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16 05, 2019

What Playing Baseball Taught Me About Being A Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney

2019-05-16T16:01:19-05:00

Another day at the office (L-R: Alfonso Mota, Vicente Javier, Sam Sheronick, Bruce Spurgeon). What playing baseball taught me about being a Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney.   (Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Law Attorney)—When I was a kid, long before being a Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney, my friends and I dreamed of playing pro baseball.   It was, we thought, the pinnacle of what we could hope to become. The beginning of each baseball season brought us renewed hope that our aspirations would be realized. This week marks the opening of yet another baseball season, and everything seems possible; hope springs eternal once again. Hope sprung eternal 65 years ago this week when Mr. Branch Rickey, President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, dared to knock down the first domino: he hired Jackie Robinson to become the first [...]

What Playing Baseball Taught Me About Being A Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney2019-05-16T16:01:19-05:00
5 12, 2018

Litigation Over 2008 Rail Bridges Collapse Makes it to the U.S. Supreme Court

2018-12-06T11:12:56-06:00

Media Only Inquiries Contact: Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. at (319) 366-8193 (Press Release on behalf of: Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C.; Cutter Law PC; Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.; Wexler Wallace LLP; Law Offices of Russell G. Petti) PRESS RELEASE (December 5, 2018)  Property owners seek restitution for over $6 billion in property damages, reports Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C., Cutter Law, P.C., Eric Ratinoff Law Corp, Wexler Wallace, LLP, and the Law Offices of Russell G. Petti. The United States Supreme Court is currently reviewing a case filed by property owners who allege that over $6 Billion in property damages occurred when the Defendants, Alliant Energy’s (LNT) CRANDIC Railway and Union Pacific Railroad (UNP), loaded weighted and joined rail cars onto over century old, dilapidated rail bridges ahead of a near annual minor flood. Plaintiffs allege [...]

Litigation Over 2008 Rail Bridges Collapse Makes it to the U.S. Supreme Court2018-12-06T11:12:56-06:00
10 07, 2018

Without Contingency Fee Personal Injury Trial Lawyers (No Fee Unless You Win), the Little Guy and Gal Will Never Have Access to Justice Which is What Big Business/Big Insurance Wants

2018-07-10T15:32:04-05:00

Contingency Fee personal injury trial lawyer (no fee unless you win)—When you step into a hospital, an airplane, an elevator etc., do you want to know you will be safe because an attorney will represent you should negligence harm you or your loved ones, or would you rather have no access to attorneys and leave your safety to the “conscience” of a for-profit corporation whose only duty is to make its shareholders the most money at the least cost? Throughout our country’s history, the little guy and gal were never intended to have access to the courts which were reserved for the Big Corporations.  In Christy’s painting above, designed to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution, I don’t see too many of the ninety-nine percenters—the little guys or gals like you or me with mud on their boots.  Instead, [...]

Without Contingency Fee Personal Injury Trial Lawyers (No Fee Unless You Win), the Little Guy and Gal Will Never Have Access to Justice Which is What Big Business/Big Insurance Wants2018-07-10T15:32:04-05:00
7 05, 2018

Who is the Best Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case?

2018-05-10T13:07:05-05:00

Who is the Best Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case?  At the age of six, I learned one of life’s most important lessons when I started pheasant hunting with my Dad in Benton County, Iowa.  Even though we had a cornfield less than 100 yards from our own backyard, we always hunted in Benton County in and around Newhall, Atkins, Walford, Norway, Keystone, Belle Plain, Vinton, Van Horne, etc.   On a cool autumn morning—opening day—I see my father walking in his Key brand overalls with his cap in hand, petting the farm dog as he knocks on the farmer’s door to ask permission to hunt.  More often than not, the farmer and my father have known each other for decades and they catch up on their growing families. My father would then walk back to my uncle’s [...]

Who is the Best Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case?2018-05-10T13:07:05-05:00
28 03, 2018

Are Large SUVs and Pick-Up Trucks Really Safer? Car Accident Law Firm Cites Real Case Outcomes That Questions Such Reasoning

2018-04-11T17:18:55-05:00

“Common sense” tells us that larger sports utilities vehicles (SUVs) and pick-up trucks are safer in an accident, but ground breaking studies and our car accident law firm’s experience in over a quarter of a century of handling serious car accident cases, tells us otherwise. Our car accident law firm has seen this fact pattern a surprising number of times: Our client, a strong and hardworking thirty-something pick up truck or SUV driver, is stopped at a stop light, and behind our client is an elderly driver in a Honda or a Toyota, also stopped, when a texting teenager in a new Nissan at full speed slams into the elderly driver’s car which slams into the back of our client’s pick-up truck or SUV. Most people would guess that the pick-up driver or SUV driver will be safer simply because [...]

