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.



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.



Trial Begins for Des Moines Pedestrian Struck by Bus

The case of a Des Moines pedestrian struck by a Des Moines Area city bus on July, 2007, has reached trial. The man alleges the accident occurred as a result of the drivers negligence. He is seeking unspecified compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and physical suffering related to the injuries sustained as result of the collision.

The bus driver testified that the cross-walk remained clear seconds before he began his turn at East Sixth Street and East Grand Avenue, and that he followed all proper protocol in beginning his multi-step turn. The trial is expected to last around one week.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a negligent driver or been in a pedestrian accident, contact Your Iowa personal 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.



What is attorney-client privilege?

Attorney-client privilege is a legal provision ensuring that client and attorney conversations remain confidential. The purpose of this privilege is to allow open and honest conversations between an attorney and client. 

In almost all cases, this privilege cannot be taken away. However, in some states, the privilege is limited by some restrictions.

One exception to attorney-client privilege occurs when an attorney has information that he or she believes will help prevent a future crime. For instance, if a client tells an attorney that he or she intends to murder another person, then the attorney is typically allowed to divulge this information to the proper authorities. 

If you or anyone you know has been a victim in a personal injury accident, contact the Des Moines personal injury 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. 



Be careful putting up your Christmas lights

During the holiday season, many individuals and families decorate their homes with Christmas decorations. These decorations often include lights and other electric objects.

While these decorations make a home shine, they can also expose individuals to the risk of electrocution. For instance, if the the light bulbs break or the chord is torn, then individuals and family members could be electrocuted. 

If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury due to Christmas decorations, contact the Iowa Christmas decoration injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600. 



Recent icy conditions may increase chance of traffic accidents

The state of Iowa has been hit by cold and snowy conditions in the past few days. According to weather reports, this weather is likely to continue in the short term.

These icy conditions make driving more dangerous on the road. These dangers are the result of drivers losing control of their car and being unable to see in the snow. 

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



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