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
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
8 01, 2014

How Do I Settle My Car Damage With the Insurance Company?

2017-06-06T14:16:46-05:00

“I was in an accident and my car was damaged and now the insurance company wants to settle the property damage but I don’t know what my car is worth when settling with the insurance company after the accident.  What should I do?” We get asked this question quite a lot by our clients and here is what we tell them.  Our firm does not charge an hourly fee; rather, we only get our attorney fee if the client gets paid.  Since our firm gets paid a percentage of any verdict or settlement we obtain for our client, we do not want to take a percentage of the money the client will be getting from their property damage settlement since they will need to repair or replace their car or other property.  So if our firm takes on a personal [...]

How Do I Settle My Car Damage With the Insurance Company?2017-06-06T14:16:46-05:00
17 01, 2013

Iowa Semi-Truck Accidents: Steps to Take to Protect your Loved Ones

2017-06-06T14:17:33-05:00

  Accidents involving large trucks (also referred to as semi-trailer, tractor trailer, big rig, 18 wheeler, etc.) are among the most dangerous and deadly of all motor vehicle accidents, not too surprising given the sheer size and weight of these trucks. A variety of factors contribute to semi truck accidents including, but not limited to: overload (or improperly loaded) freight; driver fatigue; speed; substance abuse; the negligent hiring of bad drivers; faulty equipment; failure to inspect equipment; etc. Additionally, the sheer size of trucks—together with their lack of maneuverability, inability to stop well, and the inability to see lower traffic out of the truck cab—also can play a role in causing accidents. As noted in one of our previous blog posts, it has been our experience that weather is seldom to blame for causing a semi-truck accident.  For example, how [...]

Iowa Semi-Truck Accidents: Steps to Take to Protect your Loved Ones2017-06-06T14:17:33-05:00
15 06, 2011