Students injured in Waterloo rear-end collision

Several individuals suffered injuries in a two-vehicle crash involving a school district van and a pickup truck in Waterloo, Iowa on December 9.

According to reports, a Waterloo School District vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle at around 5:00 in the evening near the intersection of E 8th Street and Franklin Street. Both vehicles were reportedly heading west on Franklin Street when the collision took place. Information coming from Waterloo Police said six people were transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Authorities did not release the identities of the individuals involved in the crash as some were students.

At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our personal injury attorneys fight for the rights of victims of car accidents caused by negligent drivers. We want you to know that we will do everything in our power to help you through this troubling time. Call our offices at (877) 327-2600 today to discuss your specific situation with our attorneys today and learn how we can help you.

Child hurt in Council Bluffs railway accident

A little girl was recently hospitalized with injuries after a train struck her in Council Bluffs, Iowa, an article reported on October 18.

Information coming from the Council Bluffs Police revealed that they were notified of a railway accident that happened at the vicinity of 3rd Avenue and 14th Street at around 12:30 p.m. Responding officers found a child, only identified as a 9-year-old girl, on the rail tracks with a laceration on her forehead.

Apparently, the girl was attempting to cross the tracks after a train passed but was unaware of a second train following close behind the first, preliminary investigations revealed. It is unclear whether or not she saw or heard warnings of the second train’s presence.

The girl underwent surgery for her fractured skull and is currently in stable condition at the Omaha trauma center.

Trains are incredibly dangerous machines that frequently result in individuals being killed or maimed when they are involved in accidents. If you or your family have been affected by a train accident that could have been prevented, contact the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., to discuss your case with our train accident attorneys. Call (877) 327-2600 to learn more.

Iowa State University celebrates MLK Jr., with madrigal dinner

In order to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Iowa State University is hosting a madrigal dinner this Friday and Saturday.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and proceed onto dinner at 6:30 p.m. It will take place in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union and tickets for the performance will be $42. Students will receive a discounted ticket price of $38.

ISU will also be honoring MLK Jr. with a carillon concert that will take place on the central area of campus at noon. This singing event is free for all to attend.

The Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., are committed to their community and are happy to announce events that take place that residents can enjoy. For further details, visit the Ames Patch online today.

Fatal Car Accident in Pottawattamie County

A woman was killed in an Iowa car accident Tuesday morning.

According to officials with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department, the fatal accident occurred shortly after 6:00 a.m. near Champion Lane, less than a half mile north of Highway 92 in  rural Pottawattamie County. Police say 21 year-old Griswold resident Kayleen Amos was killed in the car accident.

According to the sheriff’s department accident report, Amos was traveling north on Contrail Avenue in a 2002 Ford F250 pickup truck when she lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. The pickup truck left the roadway, entered the west ditch, and rolled, eventually coming to rest on its top.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jim Matthai said Amos was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to Matthai.

The accident remains under investigation.


1 Killed, 1 Injured in Des Moines Car Accident

One person was killed and another injured in an Iowa car accident Thursday.

According to officials with the Iowa State Patrol, one person was killed in an accident on Highway 330 in Jasper County shortly after 7:00 a.m. Police say a car with four passengers was traveling southbound on Highway 330 near the intersection of F17 when the accident occurred.

According to the Iowa State Patrol accident report, a vehicle pulled out in front of the southbound car, causing it to collided with the passengers’ side of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The victim’s identity has not been released, pending notification of family members.

Troopers say one person in the southbound car was transported by ground ambulance to Mercy Medical Center for treatment. No information on the nature or extent of the victim’s injuries was immediately available. The victim’s identity has not been released.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and friends during this difficult time.


Four People Injured in Iowa Train Accident

Four people were injured Tuesday night after a piece of railroad maintenance equipment struck the car they were riding in near Larchwood.

According to officials with the Lyon County Sheriff’s office, the accident occurred shortly after 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of 120th Street and Dogwood Avenue. Deputies say 19 year-old Jessica Knobloch was driving a 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Dogwood Avenue, turning west onto 120th Street, when a ballast regulator, owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, struck her vehicle.

Accoridng to the accident report, Knobloch and her passenger, 26 year-old Clifford Logan, were transported by ground ambulance to Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids for treatment. Another passenger, 19 year-old George-resident Jessie Bathke, was taken to Sanford Hospital in Luverne, Minn., and later transferred to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., for treatment of minor injuries.

If you have been injured in a train accident in Iowa, please contact the Iowa Train Accident Lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600.


Iowa Truck Accident: Fatal Crash in Polk Co.

A man was killed in an Iowa truck accident late Sunday night.

According to officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 58 year-old Wellsburg-resident Richard Leroy England suffered fatal injuries in a truck accident on Interstate Highway 35 in northern Polk County Sunday. Police say the accident occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. near mile marker 98 north of Des Moines.

According to an Iowa State Patrol accident report, England was driving a semi-truck at the time of the accident. The motor carrier is listed as United Parcel Service. Authorities say England was traveling southbound on Interstate Highway 35 when he lost control of his vehicle, veered off the roadway, and collided with a wire safety guard.

England was transported by ground ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines where he was later pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time.


CA Highway Patrol Officer Awarded $35M in Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit

A jury in California returned a $35 million verdict in a lawsuit filed by a police officer who was paralyzed in a car accident in 2007.

According to court documents, California Highway Patrol officer Anthony Pedeferri was left paralyzed after he was struck by a car on Highway 101 near Faria Beach, California. The vehicle was driven by Jeremy White, of Paso Robles, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2008 for his role in the accident.

Pedeferri filed a civil lawsuit against White and the owners of Bert’s Mega Mall in Covina, from where White was returning from at the time of the accident. Employees of Bert’s strapped two motorcycles into White’s truck prior to the accident.

A Ventura County jury returned a $35 million verdict after a judge threw out a defense motion for a new trial.

If you suffered from a spinal cord injury due to some else’s reckless driving or negligent actions, please contact an Iowa spinal cord injury attorney of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.

Two Injured in Iowa Motorcycle Accident

Two people sustained minor injuries in a motorcycle accident in Iowa Monday.

According to officials with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. Monday on Lafayette County W in New Diggings Township. Deputies say 43 year-old William Salyars and his passenger, 53 year-old Julie Salyars, both of Anamosa, were traveling west on a motorcycle when he pulled into the east lane of traffic in a no-passing zone. Salyars then had to avoid an oncoming collision and steered the vehicle into a roadside ditch. Both he and Julie Salyars were ejected from the vehicle in the crash.

The two victims were transported by ground ambulance to a Dubuque hospital. The name of the hospital was not released by police. Neither Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque nor The Finley Hospital had a patient listing of the couple on Tuesday.

If you have been injured in an Iowa auto accident, please contact the Iowa Motorcycle Accident Lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.

Slip And Fall Accident Leads to Premises Liability Lawsuit

A couple has filed a premises liability lawsuit against a Texas restaurant over a slip and fall incident.

According to Harris County District Court documents, Clinton and Jamie Cobb filed a premises liability lawsuit on May 19 against Chuy’s Opco and Parkway Construction & Associates.

The lawsuit claims that on September 19, 2010, Clinton seriously injured his knee while dining at Chuy’s restaurant. He claims he slipped and fell on an excessively slippery entry ramp, which had been recently painted by Parkway construction. The Cobbs are seeking an unspecified amount of damages, plus court costs.

A representative for Parkway Construction declined to comment on the lawsuit.

If you have been injured on a negligently maintained property, please contact the Iowa premises liability lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.

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