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
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
5 01, 2015

Interference With Inheritance: What To Do When Someone Is Stealing Your Inheritance

2017-06-06T14:16:40-05:00

   We’ve all heard the horror stories: someone suspects a brother, sister, or some other relative or person is stealing assets from an older relative which, indirectly, may mean someone’s inheritance is being stolen or taken as well.  While the story varies a little, it typically goes something like this: Our Cedar Rapids personal injury law firm gets a call from a brother, sister, niece, nephew, or some other relative—or even a non-relative—who states that their brother or sister or some other person has become an “attorney in fact” or “agent” under a Power of Attorney (POA) for the purpose of “taking care of the affairs” of a parent, grandparent, or some other person.  The caller has been ignoring the fact that it seems, little by little, that the agent under the POA is taking advantage of the situation, and [...]

Interference With Inheritance: What To Do When Someone Is Stealing Your Inheritance2017-06-06T14:16:40-05:00
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
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