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Beattie Law Firm Top 100 Lawyers

Congratulations to Donald Beattie on his designation as a Top 100 civil trial lawyer in the United States. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 designation is composed of premier attorneys who meet stringent qualifications, and are nominated by their peers. Only 100 trial lawyers from each state are awarded as a Top 100 lawyer.

Individuals under age 20 make up largest proportion of distracted drivers

The decisions a person makes often affects those around them, and when it comes to distracted driving, the consequences-for all involved-greatly increase. Not only is the distracted person putting himself at harm, he is putting all other drivers, passengers and bystanders at harm.

Motorcyclists travel to South Dakota for annual Sturgis celebration

Several motorcycle-related accidents made headlines this weekend in Central Iowa, including one fatality. On Sunday, a man was killed while riding his motorcycle on Highway 14, near Knoxville. The motorcyclists slowed down to make a turn, when the vehicle hit him. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene; however, troopers were able to find him.

Social Networking and Personal Injury

It may have never crossed your mind, but your actions on Facebook, and other social media sites, may hinder your personal injury case. With the popularity in social media, it is becoming more common for insurance companies and defense lawyers to find information online; and information found can be used to diminish or destroy your personal injury case.

If you become injured, don't wait to seek advice

If you become injured, seeking treatment for injuries sustained becomes your first priority. Seeing advice from an attorney should be no less of a priority. Don't ponder the decision to reach out to us at the Beattie Law Firm - we offer free consultations if you have any questions or concerns on pursuing a case.

GM recalls more than 25 million cars

gm-logo.jpgGeneral Motors has recalled more than 25 million cars, dating back to 1997, but also nearly a dozen 2014 models, due to the key and ignition switch problems. GM has acknowledged 16 deaths due to the issues with the car; and has evaluated compensation to families of the injured and deceased for pain and suffering, lost future earnings and surviving dependents. They have set no cap to the compensation. 

What damages can I recover after an accident?

When a person is involved in an auto accident, it can be overwhelming for all parties involved. Clients who come to the Beattie Law Firm for advice, often wonder what damages can be recovered. There are several categories according to Iowa law, which we've outlined below:

Car strikes bicycle, killing one and injuring second

According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, a car struck a bicycle on Friday, six miles west of Manson on Highway 7. The car hit the rear tire of the bicycle, throwing the rider into another cyclist. The first biker was killed, and the second was transported to a medical facility for treatment of minor injuries. The crash is currently under further investigation.

Memorial Day Safety

It's hard to believe that Memorial Day will soon be approaching. Though it's an official day of remembrance, for many, it's a celebration of warmer weather and summer activities. We at the Beattie Law Firm care about your safety and want you to remember these tips.


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