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1 injured in 15th Street Southwest crash

Posted on March 4th, 2013 No Comments

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.

Des Moines motorcycle accident injures 1

Posted on March 20th, 2012 No Comments

A motorcycle accident that took place on Friday in Des Moines has left a motorcyclist suffering from serious injuries. The motorcyclist was traveling north near the intersection of Bloomfield and Meadow Chase Lane when he was hit by a motor vehicle.

The driver of the motor vehicle was turning left at the intersection when he hit the motorcyclist. He claims that the motorcyclist was hard to see due to the inactivity of the motorcycle’s headlights. Police also noted that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the motorcyclist was promptly transported to a local hospital in order to receive aid for his severe injuries. Over the weekend in Iowa, police had extra patrol units out in order to prepare for the crowds that St. Patrick’s Day attracts each year.

If you have been injured in a car accident in Iowa, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Please contact the Des Moines car accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.

Four injured in Des Moines car accident

Posted on March 12th, 2012 No Comments

Four people were injured last Sunday when a woman lost control of her vehicle and swerved into oncoming traffic.

The car accident happened around 6 p.m. near University Avenue in Des Moines. The driver, a 23-year-old female from Oskaloosa was driving with her 4-year-old son, and a 21-year-old passenger. She hit two cars before coming to a complete stop on the other side of the road. Firefighters had to assist the individuals in evacuating the vehicles after the accident.

The driver of the vehicle that was struck was also hurt in the accident, but the severity of her injuries was not known. The 4-year-old boy is currently in critical condition at Blank Children’s Hospital. The causes regarding the accidents are still under investigation.

Please contact the Des Moines car accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident.

Waterloo crash kills Madison man

Posted on November 28th, 2011 No Comments

Joseph Pink, 71, of Madison, WI, died Wednesday from injuries suffered after a car collision in Waterloo, IA, earlier this week.

According to authorities, Pink was hit by Garth Beatty, 70, of Vinton, IA, while crossing the southbound lanes of Highway 63.  Beatty was driving a pickup truck with a trailer attached.

Both cars ended up in a ditch, and the pickup truck flipped upon impact.  Beatty was brought to a nearby Waterloo hospital.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it is important to have experienced representation to help guide you through this difficult time.  Contact Des Moines auto accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. at 877-327-2600.

Iowa man injured after crashing into semitrailer

Posted on November 8th, 2011 No Comments

On Saturday,  Ryan J. Siebenbrodt, 30, of Des Moines crashed into an empty semitrailer driven by Walter J. Seilheimer, 66, of Sandwich, IL.

Siebenbrodt was driving a Chevrolet Impala which collided with the semi near Main Street and County Line Road in Kane County.  According to police, Siebenbrodt had to be cut from his car and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.  Seilheimer was unharmed.

The incident is still under investigation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.

Winter weather causes fatal crash in western Iowa

Posted on November 3rd, 2011 No Comments

On Wednesday, a Honda Element was pulling a trailer on Highway 370, just east of the Bellevue, Neb. toll bridge in western Iowa lost control and crashed into another car.

The driver died in the crash, and the female driver of the other car was sent to Creighton University Medical Center with minor injuries.

Iowa State Patrol blames the wintry weather for the fatal crash.  Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with the victim’s family at this time.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Des Moines auto accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. at  877-327-2600.

Iowa bus accident injures students, driver

Posted on January 13th, 2011 No Comments

A school bus was involved in a two-vehicle collision on Monday, January 10, leaving the bus driver and four elementary school students injured.

The accident occurred when an SUV driven by 30-year-old Shawna Beitz crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 38 and struck the school bus.

The driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, while 4 students were treated and released for minor injuries.

The cause of the accident has not yet been released.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your accident-related costs. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Iowa bus accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., today by calling 877-327-2600.

Two killed in single-vehicle crash

Posted on November 23rd, 2010 No Comments

The Iowa State Patrol reports that a one-car crash last weekend left two Williams residents dead.

The crash occurred early Saturday morning in Franklin County near Dows. A 40-year-old man lost control of his 1992 Mazda as he was traveling eastbound on Balsam Avenue. He crashed into a roadside creek.

The 40-year-old man and his 14-year-old passenger were killed in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texting and Driving Banned in Iowa

Posted on June 30th, 2010 No Comments

Texting and driving is officially banned in Iowa as of July 1st. It will be considered a secondary offense, though, so police cannot pull you over solely for the act of texting. The state is also giving drivers a chance to get used to the ban. For the first year, officers will be issuing warnings. After that, according to KELO-TV, officers will decide how to proceed on a case-by-case basis.

KELO-TV reports that, Sioux County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jason Bergsma says, “The number of complaints about erratic driving has gone up just as texting has become more popular.” He hopes that this ban will help the number of those complaints go back down.

Texting and driving can cause serious accidents. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call an experienced Iowa automobile accident lawyer at 877-327-2600.

New Iowa law will require people under the age of 18 to wear seatbelt

Posted on June 21st, 2010 No Comments

A new law in Iowa will require people who are under the age of 18 and riding in the back seat of a vehicle to wear a seat belt or other restraint. The new law will go into effect starting July 1.

The new law will replace the old law that only required restraints for children under the age of 11. For people who violate the new law, they may receive a $50 fine. The driver may be required to pay the fine for children under the age of 14.

If you or anyone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact the Iowa car accident injury attorneys of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., at 877-327-2600.

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