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
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
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
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
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