OWI & Possession Suppressed Evidence - Sac City, Sac County, Iowa. OWI first offense and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia dismissed after judge grants defendant’s motion to suppress evidence. Driving privileges spared.
2nd OWI Amended - Altoona, Polk County, Iowa. OWI second offense amended to simple misdemeanor of public intoxication.
Assault NOT Guilty - Urbandale, Polk County Iowa. Client found NOT guilty by jury of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury accident.
OWI Dismissed - Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa. Operating While Intoxicated (DUI) charge dismissed after judge found the stop of client’s vehicle to be illegal. Driver’s license reinstated.
First OWI/DUI Amended - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. OWI/DUI First Offense amended to reckless driving after judge concluded that client’s right to phone calls was improperly restricted by arresting State Trooper. Driving privileges spared.
First OWI Amended - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Operating While Intoxicated, 1st Offense amended to Reckless Driving.
OWI 2nd Offense - Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa. OWI 2nd Offense. Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence granted as a result of officer providing inaccurate information to defendant at the time he made his decision to submit to a breath test. Driving privileges spared and charges dismissed.
Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC - Attorneys At Law
Dog Bites - Animal Attacks - Iowa Laws
Dog bites and attacks by any dangerous animal can cause life-threatening injuries, permanent scars, or even death, particularly when attacks are upon a child.
It can be easy to forget how dangerous dogs can be, yet both the legal system and insurance companies recognize these dangers because of many previous attacks and the ongoing medical attention needed to treat people. When a homeowner or renter acquires insurance, the policy provides for accidents or damages resulting from the policy holder's pets.
Previous animal attack lawsuits have shown the courts and insurance companies the results of a dog mauling attack. People received injuries resulting in disfigurement, muscle damage, and severed nerves. In other cases, violent attacks have caused immediate death, critical internal injuries that resulted in death, long-lasting emotional and psychological problems, and property damage. Animal bites have also spread diseases, such as rabies.
Iowa animal attack & dog bite laws
Iowa laws provide strict rules about pets to prevent situations in which they might attack a person. Iowa law includes special conditions if the owner of the animal knew that the animal was dangerous, such as if it had bitten a person previously. Iowa has a strict liability dog bite law making the owners responsible if their Doberman attacks.
Insurance companies account for the damages that a pet can cause when they rate a policy holder. When an animal causes damage, it is the insurance company that pays the claim or settles the lawsuit. While insurance companies have one goal: to pay the least amount of money to the injured person; we have another: to get you the most amount of compensation possible.
If a dog or any animal has attacked you or someone you care for, we invite you contact us right away. We can cut through all the red tape quickly, protect your rights to receive compensation, and facilitate every avenue possible for you to obtain compensation.
Liability for animal damages & injuries
Under Iowa laws, an animal's owner is held responsible for the pet's care and keeping. Dog owners, for instance, must ensure that the dog is not allowed to roam about unleashed. The strict liability laws provide recourse. When you receive an award, it is for damages from an injury, such as a dangerous animal attack or serious bites or mauling by a dog. The damages are paid by the insurance company covering the owner's home or property.
Know Your Rights * Exercise Your Rights * Preserve Your Freedom
Our firm's Des Moines dog bite accident attorneys will investigate the incident thoroughly. We will preserve your right to receive compensation, which if not properly preserved can expire. We will help you to exercise your rights to compensation regardless of the insurance company involved, or claims adjuster they assign. We know injury law. We will use our aggressiveness and determination to your advantage to get the money you deserve.
From our offices in Des Moines, Iowa, we give high-quality representation to people throughout the State of Iowa, including Polk, Warren, Dallas, Boone, Story, and Marion counties, and the cities of Des Moines, Ames, Indianola, Adel, Boone, Nevada, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, and Knoxville
Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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