Skilled Help And Caring Support After An Accident

Get A Car Accident Lawyer In Des Moines To Fight For Your Compensation

When another driver causes an accident that results in your injury, you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and other costs. You can’t trust the insurance companies to look out for your best interests, but you can trust me.

I, personal injury attorney Michael Norris, founder of Norris Injury Law Group, has been helping personal injury clients in the Des Moines area for 20 years. I will fight the insurance companies for the damages you need so you can focus on your recovery. At Norris Injury Law Group, I represent clients injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those involving cars, commercial trucks or passenger trucks and pedestrians, as well as motorcycle crashes. I am a passionate motorcyclist and understand the risks of these and any other crashes on the road, and I want to help the Des Moines community through their accident claims.

How Do You File A Claim After Your Car Accident?

After your accident, you may have many questions about how to file a personal injury claim. I will work with you personally to assist you with this process. The steps you need to take include:

  • Contacting your insurance – You will need to contact your own insurance company first to start the claims process. They will want the other driver’s name and insurance information. Do not speak with the other driver’s insurance company without an attorney representing you.
  • Seeing a doctor – If you have not seen a medical doctor already, you need to do so right away to document your injuries. Even if you think they are mild, many injuries from car accidents worsen over time, and you will need your doctor’s report as part of your claim.
  • Call Norris Injury Law Group – Once you have addressed your medical issues, you should talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer. I can help you file your claim against the other driver. Iowa law requires that you begin any lawsuit within two years of your accident date.

From there, I begin the negotiating process by sending the insurance company a demand letter for the damages I think are appropriate for your case, thus beginning the negotiation process. If they refuse to settle for an acceptable amount, I will prepare your lawsuit to take to trial.

The process is not always simple and is rarely quick. The more severe your injuries, the longer your case is likely to take, but for good reason. You want to make sure your claim reflects the full extent of your injury and the medical care you will need now and in the future. Severe injuries from truck crashes or other major accidents like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and amputations can take time for a doctor to fully diagnose and create a treatment plan.

Discuss Your Case With Me

Contact my firm as soon as possible to start investigating your accident and preparing your claim. I offer free initial consultations with my no-fee guarantee, and I only charge a fee for your case if you win. You can call to schedule your appointment at 515-297-7482 or send an email.