Internet teen celebrity Hayes Grier injured in dirt bike mishap

American online video sensation Hayes Grier was recently confined at a hospital in North Carolina after sustaining personal injuries in an accident involving a dirt bike, a July 29 report from USA Today stated.

Information coming from spokeswoman Natalie Geday revealed that the 16-year-old Internet celebrity sustained various dirt bike-related injuries including bruised lung, numerous skin lacerations, concussion and broken ribs. Grier, who had appeared on “Dancing with the Stars,” was “under great care” though his injuries have resulted in the delay of his video streaming appearance in “Top Grier”, Geday also stated. Verizon expressed their gratefulness that Grier is set to recover and that their utmost priority is to wait for Grier to be completely healthy.

In this difficult situation that you sustained injuries in motorcycle accidents, enlisting a skilled personal injury legal team is important mostly if you suspect that negligent parties are liable to your sufferings. However, if you or a loved one are in such situation in Iowa, call the lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may possibly help you get treatment funds.

NHTSA probing thousands of faulty Harley-Davidson bikes

After receiving complaints, several of which resulted in injury, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycles with potential defects, Fortune reported.

According to reports, the investigation will span 430,000 motorcycles that are equipped with an anti-lock braking system, or ABS, which may suddenly malfunction. Complaints revealed that the feature, intended to prevent motorcyclists from experiencing braking problems in an emergency, has failed them in various situations. In the 43 complaints received by the NHTSA regarding the braking issue, at least three accidents and two injuries have happened. The recent problem appears to be the opposite of Harley-Davidson’s 2014 issue that affected 60,000 motorcycles; then, the brakes would suddenly engage. A spokesperson for the company said they are cooperating in the NHTSA’s investigation.

Motorcyclists stand a high risk of sustaining injuries when they are involved in accidents. A personal injury attorney could help you receive compensation if negligent manufacturers are liable. Speak with an attorney at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.

Thousands of fireworks recalled in the U.S.

A Missouri-based company issued a recall on July 1 covering 14,000 units of fireworks, an article of stated. The fireworks can potentially cause harm to nearby spectators.

The “Black Cat Cone Fountains” produced by Winco Fireworks may rupture and scatter pyrotechnic particles outward rather than upward as intended. Fireworks spectators and bystanders are at a high risk of sustaining burn injuries if the fountains malfunction. Although no one sustained injuries before the recalled was issued, Winco received three consumer complaints of malfunctioning fireworks. Consumers were advised not to ignite the fountains and to return them to Winco to get a refund or a product exchange.

The attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent Iowa families who are injured as a result of using defective products. If you were hurt by a recalled or defective product, we may be able to help you file a damage claim against negligent parties. Call us today at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.

Motorcyclist killed in Mason City road accident

A motorcyclist was killed on June 17 when he was involved in a car-motorcycle accident in Mason City, an article of Globe Gazette reported.

Reports stated the motorcycle-car accident happened near the intersection of North Pierce Avenue and Eighth Street Northwest. The motorcycle rider was identified as a 51-year-old Mason City resident operating a 2005 model of a Harley-Davidson Sportster on North Pierce Avenue when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla operated by a 74-year-old woman, also from Mason City. The collision took place when the motorcycle collided with the car after the car turned left from Eighth Street Northwest.

Reports revealed that the motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries while the female driver was treated at the crash scene. The accident resulted in the blocking of North Pierce Avenue while personnel from different agencies worked on the scene. Mason City authorities are now investigating the accident.

Fatal OWI crash suspect apprehended again in southern Iowa

A driver in Des Moines who was charged for a suspected operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) in November was recently arrested again. This time the arrest occurred in Lucas County, a report of Radio Iowa stated on June 17.

Authorities arrested the 53-year-old woman in Chariton on June 10 due to OWI suspicion. The Des Moines resident had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.112 percent upon apprehension. The same arrested woman was involved in a car accident last November 17 in Des Moines. The November accident killed a 60-year-old man and a 59-year-old man. Aside from reckless driving resulting in a homicide charges, the woman was also charged with an OWI. The woman is expected to appear in court on September 12.

Many families are left devastated after losing their loved ones in drunk driving accidents. If you have been the victim of a drunk driver, enlisting the help of a qualified legal team can help you obtain the compensation you need for recovery. Get in touch with the attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa by calling 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.

Iowa authorities remind boaters to exercise safety precautions

The Department of Natural Resources of Iowa recently issued safety tips for boaters to keep them and other people safe while enjoying this year’s boating season, a report of the Clinton Herald stated on June 7.

Boating Law Education Coordinator Susan Stocker reported that boaters should follow “basic boating safety tips” as there are about 30 to 40 boat-related accidents in the state every year.

