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Iowa I-80 Accident Kills Man From Missouri Valley, Iowa

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Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death

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7/1/2012
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This is by any explanation a serious accident that will be won or lost in the beginning of the investigation. These folks will need help, whether they know it or not.

This is what we consider to be an extremely serious accident with high damages due to serious injury or death of the drivers and/or passengers. Involved in this type of accident are competing claims all wanting a piece of the same insurance coverage. That means you often times have to file against your own insurance company which creates an unavoidable conflict of interest in giving your own company a recorded statement. Your own insurance company will not preserve the wrecked cars and trucks, they will not take photographs that help you with your claim and they don’t interview witnesses with an eye towards helping you. That’s just the way it is because you are filing claims under your own policy of insurance and when you do you are now asking for money; and when you do that means they see you as just another phony claim. That’s right that’s the way they view you; like it or not you now are not being helped by your own insurance company. So whatever you if you were in this accident, see a lawyer before agreeing to give a statement. 

Missouri Valley man dies Friday from injuries caused by three-vehicle crash in eastern Iowa

According to this reporter’s story and analysis all the drivers, including the at-fault driver, have claims for either personal injury from a car-truck accident or workers’ compensation. Even the Canadian driver has an Iowa workers’ compensation claim. These are serious injuries with one being a death claim.
Gschwend, a Union Pacific Railroad employee, was driving east in a 1999 International truck when he applied the brakes, according to the crash report, but his vehicle slid into the back end of Cathcart’s semi, which was pushed into the rear part of Turner’s semi. In addition to the State Patrol, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and an Oxford ambulance responded to the accident site. 

If we can assist you please call Steve Lombardi, Attorney at 515-222-1110 or [email protected]. He’s here to help you. He is on your side. And that means he’s the only one on your side.

Minimal Crash Report:

 Case Number:

 2012034844

 Type:

 Fatality

 County:

 52

 Crash Date:

 06222012

 Time:

 1604

 Location:

 I80 EB EAST OF THE 234 AND A HALF MILE MARKER

 Vehicle 1 Year:

 1999

 Make:

 INTERNATIONAL

 Type:

 TRUCK

 Towed By:

 HOLIDAY

 Driver Name:

 GSCHWEND, KEVIN WAYNE

 Age:

 37

 City & State of Residence:

 MISSOURI VALLEY,IA

 Vehicle 2 Year:

 2012

 Make:

 KW

 Type:

 SEMI

 Towed By:

 HOLIDAY

 Driver Name:

 CATHCART, DARRICK

 Age:

 37

 City & State of Residence:

 KITCHENER,ONT

 Vehicle 3 Year:

 2013

 Make:

 FRGHT

 Type:

 SEMI

 Towed By:

  

 Driver Name:

 TURNER,RICK

 Age:

 45

 City & State of Residence:

 ELKART,IN

 Injury 1 Type:

 Fatality

 Name:

 GSCHWEND,KEVIN WAYNE

 Age:

 37

 City & State of Residence:

 MISSOURI VALLEY,IA

 seat belt Use:

 Yes

 Life saved by seat belt:

 No

 Transported To:

 U OF I HOSP

 Transported By:

 JC MED EXAMINER

 Summary:

 

   

UNIT 3 WAS STOPPED IN THE RIGHT EB LANE OF I-80 DUE TO TRFC BEING BACKED UP FOR A CAR FIRE AT THE 236MM UNIT 2 WAS SLOWING IN THE RIGHT LANE AND UNIT 1 WAS TRAVELING IN THE RIGHT LANE EB I-80 WHEN UNIT 1 DRVR APPLIED THE BRAKES AND SLID INTO THE BACK OF UNIT 2 WHICH WAS PUSHED INTO THE BACK OF UNIT 3 ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

 

 Officer Name:

 ISP207 MIKE HICKS

 Post:

 11

 Assisted By:

 ISP JCSO AMB OXFORD/



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