Implosion of Orlando Magic arena leaves pedestrian injured

The Amway Arena, which housed the home games of the NBA team, Orlando Magic, was imploded on Sunday morning in Florida.

The implosion began around 7:30 a.m., and debris from the event seemed to travel blocks away. A pedestrian was nearly two blocks from the site of the building’s destruction, but his left leg was still struck by a piece of debris.

An ambulance arrived to take the man to the hospital to have the deep cut in his left leg treated. Emergency personnel reported that the man was able to communicate with them, and seemed alert during his transportation to the hospital.

Please contact the Des Moines personal injury lawyers at 877-327-2600 if you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to someone or something else.



Iowa man injured after crashing into semitrailer

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 Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.



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

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 Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.



Iowa City man injured in car accident near Hummewell

An Iowa City driver was injured in a car accident Wednesday. According to police reports, the accident occurred near Hunnewell.

The driver apparently lost control of his car, causing it to swerve off the road and overturn onto its side. The driver apparently was not wearing a seatbelt and was injured in the accident.

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



Ammonia leak shuts down part of highway near Highway 17

An ammonia leak on Iowa Highway 17 shut down the highway earlier this week. According to police reports, the leak occurred near Boone.

The leak was the result of a truck crashing into a snowbank and overturning into a ditch. Although there was a chemical leak, no one was injured in the accident, and the highway was shut down for three hours.

If you or anyone you know has been injured because of a chemical spill, contact the Iowa personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.



Two people injured in one-car Iowa accident

Two people injured in a one-car Iowa accident Tuesday. According to police reports, the accident occurred in Plymouth County.

The car apparently was driving south on Highway 3 when the driver could not see the road because of blowing snow. The snow caused the driver to lose control of his car, which rolled over and slid into a ditch. 

If you or anyone you know has been injured in a rollover accident, contact Your Iowa rollover accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600. 



Sherman man injured in accident near Iowa-South Dakota border

A man from Sherman was injured in an Iowa accident Thursday. According to police reports, the accident occurred near the Iowa-South Dakota border. 

The man was apparently driving near Gitchie Manitou State Park when he lost control of his car and struck a tree. When medical officials arrived, the man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

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

 



Dexter Woman Dies in Accident; 2 more Injured

In Guthrie County, an accident took the life of a Dexter woman and injured two more.

The 22-year-old woman lost control of her car on Highway 6. He car crossed the center line and was hit head-on by a van. The driver and passenger of the van were both injured and taken to the hospital. The 22-year-old woman died at the scene. Weather conditions may be the cause of the accident, but it is still being investigated.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident, contact the Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



The risks of using GPS navigation systems

Many drivers today equip their vehicles with GPS navigation systems. These systems allow drivers to look up and use directions on the go.

While these navigation systems are useful for navigation purposes, they can also be harmful to drivers because they are a source of distraction. When drivers are distracted by the inputs and directions of their navigation systems, they are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents. 

If you have been injured in a traffic accident caused by a distracted driver, contact the Iowa traffic accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600. 



More skiers and snowboarders are using helmets

According to recent statistics, more skiers and snowboarders are wearing helmets. Snowboard helmet use has increased steadily over the past decade.

According to some ski resorts, helmet use is around 50%, and some ski resorts require skiers and snowboarders to wear helmets. This trend has been continuing because of numerous studies that wearing helmets significantly reduces the chance of serious head injuries. 

If you or anyone you know has been injured in a ski or snowboard accident, contact the Iowa ski and snowboard accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600. 



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