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Des Moines Car Accident Attorneys

Car accidents are common in Iowa. According to the state’s Department of Transportation, Iowa experienced 53,644 total accidents in 2022, which resulted in 16,845 injuries and 338 fatalities. There is a story behind these numbers, and at Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. we want to hear it. Our Des Moines car accident lawyers help people like you seek financial compensation after a car wreck. Call us today.

Give us a call at (319) 220-0416 or submit an online contact form to request a free, no-obligation consultation.

A Word from Our Clients

Car Accident Cases We Handle

We are prepared to roll up our sleeves and help anyone hurt in a:

  • Hit and run
  • Rear-end collision
  • Side-impact collision (T-bone accident)
  • Rollover
  • Sideswipe
  • Head-on collision
  • Single vehicle accident

Your Choice for Rural Iowa Car Accidents

We have helped the Des Moines community for decades and are well versed in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those involving farm equipment:

  • Tractors
  • Harvesters
  • Bailers
  • Plows

These heavy vehicles often cause major injuries due to their weight. Accident victims need legal representation to obtain justice.

Most Common Car Accident Injuries

The human body can suffer significant injuries in any type of accident, including:

  • Head injuries: Striking your head on a steering wheel can lead to concussion, intracranial bleeding, skull fracture, skull laceration, and other injuries. Even forceful shaking has led to traumatic brain injuries.
  • Neck injuries: Whiplash is a common injury when a person is struck from behind, but other injuries include cervical fracture and nerve damage.
  • Skin injuries: Burns, cuts, and lacerations can lead to permanent disfigurement. Infection is also a common side effect.
  • Back injuries: Car accidents damage the spinal column and cause back sprain.
  • Fractures: Any bone might break, but rib fractures are among the most serious, causing lung or heart damage.
  • Catastrophic injuries: Some permanent injuries include amputation, crush injuries, and paralysis.

What Causes Car Accidents?

Driver negligence is the main cause of most wrecks. The failure to use appropriate care leads to avoidable collisions when a driver engages in:

  • Speeding
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Failing to yield
  • Following too closely
  • Passing around a corner
  • Driving on sidewalks
  • Falling asleep behind the wheel
  • Talking on the phone
  • Texting and driving

Can You Receive Compensation?

Your lawyer can sue anyone at fault for the collision, such as:

  • Negligent and reckless motorists
  • A driver’s employer, if they were driving for their job
  • A car manufacturer or maker of a defective component part
  • Car mechanics for negligent repairs
  • The city of Des Moines or state of Iowa for road defects

Our goal in any case is to obtain financial compensation for your financial and non-financial losses. Once we identify fault, we can submit a claim on the defendant’s liability insurance for:

  • Property damage and repairs
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost income or wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pani and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

In other situations, we look to different insurance policies. For example, if you were hit by an uninsured motorist, you might seek compensation from your uninsured motorist insurance, or collision coverage to pay for car repair (if you have that policy). Let us review all the different policies which might apply to your accident.

Our Services

Our Des Moines car accident lawyers provide the following to our clients:

  • Legal analysis. We will listen to your story and determine whether you have a legal claim for compensation.
  • Claim support. Making a claim for a car accident requires filling out many forms, submitting medical records, and answering questions from insurance adjusters. Let us do this work while you focus on rehabilitation.
  • Communication. We can communicate with insurance adjusters and court staff about your case, ensuring that we meet all deadlines.
  • Investigation. Car accident claims require solid evidence to reconstruct what happened. Our legal team can talk to witnesses, inspect vehicles, visit the accident scene, and talk with medical experts.
  • Negotiation. Our lawyers have years of experience negotiating settlements, and we know how to convince insurance adjusters to see a case our way.
  • Mediation and litigation. We might attend mediation as part of the negotiation process and even file a complaint in court to protect your rights.

You Can Afford to Hire Us

We realize money is tight. With endless medical bills and painful injuries, many of our clients are feeling acute financial distress.

The good news is that we represent clients using contingency fee agreements. Without any upfront cost, you secure our services and simply agree that we receive a percentage of any settlement won for your case. If for some reason we don’t win, then we won’t receive any fees.

Why Ball, Kirk & Holm?

Our law firm has the experience you need to obtain a settlement. Here is a small sampling of our results:

  • $3 million highway collision settlement
  • $2.6 million motor vehicle accident settlement
  • $615,000 settlement for a rural highway crash

For more than 60 years, we have served the local community’s legal needs. We understand how much our neighbors value clear communication and honesty. Unlike other firms which run personal injury mills, we know our clients are more than a number. We care about your family and how the accident has disrupted your dreams. 

With offices in Iowa city and Waterloo, we can connect with anyone in the state. Our lawyers are available 24/7, and we can travel to meet you at home or the hospital, if circumstances allow.

Des Moines Car Accident FAQs

How do I pay for health care after an accident?

Most accident victims need urgent care, and a settlement could take 6 months. You might use your health insurance to receive immediate care. Your insurer will have rights to reimbursement from any settlement you receive.

Can I receive compensation for future medical expenses?

Possibly. Some injuries require ongoing treatment. For example, spinal column injuries often require additional surgeries. You might even need at-home help if you suffered an amputation, serious brain injury, or spinal column damage. Legally, we can seek reasonably certain future medical expenses—if the defendant has the resources to pay.

Call a Des Moines Car Accident Attorney Today

We offer a free consultation to anyone hurt in a car wreck. Contact us today!

Contact us today for a free consultation by filling out our contact form or calling (319) 220-0416.

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