Iowa Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Compassionate and Knowledgeable Attorney You Can Depend On!
If you have been injured in an accident, or from an incident involving
medical malpractice, you need an experienced attorney at your side to defend your interests and help you seek the financial compensation that you need and deserve for your injuries. An
Iowa personal injury attorney can help you file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the responsible party in order to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, emotional trauma and more.
McGuire Law, PLC specializes in personal injury cases and medical malpractice cases throughout the state of Iowa on behalf of those who are injured, as well as on behalf of their families. We have been
handling cases throughout Iowa for more than 40 years. We treat each client as his or her case is our only case, giving full attention to our clients' best interests. We want you to feel important and to receive the top-tier legal representation you deserve.
An important factor to look at in finding a personal injury or medical malpractice lawyer is the legal professional's experience and track record of success in similar cases. At McGuire Law, PLC, we have tried hundreds of jury trials over the years and have successfully obtained millions of dollars through settlements and trials within the state of Iowa. Our frequent success—evident through our case results—is a significant advantage when dealing with defense attorneys and insurance companies who represent the negligent parties in settlement negotiations.
More than 90% of all cases handled by our office settle prior to trial, due to our reputation. Each case we handle is treated as if it will be tried to a jury. We do this so that defense lawyers and insurance companies know if we do not receive the best possible settlement, we will proceed to trial in order for our clients to receive the top-dollar compensation they deserve. One recent settlement we had in Iowa was for
2.3 million dollars for a young child who was burned in a house fire.
Personal Injury Representation in Mason City, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids
Our skilled and compassionate personal injury attorney is able to assist clients with cases that relate to a myriad of accident and injury types. Some of the common cases we handle are those that stem from motor vehicle accidents. Were you harmed in a
bus accident or
truck accident? If so, we can assist you. We can additional provide help for those injured in accidents that involve other types of vehicles, such as
Bicycle accidents and
pedestrian accident also tend to involve motor vehicles.
Harmful negligence can occur in a variety of ways. Substandard worksite conditions can lead to a construction accident, or a pet owner's failure to keep a gate secure can lead to a
dog bite or dog attack of another person. When individuals are injured by
defective or dangerous products caused by errors in the design, manufacturing, distribution or marketing process, the manufacturer or other responsible party is deemed to have acted negligently. In any of these types of situations, the injury victims can seek financial compensation for the losses they suffered through personal injury claims or lawsuits. A few other types of incidents that can lead to such claims include
nursing home abuse,
fire and gas explosion accidents, and accidents that occur on other people's property (which fall under
premises liability law).
All of these types of accidents can potentially lead to catastrophic injuries, meaning they are extremely severe and sometimes even life-threatening. Sadly, there are many accidents that result in
wrongful deaths. When this occurs, we can help the victim's family members seek the financial recovery they need.
Representation for Medical Malpractice Cases
One large area of focus for our law firm is protecting the rights of patients who suffered from medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional provides a substandard level of care for a patient that results in a serious injury or illness. We fight aggressively to hold those medical professionals accountable, whether the patient suffered from a pharmacy error or
cancer misdiagnosis. Medical malpractice can also occur through
plastic surgery malpractice and through various other types of mistakes.
Experience and Dedication at Your Side
Our experience is what you need to successfully prove a personal injury or medical malpractice claim. We are dedicated to representing our clients so they can be more likely to obtain the largest verdict or settlement possible. Jim McGuire of McGuire Law, PLC is a fellow in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is a trial lawyers' organization in Iowa that is exclusively for attorneys who have tried numerous jury trials over the years. Membership to this organization is by invitation only. Jim McGuire is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, which governs the organization.
What makes personal injury medical malpractice cases more challenging is that they are unlike other types of cases since the facts that are needed to prove them are based on the medical records and the testimony of medical experts. Your Iowa injury attorney should not only understand the facts, but he should also have the experience that is needed to effectively hire the best expert witnesses from around the country whose testimony is necessary for any successful case.
In addition to having access to such experts, we also have a nurse on staff to assist us. It is ultimately your attorney who must explain your case effectively to the jury or judge in order to recover the best verdict, or to the insurance company to recover the best possible settlement. You must have an attorney who has both the experience and the track record in Iowa to stand behind your case and obtain the largest verdict or settlement possible. We serve clients in Mason City, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Davenport, Waterloo, Des Moines and the surrounding communities.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident or because of medical malpractice in Iowa, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney or medical malpractice lawyer at our firm at (800) 827-5173.