Injured in Iowa? Personal Injury Lawyer, Corey Walker, Fights for Your Right to Fair Compensation.
Walker, Billingsley & Bair has offices in Des Moines, Ankeny, Newton, Marshalltown, and other Iowa towns. Ask for a location near you.
At Walker, Billingsley & Bair, we've seen too many good cases hurt (and, in some cases, lost completely) because clients didn't know their rights. Without the help of an attorney, you can risk making common, but damaging mistakes with your personal injury claim or work injury claim.
Some of the common questions accident victims have include:
- How long do I have to bring my claim? (Hint: in work injuries, it can be as short as 90 days. In motor vehicle accidents, it can be as short as six months!)
- Should I provide a statement to the insurance company or sign papers before talking to a lawyer?
- How do I know if the insurance company's settlement offer is fair?
- Can I be fired for filing a work comp claim?
- Should I ask my personal injury lawyer to refer me to a doctor?
- Do I have to prove that the dog already bit someone else?
- What is the Iowa Second Injury Fund, and does it apply to my work injury?
Do You Have a Case?
A Secret Some Personal Injury Lawyers Don't Want You to Know - You may not even need a lawyer to settle your case successfully. Each year our firm takes a limited number of cases so we can devote our full attention to each client. Even if we don't take your case, we'll provide you with the knowledge you need to take on the insurance companies.
However, anytime a person sustains a serious or fatal injury on the job, in a motor vehicle accident or on someone else's property, it will result in a personal injury claim. A claim is essentially a lawsuit, which is no simple situation to handle on your own without the help of an attorney.
Do you know the first thing you should do when...
- Your car is T-boned in town, sideswiped on I-80 or rear-ended on an I-35 exit ramp and you suffer a serious, life-threatening injury?
- You sustain a permanent injury in a work accident?
- You're bitten by a dog and after the attack you go to the emergency room for stitches leaving you with a permanent scar?
- You're riding your motorcycle on Highway 34 when a passing car hits your motorcycle and you're taken to the ER by ambulance?
- You work for an trucking company and you get into an accident in Ohio, Illinois or Texas?
Hopefully you have good health or car insurance coverage, but even the best insurance policies won’t guarantee you’ll get a settlement that covers all of your damages. What’s an injured Iowan to do? An attorney is available to help pursue claims and alleviate the frustration of handling a personal injury claim alone.
Before you sign any documents for the insurance company, hire a personal injury attorney or make a potential mistake in your case, learn about your rights and responsibilities by downloading one of our FREE Books!
Our legal team concentrates in personal injury claims and workers' compensation claims and can provide you with essential information that will increase your chances of receiving a fair settlement.
In order to protect yourself and your case, it's imperative you understand your rights and responsibilities under Iowa's laws – something that a trusted lawyer can explain. Insurance companies have legal teams working for them and know that most Iowans do not understand their legal rights after an accident. The insurance companies have their own attorneys to represent them should your case go to court – you deserve the same legal guidance.
Sometimes insurance companies will take advantage of injured Iowans who haven't retained lawyers by offering them low settlements or denying payment altogether. At Walker, Billingsley & Bair, we've resolved cases for numerous injured Iowans and we work tirelessly to ensure accident victims are treated fairly by the insurance companies.
Before you talk to the insurance adjustor, sign any forms, or hire a lawyer, educate yourself!
Things You Need to Know
The statute of limitations in some Iowa injury cases can be very short. That means you can lose your case if you don't file in time. Working with an attorney can help alleviate your need to keep track of the important dates and deadlines for your case – we do that for you.
According to a report compiled by Iowa's Motorcycle Safety Forum, 2 out of 3 crashes involving a motorcycle and another vehicle are the fault of the driver, not the motorcyclist. Proving fault is a matter that may be made easier with the help of an attorney.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 800,000 people seek medical attention every year because of dog bites and more than half of them are children. With an experienced lawyer by your side, your family can rest assured that your case is in the hands of knowledgeable legal professional.
Employees injured at work have the right to a medical second opinion. A second opinion can help you fight back against a low impairment rating and limited compensation.
Walker, Billingsley & Bair Has You Covered
Knowledge is Power - Personal injury lawyers, Corey Walker and Erik Bair, are dedicated to leveling the playing field between injured Iowans and insurance companies™. Each attorney at our firm has written injury books and articles, and has provided legal education for other attorneys. Our knowledge and experience puts the power in your hands so you can make the right decisions.
Team Approach - Instead of just having one lawyer assigned to your case, our team works together to provide you with the best result in your case. Corey Walker and Erik Bair are Iowa natives who put themselves through Iowa schools by working tough manual labor jobs. They understand hard-working Iowans like you.
Communication – Our firm takes pride in having a close relationship with our clients, and communication is a key part of this. You can rest assured that our firm will explain the legal process to you, answer all of your questions, keep you informed about your case including sending you copies of letters, and usually returning your phone calls and emails within 24 hours, unless our time is being devoted to a trial.
What We Do For You - Sometimes the best advice you can get from a personal injury lawyer when you're thinking about bringing a case, is that you don't have a claim that can be won. If that is true, an honest attorney will tell you. We'll also tell you when we think you're better off handling the claim yourself. But, if your case passes our test and we accept it, know that you'll receive our personal attention. We will aggressively represent you, keep you up to date on what is happening with your case, and give you our advice as to whether you should settle your case or go to trial.
Think You Have a Case? Call 888-792-3595 to Get Started
For immediate assistance, call us now at 888-792-3595 or fill out our confidential contact form to get the information you need. Your initial consulation is always free and you pay us nothing unless we win your case.
With offices in Des Moines and Newton, and by appointment throughout the state of Iowa, the team at Walker, Billingsley and Bair uses the latest computer technology to efficiently manage cases and communicate quickly and effectively.