Are Large SUVs and Pick-Up Trucks Really Safer? Car Accident Law Firm Cites Real Case Outcomes That Questions Such Reasoning2018-04-11T17:18:55-05:00
3 03, 2018

What to Do in an Accident According to Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer

2018-03-30T12:18:55-05:00

What to do in an accident?  It is important to learn in advance What to Do in an Accident since after a car accident, most people are too shook up to think clearly; Do you know what to do in accident? Review the information below before you are in a car accident so that you will be familiar with what to after an accident: 1. Call 911 to report you have been in accident and ask for a police officer to come to the accident scene; if you are hurt or think you are, or if someone else may be hurt, ask dispatcher to also send an ambulance. IF A POLICE OFFICER THINKS YOU SHOULD GO TO THE HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE, DO NOT REFUSE! 2. If the other driver caused the accident, INSIST that the police officer tickets the other [...]

What to Do in an Accident According to Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer2018-03-30T12:18:55-05:00
1 03, 2018

How To Get Straight As

2018-03-30T12:22:26-05:00

I was not a Straight A student in high school. In fact, while I took a number of Advanced Placement courses in English, Physics, Chemistry, etc., I rarely earned As let alone Straight As despite completing the assigned work and studying hard. Well. . .as hard as one could study after football, track, and baseball practice and after playing guitar in a number of metal bands. . .Although I tried hard, I just never thought I was ever going to be Straight A material. To add to my woes, I probably had/have ADHD though I have never been diagnosed, and in fact, I ran into an old baseball coach a few years back who reminded me that during batting practice one day, he literally yanked me out of the batting cage and asked, “ Suh. . .son. . .do you [...]

How To Get Straight As2018-03-30T12:22:26-05:00
17 03, 2017

2008 Flood Caused by Three Large Man-Made Obstructions in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City, Not Rainfall

2018-09-21T17:33:43-05:00

Media Only Inquiries Contact:​Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. Phone: (319) 366-8193 (Press Release on behalf of: Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C.; Cutter Law PC; Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.; Wexler Wallace LLP; Law Offices of Russell G. Petti) PRESS RELEASE THREE LARGE MAN-MADE OBSTRUCTIONS IN WATERLOO, CEDAR RAPIDS, AND IOWA CITY CAUSED THE 2008 FLOOD
 (March 17, 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) In our last blog post, we discussed the impact of the 2008 Flood, and how certain actions from Union Pacific Corporation (“UP”) and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company (“CRANDIC,” wholly owned by Alliant Energy Corporation) allegedly turned what would have been a minor flood into a catastrophic disaster when UP and CRANDIC parked rail cars on rail bridges that were over 100 years old, apparently in an effort to prevent the bridges from collapsing. Unfortunately, [...]

2008 Flood Caused by Three Large Man-Made Obstructions in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City, Not Rainfall2018-09-21T17:33:43-05:00
16 03, 2017

2016 “Flood” Proves Railroads Caused 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids, IA: Case Before Iowa Supreme Court

2018-09-21T17:36:35-05:00

Media Only Inquiries Contact:​ Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. Phone: (319) 366-8193 (Press Release on behalf of: Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C.; Cutter Law PC; Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.; Wexler Wallace LLP; Law Offices of Russell G. Petti) PRESS RELEASE 2016 “Flood” Proves Railroads Caused 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids: Case Before Iowa Supreme Court (March 16, 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) A long-running class action lawsuit against railway companies related to flooding allegedly caused by the collapse of their rail bridges in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has made its way to the Iowa Supreme Court. Plaintiffs’ Counsel in Griffioen et al. v. Union Pacific Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad Corporation, Alliant Energy Corporation, and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company, Iowa District Court for Linn. County, LACV078694; Iowa Supreme Court Case No. 16-1462, (click 130607 Petition to see PDF [...]

2016 “Flood” Proves Railroads Caused 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids, IA: Case Before Iowa Supreme Court2018-09-21T17:36:35-05:00
30 05, 2016

Dog Bite Case and Law Discussed by Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer

2017-06-06T14:13:24-05:00

“Don’t worry, he won’t bite you!”  It seems virtually every dog owner has yelled this to my client before their dog viciously attacked our client in a dog bite case. I have always been a dog lover since I started hunting at the age of 6; unfortunately, not all dog owners take the time to properly train their dogs which can lead to serious injury and even death. Iowa law holds dog owners strictly liable for damages whether their dog bites a person or another animal or whether their dog even merely worries but does not bite a person or another animal.  Iowa Code § 351.29 provides: 351.28 LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES. The owner of a dog shall be liable to an injured party for all damages done by the dog, when the dog is caught in the action of worrying, [...]

