Protecting The Claims Of Iowans Injured In Motor Vehicle Accidents
Suffering a serious injury or losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident is devastating. Not only is your life immediately and unexpectedly turned upside down, but also the medical treatment, loss of earnings and pain may go on for years. Adding insult to your injuries, the insurance company responsible for compensating you for damages isn’t likely to be your good neighbor.
We are the personal injury attorneys of Loney & Schueller, LLC. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car, motorcycle or truck accident ANYWHERE in Iowa, turn to us for help. From offices in West Des Moines, our lawyers represent clients in communities throughout the state. It costs you nothing to learn more about your rights after a motor vehicle accident. If you hire us, we will advance the cost of preparing and resolving your case. You will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover monetary damages in a settlement or jury verdict.
The Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Claims We Have Handled
Our experience includes successful recovery of monetary damages in a full range of motor vehicle accident claims, including:
- Drunk driver, DUI accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Sideswipe and front-end collisions
- Uninsured, underinsured motorist (UIM) accidents
- Passenger injuries
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Tractor-trailer wrecks
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Public and private bus accidents
- Commercial delivery truck and van accidents
- Work-related trucking accidents, workers’ comp claims
- Travel trailer accidents
- Passenger injuries
- ATV and recreational vehicle accidents
Answering Some Of The Most Common Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents
We have decades of combined legal experience helping our Iowa clients fight for the compensation they deserve after a motor vehicle accident (MVA) in Iowa. We know that you have questions and concerns after suffering injuries due to a crash or accident that was not your fault, and we want to share some of the most commonly asked questions that we have answered for our clients during our first meetings.
Should I talk to my company’s insurance representatives before talking to an attorney?
It is vital to consider that when you talk to your insurance company after an accident, their representatives will do everything to decrease your settlement. They may even try to blame you for the accident. We suggest talking to an attorney first about your accident to learn your rights and what your compensation should include. A lawyer can also negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
How can I afford the medical care I need after my accident while not working?
If you have insurance, workers’ comp, Medicaid or Medicare, such institutions should pay for your treatment. If you don’t have insurance, you may request a bank loan to pay your bills or ask for a hold on your medical bills if health services allow you to do so. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may even apply for lawsuit financing. This loan will enable you to cover your expenses while you have an ongoing suit before the party at fault compensates you for your accident. Please consult with the attorneys at Loney & Schueller, LLC to determine how this may financially impact your case
Whatever the circumstances, a skilled personal injury attorney can help you explore your options and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. We also recommend talking to a lawyer if you were severely injured and might require longer to recover or costly resources to live life as normally as possible.
After my accident, when should I seek medical care?
You should seek medical assistance right after your accident, preferably. Adrenaline may hide the symptoms of severe injuries that could even put your life at risk. Therefore, it is essential to seek medical care and document your injuries. Information about your medical follow-up may become evidence to back up your insurance claim or lawsuit against the negligent party who caused your accident.
I’m not sure if I have a case. What can I do?
A good starting point is to discuss your case with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. Based on your accident’s unique circumstances and facts, an attorney can help you determine if you have a case. Drawing from their experience, they will also explain your options and what you can expect if you decide to file a lawsuit.
How will I pay a personal injury attorney if I can barely pay my current expenses?
Personal injury attorneys like us work on a contingency basis, which means that you pay our fees when we recover your compensation. You can rest assured that we will fight tirelessly to cover your needs and will not settle for less.
If You Have Been Injured In An Iowa Motor Vehicle Accident, Call An Experienced Lawyer At Loney & Schueller
Don’t let the insurance company add insult to your injury – put Loney & Schueller on your side. We will travel to any community in Iowa to help you fight for full and fair monetary damages. Call us at 515-416-4006 or use our convenient contact page email form to arrange a free consultation. Remember – you pay NO attorneys’ fees unless we help you recover money in a settlement or jury verdict.