Get an Injury Lawyer in Iowa
In the State of Iowa, you can claim compensation for damages if you are injured due
to negligence or recklessness of others. However, not all injuries can be taken to court
and plaintiffs can’t claim exorbitant amounts in damages for minor injuries. The State of
Iowa follows a system called Modified Comparative Negligence where you can only claim
damages if your share of the fault doesn’t amount to 51%. If you are equally to blame for
your injuries, you are still eligible for compensation but the amount you get is apportioned
to your share of the fault.
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Several or Joint Liability
The State of Iowa allows plaintiffs to collect compensation from more than one defendant
in cases where more than one party is at fault. If one defendant is unable to pay the plaintiff
his share of the judgement amount, his share will be collected from other defendants. This
ensures the claimant receives the full compensation due him.
What can be included in a personal injury claim?
Determining a claim amount for a personal injury can be difficult because there’s no formula
in putting a dollar amount into your pain and suffering. To get as close to a reasonable
amount as possible, factor your medical costs including expenses for medication and future
medical procedures. Other factors to consider include lost wages and earning capacity,
disability or disfigurement, emotional strains and interference with family relations as in
divorce, and other expenses incurred due to the injury.
Call Weaver & Associates: (800) 403-6902
Because of all the factors that can affect the outcome, it is in your best interest to let an
experienced personal injury attorney handle your case. You have a better chance of securing
more damages than you otherwise could on your own. Weaver & Associates has the experience
in representing different kinds of personal injury cases. Call (800) 403-6902 today to schedule
a free consultation with one of the best personal injury lawyers in Iowa.