Dog Bite Case and Law Discussed by Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer2017-06-06T14:13:24-05:00
3 05, 2016

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases – $72 Million and $55 Million Verdicts Discussed by Lawyer

2017-08-30T17:04:48-05:00

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases.  In just the past three months, a jury has entered a $72 Million verdict while a separate jury entered a $55 Million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for continuing to use talc in baby powder which the juries found led to cancer. Evidence showed that Johnson & Johnson allegedly knew for over 30 years about the cancer-causing dangers caused by talcum powder, but rather than discontinuing the use of talc—or at least warning consumers of the cancer risk associated with talc found in baby powder and other products—the company continued to sell its products with talc and without warnings.  In other words, business as usual--until these Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases. When one reads of $72 Million and $55 Million verdicts, the first thing they think of is a “runaway jury” or “greedy” [...]

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases – $72 Million and $55 Million Verdicts Discussed by Lawyer2017-08-30T17:04:48-05:00
2 05, 2016

Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer: Placement of Child Safety Seat Can Help Child Survive a Serious Car Accident

2017-06-06T14:13:40-05:00

You did the research and chose the safest car and safest child safety seat to help your child survive a serious car accident; is there anything else a Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyer would advise to help increase the odds that a child survives a serious car accident? As a Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyer with Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. for nearly 25 years, my firm has represented many seriously injured families and we have noticed that everything else being equal, child safety seat placement can play a crucial role in helping a child survive a serious car accident. While everyone knows they should not place a child safety seat in the front seat, few parents give much thought to the seat location where the child safety seat is placed in the rear seat, often placing the child safety [...]

Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer: Placement of Child Safety Seat Can Help Child Survive a Serious Car Accident2017-06-06T14:13:40-05:00
5 02, 2016

Back and Neck Injuries Following an Accident Discussed by Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Law Firm

2017-06-06T14:13:49-05:00

Potential clients regularly call our Cedar Rapids personal injury law firm asking if their injury is serious enough for our firm to consider taking their case. We ask these callers about the nature and extent of their injuries and sometimes the callers reply that their neck or back is sore but they had no broken bones. Just because someone does not have broken bones does not mean their accident-related injuries are not potentially very serious requiring the help of a knowledgeable and experienced Cedar Rapids personal  injury law firm. For example and without limitation, if someone has a sore back or neck, we ask whether they have any pain, numbness, and/or tingling going from their neck down one or both arms or whether they have pain, numbness, and or tingling going from their lower back down one or both legs. [...]

Back and Neck Injuries Following an Accident Discussed by Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Law Firm2017-06-06T14:13:49-05:00
29 01, 2016

Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Important Types of Car Insurance Coverage

2017-06-06T14:13:57-05:00

Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Important Types of Car Insurance Coverage: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You I am a Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyer and our law firm receives a number of inquiries every week regarding potential personal injury cases. Often times, people call thinking that while they have a strong case with strong damages, they wonder whether there is enough insurance coverage to cover their claims. Our Cedar Rapids personal injury law firm has specialized in personal injury and class action law for over 20 years which has enabled us to know where to look to potentially find additional sources of insurance that may apply to a given accident. When you are in an accident and you suffer a personal injury caused by another, we expect that the person who caused the accident will have insurance. [...]

Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Important Types of Car Insurance Coverage2017-06-06T14:13:57-05:00
22 01, 2016

Should I Give the Insurance Company a Recorded Statement or Medical Records Release After an Accident?

2017-06-06T14:14:00-05:00

Is There Ever a Good Time to Give A Recorded Statement or Medical Release After an Accident? Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer—Many people involved in personal injury accidents call our Cedar Rapids Personal Injury law firm stating that the insurance company for the other driver who caused the accident told them that in order to receive payment from the other driver’s insurance company, they must give the insurance company a recorded statement and they also must sign a medical release authorizing the insurance company to obtain their medical records. These callers want to know if they must give a recorded statement and medical release to the insurance company in order to get paid. The simple answer is that the other driver’s insurance company will never be required to pay you anything unless you go to court and win.  The more [...]

