as a result of a negligent dog owner failing to secure their dog. If this has happened to you or a loved one, call the lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., at 877-327-2600 and find out if we can help you pursue compensation.
Posted on April 18th, 2013
Sioux City recently settled a lawsuit and paid a woman who was attacked by a police dog in 2009.
A settlement to pay Keisha Davis $6,500 was approved by the city council on March 25. According to a suit filed by Davis in December 2011 in Woodbury County District Court, she was at her home in December 2009 when four police came to arrest her then-husband Kevin Davis. Keisha Davis sustained injuries after a dog was released by Officer Noltze. She later filed charges against former police Chief Joe Frisbie, Chief Doug Young, and Officer Lori Noltze.
Sioux City attorney Nicole Jensen-Harris was not available for comment as of press time.
As demonstrated in this incident, the negligence of other people all too often allows others to sustain injuries in a dog attack. At LaMarca & Landry, P.C., our lawyers strive to fight for the rights of those who have been bitten or attacked by a dog due to the negligence of it’s owner. Call 877-327-2600 to find out how we can help you if this has happened to you.
Posted on March 22nd, 2013
A construction project that was taking place at the University of Iowa hospital was put on hold after a patient was harmed by a panel that fell through a window on Thursday afternoon, March 7.
According to University spokesperson Tom Moore, the patient sustained minor injuries after a pre-cast concrete panel lifted by a crane fell through the window. The broken window glass hit the patient, according to the report. The patient was treated soon after the incident took place. Moore said all activities, including patient care and treatment, were moved from the side of the building where the incident happened and construction will not start again until investigation results are known.
The construction near Kinnick Stadium was being done to complete an addition to the Ambulatory Surgery Center at the Pomerantz Family Pavilion.
When construction work is being done, it is the responsibility of those in charge of the project and the property owner to ensure that all precautions are taking and safety measures in place so innocent people are not harmed. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, resulting in serious harm to unsuspecting persons. Call 877-327-2600 to speak with a lawyer from LaMarca & Landry, P.C., if you have been injured by a negligent construction company or property owner.
Posted on March 4th, 2013
A two vehicle car crash occurred Friday morning at 15th Street, injuring one teenager.
According to reports from the Mason City Police, a pickup truck driven by 47-year-old Ronald Leerar of Clear Lake was heading westbound on 15th Street around 10 a.m. when he pulled in front of another car when attempting to turn left into a driveway at the Southport shopping center. In making this turn, an eastbound vehicle driven by 17-year-old Avarie Dana-Jensen struck the rear of Leerar’s pickup.
Dana-Jensen was rushed to Mercy Medical Center for injuries she sustained in the crash, police said. Information on her present condition is unavailable as of press time; however, her injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
Unfortunately, other drivers all too often act negligently, causing innocent people to be harmed in car accidents. If this has happened to you, discuss what to do after an accident with a lawyer from LaMarca & Landry, P.C. By calling 877-327-2600, you can explore your legal options.
Posted on January 14th, 2013
Three people died in a medical helicopter crash in northern Iowa earlier this month.
The deceased included a helicopter pilot, identified as Gene Grell, a nurse named Shelly Lair-Langenbau, and a paramedic named Russel Piehl.
Med Trans Air CEO Fred Buttrell said the medical helicopter’s tracking system was in contact with the communications center but that there wasn’t any emergency notification before the accident occurred, and it was unclear if weather had been the cause of the crash. According to the National Weather Service the temperature during the crash was 27 degrees with northwest winds of about 10-15 mph. The crash is being looked into by both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.
The thoughts of everyone at our firm are with the victims’ families after this tragedy.
Posted on September 5th, 2012
Farms pose dangerous risks for teenagers, who are four times more likely to become injured on a farm than at any other workplace.
Researchers and scientists at the University of Iowa are conducting a study in order to determine the developmental skills of children in regards to operating farming machinery. They plan on using driving simulators to see when these teenagers are mentally ready to get behind the wheel of tractors.
The researchers hope that the results of this study will set guidelines for parents of children on farms in order to prevent tractor accident deaths. These types of accidental deaths are the leading cause of fatalities among children who work in the agricultural field.
If a tractor accident has left you with injuries, please contact the personal injury lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.
Posted on August 2nd, 2012
A westbound semi-truck struck and killed a pedestrian who was standing near his car on Interstate 80 in Tiffin early this morning. The 34-year-old pedestrian was declared dead when Iowa State Patrol arrived on the scene.
The deadly accident took place around 3:30 a.m., and the driver of the semi truck fled the scene of the accident. Authorities said that the pedestrian had pulled over on the shoulder of the highway and was walking towards the back of his car when he was hit by the oncoming vehicle. It is unclear at this time why he had pulled over in the first place.
State troopers are asking for any information that would help them locate the responsible semi truck driver who caused this accident. The semi truck will more than likely have damage to the front left side of the cab.
During this difficult time, we would like to extend our condolences to the victim’s friends and family members.
Posted on July 11th, 2012
A van carrying six young girls in Hanlontown ran through a stop sign on Tuesday morning and was struck by a semi truck.
The impact of the collision caused three of the girls to be ejected from the van, killing two on impact. The third girl was airlifted to a nearby hospital and was listed in critical condition.
The 22-year-old female driver was taking the girls to an area where they could participate in canoeing. The girls were involved in a program that would allow them to incorporate different nature adventures into their summer schedules.
Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the young girls.