Car & Truck Accidents
Representing Individuals Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Involvement in a Car and Truck Accident in Iowa
Car and truck accidents are frightening and devastating for people who are severely injured. Our attorneys can advise victims of car or truck accidents and their families on what to do and how best to preserve their rights after a car crash. Having a professional on your side can go a long way toward ensuring you get the answers, resolution and closure you need if you are hurt in a car or truck wreck.
Car and Truck Accidents under Iowa law
Everyone has a right to expect other drivers will operate their motor vehicles safely. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. When people are seriously injured in preventable car or truck crashes, Iowa law allows those who are seriously injured to make a claim against the at-fault driver. The law is powerful when it comes to obtaining compensation for injuries related to automotive crashes. All drivers must use reasonable care when driving. If a driver fails to use reasonable care and breaks one of Iowa's laws pertaining to safe driving, then that driver is responsible for all related harms. However, the injured person must be able to prove that the injuries were caused by the accident. In situations where a person is killed in a car or truck wreck, the family may be able to bring a claim or lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
If you have been involved in a car crash, it is not unusual for the at-fault driver’s insurance company to start contacting you with telephone calls and letters. Sometimes insurance companies send adjusters out to the hospital or your house to obtain recorded statements. Other times, insurance companies may send out private investigators to record you or talk to family and friends.
When an insurance company starts calling you or your family members asking for any type of statement after a crash, you should know that there is no legal obligation for you to give one. You should never give a statement to an at-fault driver’s insurance company without first contacting an attorney. Insurance companies use these statements to try to minimize what happened, shift blame to you, develop legal defenses you might not be aware of, or dispute injuries you have experienced as a result of the crash. You cannot rely on the other party’s insurance company to treat you fairly. Having an attorney on your side can help ensure that your legal rights are addressed properly.
Finding the Right Legal Counsel
Locating the right Iowa car accident lawyer or semi-truck accident attorney is vital to the quality of the representation in any accident case. Failing to find the right attorney could result in a much smaller settlement, or even put the case in danger of being lost. When looking for a vehicle accident lawyer, consider more than the billboard advertisements, commercials, radio announcements, and letter solicitations you may receive in the mail Look at the law firm’s track record and the way clients are treated. It is important to look for innovation and thoroughness in any attorney hired for a car or truck accident case.
At the Dutton Law Firm, we treat our clients like human beings, not like case files. Our goal is to get the best and most satisfactory resolution to the case on behalf of our client. We work tirelessly to bring that about. Even when there are settlement offers on the table, we are going to sit and review everything in the case. That will help us determine which direction to take, and how best to advise the client.
Contact a Waterloo Car and Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident, our attorneys will provide thorough and zealous representation to help you obtain the result you deserve. Call us at 319-234-4471 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with a Dutton Law Firm car and truck accident attorney. You can also submit an Initial Consultation Form, which allows our attorneys to assist you more efficiently.
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