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Theories of Liability

People often wonder how courts determine who is to be paid money damages - a court ordered award - in an accident case. That depends upon what is presented and proven at trial (see preserving accident evidence, evidence & the burden of proof, conflicts of evidence,consistency in evidence, when to hire an attorney), the type of injuries and the extent of injuries, among other factors. All of which rest of the question of who is responsible, hence liable for the accident. Who caused the accident?

In the State of Iowa, anyone who is injured, disabled, permanently disabled or killed in a car, truck, motorcycle, bus or other vehicle accident due to the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else may seek and obtain compensation for their injuries from the person that is at fault.


In Iowa, negligence is generally defined as conduct that falls below the standard established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm.

In other words if your injuries are caused by an individual, corporation or other entity acting or failing to act in a reasonable manner, you may be entitled to compensation. This includes injuries resulting from car, truck or motorcycle accidents.

Have you lost a loved one due to someone else's
negligence or recklessness


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