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At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our experienced legal team is dedicated to representing individuals throughout the Des Moines area who have been injured due to the negligent or reckless actions of another party. We are committed to helping victims obtain the financial compensation they deserve. For over 25 years, we have handled a wide variety of cases involving car accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, workers' compensation, and more. If you have suffered an injury, our knowledgeable attorneys may be able to help. Contact us today at (515) 225-2600 for a free case evaluation.

Founded in 1988

9 people in their team

Practice areas
Accidents & Injuries
Elder Law

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Practice areas

Accidents & Injuries

Car Accident
Dangerous Product
Medical Malpractice
Premises Liability
Truck Accident
Workers Compensation

Car Accident Lawyers

Taking on Negligent Drivers and Insurance Companies

Thousands of people in Iowa are injured or killed in car accidents every year. Whether the cause of the collision was due to a driver’s mistake or just plain negligence, the result will most likely be the same. The most minor car accidents may result in extensive injuries, including broken bones, neck and back injuries, brain trauma, or even death.

Being involved in a car accident can completely alter the course of your life. If you or someone close to you has been hurt in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to rely on the legal system to obtain the money you need to pay for the costs of your injury. When another party’s irresponsible behavior causes a car accident that injures you, you could be entitled to financial compensation.

LaMarca Law Group, P.C. has been focusing on getting compensation for those injured by reckless or negligent parties for over 25 years. We’ve been awarded the Iowa Association for Justice’s 2006 and 2018 Public Service Award, and our firm has been recognized in Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” from 2010-2021.

At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our dedicated car accident lawyers have the experience required to take on your case. Our client advocacy has earned us a great deal of awards and recognition. Best Lawyers named Attorney George LaMarca the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in the category of Des Moines Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs. The publication Best Law Firms has recognized our practice for multiple years as a top organization for personal injury cases.

Truck Accident Cases in Iowa

Commercial vehicles can cause catastrophic damage in the event of an accident, and the potential for severe injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and death, is a real and grave threat to those involved. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our Des Moines trucking accident attorneys are committed to protecting victims’ rights and will vigorously promote their interests in a court of law if necessary.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

We Will Fight for the Benefits You Deserve

At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we are longtime advocates of the rights and safety of working men and women. When hardworking Iowans suffer injuries in the workplace, we fight for the full amount of financial support they need and are entitled to receive. Our workers’ compensation practice is dedicated to helping injured or disabled workers claim the benefits that they rightfully deserve.

If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, your Iowa workers’ compensation lawyerscan guide you through the process of applying for workman’s compensation or disability benefits.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Holding Negligent Doctors Accountable

The negligence or carelessness of medical professionals results in injury or death to thousands of patients in the United States each year. Many victims of medical malpractice are left with permanent impairments or may even die due to malpractice-related complications. When hospitals, doctors, or other trained medical professionals fail to fulfill their obligations to patients, the patient should never be left to cope with the consequences of their injuries alone.

We have been fighting for injury victims in the community for years, and if you have left the hospital worse off than you were before, we want to hear from you.

Slip & Fall Accidents in Iowa

When you visit someone else’s property—whether it’s a private home or a commercial space—you expect a reasonable degree of safety. In fact, property owners in Iowa are required by law to conduct adequate maintenance and repair or remove hazards promptly. At the very least, property owners should warn visitors of any conditions that pose a foreseeable risk of injury or harm, such as wet floors or broken steps. When they fail to do this, and innocent people are hurt, victims are entitled to bring premises liability claims and seek fair compensation for their damages.

One of the most common types of premises liability claims involves slips, trips, and falls caused by hazardous property conditions. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we handle all types of slip and fall claims, including those involving private residences, commercial properties, public spaces, and government-owned or operated settings. Our Des Moines slip and fall lawyers have over 100 years of combined legal experience, as well as a proven record of success. We know the legal challenges you are up against, and we are prepared to do everything we can to secure the maximum compensation you are owed for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses.

Corporations Can be Held Liable for Crafting Dangerous or Defective Products

Individuals who have suffered injury as a result of using a defective product have rights. Manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and designers all have the responsibility to provide the general public with products that are safe for use. When this duty is not fulfilled, consumers injured by dangerous products may be able to take legal action. Depending on the product in question, the impact of an injury can range from temporary to life-threatening. No matter how serious your injuries are, if they were caused by a dangerous product, you can take action against those responsible.

