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In Iowa this law firm handles car and truck accidents on Interstates 80, 35, 380, 5 and 235 for clients who hail from other states. We regularly assist with lawsuits to recover compensation for property damage, personal injury and wrongful death damages. If you are injured or suffer other types of damages we are here to assist you so give us a call at 515-222-1110 or write to [email protected]. We also maintain this website with helpful information on how to analyze car and truck accidents. Our circle of influence includes firms along I-80 that can assist with crash investigation and court appearances. Because as you know if you're from Iowa and get in a personal injury accident in some other state where I-80 is you need a lawyer on both ends. That's our business not yours. We take the worry out of how to approach a personal injury accident from a legal standpoint.

Every Saturday this law firm posts the current Iowa State Patrol fatality, property damage and injury report list so our out-of-state clients and potential clients have access to the latest word from the Iowa State Patrol. If you have questions about what the investigating officer's report means, or how to interpret it, give Steve Lombardi a call at 515-222-1110 or send him an email at [email protected]. Here are the injury reports for April 9, 2011.

Iowa Personal Injury Accidents Resulting in Fatalities:

Minimal Reports

A crash occurred in Plymouth County on March 31, 2011
VEH 1 WAS SB ON 75 S OF MERRILL DRIVER OF VEH 1 POSSIBLY SUFFERED SOME MEDICAL CONDITION AND WENT INTO MEDIAN AND ROLLED ASSISTED BY PLYMOUTH CO SO, MERRILL AND HITNON FIRE AND EMS...

Legal issues: Did the driver suffer from a medical condition that was unexpected.

A crash occurred in Johnson County on April 8, 2011
VEHICLE 1 SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER COMBINATION WAS TRAVELING NORTH BOUND ON I380 IN THE RIGHT LANE AT THE 5 MILE MARKER, VEHICLE A WAS PARKED ON RIGHT SHOULDER AND DRIVER EXITED VEHICLE AND WALKED INTO PATH OF ONCOMING VEHICLE 1, DRIVER OF VEHICLE 1 ATTEMPTED TO AVOID PEDESTRIAN,ON GOING INVESTIGATION BY IOWA STATE PATROL AND JOHNSON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.

Legal issues: This might be a workers' compensation case for any dependents (wife and minor children or children still in college) of the trucker that was killed. The main issue will be employment status, weekly compensation rate and whether the accidental injury arises out of and is in the course of his employment.

A crash occurred in Plymouth County on March 31, 2011
VEH 1 WAS SB ON 75 S OF MERRILL DRIVER OF VEH 1 POSSIBLY SUFFERED SOME MEDICAL CONDITION AND WENT INTO MEDIAN AND ROLLED ASSISTED BY PLYMOUTH CO SO, ...

Legal issues: Did the driver suffer from a medical condition that was unexpected.

A crash occurred in Sac County on March 25, 2011
DRIVER OF VEH 2 LOST CONTROL DUE TO 100% SNOW AND SLUSH COVERED ROADWAY, COLLIDED WITH VEH 1 IN NB LANE OF HWY 71 BOTH VEHICLES WENT INTO WEST DITCH OF HWY 71 DRIVER OF VEH 2 DIED AT SCENE AS RESULT OF COLLISION.

The legal issues surrounding fault include: speed, lookout and driving with due car.


Full Reports

A crash occurred in Jackson County on April 2, 2011
VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 64 PASSING ANOTHER VEHICLE TRAVELING EASTBOUND. VEHICLE 1 MOVED BACK INTO THE EASTBOUND LANE AND LOST CONTROL, TRAVELED OFF THE ROADWAY TO THE SOUTH AND ROLLED SEVERAL TIMES. THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER WERE EJECTED.

Legal issues: Was the driver at fault and therefore liable for the passenger's damages?

A crash occurred in Keokuk County on March 31, 2011
VEHICLE # 1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON STUART STREET IN SIGOURNEY AND VEHICLE # 2 WAS LEGALLY PARKED ON THE WEST SIDE OF STUART STREET. VEHICLE # 1 DROVE INTO THE BACK OF VEHICLE #2.

Legal issues: Was the car legally parked on the side of the road. Specific issues of lookout, control and speed will be the focus.

A crash occurred in Mahaska County on March 31, 2011
VEHICLE #1 WAS EASTBOUND ON G77 (WAPELLO-MAHASKA RD.) VEHICLE #1 STOPPED IN THE EASTBOUND LANE TO BACK HIS UNIT INTO A FARM DRIVE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. NO OTHER VEHICLES WERE VISIBLE TO THE EAST OR WEST. VEHICLE #1 BEGAN BACKING THE TRAILER ACROSS THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE #2 WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON G77. VEHICLE #1'S TRACTOR WAS IN THE EASTBOUND LANE HOWEVER HIS TRAILER WAS ACROSS THE WESTBOUND LANE. VEHICLE #2 DID NOT SEE THE TRAILER ACROSS HIS LANE OF TRAVEL AND STRUCK THE LEFT REAR TANDEMS OF VEHICLE #1'S TRAILER. VEHICLE #1 PUNCTURED THE TRAILER OF VEHICLE #2 CAUSING CONTENTS (LIVESTOCK FEED) TO SPILL OUT ONTO VEHICLE #2. VEHICLE #2 ALSO CAUGHT FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FROM THE IMPACT AND THE FIRE SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE VEHICLE. IT WAS NOTED THAT VEHICLE #1 HAD ACTIVATED HIS FLASHERS PRIOR TO THE COLLISION HOWEVER HIS HIGH BEAM HEADLIGHTS WERE ALSO ON MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR DRIVER OF VEHICLE #2 TO SEE THE OBSTRUCTION IN HIS LANE. THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE #2 WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

Legal issues: Due care and lookout involving the blocking of a public highway or road. If there was a rise in the roadway that would prohibit Shawn Shaffer from seeing and having enough time to avoid the Nutri-Tech Feed truck then that may be something the semi-truck driver should have anticipated requiring him to use a spotter or to put out warning symbols before blocking the road with this backing semi-truck.

Link:  http://accidentreports.iowa.gov/index.php

The crash reports from last week are at this link.

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