Should I Give the Insurance Company a Recorded Statement or Medical Records Release After an Accident?2017-06-06T14:14:00-05:00
6 10, 2015

Find The Best Cedar Rapids, Iowa Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Case By Following Three Quick Steps

2017-06-06T14:15:35-05:00

So how do you Find the Best Cedar Rapids, Iowa Personal Injury Lawyer for your case? Some insider information the public should know: Law schools do not teach their students how to become personal injury lawyers or even trial lawyers for that matter. Our state requires absolutely no specific training, accreditation, or any other requirement to advertise that one allegedly practices in the field of personal injury law.  This means any lawyer can literally advertise they "handle" personal injury cases even if they were never trained in this specialty and even if they have never handled a personal injury case before yours.  So how do you find the best Cedar Rapids, Iowa personal injury lawyer for your case? Answer: Simply use the following three quick and easy steps to help you find the best Cedar Rapids, Iowa personal injury lawyer [...]

Find The Best Cedar Rapids, Iowa Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Case By Following Three Quick Steps2017-06-06T14:15:35-05:00
16 08, 2015

CLASS ACTIONS BY A CEDAR RAPIDS PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM

2017-06-06T14:15:41-05:00

When Big Business loses it's moral compass--or never had one--learn how our Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Law Firm can give you and others similarly situated the direction you need to obtain RESULTS while teaching Big Businesses that bad business decisions will not be tolerated by a civil society. A class action can be best explained by example.  Let's say a large producer of aluminum or vinyl house siding sells its siding to 100,000 homeowners and let's further presume there is a manufacturing defect which causes the siding to lose it's color within a year or two.  Let's further presume it would cost the typical homeowner $10,000.00 to replace the siding.  If a single homeowner wanted to sue the siding manufacturer, the costs of litigation would most likely exceed the cost to replace the siding, making the single homeowner's claim an [...]

CLASS ACTIONS BY A CEDAR RAPIDS PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM2017-06-06T14:15:41-05:00
15 08, 2015

INSURANCE BAD FAITH: WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN GOOD HANDS OR WHEN THEY ARE NOT TREATING YOU JUST LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

2017-06-06T14:15:47-05:00

Who did a promoter for the rock band .38 SPECIAL call when Lloyd’s of London did not want to pay under an insurance policy that is supposed to pay if rain cancels an outdoor concert? They called SAM SHERONICK LAW FIRM, P.C., a Cedar Rapids personal injury law firm, who successfully litigated to enforce the insurance policy.  INSURANCE BAD FAITH involves an insurance company refusing to pay the holder of the insurance policy (or someone who is supposed to be a beneficiary of such a policy) even though all of the policy conditions have been met.  Simply stated, the law requires parties to a contract--like an insurance policy--to treat each other in good faith.  Insurance companies engage in bad faith if, among other things, a jury finds the insurance company unfairly denies paying a claim, or delays paying a claim [...]

INSURANCE BAD FAITH: WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN GOOD HANDS OR WHEN THEY ARE NOT TREATING YOU JUST LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR2017-06-06T14:15:47-05:00
11 05, 2015

May 11, 2015 Update: Cedar Rapids Flood Case from our Cedar Rapids personal Injury Law Firm

2017-06-06T14:16:07-05:00

Do You Have Information About the Cause of the 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids and/or Do You Want To Be a Potential Class Action Representative potentially Represented by our Cedar Rapids personal injury law firm? Given the large number of people potentially affected by this case, those wanting to share information about the cause of the Flood of 2008 in Cedar Rapids and share other matters relevant to this case, or those interested in becoming a potential class action representative, should not call or stop by the law firms, but rather, they should click this link here and submit their information through the online form at that link.   Disclaimer, Legal Notices, and Terms of Use By viewing this web site, you agree to be bound by the Disclaimer, Legal Notices, and Terms of Use which you agree will be governed, construed, an [...]

May 11, 2015 Update: Cedar Rapids Flood Case from our Cedar Rapids personal Injury Law Firm2017-06-06T14:16:07-05:00
7 05, 2015

May 7, 2015 Update to Cedar Rapids Flood Class Action Case

2017-06-06T14:16:17-05:00

PRESS RELEASE  Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Reinstates Plaintiffs 2008 Flood Class Action Case  And Returns Case to State Court for Trial  May 7, 2015 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) – The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Plaintiffs and ruled on Thursday, May 7 that Plaintiffs’ class action case against the railroads should be reinstated and sent back to state court in Iowa.  “All we ever wanted was a chance to present the truth at trial in state court so that those who suffered certain property damages during the Flood of 2008 could be made whole,” says Attorney Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick law Firm, P.C. Extensive investigation and scientific research led to a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of five (5) Plaintiffs who allege that actions taken by Union Pacific Railroad, the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway [...]

May 7, 2015 Update to Cedar Rapids Flood Class Action Case2017-06-06T14:16:17-05:00