The basics of tire-blowout accidents

Many traffic accidents are caused by tire blowouts. In some cases, the tire blowout is a result of poor tire manufacturing, including design defects, road hazards and maintenance issues. 

In such cases, the tire manufacturer may be liable in the accident. However, if the tire blew because it was old and worn, then the tire manufacturer likely is not at fault because of natural wear-and-tear standards. 

When tires blow out, the car can swerve off the road, hit another vehicle, or even rollover. These tragic accidents often lead to severe injuries.

Because of the complexity and severity of tire-blowout accidents, people involved in these accidents should call the Iowa automobile accident lawyers at 877-327-2600.



Man's death in accident now a supsected suicide

Although Des Moines police officers initially believed a man was killed in a car accident Monday morning, they are now suspecting that the death was the result of a homicide. 

The accident occurred early Monday morning when an automobile struck a tree. But after investigating the scene, officers realized that the car was probably not traveling fast enough to kill the man. 

A neighbor told officers that she heard a gunshot. Des Moines police officials, however, declined to speculate that the victim was shot until an autopsy was performed.

If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death, contact the Iowa wrongful death lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.



Keota man killed after head-on collision

A 72-year-old man was killed in an automobile accident on Iowa Highway 92 in Mahaska County Tuesday.

While James Bowen, who was from Keota, was driving his pickup truck west on Highway 92, his truck crossed the median and crashed into a semi-tractor trailer truck that was going east. Police officials said they were still investigating why Bowen's car swerved into the median.

The driver of the trailer truck, Thomas Rangel, was taken to a Mahaska hospital and treated for injuries.

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



Six-year-old boy drowns in pool

A six-year-old boy was found in a suburban Des Moines swimming pool and was declared brain dead at the scene Aug. 2.

Urbandale police officials said the boy was taken to the Polk County Hospital and kept on life support so that his organs could be harvested.

Police officials said the boy apparently could not swim and are currently investigating the extent of the boy's parental supervision. 

If anyone you know has died in a pool accident, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.



Crop duster crashes in cornfield

A crop duster crashed at an airstrip near Harlan Monday. Shortly after takeoff, the plane lost power and crashed 100 yards beyond the runway.  

Shelby County police officials said the single-seat plane landed upside down in a cornfield.  Despite the damage to the plane, the pilot only incurred minor injuries and walked away from the crash without medical assistance.

If you or anyone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C.,  P.C., at 877-327-2600.



DART bus hits woman in downtown Des Moines

A DART bus hit a pedestrian Monday in downtown Des Moines. The
woman was taken to Iowa Methodist Medical Center where she was treated
for her injuries.

In the past two years, DART buses in Iowa have hit a number of
pedestrians. In response, Iowa officials have enacted two new rules,
which inculde a temporary turn-and-honk policy and a ban on left hand
turns in downtown areas.

The recent accident occurred a week after DART settled a lawsuit for $2.74 million with a pedestrian who was hit last year.

If you or anyone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



Young boy shot at celebration released from hospital

A three-year-old boy who was injured by accidental gunfire was released from the hospital Monday.

Ashya Wade suffered wounds from shotgun pellets when a police deputy's shotgun accidentally fired. The shotgun was on display in the deputy's car, and officials said a another young boy allegedly fired the shotgun while inside the car. 

Polk County Sheriff William McCarthy said the incident was a "serious breach of security." 

If someone you love has been injured by gunfire, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



Riverside man dies en route to motorcycle rally

 A 36-year-old man died Friday night from injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident.

James Ingersoll from Riverside, Iowa was traveling down Interstate 90 in Mount Vernon, S.D. when his motorcyle hit a camper. Mr. Ingersoll was thrown from the bike and died later at a nearby hospital.

Ingersoll was traveling with a group of riders who were going to the annual motorcylce rally in Sturgis.

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

 



72-year-old woman injured in car crash

A 72-year-old woman was driving west on U.S. 20 at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning when her car struck another car crossing the highway. 

Judd D. Grover, the 39-year-old man driving the other car, failed to yield. Although  he did not sustain any injuries, police officials cited him for the accident. 

The woman, Norma R. Bildstein from Worthington, was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. No information was available on her condition. 

If you have been involved in a car crash, contact your Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600. 
 


Teen survives head-on crash into pole

A teenager survived a head-on collision with a street light pole in Des Moines at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police officials did not disclose the boy's name and age. 

The teenager's car, a blue Dodge sedan, allegedly ran a red light before hitting the pole at the intersection of Southeast 14th Street and Watrous Avenue. Police officials said firefighters, medics and police extracted the boy from the wreckage and took him by ambulance to Iowa Methodist Medical Center. 

Police officials said they were unsure whether the boy was wearing a seat belt.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



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