At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., a product liability lawyer can review your case and determine your claim eligibility if you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product. We are serious about recovering the resources that you need when an injury has disrupted your life.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Des Moines

When you need help recovering from an accident or injury, our Des Moines personal injury lawyers are there. From car accidents, to explosions, to medical malpractice, LaMarca Law Group, P.C. has the experience and resources to offer you the legal support you deserve. We have been representing injured Iowans for many years, and our good reputation speaks for itself.

Elder Law

Nursing Home Abuse

Des Moines Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Legal Protection for Vulnerable Victims

As medical science evolves, people are living longer than ever before. As a result, the population of nursing homes and care centers throughout the country are steadily increasing. Unfortunately, some of these institutions place profits over resident care and are therefore understaffed. This leads to dangerous conditions for residents, the most tragic being the neglect or abuse of residents by nursing home staff. Victims of this type of abuse and their families may be able to file a claim and seek damages for their injuries.

If one of your loved ones has suffered at the hands of nursing home staff, contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C. to enlist the help of an experienced Des Moines nursing home abuse lawyer. Our attorneys serve the Des Moines area and all of Iowa with exceptional legal representation and a dedication to protect the rights and dignity of the elderly.

Call (515) 705-0233 for more information.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, psychological, and financial.

Common acts and indications of nursing home abuse include:

  • Improper care, poor hygiene, and skin care resulting in bedsores
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Negligent acts or omissions resulting in falls or fractures
  • Use of chemical or physical restraints beyond what is medically necessary
  • Undue influence over the resident’s finances
  • Intentional infliction of physical harm or unexplained injuries

Detecting and Reporting Nursing Home Abuse

Since many residents of nursing homes and care facilities are either too intimidated or physically impaired to report mistreatment, it is especially important for family members and friends to be vigilant in detecting and promptly investigating warning signs such as sudden changes in mental state, unexplained bruises or other injuries, bedsores, and unexplained weight loss. Visible injuries should be photographed and documented. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our Des Moines nursing home abuse attorneys have years of experience in nursing home litigation in Iowa. Contact us today at (515) 705-0233 to get the legal help you need.

Protecting Nursing Home Residents

Fortunately, there are many informational resources available to caring families to help make the best choices for long-term care of their loved ones. There are also organizations, as well as state and federal laws, devoted to preventing nursing home abuse.

Nursing Home Abuse Resource

The following websites contain information that can be helpful for families that are in need of long-term care or want to become better educated about the potential risks of placing a loved one in a nursing home or other type of care facility:

  • The Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Resource Center
  • National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
  • The National Center on Elder Abuse
  • The Coalition to Protect America’s Elders
  • Elder Life Planning
  • Nursing Home Advocates
  • The U.S. Administration on Aging

You can also speak to a lawyer to get answers to any specific questions you may have.

Regulatory Protection of Nursing Home Residents

Unfortunately, despite efforts to prevent abuses, many nursing home residents are at risk due to understaffing and budget cuts. Nursing home residents continue to suffer serious personal injury. Because of these abuses, the federal government has adopted, as part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA), many regulations to protect nursing home residents. Additionally, both Iowa and Florida have adopted regulatory protections for nursing home residents, including the Older Iowans Act.

How to Prove a Nursing Home Abuse Case

When you are filing a lawsuit for abuse of a loved one living in a nursing home, you must be able to prove that the provider was negligent and caused your family member to be injured.

To be successful, you must prove 4 elements:

  • Duty of care: The nursing home had a duty to care for your loved one and act in a reasonable manner.
  • Breach of duty: The facility breached this duty in some way, such as by hitting your loved one, failing to provide them with food or water, or failing to monitor them, allowing them to fall.
  • Causation: The nursing home provider’s negligence caused your family member’s injuries. Proving this element often requires examining medical records.
  • Damages: The breach of duty caused significant damages to your family, including injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

Our lawyers can build a solid negligence case using a variety of evidence, such as:

  • Video surveillance
  • Photographs of your loved one’s injuries
  • Eyewitness interviews
  • Nursing facility records
  • Medical records
  • Financial statements
  • Mental or medical professionals that act as expert witnesses

When you hire a lawyer, they can take care of gathering all of this evidence while you focus on caring for your loved one.

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