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Illegally parked car results in liability for car accident

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

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I drove a Cambus while a student at the University of Iowa. I wish I could report never having been in an accident, but that would be inaccurate. I rear ended a car whose driver stopped when I didn’t expect him to. I was likely followng too closely or not paying enough attention to what was in front of me. The Cambus director, Carol Dehne couldn’t understand why with a bus load of passengers I could not provide even a single witnesses name. Perhaps at that point in my life practicing personal injury law was not even yet a dream. If I recall earning grub and beer money was the only item on my daily agenda.

The Press-Citizen newspaper reported a Johnson County District judge approved a $250,000 settlement paid by the University of Iowa to one Rebecca Segriff. The article describes her injuries as “significant” but provides no further description.

Liability appears to have been created by an illegally parked car. I cannot tell what happened with that car’s owner or driver who parked it illegally. Why it was parked illegally is not clear from the story.

Iowa Courts Online has one case for Rebecca Segriff, Docket Number 06521 LACV075402 created on March 28, 2013. A judge approved the following Order on May 22, 2015: ORDER APPROVING COMPROMISE AND SETTLEMENT. Trial was set for March 22, 2016. 

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