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
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
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
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
27 06, 2013

June 27, 2013 First Case Update: Cedar Rapids Flood Class Action

2017-06-06T14:17:24-05:00

  Cedar Rapids Flood Class Action Blog Type the search "Was Hurricane Katrina a Man-Made Disaster" into any search engine and you will find that Hurricane Katrina was an unremarkable, garden variety hurricane which would have caused very little damage had it not been for a series of human errors and bad decisions which transformed that minor storm into a catastrophic disaster of epic proportions. Simply stated, the world now knows Hurricane Katrina was a man-made and not a natural disaster. Similarly, a Class Action lawsuit was filed by Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Sacramento, California law firm of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP against certain railroads and others which Plaintiffs believe caused and/or exacerbated the 2008 flooding in Cedar Rapids. Simply stated, scientific evidence at trial will prove a minor, run of the [...]

June 27, 2013 First Case Update: Cedar Rapids Flood Class Action2017-06-06T14:17:24-05:00
3 01, 2012

Iowa National Guard Reduces Tuition Assistance Program: This Injury is Personal and Un-American

2017-06-06T14:18:08-05:00

Iowa's finest enter the Iowa National Guard first and foremost out of patriotic duty, honor, and legacy.  While most Iowans would prefer to conveniently stay home with their families and jobs while keeping out of harm's way, Iowa Guard Members signed up for the most grueling and challenging test they could put their bodies, their minds, and their families through.  Iowa Guard Member would not have it any other way; for Iowa Guard Members, it would have been easier to join the Guard and risk their most prized possession--their own life--than to stay on the sidelines at home. These brave men and women did not do this for money.  They did not do this for glory.  They did not do this for attention.  They did it for love of country, knowing that they might not come back to their loved [...]

Iowa National Guard Reduces Tuition Assistance Program: This Injury is Personal and Un-American2017-06-06T14:18:08-05:00