Experienced, Effective Car And Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys
Whether you have been involved in a car wreck, a truck or an 18-wheeler collision, or a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation if the accident occurred as the result of negligence by another person. It is important to enlist legal representation after being injured in an accident. In Fort Dodge, Gowrie and surrounding areas of Iowa, the easy choice for representation is Johnson, Mulholland, Cochrane, Cochrane, Yung & Engler, P.L.C..
Our personal injury attorneys represent clients who have been hurt and the families of those killed in motor vehicle accidents. We can help you understand your rights, which may include pursuing compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Common Auto Accidents In Webster County, Iowa
For more than 70 years, we have stood up for the rights of clients who have been injured in all types of accidents, including:
- Car crashes
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Truck collisions (semi trucks, tractor-trailers)
- Bicyclist and pedestrian accidents
- Hit-and-run crashes
- Head-on crashes
- Rear-end collisions
- Broadside (T-bone) accidents
- Collisions with tractors and other farm equipment utilizing public roads
Our decades of serving clients in the area has given us a strong institutional memory for accident patterns, dangerous locations, common problems and other information that informs how we approach cases. This is the kind of local knowledge that most firms from larger cities cannot match – even if they also take cases here in Webster County.
Types Of Injuries Following A Car Accident
No two crashes are exactly the same, and even seemingly minor collisions can result in catastrophic injuries. Our firm handles all types of serious injuries that may stem from a car accident, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Closed head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Lacerations and abrasions (Road rash)
We also offer compassionate and supportive representation to the family members of those killed in fatal accidents. Our wrongful death attorneys are here to support you during this trying time.
Iowa Insurance Laws And Determining Liability For A Car Accident
Like all states, Iowa requires car owners to carry insurance. Under state law, insurance policies must provide, at minimum, liability coverage of:
- $20k per person and $40k per accident for bodily injury to other drivers and vehicle occupants
- $15k per accident for property damage to other vehicles
Unlike some neighboring states, Iowa does not follow the no-fault model of insurance coverage. Rather, we are an “at fault” state, meaning that the at-fault driver and their insurance company are responsible for compensating the costs of the crash. If the other driver is primarily at fault but you contributed to the crash or your own injuries in some way, you can still seek compensation so long as your share of fault is less than 51%. However, your compensation will by reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
When you hire our firm, our car accident liability lawyers conduct an in-depth investigation into the crash to determine how it happened and to prove that the other driver was to blame. In order to maximize your compensation, we will also argue aggressively to refute or limit any allegations that you shared fault.
Speak To An Attorney About Your Legal Options For Free
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you speak with a lawyer who is experienced at handling these types of cases. Contact a Fort Dodge car wreck attorney at our office today. We represent clients throughout North-Central and Northwest Iowa.