  • Make sure that lighting devices and boat trailer tires are in good condition before going out to the waters.
  • Boaters are urged to make sure that their boats are equipped with proper and required safety devices for all passengers on-board. Safety devices such as lighting and horns, or any sound device, should be properly working before sailing.
  • Boats that have a length of 16 feet or more should have safety equipment in case a passenger accidentally falls into the water.
  • Fire extinguishers are required for boats that have a minimum of 10 horsepower motors.
  • Boaters who are expecting to consume alcoholic beverages on-board are required to have a dedicated sober operator.
  • A boating course is required for boat operators whose ages range from 12 to 17, while those passengers younger than 12 must wear life jackets while on-board.

Stocker reminded boaters that the legal blood alcohol limit for boat operators should not be greater than 0.08 percent and to make sure that their boat’s registration is valid. As required by the law, boaters should report any boat-related accidents, especially if the extent of property damage exceeds $2,000.

The Iowa attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that boaters are at risk of suffering serious injuries when involved in accidents. If you were the victim of a boating accident, we may be able to help you receive compensation if negligent boaters are liable. Call our office at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.

Drunk driving deaths spike in Iowa as license revocations fall

Reports in Mason City revealed that although there was an increase in fatal accidents caused by drivers who operated a vehicle while intoxicated last year, the number of licenses revoked in the same year actually decreased.

There were 123 deaths due to drunk driving recorded in 2015 compared to 110 deaths recorded in 2014. In contrast, approximately 14,000 licenses were revoked last year, a drop from the year before. The Mason City Crime Prevention Coordinator explained that there are people who are not good behind the wheel even if their blood alcohol level is lower than the legal limit of .08 percent. The Crime Prevention Coordinator advised that people should appoint a designated driver if they expect to drink even small amounts of alcohol.

Injuries that are inflicted by drunk drivers in car accidents are often serious, leaving many families devastated. If you were the victim of a drunk driving accident, working with a personal injury attorney could help you to receive the compensations you need for recovery. Call a lawyer of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.

Coleman releases recall for faulty flashlights

A camping and outdoor company issued a voluntary recall for 8,500 units of flashlights in the U.S. and Canada due to faulty batteries that may cause the flashlights to catch fire, an April 12 article of stated.

Reports revealed Coleman’s CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights have batteries that may overheat and catch fire. Coleman has not received notice of any incidents of injury involving the affected products, however, they were notified of two incidents of the flashlights emitting too much heat and causing some property damage. At least three flashlight models have been found to be faulty and consumers may look for the model number printed on the upper part of the flashlights’ handle. Consumers who might have a recalled flashlight are advised to immediately return it to the store at which it was purchased for a refund.

The lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group P.C., in Iowa fight for people who have suffered serious injuries from unknowingly using defective products. If you or someone you know has experienced this issue, we may help you pursue damage claims against negligent parties so that you may get the compensations needed for recovery. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your options.

Iowa hospital facing $15M medical malpractice lawsuit from alleged botched surgery

A $15 million medical malpractice lawsuit was recently filed against the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after one of their patients claimed that she became paralyzed after undergoing surgery, a March 14 article of The Des Moines Register said.

Reports said the 54-year-old woman suffered a stroke after undergoing surgery. The right part of her body became paralyzed after “surgeons cut an artery” leaving her incontinent. She underwent a surgery after doctors determined that two “non-cancerous tumors” were the cause of her hearing loss. According to the medical malpractice claim filed in the Iowa State Appeal Board, the patient might require 24-hour care for the rest of her life even after the prolonged hospitalization. Aside from the $15 million compensation sought by the patient, she is also seeking to get compensations to cover expenses needed for future treatments.

People, unfortunately, are left permanently disabled when medical practitioners became negligent in performing surgery procedures. If you think you are in a similar situation, a lawyer may work on your behalf to help you get compensations you need to sustain your living while disabled. Find out how a lawyer of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may work for you today by calling (877) 327-2600.  

Iowa footballer facing OWI charge

A charge of operating a vehicle while under the influence (OWI) was recently filed against football player Omar Truitt after he was arrested by Iowa City police.

Information coming from police said Truitt was stopped at the intersection of Linn Street and Iowa Avenue at 12:38 a.m. on Sunday, February 14. The defensive back player was taken into custody and charged after authorities found that his blood alcohol content level was 0.091 percent. According to the Iowa director of sports information, Steve Roe, Truitt is expected to be subjected to the University of Iowa Student Life Code of Conduct; the athletic department is still working to collect all of the information involving the incident.

The lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. have spent years helping victims of drunk drivers in Iowa recover compensation for the injuries and damages they suffered as a result of car accidents. If you have been harmed by a reckless driver, call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to discuss your legal options.

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