If you’ve been Injured in an accident, you need Rush & Nicholson on your side.
We have more than 75 years of combined experience helping accident victims.
Have you been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault? Have you been hurt by a defective product? Under Iowa’s personal injury laws, you may be entitled to compensation if you are hurt as a result of the negligent, reckless or deliberate actions of a person or company.
Personal injury lawyers at Rush & Nicholson, P.L.C. work with the victims of all kinds of accidents, including:
We can help you collect money to pay for medical expenses, temporary or permanent disability, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Negligence is the legal term for the lack of care that causes or contributes to an accident. For example, a person is negligent if he failed to stop at a stop sign and hit your car.
A person who is negligent can be held legally responsible for the damage and injuries caused. When negligence and damages are proven against a person or company, you are entitled to recover compensation for your injuries.
At Rush & Nicholson, we are skilled at identifying and documenting negligence and all resulting damages and losses. We know how to prepare a strong case, negotiate a settlement, or fight for you at trial.
Our lawyers consult when needed with trauma doctors, surgeons, chiropractors, engineers, mechanics and accident reconstruction analysts. At trial, these experts are available to deliver clear, professional testimony to ensure you receive justice and a fair verdict.
An Iowa law called the Statute of Limitations requires you to settle your claim or start a lawsuit within limited times. The time you have depends on who or what caused your injury, the kind of injury or other factors. Examples of Iowa statutes of limitations are:
- For personal injury — generally two years from the date of injury
- Claims against cities/counties/schools — generally two years from date of injury (special rules may apply)
- Claims against the State of Iowa — two years (special notice and claims rules apply)