30 05, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Writ of Certiorari to Property Owners’ Class Action Against Railroads Related to 2008 Flood 

2020-12-02T13:33:22-06:00

  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 (May 30, 2019)—The United States Supreme Court on March 18, 2018 denied the Property Owners’ Class Action Lawsuit seeking restitution for over $6 billion in property damages from Defendant Railroads related to the 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 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 did not rule on whether the Defendants caused the flood damage in Cedar Rapids in 2008, but rather, the U.S. Supreme Court decided it would not review the [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Writ of Certiorari to Property Owners’ Class Action Against Railroads Related to 2008 Flood 2020-12-02T13:33:22-06:00
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
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
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
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
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